Touch-responsive 3-D maps provide independence to the visually impaired
These maps are made for talking. And touching. And they're beautiful, too.
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Cassini sees sunny seas on Titan
(Phys.org) —As it soared past Saturn's large moon Titan recently, NASA's Cassini spacecraft caught a glimpse of bright sunlight reflecting off hydrocarbon seas.
Researchers use cellphone data to construct population density maps
3-D scanning with your smartphone
Traditionally, 3-D scanning has required expensive laser scanner equipment, complicated software, and technological expertise.
New Milky Way maps help solve stubborn interstellar material mystery
An international team of sky scholars, including a key researcher from Johns Hopkins, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. The results should move astronomers closer ...
First weather map of brown dwarf
ESO's Very Large Telescope has been used to create the first ever map of the weather on the surface of the nearest brown dwarf to Earth. An international team has made a chart of the dark and light features ...
Research shows bees might create cognitive maps
Google's Street View address reading software also able to decipher CAPTCHAs
Researchers use Raman spectroscopy and STM to allow chemical mapping of molecules to 1nm resolution
Big-data mining project gives birds-eye view of the G20
A QUT researcher is mapping the G20 Leaders' Summit as it plays out on Twitter and Instagram to find out how the event is affecting those inside the "barricades".
Walk through buildings from your own device
Would you like to visit The Frick Collection art museum in New York City but can't find the time? No problem. You can take a 3-D virtual tour that will make you feel like you are there, thanks to Yasutaka ...
Undergrads use sonar to uncover Lake Union shipwrecks
Below the kayakers, seaplanes and construction cranes in Seattle's Lake Union lie unseen relics of the city's history. Shipwrecks from past generations rest just below the busy surface.
Building an indoor 3-D map on the spot, via smartphone
The view from the basement laboratory is breathtaking. Not the one out the tiny windows of the half-underground office. It's on a smartphone that computer science Prof. Stergios Roumeliotis is using while walking around the ...