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Map: Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks | Map This interactive map visually plots global outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough, polio, rubella, and other diseases that are easily preventable by inexpensive and effective vaccines. Red triangles indicate attacks on vaccinators and healthcare workers, as well as announcements from both governments and non-state actors that have had an impact—either positive or negative—on the successful implementation of vaccination programs. The Global Health Program at the Council on Foreign Relations has been tracking reports by news media, governments, and the global health community on these outbreaks since the fall of 2008. This project aims to promote awareness of a global health problem that is easily preventable, and examine the factors that threaten the success of eradicating preventable illnesses such as polio. Learn more about Global Health. On to the Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks map

Graphical and vivid textures by Maharam (US 'A Band Apart' upholstery fabric by Sarah Morris The New York based textile manufacturer Maharam is a fourth generation family-run business which produces high-quality fabrics for wall coverings, windows and upholstery. The collection includes beautiful graphical designs, such as those of the American artist Sarah Morris and playful and vivid prints by Paul Smith. 'A Band Apart' by Sarah Morris 'A Band Apart' applied 'Slow Exposure' wall textile by Paul Smith 'Slow Exposure' by Paul Smith 'Mirrored' by Fred Tomaselli more Maharan products @ Architonic

ChronoZoom ChronoZoom is an educational tool for teachers and students who want to put historical events in perspective. A great many resources have been created already in ChronoZoom for your enjoyment and enlightenment. Start Exploring Use ChronoZoom to get a perspective of the extensive scale of time and historical events relative to what happened around the world. New Teacher Resources RT @MSFTResearch: See how #Chronozoom helps students “think historically” & travel though time with 3 newly created curriculum modules http… #chronozoom is a valuable tool for illustrating Climate Change: @metanexus Anyone can author their small or Big History on the 14 Billion year timeline at - an open source project. @BillGates Congratulations to the Big History Project. RT @BillGates: Big History is my favorite course ever. You don't have any favorite timelines yet.

mapFAST mapFAST Find library materials about world wide locations Find FAST Geographic Subject Headings Near: Terms of Use Map Satellite Share this Location: mapFAST is a project of OCLC Research. This prototype interface was developed to show the access opportunities created by using the fully enumerative faceted FAST subject headings. Learn more about the FAST project. The FAST authority file was developed jointly by OCLC and the Library of Congress and is available online to support FAST applications and allow potential users and other interested parties to view the FAST authority records. The most recent update for FAST was 11/05/2013. For comments on the FAST authorities or this interface, please contact the FAST Team FAST Projects searchFAST A full feature search interface to the FAST database. mapFAST mapFAST is a Google Maps mashup prototype designed to provide map based access to bibliographic records using FAST geographic and event authorities. FAST Converter FAST Linked Data mapFAST Web Service

‘Pure White Ecoresin™’ by 3form 'Pure White Ecoresin™' by 3form Restoring two adjacent lobbies of the outdated 1980s Adam Place office building in Massachusetts, USA the internationally operating architects of Perkins + Will wanted to achieve a powerful transformation without the cost and time required for a complete overhaul. Focusing on the unattractive exposed elevators, the team at Perkins + Will chose to update the with a, visually dynamic solution for concealing the outdated glass cabs. 1 Adams Place, elevator, designed by Perkins + Will For 1 Adams Place the team suspended 3form Varia Ecoresin panels in a vertical layered pattern. 2 Adams Place, designed by Perkins+ Will For 2 Adams Place, the team built on the concept of the vertical grill, but chose a softer, more ethereal approach to the façade. 2 Adams Place designed by Perkins + Will more 3form products @ Architonic to the Perkins + Will website

project on Google Earth | 360 Degree Aerial Panorama | 3D Virtual Tours Around the World We are very happy to announce that AirPano has been presented on Google Earth Travel & Tourism gallery. You can go to our page and download KML file. Google Earth maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite imagery, aerial photography and GIS 3D globe. Google Earth is currently available for use on personal computers running Windows 2000 and above, Mac OS X 10.3.9 and above, Linux kernel 2.6 or later, and FreeBSD. Open our KML file in Google Earth application and look for the red helicopter icons or select our panoramas from the left side menu: Historic Sites | Historic Holidays | Historical Places | Historvius

3form launches four new stunning products *Facet space divider by 3form in collaboration with bloomming 3form, the leading manufacturer of award winning, eco friendly materials and architectural hardware solutions for the Architecture + Design industries, has recently launched four new, stunning products: Ditto, Shapes and Facet plus new a integrated lighting solution – Lightline. read more about the new 3form products on Lightline integrated light solutions for Chroma panels by 3form Lightline ceiling Light by 3form Ditto Space Divider by 3form 'Shapes' elements by 3form

Enduring Voices Project, Endangered Languages, Map, Facts, Photos, Videos Explore Talking Dictionaries The Enduring Voices team is pleased to present these Talking Dictionaries, giving listeners around the world a chance to hear some of the most little-known sounds of human speech. Several communities are now offering the online record of their language to be shared by any interested person around the world. While you probably won't walk away from these Talking Dictionaries knowing how to speak a new language, you will encounter fascinating and beautiful sounds--forms of human speech you've never heard before--and through them, get a further glimpse into the rich diversity of culture and experience that humans have created in every part of the globe. Explore the Talking Dictionaries for yourself. Losing Our World's Languages By 2100, more than half of the more than 7,000 languages spoken on Earth—many of them not yet recorded—may disappear, taking with them a wealth of knowledge about history, culture, the natural environment, and the human brain.

BETONBABE SketchUp. Construction Matters examines the relation between advances in construction technology and artistic form in modern architecture. Please support this project by backing it on Kickstarter. As you might know, the editor of this blog graduated from architecture school more than a year ago and is no longer surrounded by beautiful books. Therefore, the editor of this blog was not able to post things the way she used to. Therefore, she will start posting things again from now - but things will be different. You will see: The Real World of Architecture. PS: If she happens to have enough time after work to scan books, you will of course still find inspirational images on this blog. A participatory facade installation for the Lisbon Architecture Triennale next month. Upload an image and see it built as a tile on the facade: Please share! BETONBABE + university library = many posts BETONBABE + office + work + work + work = almost no posts. apologies.

NOS Special Projects - NOAA Historical Shoreline Survey Viewer What is a Shoreline Survey? Shoreline surveys (also called coastal surveys, T-Sheets or TP-Sheets, and shoreline manuscripts) refer to topographic sheets compiled from maps derived in the field with a plane table, in the office from aerial photos, or a combination of the two methods. These shoreline surveys are the authoritative definition of the U.S. high-water line and may also include details such as roads, prominent buildings, and other features along the coast. The surveys were used as base maps to construct nautical charts primarily used for navigation. The NOAA Historical Shoreline Survey Viewer Survey from 1885 for Dana Point, CA The NOAA Historical Shoreline Survey Viewer provides access to a large number of historical shoreline surveys conducted by NOAA and its predecessor organizations. Note, many of the scanned surveys have large file sizes, which have been reduced to more manageable preview sizes for Google Earth. Using the Shoreline Survey Google Earth Tool

This a really cool feature. It breaks down features such as literacy rate, poverty rate, and type of governments by regions of the world! by teacherbmerritt May 28