Stuff in Space Stuff in Space is a "real-time 3D map of objects in earth's orbit", including satellites and debris. On this map, different kinds of "stuff in space" are color-coded: red for satellites, blue for rocket bodies, and grey for debris. Visitors may also explore different groups of space objects, which include maps of all Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites and their orbits and a map of the debris created by the 2009 collision of the satellites Iridium 33 and Kosmos 2251.
Interesting & fun
University of California, Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art have produced an online exhibit on the 1938 journey of Wilber L. Cummings, Jr. (1914-1943) and F. Bailey Vanderhoef, Jr., who traveled from Kalimpong, India to western Tibet. The exhibit features over 80 black and white photographs from the journey and eighteen full-color images of Tibetan art.
The Irish Times: Snapshot of Ireland a century ago: an online photographic archive. "A series of digitally restored black-and-white photographs dating as far back as the Land War of the late 1800s has been released online by the Ancestry family-history website. The historical prints and photographs, which include more than 120 images taken in Ireland, offer an insight into daily life in Irish cities, towns, villages and countryside between the late 1800s and the 1950s."
Work will partly occur this month from a villa shared with family in Puglia at the heel of Italy, an area which now produces an amazing amount of Europe's olive oil and grain. Compulsory viewing will be New Zealand On Screen's film, The Italian Campaign , so I can trace my fathers Italian adventures in WW2. A days cookery class at the famous Awaiting Table cookery school in Palazzo Spongaro, close to our villa awaits. Viva italia!
Data visualization offers exciting new ways to interpret data. Wikiverse imagines Wikipedia entries as a series of linked objects in space, arranged according to how closely related they are to one another. By revealing unexpected connections between Wikipedia entries, Wikiverse highlights the interconnections between ideas and data.