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Obama names Google exec as new technology officer

US President Barack Obama on Thursday named Google vice president Megan Smith as his new chief technology officer, charged with unleashing the power of data and computers inside the fusty world of government.

dateSep 04, 2014 in Internet
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Having fun with the equation of time

If you're like us, you might've looked at a globe of the Earth in elementary school long before the days of Google Earth and wondered just what that strange looking figure eight thing on its side was.

dateJul 28, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Google responds to Glass misuse

Google must have been getting some negative feedback on people misusing Google Glass. It hasn't overtly admitted as much, of course, but we can tell because of a communiqué that has been issued to "Glass Explorers" – the chosen few pioneers ...

dateFeb 24, 2014 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Google Earth reveals untold fish catches

Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what's being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space conducted by University ...

dateNov 26, 2013 in Ecology
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Finding Chicago's food gardens with Google Earth

Urban agriculture is promoted as a strategy for dealing with food insecurity, stimulating economic development, and combating diet-related health problems in cities. However, up to now, no one has known how much gardening ...

dateJan 03, 2013 in Other
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