Stardust capsule lands safely

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Early this morning, NASA’s Stardust capsule containing samples of comet dust successfully landed in the Utah desert. There are links and information on all the major media outlets, but it is exciting news and all of you who signed up to be volunteer analysts will now have plenty to analyze! Via CNN.com

Press Release – January 13, 2006

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PRESS ANNOUNCEMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For information about this announcement, contact: Jesse Rouse VerySpatial, LLC tel: +1-304-756-8125 podcast@veryspatial.com A VerySpatial Podcast half-year episode featuring interview with Peter Morville Morgantown, WV, January 13, 2006 – VerySpatial, LLC VerySpatial, LLC is pleased to announce that we have reached the 26th episode of A VerySpatial Podcast, which features […]

Did the Chinese discover America?

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The BBCNews website posted an article today about a Chinese map that, if authentic, may suggest that Chinese mariners visited and mapped the coasts of America before Columbus. Chinese characters on the map apparently say that it was drawn in 1763 as a copy of a map made in 1418. The map’s ink and paper […]

NSG Statement of Strategic Intent Available

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The NGA issued a press release today announcing the availability of the National System for Geospatial-Intelligence (NSG) Statement of Strategic Intent, a document that gives a vision for the future of geospatial intelligence. If you are interested the full press release is available from your favorite geospatial news sites. Here is a link to the […]

Tiny tiny GPS receiver

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It is small… it is small… oh and it is a GPS receiver.  Ubiquitous computing requires truly portable electronics…I think this might help keep your device slim. New Zealand’s Rakon develops world’s smallest GPS receiver – Engadget

Alaskan Volcano webcam

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The Alaska Volcano Observatory website has a webcam located on Augustine Island in Alaska, monitoring Augustine Volcano, which had a small ash eruption yesterday and continues to show signs of unrest. The images are updated every 30 minutes, and show a pretty good image of the ash plume and several small lahars (volcanic mudflows). The […]