Spitzer and Hubble telescopes see weather patterns in brown dwarf
(Phys.org)—Astronomers using NASA's Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes have probed the stormy atmosphere of a brown dwarf, creating the most detailed "weather map" yet for this class of cool, star-like ...
Google maps New Year's resolutions around the world
Google is letting people peg their New Year's resolutions to an online map and see what promises others around the world have set out to keep in 2013.
Data gains power through graphics and charts, specialists say
It seems like big data is everywhere you look. And in a way, it is: Maps, medical scans, and weather charts are commonplace forms of data visualization. Each was examined during "Thinking with Your Eyes," ...
Scientists pinpoint potential oases in a changing climate
(Phys.org) —Breakthrough research on identifying potential climate oases, called microrefugia, could set a new standard for reducing risk in land management, writes UTS research fellow Dr John Gollan.
Drivers may use smartphones for maps: court
A California appeals court has tossed out a fine for a driver checking a smartphone map to escape traffic, offering a new interpretation in the crackdown on "distracted driving."
Polar bears join natural wonders at Google Maps
Google on Thursday added polar bears to the natural splendor people can glimpse from the comfort of their homes at the Internet giant's free online mapping service.
Do smartphone traffic apps really work?
Mobile apps promise real-time traffic info, but - honk! honk! - picking the best route is still a gamble.
Creating digital maps to help preserve cultural heritage of Russian community
Indigenous communities from Russia's Kamchatka Peninsula are dealing with an issue of great concern – the possible impending loss of the Itelmen language, which, in the community of 4,000, is only spoken ...
Google to provide hotel guests more photos, maps
Google is expanding its hotel business, offering several new ways for travelers to learn about accommodations.
Everyday travel and the cognitive map
Do you have a special way of getting to work or to a favorite restaurant? If so, then your cognitive map is doing its job.
Vatican unveils restored catacombs with Google Maps tour
The Vatican on Tuesday unveiled a series of catacombs used by early Christians in Rome after a major restoration, including an online virtual tour by Google Maps offering a glimpse into the underground wonders.
Mid-nineteenth century Chinese maps controlled water and directed labour
A sequence of twelve maps from the mid-nineteenth century reveal that they were accurate enough for planning and executing middle-sized water control projects for the department of Dengchuan in southwest ...
Researcher helping solve moon's water puzzles
One of the things Dr. Richard Miller thinks is coolest about working as part of a team investigating the origin and mapping of water on the lunar poles is that he can look up at night or when the moon rises ...
Researchers turn to technology to discover a novel way of mapping landscapes
University of Cincinnati researchers are blending technology with tradition, as they discover new and improved methods for mapping landscapes. The research is newly published in the Journal of Applied Geography (Vol. 45, De ...