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More Details on The Last King of Osten Ard by Tad Williams, including a UK publisher

46 minutes agoGenres / Fantasy : A Dribble of Ink

News broke earlier this month that after a 21 year absence, Tad Williams is returning to Osten Ard, the fantastical world that put him on the fantasy map, with The Last King of Osten Ard, a sequel trilogy to his enormously popular and influential epic fantasy, Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn. Show More Summary

This interactive map pretty much has everything that happens in Game of Thrones (show and books).

1 hour agoOdd : Happy Place

Show that dubious significant other that it's not that complicated...honestly. (Quartermaester) What do you get when you combine the Google Maps API and an obsessive level of detail to the world of both the A Song of Ice and Fire book...Show More Summary

Mapping the road to quantum gravity

The road uniting quantum field theory and general relativity -- the two great theories of modern physics -- has been impassable for 80 years. Could a tool from condensed matter physics finally help map the way?

A Map of Who Doesn't Have Indoor Plumbing in the United States

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Did you know that 1.6 million Americans don't have complete indoor plumbing? The American Community Survey published on Tuesday that says that nearly 630,000 occupied homes in the United States lack complete plumbing facilities, and The Washington Post whipped it into a handy interactive map. How's your home state doing? Read more...

Beijing’s Subway Stops, Literally Translated

Earlier this month, a map of Hong Kong’s MTR system with stations’ Chinese names literally translated into English made the rounds on the Internet. It also got us at China Real Time wondering about the literal translations of Beijing's subway stations.

Google Street View Now Offers Digital Travelers Historical Photos

The joy of Google maps can only be augmented by more than just 3D buildings – they also show users how those spaces looked as a different space in history. The new update to the navigation service is not a ground breaker. Rather, it’s...Show More Summary

Google Street View now lets you 'go back in time' to view previous captures of a place

3 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

This is kind of neat. From the Official Google Blog: "Starting today, you can travel to the past to see how a place has changed over the years by exploring Street View imagery in Google Maps for desktop.

Designer Simplifies Map of United States Highways in Style of Subway Map

Cameron Booth, an Australian designer, has created a simplified road map of the Interstate and US highways of the continental United States that looks like a subway map, with straight lines connecting 4,385 different places along the way. Show More Summary

Judgmental Map Of Chicago An Equal Opportunity Offender

Even before viewing the map we knew it was clearly written by white people. [ more › ]

This Map Shows How Screwed Miami Is If Sea Levels Keep Rising

At a special Senate hearing Tuesday in Miami Beach, Senator Bill Nelson described south Florida as " ground zero" for climate change and its threat to coastal communities, calling for "new, innovative kinds of solutions" and warning that they won't be cheap. Show More Summary

Use Google Maps To Look Backwards In Time

4 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

We've gotten so used to seeing our maps loaded with satellite imagery, that it doesn't seem so remarkable. But what if you could see not just a mapped area in its present, but also look back through the years, at what it used to be? Read more...

Green Cheese: One Blogger's Search for Sustainable Creameries

Sustainability can be a problem at many dairies, but in this blog series intern Alicia gets the deets on some eco-friendly cheesemakers from across the map. Find out what makes each cheese green, and learn about the weekly contest for...Show More Summary

A Pirate-Friendly Map of the Pieces of Ocean That No Country Owns

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Cool map alert: Donut Holes in International Waters is an interactive map that shows which countries have sovereignty over the high seas. It shows how we've diced up the waters with international law—and what all the left-over bits and pieces look like. Read more...

Explore Barcelona's Architectural Past With a Colorful Interactive Map

5 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Exploring a city on foot is one way to get a feel for the place, but there's always tons of history hidden behind the street-side facades that you'd never really get just by looking at them. Those whose hearts beat for Barcelona areShow More Summary

$3 Billion Silicon Valley Suit Shows How Not to Manage

In 2006, Google’s Eric Schmidt suggested that his company had the perfect road map to “manage the new breed of ‘knowledge workers’” who now propel so much of the world economy, and especially the digital economy: follow Peter Drucker. MoreThis Is the Secret to Pixar’s Monster Success5 Secrets to Being a Great Mentor—From Someone Mentored…

Map: Where To Find VegWeek Specials

Participating restaurants include Woodland's Vegan Bistro, Busboys and Poets and Dangerously Delicious. [ more › ]

To understand Ukraine follow the gas

Follow the gas lines, and the money. The post To understand what’s really happening in Ukraine, follow the gas lines on this map appeared first on Matador Network.

Disturbing Pollution Map of California Confirms that Freeways Are Evil

6 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Reporters at the Los Angeles Times have used data from the California EPA to put together a fascinating interactive map that shows levels of pollution, water toxicity, and ozone concentrations over California. Surprise — most of the environmental impact is around freeways. Read more...

Frustration over new map for Chicago aldermen

Early implementation of ward remap leaves many voters wondering which alderman to call When a Gold Coast resident heard about plans to build two high-rises down the block from her home, she did what any Chicagoan would do: She contacted her alderman to express her concerns.

Loch Ness Monster photo on Apple Maps?

7 hours agoOdd : Boing Boing

Does this image of Loch Ness from Apple's Maps app depicts Nessie or the wake of a small boat? Unfortunately, I think it's the latter as we all know the Loch Ness Monster more closely resembles a pleiosaur than a giant catfish.

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