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Wind Map. An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company. We've done our best to make this as accurate as possible, but can't make any guarantees about the correctness of the data or our software. Please do not use the map or its data to fly a plane, sail a boat, or fight wildfires :-) If the map is missing or seems slow, we recommend the latest Chrome browser. Surface wind data comes from the National Digital Forecast Database. These are near-term forecasts, revised once per hour. If you're looking for a weather map, or just want more detail on the weather today, see these more traditional maps of temperature and wind.

A Map of the 'Flat' Earth | Relatively Interesting. A Map of the Square and Stationary Earth In June of 2011, the Library of Congress acquired an old map which was created by Prof. Orlando Ferguson in 1893. The information it contains is a bit out of date... but it is very interesting to look at nonetheless. The text can be a hard to read, so here it is, verbatim: Header: Map of the Square and Stationary Earth. Subheader: Four hundred passages in the Bible condemn the Globe Theory, or the Flying Earth, and none sustain it. This map is the Bible Map of the World. Caption (right side): These men are flying on the globe at the rate of 65,000 miles per hour around the sun, and 1,042 miles per hour around the center of the earth (in their minds). Footnote: Send 25 cents to the author, Prof. The Flat Earth Society(yes, it's actually real) The Flat Earth Society is a real organization led by a Virginian man named Daniel Shenton. "I haven't taken this position just to be difficult," Shenton told The Guardian news a while back. 'Nuff said.

Earth View. Maps ETC Homepage. Welcome to ETC's collection of historic maps. Here you will find over 5,000 maps representing many different time periods. A friendly license allows teachers and students to use up to 25 maps in non-commercial school projects without further permission. All maps are available as GIF or JPEG files for screen display as well as in PDF for printing. Use the GIF or JPEG maps for classroom presentations and student websites. Use the PDF maps for displays, bulletin boards, and printed school reports. Two ways to get started: Browse Galleries. Select a region from the list below to see a list of all the available galleries of maps for that region. Transparency.png (PNG Image, 2000 × 1000 pixels) - Scaled (61%) Animated Manhattan. The INTIMIDATOR Puzzle Pistol- Page 5. The barrel is a modified Green Mountain 45 caliber rifled 1:20 Twist .009" Groove Octagon barrel (left), the breach plug with gun grease on threads (right front) and the bronze barrel reinforcement bushing (right rear).

The barrel fully assembled. The Long Overdue Sh*t Girls Don’t Say Video Is Finally Here [VIDEO. Chart of the Day: Global Abortion Rates. To mark the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, the Guttmacher Institute has released some insightful data visualizations on abortion rates around the world. Turns out, the countries with the more liberal abortion laws actually have fewer abortions: Guttmacher reports that the rates were high—between 29 and 32 abortions per 1,000 women of childbearing age—in countries in Africa and Latin America, where most abortions are illegal. But the rate was much lower in Western Europe, where it's generally legal, averaging 12 per 1,000. The most likely reason for this, of course, is that countries that have legalized abortion are also more likely to have women who are A) more educated about and have access to various types of contraception and B) are empowered to use it.

And while we're on the subject, read our 2004 piece on life before Roe. ACME Mapper 2.0 - 3.6 km ExSE of Moorestown NJ. Internet Privacy Infographic: Google Privacy & Your Privacy on Facebook. This Infographic is Property of WordStream, Inc. WordStream is an Internet marketing software company, specializing in pay-per-click advertising software and a suite of SEO tools, which contains a FREE keyword tool for discovering profitable keywords, including long tail keywords for SEO and PPC.

Share This Infographic: Internet Privacy: Is Your Right to Privacy Threatened? At WordStream, we recognize that retaining privacy on the internet has become an increasingly difficult task. We made this infographic to provide information and illustrate the internet privacy issues that continue to be a concern for online users. Online privacy is continuously threatened, as evidenced by Facebook's constant changes to its online privacy policies. As illustrated by our infographic, Facebook's altering of the default privacy setting results in serious internet privacy issues as more users end up sharing more of their private information, often without realizing the changes that have taken place.

Geosense: an online world geography game. Index Mundi - Country Facts. Most Popular Free Windows Downloads of 2008. The Evolution of the Rifle: From Muskets to the Assault Rifle | Machine Junky. This Glue Chart Guides You Through Which Glue to Use Where. JOSM. JOSM is the "Java OpenStreetMap Editor", a desktop application originally developed by Immanuel Scholz and currently maintained by Dirk Stöcker. Its homepage is located at Although it has a relatively steep learning curve, JOSM is used by experienced editors thanks to its plugins and stability.

Install You can download JOSM from the JOSM homepage either by browsing there or by clicking the following... java web-start link to launch JOSM from here, recommended version, all platforms and automatic update josm-tested.jar is a stable version of JOSM josm-latest.jar is the latest development version josm-setup.exe Installer for Windows For more details see JOSM/Installation. Usage JOSM screenshot, editing in Cleveland, Ohio, USA There are other editors for OpenStreetMap data, like iD or Potlatch 2. Editing. Several editors can be used to edit features in the OpenStreetMap database. Before you can edit any data you will need to create an OSM account. Beginners Guide The Beginners' guide will show you how to add data to OpenStreetMap. Tutorials are available in many languages and can be select from the table at the top of the page.

You may also wish to see Mapping projects for inspiration about what to map. Top three editors iD is the easy to use editor found per default on the "Edit" button of the OpenStreetMap homepage, and is ideal for quick editing contributions. Potlatch 2 is the precursor to iD, still used by quite a few people, and still available under the 'edit' button drop-down ("▼"). JOSM is a standalone Java desktop application which allows fluid zooming, panning, and editing of a locally stored dataset, before uploading changes in a batch.

For a more detailed comparison of the major editors see the page Comparison of editors. Choice of editors See also External Links. Leonardo Da Vinci: Bag Designer. Forget Coach and Gucci, a 15th-century bag designed by Da Vinci conveyed stunning, unique fashion. Scholars have reconstructed fragmented drawings of a unique bag designed by Leonardo da Vinci in 1497.

The bag has been brought to life by the renowned Florentine fashion house Gherardini. Functional and beautiful, the bag reflects Leonardo Da Vinci's original and counter-cultural ideas of fashion. Leonardo da Vinci (1452 - 1519) was an artist, inventor, scientist, architect, engineer, writer and even a musician. Now we know that he was also a fashion designer. After several months of meticulous research, scholars have reconstructed some fragmented drawings of a unique bag designed by the Renaissance genius around 1497. The sketch was first published in 1978 by Carlo Pedretti, a leading Da Vinci scholar, who identified it among the Atlantic Code's tens of thousands of drawings. PHOTOS: The Face of Da Vinci: An Enduring Mystery "It's a very chic handbag, very modern in its vintage concept. Volcanic Activity Reports | Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report |

The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian's Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Updated by 2300 UTC every Wednesday, notices of volcanic activity posted on these pages are preliminary and subject to change as events are studied in more detail. This is not a comprehensive list of all of Earth's volcanoes erupting during the week, but rather a summary of activity at volcanoes that meet criteria discussed in detail in the "Criteria and Disclaimers" section. Carefully reviewed, detailed reports on various volcanoes are published monthly in the Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network. Copahue | Central Chile-Argentina border | 37.856°S, 71.183°W | Elevation 2953 m On 4 April OVDAS-SERNAGEOMIN reported that activity at Copahue continued to fluctuate at an elevated level however did not indicate an impending eruption.

The Alert Level was lowered to Yellow. Criteria Disclaimers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. U.S. 9 (Arbitrary) Ways to Get Your Writing Rejected. When novelist Helen Simonson ( Major Pettigrew's Last Stand) was asked to help winnow entries for short story contests and literary journals, it was her turn to switch from seeking approval to giving it out. Sparingly. As she puts it: Having spent many years putting hours of effort and creativity into my own work -- sending off brown envelopes filled with still-warm pages, to various editors and judges -- it is rather horrifying to discover that it takes me about a minute to know that yet another manuscript is about to be "binned" as they say.

In a sort of apology, I feel the least I can do is to reveal a few of the instant signs that your writing genius will not be discovered by the judges this time around! What follows is a few of Simonson's deal-killers, from her only somewhat tongue-in-cheek article "Ten ways to get your writing rejected' : And here are a few of my own additions to the "get rejected fast" list: Copyright (c) 2010 by Susan K. Let's describe the whole world! Earth album alpha - a slicker google maps + flickr mash-up. Map Collections Home Page. The Engineering Flowchart. AnimatedPeriodicTable.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) [INFOGRAPHIC]: The Geography of Social Media Threats - Trend Micro UK. Java Programming Cheatsheet.

This appendix summarizes the most commonly-used Java language features in the textbook. Here are the APIs of the most common libraries. Hello, World. Editing, compiling, and executing. Built-in data types. Declaration and assignment statements. Integers. Floating-point numbers. Booleans. Comparison operators. Printing. Parsing command-line arguments. Math library. The full java.lang.Math API. Java library calls.

Type conversion. Anatomy of an if statement. If and if-else statements. Nested if-else statement. Anatomy of a while loop. Anatomy of a for loop. Loops. Break statement. Do-while loop. Switch statement. Arrays. Inline array initialization. Typical array-processing code. Two-dimensional arrays. Inline initialization. Our standard output library. The full StdOut API. Our standard input library. The full StdIn API. Our standard drawing library. The full StdDraw API. Our standard audio library. The full StdAudio API. Command line. Redirection and piping. Functions. Libraries of functions.

Our standard random library. FBI. The FBI’s Reading Room contains many files of public interest and historical value. In compliance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements, some of these records are no longer in the physical possession of the FBI, eliminating the FBI’s capability to re-review and/or re-process this material. Please note, that the information found in these files may no longer reflect the current beliefs, positions, opinions, or policies currently held by the FBI. The image quality contained within this site is subject to the condition of the original documents and original scanning efforts.

These older files may contain processing procedures that are not compliant with current FOIA processing standards. Some material contained in this site may contain actions, words, or images of a graphic nature that may be offensive and/or emotionally disturbing. Top Secret America: Who is TSA? Infographic: How Hackers Get In and Got In. Webpages as graphs - an HTML DOM Visualizer Applet.

Envelope made from Google map of return address. Television Frequencies plus CATV, Radio, and Satellite Frequencies. Television Frequencies, CATV Frequencies, & more {*style:<b><b>MASTER SPECTRUM FREQUENCY AND ALLOCATION PLAN FREQUENCY SUMMARY </b></b>*} {*style:<b><b>As of May, 2001, the US Government has raised over $41,000,000,000.00 from RF Spectrum Auctions since 1994. Cellular Phones, RF Mobile and Base Station Antenna Radiation, and Human Health </b></b>*} {*style:<b><b> PLEASE NOTE: SOME CHANNELS MAY BE "OFFSET" 10KHz TO PREVENT CO-CHANNEL INTERFERENCE THE LOWER EDGE OF A TV CANNEL IS 1.25 MHz BELOW THE VISUAL CARRIER FREQUENCY THE UPPER EDGE OF A TV CHANNEL IS 0. 25 MHz ABOVE THE AURAL CARRIER FREQUENCY </b></b>*} Service Contour Channels 2 through 6 47 dBu 68 dBu 74 dBu Channels 7 through 13 56 dBu 71 dBu 77 dBu Channels 14 through 69 64 dBu 80 dBu - dBu 35 dBu 43 dBu 48 dBu {*style:<b> </b>*} {*style:<b><b>- </b><b>- Transmitted HDTV Signal -- </b> <b>SPAN = 2 MHz / Div VERT. 90% of the transmitted HDTV Power (enhanced area) should fall within 5.39 MHz of a 6 MHz wide Television channel.

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Visit the web site to see where they are. Afghanistan shaded relief mapShows topography, major cities, and major highways. WallpaperHere's a new background image for your computer, a U.S. flag flying in front of the Capitol Dome. Sites for TeachersHundreds of useful web sites for teachers (and others). Top 100 Family Sites. 200 Free Online Classes to Learn Anything.

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International. Simple References. Cheatsheets. Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support. Perspectival Fly-Through. The True Facts about Bottled Water that Science doesn't want you to know | Google facts and figures (massive infographic) Planes or Volcano? - infographics. Amusing. Educational, academic. Mapping, gps. News, health related and current events.