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Foo Fighters Rock The Planet

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Nice try Scorpions. Not good enough. The Foo Fighters ACTUALLY rocked us WITH earthquakes! Real, honest to goodness earthquakes! The band took the stage in New Zealand after Tenacious D for a 3 hour set that caused tremors a mile away. How do they know it was the band and not a freak occurrence? Science […]

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LightSquared to Impact 75% of GPS Receivers…. maybe

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Here’s some bad news for LightSquared – looks like their system will negatively impact the overwhelming majority of GPS receivers currently in operation, based upon a leak of a test report. A series of tests were conducted by the National Telecommunications & Information Administration between Oct. 31 to Nov. 4 confirming this concern. LightSquared fired […]

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9 Nerdy Film Locations You Need To Visit

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I love lists like this – combining space and nerdy things is one of my favorite things in the world! So check out Wired’s 9 Nerdy Film Locations You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime. It covers everything from Star Wars, to Lord of the Rings, to 12 Monkeys. If you’ve seen the movie, you’ll […]

WebMapping

Flash Player Dead for Mobile

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Adobe announced today they are killing development of a mobile flash player. Is this the death call for flash? Maybe not, but it certainly is a serious blow. We all know the mobile platform is growing at a phenomenal rate and it’s hard for IT departments to contemplate new development that doesn’t include mobile platforms. […]

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Royal Society Opens Its Archives

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Prepare to watch today’s productivity sink like a log tied with rocks and encased in a block of cement. The Royal Society in the UK has thrown open its archives of papers that date back to the 17th century. There are some seriously amazing gems in that collection. Newton’s first paper? It’s in there. Ben […]

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The Astounding Design of Eixample Barcelona

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Sometimes I think we can forget how beautiful the human built environment can become. The All That Is Interesting Blog had an interesting piece last week on the Eixample district of Barcelona. This district was famously built in the early 20th century specifically with a grid layout and rounded street corners. The idea behind the […]

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It’s HERE! It’s Finally HERE!

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Just in time for my switch to the iOS platform. ESRI has finally released ArcGIS for Android! If you’re on the Android platform, head over to the Android Marketplace and you can download this free app. If you’re familiar with the iOS or the Windows 7 Phone version, you should know what to expect – […]

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How Long Is A Piece Of String?

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It’s amazing what you can find if you slow down when you’re flipping through the channels. Ā The other day I happened to stop at PBS and caught this wonderful documentary, “How Long Is A Piece Of String?”, published by the BBC. Ā It featuresĀ comedianĀ Alan Davies attempting to accurately measure the length of a piece of string. […]