The history of the paper clip: It was invented in 1899. It hasn’t been improved upon since Getty Images/BananaStock via Thinkstock. The paper clip is something of a fetish object in design circles. Its spare, machined aesthetic and its inexpensive ubiquity landed it a spot in MoMA’s 2004 show Humble Masterpieces.
Ferris Wheel Animation in Google Earth Home > Animations > Ferris Wheel Animation in Google Earth This is a Google Earth Time Animation of the 110 year old Ferris wheel in Prater Park, Vienna - the Riesenrad. The only survivor out of five similar wheels designed by Walter Bassett, located in Chicago, Paris, London, Blackpool and Vienna. During the Second World War the wheel was badly damaged, and the original 30 gondolas replaced with 15. For those interested in classic movies, Orson Welles took a ride on this in ‘The Third Man’ and directly afterwards gave his famous ‘cuckoo clock’ speech.
TwHistory History is boring. At least the way we typically teach history is boring. Ask anyone who's been forced to memorize a list of dates and facts and they will tell you that they would rather have open heart surgery than deal with another high school history class. 7 Outstanding YouTube Channels for History Teachers Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started featuring some educational YouTube channels pertaining to different subject matters. Up to this moment, we have covered channels for Math, Science, and yesterday we posted a list of channels for kids. The purpose behind such collections is to help teachers and educators have instant access to educational videos they might need to use with their students. The channels we post are among the top ones you can find on YouTube and some of them are created by teachers like you and me.
In Pictures: The Strangest Sights in Google Earth - PCWorld tk Close More on Merrifield: Another look at Intel's new chip Feb 26, 2014 6:45 AM At Mobile World Congress, we got a chance to take a look at Merrifield to see if the new processors from Intel can give you better battery performance. Add A Facebook Like Button To Your Google Search Results With Google +Like - TNW Google When Google’s +1 feature launched to help users of the world’s most popular search engine share the results they found to be interesting or most useful, it immediately signalled the search giant’s determination to provide functions that could compete with Facebook and its complete dominance of the social networking market. By clicking Google’s experimental +1 button, Google users are able to highlight a list of websites on their Google Profile that were useful to them, helping to better rank search results and suggest sites of interest to friends that also use the Google service. Using +1 has its own set of downsides; not everyone will be able to see the sites you share and you need to enable the experimental feature before you can use it, we knew it wouldn’t be long until someone came up with a solution that would be able to share search results with your Facebook friends. To install the extension, head to the Google +Like extension page and click install.
Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Educator Review What's It Like? The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History highlights the New York-based museum's extensive collection, ranging from 8,000 B.C. to current-century fashion. Its content is written by Met curators, conservators, scientists, and educators and includes 930 essays and nearly 7,000 objects to view. You can locate artwork from a certain region by clicking on a world map; select an era on a timeline, or search for specific pieces by entering qualifications like name, artist, material, or technique.
Google Sky Constellation Boundaries Home > Other Planets > Google Sky Constellation Boundaries In a recent post, OgleEarth mentioned the lack of constellation divisions in Google Sky’s default layers. As Stefan says, these are pretty useful landmarks for finding your way around the night sky. I’m guessing GSky might include something like this eventually, but until it does, here’s a simple add-on KML file which does the job. Google Sky Constellations (130kB) To keep things simple the file just includes boundary lines.
Daylight Hours, Timeline Home > Animations > Daylight Hours, Timeline This Google Earth time animation is a simplified visualization of the how number of daylight hours (insolation duration) varies according to latitude over one year. Each 5-day step of the animation displays a series of coloured bands. 2200 Biggest Airports in the USA Home > Flight Maps > 2200 Biggest Airports in the USA Where are the busiest commercial passenger airports in the USA, and how are they distributed across the country ? This Google Earth KML file mashes up a geographic database of FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) airport codes, with passenger boarding totals (enplanements) for the year 2006. Download the file here:
Google Earth - Complete US Air Routes Home > Flight Maps > Google Earth - Complete US Air Routes A couple of weeks ago I put together a small collection of Google Earth airline route maps for various countries. These work interactively, using mouse hovers over airport Icons to activate and reveal destinations. The previous files each had fewer than a thousand routes, and were fairly limited in scope. So, I was wondering, how effectively do these scale up ?