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NASA's Virtual Snow Globe Looks at 10 Years of the White Stuff NASA has released a video that highlights where snow graced the Earth during every month for more than 10 years. The clip starts with a snow-covered map of the Earth on February 2000 and runs all the way up until last month. The maps show observations collected by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite. Tablets, iPads & Mobile Devices from AT Clear filters commitmentTerm radio Filter rangePricing checkbox Filter skuCondition radio Filter taxoOperatingSystem checkbox Filter taxoFeatures checkbox Filter

How to be a data journalist Data journalism is huge. I don't mean 'huge' as in fashionable - although it has become that in recent months - but 'huge' as in 'incomprehensibly enormous'. It represents the convergence of a number of fields which are significant in their own right - from investigative research and statistics to design and programming. The idea of combining those skills to tell important stories is powerful - but also intimidating. Physics or Fashion? What Science Lovers Link to Most [Interactive] People who are intrigued with physics are somewhat intrigued with computer science, too, but they are crazy about fashion. Who knew? Hilary Mason did. Why Microsoft's Office for iPad strategy still doesn't make sense Ballmer has re-ignited anticipation for an iPad version of the Microsoft Office suite. Don’t get too excited yet, though. Ballmer told an audience at a Gartner event in Florida that the iPad version won’t come until after a touch-first version is developed for Windows.

Data science We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job. Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly said that “data is the next Intel Inside.” But what does that statement mean? Why do we suddenly care about statistics and about data? All About The Mobile App Market Everything you hear about these days is mobile-app this and mobile-app that. But what does the mobile-app market look like? What do people want from apps? And what does the competitive landscape look like when you compare iPhone to Windows to Android? Lucky for you, we have answers, thanks to James West of GDS Infographics, who created this superb collection of facts and figures for the iStrategy conference. Let’s dive in.

Google In The Enterprise Survey: Mind The Gaps - Internet - Google - There's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28% discourage or ban use of its productivity products. But progress could stall. For 15 years Google has wowed us, from its search engine to Android to Earth and Maps to a project to extend human life. Narcolepsy - Introduction Description An in-depth report on the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of narcolepsy. Highlights Overview Planets Large and Small Populate Our Galaxy (Infographic) Buy This Infographic as a Full-Size Poster Astronomers have discovered more than 700 alien planets beyond the solar system, and the count is rising all the time. Some are large and hot, and others are smaller and cooler, but scientists are still on the lookout for an Earth twin. They just got closer, with the announcement Dec. 5 of a planet found by NASA's Kepler space telescope to lie in the habitable zone around its star where liquid water, and perhaps life, could exist. You can purchase a 20"x60" poster of this infographic on high-quality 14G Photo Paper from the store here: Buy Poster Embed: Paste the code below into your site.

Some Xbox Ones sound like they're eating discs Some new Xbox One owners unpacked their Day One Edition consoles today and were greeted by non-functioning disc drives, according to reports in Amazon reviews and YouTube videos. "Disc error, it sounds like a robot is vomiting when I try to put a [disc] in," wrote Amazon user JM, giving the console a one-star review. Another Amazon user said his Xbox One's disc drive "clicks and rejects discs." Isolated sleep paralysis is a type of paralysis that occurs with a sleep disorder. Sleep paralysis is the inability to perform voluntary muscle movements during sleep. Symptoms Episodes of isolated sleep paralysis last from a few seconds to 1 or 2 minutes in which the person is unable to move or speak. These spells end on their own or when the person is touched or moved. In rare cases, the person may have dream-like sensations or hallucinations, which may be scary to them.

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