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Maps reveal where lightning will strike next [Earth Science]

3 years agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

In this map, created using NASA satellite data, you can see in lurid detail where lightning struck Earth the most between 1995-2002. This historical information can give scientists clues about where it's likely to strike again. And with tornado, monsoon, and hurricane seasons getting underway, you too might want to know where these ultra-hot bolts of electricity will slam out of the clouds.
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Yahoo Maps Get More Local

Technology : TechCrunch (7 years ago)

Yahoo released an update to Yahoo Maps with more data at the neighborhood level. The Yahoo Maps team added 12,000 new neighborhoods in 300 cities. The maps now denote neighborhood boundaries with subtle changes in the backgroun... Read Post

Google Sky Map on the Way?

Academics / Astronomy : Dave P's Astronomy (7 years ago)

Via Ogle Earth:Sky Maps coming soon: Being finalized in the Google Maps API Group: Google Sky’s data accessible via the Maps API, ready for embedding in your website.That's great news (see the demo over here), this is the sort of... Read Post

Shooting a satellite

Genres / Sci Fi : Futurismic (7 years ago)

As you may have read, a certain US satellite is heading back to Earth rather faster than expected. Some people are worried that when the satellite crashes back to Earth, the hydrazine fuel cell within may cause chlorine-poisoning-li... Read Post


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