Pleistocene Park

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A project is underway in Russia to return a portion of Siberia to the landscape and ecosystem that existed 10,000 years ago during the late Pleistocene. The initiative is led by Russian biologist Sergei Zimov, and is aptly dubbed “Pleistocene Park” Already 20 square kilometers have been fenced off, and Yakutian horses, reindeer, and moose […]

Most Earth-like Planet Detected

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Continuing last week’s podcast “space theme”, CNN has this story about astronomers using new techniques to discover the most Earth-like planet found yet. From the story, “an international team has detected a cold planet about 5-1/2 times more massive than Earth — still small enough to be considered Earth-like — orbiting a star about 20,000 […]

Platial

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Adena over at AllPoints Blog posted an entry on Platial, an online friend site which uses Google Maps and tagging to add information about place to a spatial location on the map. She links to an article in the Portland State University Daily Vanguard about Platial’s founder Paul Olsen. He likens Platial’s online collaborative atlas […]

Eyebeam R&D’s OpenGLExtractor

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Want to add your favorite 3D game character to GoogleEarth? Eyebeam R&D’s OpenGLExtractor allows you to capture and re-use 3D geometry data in other 3D graphics applications, basically a “screen grab” for 3D objects. The example on Eyebeam’s OpenLab site shows a couple of mashups with Google Earth where 3D data was captured and imported. […]

Adobe Acrobat 3D

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For all you CAD users out there, Yahoo!News reported on Monday that Adobe is releasing Adobe Acrobat 3D, which will allow 3D files from major CAD applications to be saved as PDFs and retain their 3D characteristics. It’s not cheap at $995, but as the article points out, it will be pretty useful to people […]