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Eleven maps for eleven rooms: Probing the brain's extensive capacity for storing memories

The brain creates and stores memories in small networks of brain cells, with the memories of events and places stored in a structure called the hippocampus. Researchers have long wondered if there is an upper limit to our capacity to store memories and how we manage to remember so many events without mixing up events that are very similar.

Curbed Maps: Mapping the Hayes Valley and Upper Market Building Boom

Though the spotlight generally shines on development-mad Mid-Market, anyone who's strolled along the upper end of Market Street or headed to Hayes Valley recently has probably noticed the hefty amount of construction happening throughout the area. Despite the (relative)...

Here's The Map For Macy's 2014 Thanksgiving Parade Balloon Inflation

You can watch the team from Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade get the huge character balloons ready on Wednesday night on the Upper West Side. Sure there's a Nor'easter on the way, but that'll just make it more exciting, right? [ more ...

PriceChopper: Welp, it's time to update the...

Welp, it's time to update the map of priciest listings again, as the lavish, $114M mansion on Manhattan's Upper East Side has just received a $16M PriceChop. There's a lot of gilt and onyx-clad bathrooms available for what's now a.....

UMBEL Version 1.10 Released

Structured Dynamics today released version 1.10 of its open source UMBEL (Upper Mapping and Binding Exchange Layer) reference concept ontology. This new release is in preparation for a series of subsequent releases planned over the next few months as additional consistency and functionality is brought to the system.

Hot Map Thing: Why the Lower East Side is Hotter Than the Upper East Side

4 months agoNews : The Newsroom

Over the past two summers, scientists have been trying to better understand the city's microclimates, meaning learning how, why, and where temperatures change throughout Manhattan. While the variation is minor, mostly within four degrees, there's a case to be...

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1. Maps of cultural centers, a new research tool, fun too. 2. “Now, the passing of the last of the imperial Ottoman Turks has led to a battle over the rent-controlled apartment of an Afghan princess on the Upper East Side.” 3. “Scientists reconstruct speech through soundproof glass by watching a bag of potato chips.” […]

Google Street View Now Includes Historical Imagery of Locations

8 months agoOdd : Laughing Squid

Google has released an update to Google Street View that brings historical collections of Street View data to Google Maps for desktop. Historical imagery for a given Street View is indicated by a clock icon in the upper left-hand area. Clicking on the clock opens a slider that allows users to shift to determine points [...]

Watch Chicago's Middle Class Disappear With This Amazing Map

In 1970, Chicago had a booming middle class. In the 40+ years since then, the middle class has disappeared from the city, squeezed out by growing lower and upper classes. It has left the city with two different economies. Watch Chicago's...Show More Summary

An Upper East Side Literary Map

9 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Vintage eyeglass seller Warby Parker has created a literary map dedicated to New York City’s Upper East Side neighborhood. From Tom Wolfe’s The Bonfire of the Vanities to Bernard Waber’s children’s book about Lyle the Crocodile The House on East 88th Street, the map gives readers a tour of iconic books that take place in the neighborhood. Show More Summary

11 Hurt as 2 Buildings Explode in Harlem

Police and fire officials are on the scene of an explosion and partial building collapse at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Upper Manhattan Wednesday morning. At least 11 injuries were reported. The Google Maps view of the explosion location shows an Absolute Piano store and Spanish Christian Church. Here's a photo after the blast.

No Rent for You! 'Seinfeld' Apartment Recreated on Oculus Rift

It's a replica for the rest of us. Jerry Seinfeld's fictional Upper West Side digs have been given new life on Oculus Rift. The intricate endeavor, dubbed Jerry's Place VR, maps out the title character's apartment down to the smallest of details, including a Superman action figure and 90s-era magazines scattered on the coffee table. Show More Summary

Extra, Extra: Ronan Farrow Buys His Own Upper West Side Pad

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How Map Projections Distort Landmasses

12 months agoOdd : Neatorama

This cool illustration from a 1921 issue of Scientific American uses a human head to demonstrate how map projections distort the sizes and shapes of landmasses. The upper left drawing shows a globe, which is why the head looks normal. This is one of several neat cartographic demonstrations rounded up by Joe Hanson, a biologist and TV star. You can find the rest here.

Nation's Turning Blue As Temperatures Continue To Plunge

12 months agoNews : The Two-Way

You only need to look at one map to see how cold it's going to be across nearly the whole nation. In the upper Midwest, wind chills will once again be down around 40 degrees below zero. Freezing temperatures are expected as far south as Texas and Florida.

A savage battle is being waged on the concrete steppes

[Check out map of battle at the bottom of post before reading] Initially the people of the concrete steppes had the upper hand.  Emboldened by the cry of “taper now!” they charged Woodford’s army and pushed them back.  It looked like the battle was over, as the initial push in these economic battles usually determines [...]

The Upper West Side Has The Dirtiest Air In NYC

Earlier this week, we shared with you a map detailing the city's several hundred toxic sites, which are just everywhere. But toxicity isn't just for ground-dwelling solid waste and pools of chemical runoff. It's in the air, too! Mostly hovering above the Upper West Side, it turns out. [ more › ]

Infographic: Just How Roaring Was 1920s New York?

An interactive map of jazz-era New York packs the sights and sounds of neighborhoods new and old, from Chinatown to Harlem. A typical wander through New York's Upper West Side in 1929 would have left the pedestrian virtually deaf, assailed by the blasts of street construction and traffic horns. Show More Summary

The global upper class makes 32 times as much as the global lower class.

If you've ever seen a chart or map or animated gif map or something about economic inequality, chances are it uses something called the Gini coefficient. It's the standard measurement, but it's also way too complicated to explain, as the … Continue reading ?

Splinter Cell: Blacklist - Homeland DLC available today

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