Earth Hour 2009 - The Big Picture - Boston.com
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earth compared to other stars and galaxies
Feeling smallInfinite Photograph -- As Seen On Earth -- The Green Guide
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Today is Earth Day, a day set aside for awarenesss and appreciation of the Earth's environment, and our roles within it - this year marking the 40th anniversary of Earth Day. As a way to help appreciate and observe our environment, I've collected 40 images below, each a glimpse into some aspect of the world around us, how it affects and sustains us, and how we affect it. Happy Earth Day everyone. (40 photos total)Human landscapes from above - The Big Picture - Boston.com
Photographer Jason Hawkes returns to The Big Picture once more, this time venturing away from London (seen previously here and here). Recently, Hawkes has been carrying his Nikon D3 aboard helicopters around the world, hanging out the doorway and capturing landscapes - most somehow affected by humans - below. Today, he has shared with us 26 more of his favorite photos from above France, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, the UK and more - with links to Google maps where available. (26 photos total)
The Big Picture - News Stories in Photographs from the Boston Globe
«Havøygavlen wind farm coverd in snow in northern Norway»
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comparison among planets and stars, cool picture
Ok. Now I feel small. Start at the top of the image and work your way down. http://is.gd/sgZ4 [from http://twitter.com/teachernz/statuses/1516861582]
Really makes you understand, you're really not that importantYouTube - homeproject's Channel
Looks like a great film about the earth and its beginning.
We are living in exceptional times. Scientists tell us that we have 10 years to change the way we live, avert the depletion of natural resources and the catastrophic evolution of the Earth's climate. . .Recent scenes from the ISS - The Big Picture - Boston.com
The Big Picture - News Stories in Photographs from the Boston GlobeNASA - ASTER Imagery
GLOBAL MAP60 Stunning Satellite Photos of Earth | Webdesigner Depot
Very cool satellite photos of Earth
think Dad would love this
Looking at nature from different perspectives can create stunning compositions for your photographs. This couldn't be more true than when we look at our50 Dazzling Examples of Polar Panorama Photography | Webdesigner Depot
create your own planets easily using a panoramic photo and photoshop...great for discussion..creative writing
panorama photography is wonderful!
Polar panoramas, also known as stereographic projections or 'little planets', are spectacular images that are created out of panoramic photos. While the
muy buenas fotosTwenty-Three Interesting Ways and Tips to use GE in the classroom
Twenty-Four interesting ways to use google earth.
Great Google Earth ideas here.Stunning Views of Glaciers From Space | Wired Science | Wired.com
LovelyOfficial Google Blog: Introducing Google Building Maker
Some of us here at Google spend almost all of our time thinking about one thing: How do we create a three-dimensional model of every built structure on Earth? How do we make sure it's accurate, that it stays current and that it's useful to everyone who might want to use it?
"Some of us here at Google spend almost all of our time thinking about one thing: How do we create a three-dimensional model of every built structure on Earth?"
Create 3-D buildings from major cities worldwide.NASA - 2012: Beginning of the End or Why the World Won't End?
Impressive movie special effects aside, Dec. 21, 2012, won't be the end of the world as we know.
Nasa verspricht: Wir werden 2013 erleben.PlanetInAction.com - Games
Planet In Action is a fun website that features three games based on Google Earth. All three games utilize Google Earth imagery and navigation. The three games are Ships, Places, and Moon Lander. In "Places" you navigate, from a helicopter view, five popular places including the Grand Canyon. In "Ships" you become the captain of a fleet of ships to navigate famous ports of call. And in "Moon Lander" you take control of the Apollo 11 moon lander and guide the "Eagle" to touch-down.
Google Earth interactive games including moon landing and ships. Require Google Earth pluginNatural Earth
Natural Earth is a public domain map dataset available at 1:10m, 1:50m, and 1:110m scales. Featuring tightly integrated vector and raster data, with Natural Earth you can make a variety of visually pleasing, well-crafted maps with cartography or GIS software.Travel photography: Bora Bora - Los Angeles Times
hat meets the needs of the present without compro
When a word becomes so popular you begin hearing it everywhere, in all sorts of marginally related or even unrelated contexts, it means one of two things. Either the word has devolved into a meaningless cliché, or it has real conceptual heft. “Green” (or, even worse, “going green”) falls squarely into the first category. But “sustainable,” which at first conjures up a similarly vague sense of environmental virtue, actually belongs in the second. True, you hear it applied to everything from cars to agriculture to economics. But that’s because the concept of sustainability is at its heart so simple that it legitimately applies to all these areas and more. Despite its simplicity, however, sustainability is a concept people have a hard time wrapping their minds around. To help, Scientific American Earth 3.0 has consulted with several experts on the topic to find out what kinds of misconceptions they most often encounter. The result is this take on the top 10 myths about sustainability.
Despite its simplicity, however, sustainability is a concept people have a hard time wrapping their minds around. To help, Scientific American Earth 3.0 has consulted with several experts on the topic to find out what kinds of misconceptions they most often encounter. The result is this take on the top 10 myths about sustainability.The Healthiest Foods On Earth - Forbes.com
Whole foods are the key to good health (and not very much sugar)
The most important consideration in constructing a healthy diet: Eat whole food with minimal processing. These 12 foods do the trick.
Nuts and berries.BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Most complete Earth map published
Japan & NASA
The data, comprising 1.3 million images, come from a collaboration between the US space agency Nasa and the Japanese trade ministry.BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Galaxy has 'billions of Earths'
... resulting in 2000 civilizations in the galaxy, as plugged into the drake equation.
Recent work at Edinburgh University tried to quantify how many intelligent civilisations might be out there. The research suggested there could be thousands of them.
From the article: "But, based on the limited numbers of planets found so far, Dr Boss has estimated that each Sun-like star has on average one 'Earth-like' planet." Contrast with Nick Bostrom's take on life from other planets.Timeline: The evolution of life - life - 14 July 2009 - New Scientist
There are all sorts of ways to reconstruct the history of life on Earth. Pinning down when specific events occurred is often tricky, though. For this, biologists depend mainly on dating the rocks in which fossils are found, and by looking at the "molecular clocks" in the DNA of living organisms.
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There are all sorts of ways to reconstruct the history of life on Earth. Pinning down when specific events occurred is often tricky, though. For this, biologists depend mainly on dating the rocks in which fossils are found, and by looking at the "molecular clocks" in the DNA of living organisms. There are problems with each of these methods. The fossil record is like a movie with most of the frames cut out. Because it is so incomplete, it can be difficult to establish exactly when particular evolutionary changes happenedFantastic Free Google Earth Game: Ships | Google Earth Blog
Ships plug in game for Google Earth
Fantastic Free Google Earth Game: Ships http://bit.ly/ZTecT [from http://twitter.com/FelipeMorales/statuses/1905071327]
Google Earth game - Ships
RT @cogdog: Play Ships! Shipping simulator/game- barges, cargo ships, the QE2 in Google Earth API http://bit.ly/IOGzN [from http://twitter.com/retrogrrl/statuses/1844099445]MIT Students Take Pictures from Space on $150 Budget. - iReport.com
Bericht im CNN iReport
Two MIT students have photographed the earth from 18 miles in space on a $148 budget using components available off-the-shelf, including a helium-filled latex balloon and $50 GPS-equipped camera-cell phone....
Interesting article about MIT studentsGeological_time_spiral.png (PNG Image, 1617x1454 pixels)
visual spiral timeline of earthGoogle Earth for Educators: 50 Exciting Ideas for the Classroom | Associate Degree - Facts and Information
Lesson Plans for K-12Earth Hour 2010 - The Big Picture - Boston.com
The Big Picture - News Stories in Photographs from the Boston Globe
Verrassend wat licht doet in je beleving Check deze foto's voor en tijdens Earth Hour 2010 http://bit.ly/9RiQVi
Fotos de la Hora de la Tierra 2010
Earth Hour produced some stunning imagesOMG! Did Google Earth find Atlantis? | The Social - CNET News
Google Earth 5.0 finds AtlantisDaylight Hours Explorer
flash animationStudents tie £56 camera to balloon and send it to edge of space to capture stunning images of Earth | Mail Online
Proving that you don't need Google's billions or the BBC weather centre's resources, the four Spanish students managed to send a camera-operated weather balloon into the stratosphere.Blurred Out: 51 Things You Aren't Allowed to See on Google Maps | Curious? Read
An interesting list of things that can not be seen on google maps
If terrorists were looking for potential targets, they now have a nice list...Infographic: Tallest Mountain to Deepest Ocean Trench
RT @Pogue: Just how deep is BP's nasty oil rig? This'll give you some idea... http://bit.ly/b46Ktu (via @armenoush)frLHu.jpg (JPEG Image, 896x5704 pixels)
Does seeing this make you feel small? [pic] http://adjix.com/ze6k – David Alfaro (agilenature) http://twitter.com/agilenature/statuses/15120149899
A Terra é um nada perdido no universo. Compare as escalas das estrelas e galáxias: http://i.imgur.com/frLHu.jpgIf the Earth Stood Still
"Modeling the absence of centrifugal force"
What would happen to our oceans if the Earth stopped spinning ? http://www.esri.com/news/arcuser/0610/nospin.html
What would happen if the Earth stopped spinning?
The following is not a futuristic scenario. It is not science fiction. It is a demonstration of the capabilities of GIS to model the results of an extremely unlikely, yet intellectually fascinating query: What would happen if the earth stopped spinning? ArcGIS was used to perform complex raster analysis and volumetric computations and generate maps that visualize these results. the world as we know it earth's ellipsoid
If the earth's gravity alone was responsible for creating a new geography, the huge bulge of oceanic water—which is now about 8 km high at the equator—would migrate to where a stationary earth's gravity would be the strongest. This bulge is attributed to the centrifugal effect of earth's spinning with a linear speed of 1,667 km/hour at the equator. The existing equatorial water bulge also inflates the ellipsoidal shape of the globe itself.