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Lapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change, via Google Earth Engine

Lapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change, via Google Earth Engine
TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out. Of all the cosmic bodies studied in the long history of astronomy and space travel, the one that got the least attention was the one that ought to matter most to us—Earth. That changed when NASA created the Landsat program, a series of satellites that would perpetually orbit our planet, looking not out but down. Over here is Dubai, growing from sparse desert metropolis to modern, sprawling megalopolis. It took the folks at Google to upgrade these choppy visual sequences from crude flip-book quality to true video footage. These Timelapse pictures tell the pretty and not-so-pretty story of a finite planet and how its residents are treating it — razing even as we build, destroying even as we preserve. Chapter 1: Satellite Story | By Jeffrey Kluger But in 1966, Udall and his staff had an idea.

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Psychology of Color [Infographic] Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing as color. Whether you are selecting the color for a product or for your email marketing campaign, color has tremendous impact on all of us. Subconsciously, we associate different colors with different things. This infographic examines the psychology of color and looks at some common associations of different colors. 100 Best Chromebook Tips, Tricks and Time Savers Getting started with a Google Chromebook is very easy so is being a normal Google Chromebook user. But to be a power user, you need to know some tips, tricks and secrets. Here is a few to get you started! Towards the end of the list you will find tips mostly found on development channel or beta channel of Chrome OS. So if you are using stable version of Chrome OS and find a feature not working, do not worry, it will be there in few weeks time when Chrome team updates stable version.

Coming soon: a world without money and banks. Who in their right mind would be so bold as to predict the end of money and banking as we’ve known it (besides yours truly, that is)? Well, how about the Governor of the Bank of England? “There is no reason products and services could not be swapped directly by consumers and producers through a system of direct exchange – essentially a massive barter economy.

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Fluid simulation with Turing patterns Fps: Fluid simulation with Turing patterns (sort of) This demo is built on the Reaction-Diffusion template from the WebGL playground and Evgeny Demidov's fluid simulation. Anyway, this implementation does not use the OpenGL extension OES_TEXTURE_FLOAT. Back to School with Chromebooks Director of Professional Development and Summit Program Chair, EdTechTeam Many of you are heading back to school this year with more devices in the classroom that you’ve ever had access to! Chromebooks have spread like wildfire into schools all over the world and now students have the world’s information at their fingertips! Let’s make sure that we use those devices for engaging, real world learning in the digital age.

Missing link found between brain, immune system; major disease implications In a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching, researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. That such vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own, but the true significance of the discovery lies in the effects it could have on the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer's disease to multiple sclerosis. "Instead of asking, 'How do we study the immune response of the brain?' 'Why do multiple sclerosis patients have the immune attacks?' now we can approach this mechanistically. "We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role," Kipnis said.

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