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Google Ocean: Google's Digital Activism

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lee Schneider

It's pretty hard to describe Google Ocean without experiencing it. This is turbocharged armchair traveling, powered by the collective knowledge of the world's best ocean scientists and explorers.

ART AND TECHNOLOGY: Digital Dada from

Motherboard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Since the days of dial-up, the mysterious artists behind have been turning the web into a Dadaist canvas through deranged ASCII-leaking websi...

Mapping the World Bank's Footprint

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

The World Bank, in collaboration with AidData and the Development Gateway, have just announced the release of a service that allows you to use...

Google Earth Animation of Brazil's Disastrous Dam Accompanies "Avatar" Re-Release

Patrick McCully | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patrick McCully

Deep in the Amazon rainforest, the Brazilian government wants to build a massive, nasty dam called Belo Monte. The hydropower plant has long been at t...

PHOTOS: The Most Mysterious Google Earth Sightings Ever

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google Earth, which allows you to "fly anywhere" in the world to see satellite images of almost any place on Earth, has enabled us to "travel" to land...

'Read Ayn Rand': See It Written Across America As It Appears On Google Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

One man drove 12,238 miles and across 30 states in the U.S. to scrawl a message that could only be viewed using Google Earth. His big shoutout: "Read ...

Smile! Aerial Images Being Used To Enforce Laws

AP | FRANK ELTMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. — On New York's Long Island, it's used to prevent drownings. In Greece, it's a tool to help solve a financial crisis. Municipali...

City Officials Target Illegal Swimming Pools Via Google Earth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

RIVERHEAD, N.Y. - A town on New York's Long Island is using Google Earth to find backyard pools that don't have the proper permits. The town of River...

Track Real-Time Weather Conditions In Google Earth | Doug Aamoth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Giving you yet another reason that you never need to go outside, Google Earth has added live weather....

Steven Hodgson Use Google Earth Murderer used Google Earth before targeting victim's home

Telegraph | Paul Stokes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

A prolific burglar used Google Earth to target an 85 year old woman whom he strangled in her bungalow before setting it on fire. ...

Google Ancient Places: Google Books And Google Earth Combine For Research Resource

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A Google-backed research project is to map out the relationship between location and literature, visualising works related to a specific era or place ...

What's up With the Rainforest: Need to Save Our Planet Has Never Been More Urgent

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

New research is helping make clear that saving our environment doesn't mean compromising our future. According to one study, protecting rainforests reduces poverty as well as conserving biodiversity.

Google Blamed For Misuse Over StreetView Data

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google is "almost certain" to face prosecution for collecting data from unsecured wi-fi networks, according to Privacy International (PI). ...

Google Earth Aids Discovery Of Early Human Ancestor | By Terrence O'Brien — Apr 9th 2010 at 9:45AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

It turns out that Professor Lee Berger, the lead scientist on the excavations that unearthed the newly discovered species, made extensive use of Googl...

36 Reasons to Have a Smart Phone Camera Everywhere You Go

John Paul Caponigro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
John Paul Caponigro

The functionality of smart phones is so vast and so new that you may not know what they can do.

What's Up With the Rainforest: A Day in the Life of a 14-Year-Old CEO

James Boyce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
James Boyce

Instead of applying blame for the crisis that stands before us, there is a group of young people who are using their concern for the planet as motivation to actually do something about it.

YouTube Unveils New Site

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

YouTube completed a drastic redesign of its site yesterday. The Google-owned video network simplified its interface in hopes of making the site more intuitive and less cluttered.

Google Earth Launches Marine Tour With Top Scientists

Planet Green | Jaymi Heimbuch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Just released is a Google Earth tour by the Pew Environment Group to introduce the 2010 Pew Fellows in Marine Conservation that guides you through und...

The 'Boneyard,' World's Biggest Plane Cemetery, Revealed By Google Earth (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

New high-resolution images from Google Earth reveal the size and extent of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, where the United States Air Force sends t...

Using Google Earth to Take a Walk on Mars

Ramon Nuez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Ramon Nuez

In addition to being able to see the surface of the Earth you can now experience global changes, space explorations and discover the ocean's secrets with Google Earth.

Google Earth WWII Photos Captures Destruction Of War (PICTURES)

Huffington Post | Catharine Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

The detailed satellite imagery on Google Earth has let users virtually 'travel the world,' and a new feature is letting them 'time travel,' too. Go...

Google Building Maker: Build In 3D On Google Earth (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Google's latest tool, the Building Maker, promises to make Google Earth even more realistic -- and potentially revolutionize "sightseeing." The mode...

Googlee Deforestation With The Cloud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

One of the most effective ways to battle global warming would be to curb deforestation around the world. Google is helping today on the monitoring fro...

Amazon Tribe Teams Up With Google To Save Rainforest Home | James Temple | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The chief of an endangered Amazon tribe will unveil today the product of an unusual partnership with Google Inc. that pairs high tech with indigenous ...

Famous People Share Their 'Favorite Places' On Google Maps (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

What if you Tony Wheeler, co-founder of the Lonely Planet travel guide series, could be your personal tour guide? What if Al Gore could show you his f...