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Google is adding a new mode to its Maps platform that enables users to enjoy sweeping views of cities and neighborhoods in impressive detail. The newly introduced "immersive view" is a mish-mash of its existing Street View and aerial mapping imagery that comes together in a SimCity-esque tool for remote exploration, even allowing interior views of restaurants to help you get a "feel for the vibe.
Google has disabled live traffic data from being displayed on its Maps app in Ukraine. The app displays this information by collecting anonymous data from Android smartphones, which shows how […] The post ShinyShiny snippets: Google Maps live traffic data disabled in Ukraine appeared first on ShinyShiny.
noting that the carbon footprint of air travel is relatively small, norman foster says, 'we have to address the infrastructure of mobility.' The post in defense of airports: norman foster maps out the carbon footprint of air travel appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
As it stands, something like 80 percent of the seafloor remains unmapped, despite oceans covering 70 percent of the globe. That would be a lot of terrain for humans to survey, but lately we're seeing how sophisticated, ocean-going robots might do most of the heavy lifting. One particularly interesting example is the Saildrone Surveyor, which has just successfully proved its mapping capabilities a
Researchers at digital laboratory MIT Senseable City Lab have used handheld 3D-scanning technology to analyse the architecture of Rocinha, Brazil's largest favela. Read more
Scientists have mapped wind "rivers" in Earth’s atmosphere that are responsible for transporting huge quantities of potentially dangerous aerosols around the planet. Particles that travel through these atmospheric rivers eventually descend to cause havoc by lowering air quality and reducing visibility for days on end.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Earth, Atmosphere, Climate,
GPS doesn't work underwater, which means that keeping track of a submersible's whereabouts can be difficult. A new ROV (remotely operated vehicle) still manages to show up on Google Maps, however – plus it has a cool rotating head.Continue ReadingCategory: Marine, TransportTags: Underwater, Remote-Control, GPS, Google Maps
from little richard to radiohead, the print features over 1,400 musicians, artists, songwriters and producers. The post dorothy maps the history of rock music on a guitar amp blueprint appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Much mystery surrounds the biological processes behind the human sense of hearing, but with cutting-edge scientific tools researchers are starting to unravel its secrets. A team at Ohio State University has now produced the first ever atomic-level mapping of tiny filaments inside our ears, offering unprecedented insights into a key mechanism of the organ and how hearing loss can result when thing


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