Google Maps Grabs Satellite Data For Black Marble View Of Earth
Zoom zoom zoom, we're prettier than the moon. NASA's haunting images of the earth at night have been purloined by Google. You can now explore the beautiful footage from the Suomi NPP satellite. Don't, however, expect to be able to pinpoint the exact lamp-post outside your window, you know, the one that keeps you awake all night and which acts as a homing beacon for all the leaky neighborhood dogs. The imaging isn't quite that hi-res enough, I'm afraid.Read Full Story
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/fastcompany/headlines/~3/mMic_C7956c/google-maps-grabs-satellite-data-black-marble-view-earth 2012-12-11 06:23:53 PST
More Shopmas Gift Ideas!
Its the second installment of our annual shopping tradition (2012 first edition is here) — these are some of the more interesting and eclectic items I stumble across each year.
Across a broad variety of price points, here is the next Shopmas list for those of you who may have been very, very good this year. The goal is find items that you may not have seen and will make the recipient smile.
Select some items and effectuate your own economic stimulus package:
• Underwater Dogs $11.33
I mentioned Underwater Dogs a few times this year (
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheBigPicture/~3/gfjqhiugk1Y/ 2012-12-05 18:15:30 PST
As People Crowd Into Cities, They’re Becoming More And More Vulnerable
Is you city on a new list of metropolitan areas most likely to be affected by increasing natural disasters? It’s a troubling fact that more people are moving to cities just as those cities face bigger environmental dangers. Half the world already lives in a city, and by 2050, 75% of us will. In many cases, that growth is exacerbating the risks: for example, increasing carbon emissions while leaving infrastructure less able to cope with shocks such as flooding. Cities already use up to 80% of all the energy on the planet, and produce
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/fastcompany/headlines/~3/bkCmBI_0H34/as-people-crowd-into-cities-theyre-becoming-more-and-more-vulnerable 2012-12-03 11:00:16 PST
Brain Architecture: Human Connectome Project
Navigate the brain in a way that was never before possible; fly through major brain pathways, compare essential circuits, zoom into a region to explore the cells that comprise it, and the functions that depend on it.
The Human Connectome Project aims to provide an unparalleled compilation of neural data, an interface to graphically navigate this data and the opportunity to achieve never before realized conclusions about the living human brain.
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheBigPicture/~3/S6n7zps1WX4/ 2012-12-02 01:00:37 PST
CamelCamelCamel & Tracktor: Amazon Price Tracking and Alerts
Amazon.com aggressively varies their prices constantly based on a variety of factors, including matching lower prices from competitors. In addition, they often run limited-time deals like their current Cyber Monday Week Lightning Deals. But how special are those deals? For example, it may be advertised as “50% off list price”, but what if the regular price is 40% off list price?
Here’s a quick tip already known to many deal hunters – CamelCamelCamel.com tracks the historical prices for nearly every product in the
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/Mymoneyblog/~3/OxTvdAJ9NMs/camelcamelcamel-tracktor-amazon-price-tracking-and-alerts.html 2012-11-30 03:00:22 PST
Zoom Technologies' Management Discusses Q3 2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Zoom Technologies, Inc. (ZOOM)
Q3 2012 Earnings Call
November 26, 2012 10:00 am ET
Patrick Wong – Vice President-Corporate Finance
Ladies and gentlemen thank you for standing by and welcome to the Zoom’s Q3 2012 Earnings Conference Call. At this time all participants are in a listen-only mode. It will be a presentation followed by a question-and-answer session (Operator Instructions) I must advice you that this conference is being recorded today Monday, November 27, 2012.
I’d now like to hand t
http://seekingalpha.com/article/1028761-zoom-technologies-management-discusses-q3-2012-results-earnings-call-transcript?source=feed 2012-11-26 13:39:05 PST
Some Thoughts On Housing
By Modeled Behavior:
By Karl Smith
U.S. Home Construction is coming in later than I had expected earlier this year, but seems to be largely tracking the pattern we laid out. There are, however, key differences between the actual path and the path I began promulgating late last year. First up, here is where we stand. Housing starts are gapping upward: From the long term view, we can see that this is a significant turn upwards, on the order of the jumps traditionally consistent with the end of a recession. Let's zoom in to talk about t
http://seekingalpha.com/article/1021721-some-thoughts-on-housing?source=feed 2012-11-20 15:19:40 PST
Panasonic Lumix DSLM One Day 1/2 Price Sale
With Thanksgiving coming up this week, I guess its time to start thinking about gifts for loved ones or yourself. I’m a big fan of the Panasonic Lumix with Leica lens line of compact cameras — we’ve discussed them many times over the years (most recently, here). Amazon is having a one day half price sale on their higher end line of DSLM cameras (Digital single-lens reflex) — they are nicely priced and garner good reviews. A comparable Nikon or Canon typically runs 50% more in price similarly configured under normal circ
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheBigPicture/~3/8t2TrA37WZs/ 2012-11-19 06:00:47 PST
Personalize Your Online Home with a Custom Domain
A domain name is a name used to identify a website on the Internet. Your blog’s domain name is like your mailing address: it lets people know where to find you — and all the cool content you create!
At WordPress.com, every site has an example.wordpress.com address, which is the default address you get when you sign up. But you may notice that some sites have custom domains, such as example.com, instead of example.wordpress.com.
Did you know you can get a unique web address for your blog?
Is a custom domain right for you? Conside
http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2012/11/13/personalize-your-online-home-with-a-custom-domain/ 2012-11-13 11:01:54 PST
Let indoor Google Maps be your guide this holiday shopping season
The holiday shopping season is upon us. Your favorite retail stores are already playing holiday tunes, promoting sales, and decking out their displays in red and green. But if flashbacks of people rushing all around you frantically trying to find gifts for everyone on their lists are giving you anxiety, fret not. This year you can use indoor Google Maps on your Android device to stay cool, calm, collected and most of all, one step ahead of the crowd.
On Black Friday and throughout this holiday season, simply zoom in to a participating store on
http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/MKuf/~3/-ZjBlSEEAYY/let-indoor-google-maps-be-your-guide.html 2012-11-13 08:00:00 PST