Archive for the 'Earth' Category

Incredible 3D Mapping Technology

Friday, November 11th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 17:57

Apple recently purchased C3 Technologies, a company partly owned by Saab before Apple got its hands on some nifty mapping technology. It would be pretty cool should these 3D maps find their way to iOS devices.

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Iceland’s Volcano Eyjafjallajökull

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:32

It was nice and quiet in Iceland back in 2007. Now — in addition to water spewing geysers (picture) — the volcano Eyjafjallajökull is shooting large amounts of ash, smoke and steam into the atmosphere forcing many European airports to cancel flights. It first erupted in March and boston.com has several stunning photos of the […]

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GPS Coordinates — Copy Your Location

Friday, March 26th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:36

Go directly to the web app: http://gpscoords.cinnamonthoughts.org/ Do what your iPhone’s Maps and Compass apps can’t and copy your current coordinates to your device’s clipboard and use them anywhere. Your device will use GPS, wireless LAN and cell towers to get the most accurate coordinates, just as Maps and Compass on the iPhone do. After […]

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Bird from the Future Drops Bread and Stops LHC

Friday, November 6th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:09

A bird apparently dropped a pice of baguette on a part of the Large Hadron Collider which shut down the whole operation. It had to be a bird from the future preventing the total apocalypse if you believe this article from the New York Times: [T]he hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with […]

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Chaiten Volcano—Amazing Pictures

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:50

Photos of the 2008 eruption of the Chaiten volcano in Chile—its first eruption in about 9000 years. Be sure to scroll at least down to the sixth picture! Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008. Full article […]

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GeoMapLookup for iPhone is Apple.com’s Staff Pick

Wednesday, February 27th, 2008 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:17

My updated GeoMapLookup — a website to geolocate a host, domain or IP address with Google Maps integration — now sports a newly created iPhone and iPod touch version which was chosen as Apple.com’s Staff Pick and featured web app for February 26th 2008. GeoMapLookup is a web app to display information about the geographical […]

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Prepping a Space Shuttle for Launch

Monday, September 17th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:52

Prepping a Space Shuttle for launch is a lot of work. “After looking at the pictures you will know why there’s a good period of time between shuttle launches.” (link)

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What Our World Should Look Like Today According to the Past

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:45

Retrofuturo — or IL FUTURO VISTO DAL PASSATO as Fabio Feminò puts it — is a 35 page series of mostly pictures and magazine covers from the past (up to 80 years old) showing how the people living then thought our world would look like today. It includes classics like flying cars, enormous cities, moon […]

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Some Planets and Stars Compared in Size

Thursday, December 21st, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:31

This is a follow-up to my previous post Even Our Sun is Tiny but this time a video (via digg) shows you how small we really are and which monstrously large objects are “floating” around in our galaxy. A size comparison1 of the Sun to VV Cephei A (the supergiant of the binary star system […]

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NASA’s Visible Earth

Sunday, September 17th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:40

This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date says NASA and provides us with very high quality pictures of our planet (up to blazing 21600*10800 pixels); also night shots are available. If you hadn’t enough download an — also high quality — eight second video of […]

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