Wind Map: Historical 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 a historical snapshot of the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. See the live map for current winds. Wind map prints are available from Point.B Studio. Read more about wind and about wind power. DEM2TOPO Generator DEM2TOPO is a program to generate vector contour levels from freely available digital elevation model (DEM) data. These contour vectors are ideally suited for upload to portable GPS units where commercial topographic maps are unavailable or inadequate. With a few simple steps and the appropriate software, topo maps can be uploaded to Garmin GPS units that support mapping (see the Using DEM2TOPO section, below). The program is designed for Canadian DEM files , but those for other countries using the ASCII version of the USGS DTED file format should work. GeoTIFF files are also supported, but currently only those written by 3DEM have been tested. The Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED) consists of an ordered array of ground elevations at regularly spaced intervals.
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Incredible Video of Using Light to Control the Brain of Mice Genes from microorganisms allow neurons to be controlled by light pulses via fiber optics. What do you get when you combine microorganisms and fiber optics? Mind control over mice and rats.