Old Japanese maps on Google Earth unveil secrets

(AP) -- When Google Earth added historical maps of Japan to its online collection last year, the search giant didn't expect a backlash. The finely detailed woodblock prints have been around for centuries, they were already ...

Virtual mobility for disabled wins Second Life prize

An organization that lets people with disabilities virtually climb mountains and hike trails shared top honors in a first-ever Second Life prize for in-world projects improving real-world lives.