background preloader

Wind Map

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. 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.

Want to Instagram the Night Sky? Adapter Puts iPhones on Telescopes When it comes to photographing stars or birds in the distance, most people don't think of launching their iPhone's camera app. A new startup is aiming to change that. The startup, Arcturus Labs, is developing a gadget called Magnifi that attaches an iPhone to just about any lens. It allows users to take iPhone photos through microsocopes, telescopes or binoculars. Magnifi's recently married co-founders Xianne and Isaac Penny have raised more than $13,000 on Kickstarter to fund the product, which they say will eventually retail for about $80. Microscope camera adapters generally cost between $30 and $100 — but they aren't as slick as Magnifi. Because you're taking photos with your phone, they're automatically available for cropping and sharing. It's easy to see where the pair got the idea for the lightweight photo adapter: Xianne is a post-doctoral fellow in Pathology; Isaac is a medical device engineer and amateur astronomer. What would you want to photograph with Magnifi?

The Map | HarassMap Our map and reporting system has many functions. It is a tool for anyone who has been harassed or assaulted and for witnesses to harassment and assault all over Egypt to anonymously share and report their experiences. We map the reports, and each report appears on the map as a red dot. When you click on the dot, the full text of the report is displayed. The reports help us identify trends that reveal the truth about sexual harassment so that we can challenge the myths that make people hesitate to acknowledge the problem and stand up to it. View a list of all reports here.

MapMart Cloud Rolls onto the GIS Scene LONE TREE, COLORADO, January 9, 2012 – With the arrival of the New Year comes the formal release of the MapMart Cloud from MapMart. MapMart has long been the one-stop shop for traditional geospatial data and imagery acquisition and will remain so. The MapMart Cloud will complement MapMart by offering the same high quality and highly accurate data for consumption via high speed data stream. MapMart Cloud offers hundreds of web services of data sets for the U.S. and the world. “Going to the Cloud is the distinct and immovable trend in geospatial data usage,” said Mike Platt, President and CEO of MapMart. Going forward, the location and usage of GIS data will be faster, cheaper and occur with fewer searching and storage issues. The MapMart Cloud offers any user the ability to search a site, determine the web services available and begin using those services immediately either on a subscription or per-click basis.

Watts Up With That? | The world's most viewed site on global warming and climate change CloudFTP 国・自治体による高さ1m・0.5m計測を中心とした放射線量マップ Radiation dose measured by MEXT and local governments at 1 or 0.5 meter height. Color#5(new 0.15/0.23) 38up μSv/h ( triangle : 信頼度の低いデータ measured by GM tube or unknown detector) 当図は様々な測定をいっぺんに表示したものなので、あくまでも参考程度にご覧ください。 現在のリアルタイム線量については、こちらのページをご覧ください。 点数が多いため、基本的に間引き表示をしています(Lv0)。 注意: データは様々な手法で得ているため、特に緯度経度情報について正確でないものが含まれています。 Export data の detector code(機器番号4桁), location code(新管理番号) は → 全データの管理台帳 旧版(データを細かく選択できます)は → v1(2012/06/06) update history (sorry Japanese only : place, date, etc.) ver28.1(2012/09/19) ずっと放置していた。。。 Systems : 4 rental servers.

The Top 10 Best Maps — Ever! « Geo-Web Junction December 27, 2011 By: Tom Koehler There is one thing I look forward to at the end of the year that has absolutely nothing to do with the holiday season. In fact, it helps to keep me sane by taking my mind off of the holiday shopping madness and dreadfully frigid weather. I’m talking about all these “Best of 2011” lists you see popping up in every magazine and corner of the Internet. It’s a bit of a guilty pleasure of mine, but when I come across one of these lists I can’t help but browse through them, and inevitably get angry when I disagree with who or what they put at the top. Well I think it’s about time for me to try my hand at one of these lists. 10. (source: The Waterman Projection has got to be the prettiest projection at the dance. 9. When asked how big their country is, most schoolchildren in America go ahead and assume their country is much larger than it actually is. 8. Historical maps are always interesting. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1.

Scientists extract images directly from brain Researchers from Japan's ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person's mind and display them on a computer monitor, it was announced on December 11. According to the researchers, further development of the technology may soon make it possible to view other people's dreams while they sleep. The scientists were able to reconstruct various images viewed by a person by analyzing changes in their cerebral blood flow. Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, the researchers first mapped the blood flow changes that occurred in the cerebral visual cortex as subjects viewed various images held in front of their eyes. Then, when the test subjects were shown a completely new set of images, such as the letters N-E-U-R-O-N, the system was able to reconstruct and display what the test subjects were viewing based solely on their brain activity. [Source: Chunichi]

Kickstarter precision ground glass multi-element optics The olloclip uses precision ground glass multi-element optics for the lenses. The barrels are made from aircraft grade aluminum using a CNC machine and then anodized. The iPhone attachment is made from a soft plastic material that ensures a secure fit every time to the iPhone. socially promiscuous The olloclip will work with any application that uses the high-quality rear facing camera on the iPhone 5/5s/4/4s Contagious Disease Surveillance | Virus Awareness | Flu Map Map Collection - World Sites Atlas World Atlas A physical and a political map of the world, divided into tiles for easy navigation. Maps of Continents and Regions Select a continent or region below to jump to its map. Maps of Countries and Territories Use the drop-down list below to jump to map for that country or territory (a few do not have maps yet).Click here for a complete list of country maps. Maps of U.S. Use the drop-down list below to jump to the map page for that state or province.Here is a list of all the state and province map pages. Maps of U.S. We have over 20,000 pages for U.S. cities and towns. Thematic World Maps Select a statistic below to go to its interactive world map.Here is a complete list of links.

ZapPerf 1.1 Adds Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) Plot at WLAN February 7th, 2012 ZapPerf 1.1 Adds Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) Plot ZapPerf 1.1 Adds Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) Plot ZapPerf is an iOS version of the Zap wireless performance tool. Version 1.1 adds cumulative distribution function (CDF) plots and also logs BSSID and SSID of access point used during test by device. ZapPerf CDF Plot ZapPerf Text Results Client Test Screen ZapPerf Server Screen ZapPerf Client Settings Screen