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Shuttle Radar Topography Mission
2014-09-25 03:00:37

Alan Buis and Steve Cole, NASA High-resolution topographic data generated from NASA's Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) in 2000, previously only available for the United States, will be released globally over the next year, the White House announced on Sept. 23. The announcement was made at the United Nations Heads of State Climate Summit in New York. This initial public release of topographic data for Africa will help empower local authorities to better plan for the impacts of...

2014-04-11 10:13:44

Stowers investigators reveal a developmental switch in targeting capacity of olfactory neurons The human nose expresses nearly 400 odorant receptors, which allow us to distinguish a large number of scents. In mice the number of odor receptors is closer to 1000. Each olfactory neuron displays only a single type of receptor and all neurons with the same receptors are connected to the same spot, a glomerulus, in the brain. This convergence, or wiring pattern, is often described as an...

2014-03-18 16:20:38

New Premium Layer Adds Private Ownership, APN and Parcel Boundaries Information to USGS/USFS Topographic Maps, USDA Aerial Imagery and US-based Satellite Maps SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced today a new premium map layer that adds private land ownership, Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) and parcel boundaries on topographic and satellite maps from MyTopo. The layer option is available via MyTopo's popular print-on-demand Website...

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2009-06-30 11:04:16

The U.S. and Japanese space agencies have produced a digital topographic map of Earth that covers more of our planet than ever. The map was created from nearly 1.3 million individual stereo-pair images collected by the Japanese Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer that's aboard NASA's Terra satellite. This is the most complete, consistent global digital elevation data yet made available to the world, said Woody Turner, NASA program scientist. Mike Abrams, the...


Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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