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2008-11-13 10:50:00

Google has a new, additional twist to offer consumers. Its innovative 3D map tool, Google Earth, is giving its users the opportunity to visit a virtual ancient Rome. Google has recreated the vast city that was populated by one million people since 320 AD. Users can tour the map and sight see at the Forum of Julius Caesar, look around the Colosseum or fly around the Basilica. Researchers backing the venture note it compiles about five centuries of information in one site. "This is another...

2008-06-24 03:00:59

By Anonymous Amid general praise from the blogsphere, version 4.3 of Google Earth is now available for downloading. On his independent Google Earth blog, Frank Taylor identifies the more notable new features as: * A street-view layer, like Google Maps. * The dates when images were shot, available in most cases. * New navigation control features enabling better ways to look around at 3D buildings and 3D terrain. * Faster-loading 3D building models. * New photo-textured cities. *...


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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.