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Google's April Fools Prank Features 8-bit Version Of Maps
2012-04-01 05:49:45

Google got April Fool's Day festivities off to an early start on Saturday, unveiling the new and improved 8-bit version of Google Maps as well as a promotional video announcing that the service would be coming to what Product Management Director Ken Tokusei calls "one of the most popular computer systems ever sold" -- the Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). To try out this new-and-improved old-school style version of the web application, look for the "Quest" feature on the right side of...

Google Takes Users On A Virtual Trip Down The Amazon River
2012-03-23 04:30:40

Google announced Street View Amazon on Wednesday, a project that allows users to take a 360 degree virtual tour of the Rio Negro reserve portion of the Amazon River. A spin on their popular online map service, Street View Amazon was stitched together with pictures taken along to the Rio Negro. Google used cameras mounted to three wheeled bicycles and traveled along the river and adjoining jungles and villages to capture the images used for the project. “Take a virtual boat ride...

eStorys A visual storyboard system supporting back-channel commu
2012-03-14 10:44:22

Researchers at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid (UC3M) have developed a computer application that allows georeferenced images that have been uploaded to social networks on the Internet to be recovered, located on maps and organized like a comic to create a visual perspective of a specific story, such as a crisis situation or an emergency. The system the UC3M researchers have created, with the collaboration of La Sapienze University of Rome (Italy), facilitates the search for...

Google Teaming Up With Scientific Survey To Show Off Great Barrier Reef
2012-02-23 14:10:01

Researchers have partnered with Google in an effort to allow anyone with Internet access to take a virtual tour of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The Catlin Seaview Survey announced that it will carry out the first comprehensive study of the composition and health of reef coral to an unprecedented depth range. The project's chief scientists, Ove Hoegh Guldberg, a professor at the University of Queensland, said scientific data gathered would help strengthen the understanding about how...

2012-02-14 12:37:59

An interactive web tool has been developed to improve the accuracy and extent of global land use and forest cover information. The new ℠Geo-Wiki´ uses Google Earth and  information provided by a global network of volunteers to fill in ℠data gaps´ and to verify existing land cover information. Developers this week have launched a Geo-Wiki competition to raise awareness of the tool and to encourage community involvement in environmental monitoring. Access to...

Google Earth Ocean Terrain Receives Major Update
2012-02-04 03:58:41

Data from Scripps, NOAA sharpen resolution of seafloor maps, correct "discovery" of Atlantis Internet information giant Google updated ocean data in its Google Earth application this week, reflecting new bathymetry data assembled by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, NOAA researchers and many other ocean mapping groups from around the world. The newest version of Google Earth includes more accurate imagery in several key areas of ocean using data collected by research...

Apple Among Top Searches On Google's Zeitgeist List
2011-12-16 05:16:41

Google released its annual Zeitgeist feature for 2011, with Apple-related news making three of the top 10 spots. Google´s Zeitgeist 2011 includes the year's 10 fastest-rising global searches on the Internet. Apple's rumored iPhone 5 placed at number six on the list, despite the company's iPhone 4S actually being release.  Some speculated that an iPhone 5 would be a larger screen version of the iPhone. Google said searches for the rumored phone rose 1,658 percent between...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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