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Numbering The Stars: Remembering the Contributions of Medieval Muslim Astronomers And Catalogers

This week over at the Forbes blog, I discuss the International Astronomical Union (IAU)‘s publication of an official catalog of 227 star names. The list was published this week in order to further standardize how we reference stars and constellations, since each one has had numerous monikers in Greek, Roman, Chinese, Arabic and many other languages over the many millenia that people have been studying the stars. 317 more words


Gypsies in the heart of the city

Today we (Amanda, Debi, Marie and Vanessa) went for a bit of a walk in the area round Lincoln Green Lane and Quarry Hill, that we were talking about last week. 296 more words


How to Create an Interactive Map with Visme

A step-by-step tutorial on how to create an interactive map with Visme, a free online infographic and presentation tool.

Source: blog.visme.co

If you have students use…

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The Most Comprehensive Study on Drones in Humanitarian Action

In August 2015, the Swiss humanitarian organization FSD kindly hired me as a consultant to work on the EU-funded Drones in Humanitarian Action program. I had the pleasure of working closely with FSD and team during the past 16 months. 143 more words

Humanitarian Technologies

Apple is using drones to make its maps better

Apple is taking to the skies.

The company plans to use drones to collect aerial information to improve its Maps app, Bloomberg reported Dec. 1. 441 more words

Domain Distortion

Still working with noise generation on planetGenesis. I found a mistake in my previous effort. I had been assuming that the domain distortion Combiners(Disturb, Warp and Turbulence) worked by sampling the left side noise at coordinates shifted by the noise in the right hand side. 534 more words


The Art of Peace

The Franco-British Sykes-Picot agreements and an original map of 1916 can be seen at Paris’ Petit Palais museum, as part of The Art of Peace… 137 more words

Art & Culture