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Brainfeed Educational Videos for Kids

Brainfeed Educational Videos for Kids * Ranked #1 in 70 countries* Top 10 app for Kids 9-11 in 110+ countries* Featured in the Apple...

November 11, 2014 by Brainfeed LLC

Earth to Echo: What's your take on tech?

Earth to Echo Director Dave Green and I had a short chat about his upcoming (July 2) movie that takes us on a first-person look at first contact. The movie features an interesting film technique and some intriguing film technology.

July 1, 2014 by

Rare earth embargo to set electronics prices soaring

The cost of high-tech products is set to rise dramatically as a result of a lack of suppliers as China moves to consolidate rare earth mining operations, according to a report published on Tuesday.The report published by The Information Network — which conducts market research for the the semiconductor, computing and telecommunications industry — says that the price of technology will continue to rise until non-Chinese rare earth mines are producing the vital materials.

November 9, 2010 by

IT firms cross over to dark side

Technology companies will be among over 400 businesses taking part in Earth Hour this year, with activities ranging from switching off lights to a contest for eco ideas.

March 26, 2010 by

1948 Dawn of Future

It's 1948 and it's the dawn of a new era.The two leading super powers started a top secret war to control alien technology found on...

January 10, 2013 by FrozenPepper

ISDE 7 Conference Program

Running from August 23rd until August 25th 2011 the 7th Symposium for the International Society for Digital Earth (ISDE) incorporating...

October 3, 2011 by Western Australia Land Information Authority

Speak into your iPhone for fast Google search results

Google continues its efforts to optimize the mobile experience on the iPhone with their new speech recognition search application that will lets iPhone users ask questions verbally and receive back Google search results. This new search functionality will also take advantage of the iPhone location-based technology and sometimes give you back local results. Other recent improvements in Google services include new search results pages optimized for the iPhone and Google Earth for the iPhone.

November 13, 2008 by

Larry Brilliant outlines Google's giving strategies

At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Larry Brilliant, executive director of Google.org, declares that Google ripped off Salesforce's 1/1/1 model--and the company is proud of it. The model calls for a company to give 1 percent of its time, 1 percent of its equity, and 1 percent of its product to charity. Brilliant also notes that Google focuses on areas where its area of expertise--technology--can do the most good, and explains why nonprofits ask to use Google Earth more often than asking for money.

November 5, 2008 by

Google.org invests in geothermal

Google.org is investing $10 million in Enhanced Geothermal Systems, a technology that drills miles down into the earth to get that nice, hot granite under the surface, Tom Zeller reports on the dot-earth blog at the Times.

August 19, 2008 by

The mania behind Toy Story Mania!

Pixar fans rejoice: Southern California's Disneyland has opened the doors to its new Toy Story-themed ride. CNET News.com's Kara Tsuboi travels to the "happiest place on earth" for a look at the technology behind the multidimensional experience and why diehard fans are willing to spend the better part of a day waiting in line to ride it.

June 19, 2008 by

Using satellite imagery to explore ancient Mexico

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is using satellite imagery to peer into the ancient Mexican past. Bill Middleton, an archeologist, is teaming up with computer scientists to build the most detailed landscape map of the southern state of Oaxaca in order to learn more about the Zapotec civilization. According to Middleton, who probably spoke only about Mexico, the Zapotec people 'had the first writing system, the first state society, the first cities.' The project is funded by National Geographic and NASA which is providing three years of images taken by Earth Observing 1 and Landsat satellites. But read more...

May 14, 2008 by

Power cord clutter: A picture is worth a thousand words

For your rainy Sunday viewing pleasure, here's a link to a compendium of photos that were submitted as part of Green Plug's first "What's Under Your Desk" contest. The Earth Day campaign was part of a visibility effort meant to reinforce interest in the company's universal power cord technology.

May 3, 2008 by

An Earth Day Valentine for smart metering technology

Welcome to my own personal Earth Day morning nightmare, in which I have just wasted all 10 minutes worth of water trying to get the hot water heater to trigger at my hotel. I have to run a three-hour-long panel session in a mere three hours, and I'm the sort of person who isn't fully awake unless I get my head wet.

April 21, 2008 by

Will RFID tags work on Mars?

According to Computerworld, NASA will start to test this summer if RFID technology can survive in outer space. A variety of RFID tags will be on the space shuttle Endeavour in July during a trip to the International Space Station. Then they'll be installed inside containers attached to the exterior of the ISS and stay there for a year before a return to Earth for analysis. If these initial tests are successful, NASA will check at the end of 2009 if RFID tags will work on the Moon. But the real goal is to ease the daily lives of the astronauts who will travel to Mars.

February 9, 2007 by

Is Java making a comeback?

When I think about Sun Microsystems, I'm reminded of Galileo, one of the major proponents of the idea that the earth revolved around the sun, and not the other way around. A brilliant scientific mind, he was far ahead of his time and after being convicted of heresy by the church in 1633, spent the waning years of his life under house arrest. It could be argued that Sun suffered a similar fate with their Java technology.

July 17, 2006 by

Battling the bean counters--and winning

Despite what you might believe, corporate bean counters were not put on this earth to shoot down your IT projects. But if you want the CFO to approve your proposal, you have to show how your technology investment is going to help the company move forward.

November 30, 2003 by

GPS speeds up WTC cleanup

NEW YORK--A small company that makes tracking technology is one of the unsung heroes of the recovery and cleanup efforts at Ground Zero that concluded on Thursday amid bagpipes and the ceremonial removal of the last steel column from the World Trade Center ruins. PowerLOC Technologies, a Toronto-based company that makes "L-Biz" tracking technology, has been credited with dramatically improving the recovery process by organizing the flow of cleanup operations. Using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology and wireless devices, PowerLOC was able to coordinate and track the scores of dump trucks used in the recovery, track the dump loads for billing purposes, and prevent traffic jams. At one point, over 120 trucks were fitted with tracking devices that communicated with 24 satellites circling the earth, sending the vehicle's exact location to a central dispatcher. The efficiencies allowed the city to go from using over 120 trucks at a time to less than 50, according to Yoram Shalmon, the company's director of product management. The trucks also went from hauling four loads a day to hauling 10 loads a day, he said. The scope of the destruction was still amazing, Shalmon said. --Tiffany Kary, Special to ZDNet News

May 30, 2002 by

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