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Are underwater drones capable of exploring the deep sea?

Some are speculating that drones may soon be able to map the ocean floor. Evidence so far has not been promising after several failed tests to head towards the ocean floor. At the same time drones do represent our best chance to study this frontier.

Hip-hop etymology: Mapping the largest vocabularies of rappers

New York - An NYC-based designer and coder formulated a list of 85 rappers to study the extent of each rapper's vocabulary through their lyrics. His findings were released in an online interactive mapping format.

What Antarctica looks like without ice — the Bedmap 2 Project

A new study of the physical properties of the Antarctic landmass has revealed the most detailed map yet produced, showing a landscape of mountain ranges gorges and ravines significantly deeper than ever imagined.

'Connectomics' provide a map of the wonder that is the brain

The human brain is a highly complex piece of biological human architecture. With a field of study known as "connectomics," scientists hope to decipher the synapses and ultimately the overall makeup of the mind and possibly the source of mental diseases.

GeoEye successfully launches satellite

GeoEye confirms that the satellite has reached it's planned orbit and responding to signals from earth. Today's launch is another milestone for Google.

Google acquires ImageAmerica to boost mapping

As well as everything else in the world, Google has acquired ImageAmerica. They build high-resolution cameras that take aerial photographs. The search engine giant announced the move on Friday.

Google Maps Mapping the Locations Mentioned in a Book

Google Book Search shows a map that contains some of the locations referenced in a certain book.

Microsoft Mapping Goes 3D

Microsoft comes out with more then just some cool imaging program.

Flash Earth

Flash Earth is an experimental application that uses satellite and aerial imagery from online mapping websites...

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The distribution of active floats in the Argo array  colour coded by country that owns the float  at...
The distribution of active floats in the Argo array, colour coded by country that owns the float, at the end of May 2014.