Webcams of the World

Today I’ve viewed the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Colosseum in Rome and the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. All before breakfast and all from the comfort of my own home. igoCam is a Google Map of some of the best live travel webcams from around the world. Which means all you have to … [Read more…]

How darkness and cold killed the dinosaurs

Roughly 66 million years ago an asteroid slammed into the Yucatan peninsula. New research shows tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high up in the air after the impact, shown here in an illustration, cooling Earth’s climate for years to come.Credit: NASA. Climate scientists have now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high … [Read more…]

Gene Cernan, the last man to walk on the moon, dies at 82

Astronaut Eugene A. Cernan, Apollo 17 commander, is pictured inside the lunar module following the third session of extravehicular activity on the 20th century’s last lunar landing mission. Credit: NASA Gene Cernan, the last man (to date) to walk on the moon, passed away Monday at the age of 82. Cernan joined the NASA astronaut corps in … [Read more…]

SimActive Used for Coastal Erosion Assessment with UAVs

a DSM (Digital Surface Model) generated by the SimActive software (Correlator3D) Montreal, Canada, January 17th, 2017 – SimActive Inc., a world-leading developer of photogrammetry software, is pleased to announce that Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) has chosen Correlator3D™ for its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) research. “We assessed photogrammetry solutions to assist our study of river shore … [Read more…]

Senator targets Alaska launch site in wasteful spending report

An aerial view of Alaska’s Kodiak Launch Complex, now known as Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska. Credit: Alaska Aerospace Corp. WASHINGTON — The company that operates an Alaska launch site is critical of the spaceport’s inclusion in a list of pork-barrel spending released last week by a senator. The 2017 edition of the “Wastebook” by … [Read more…]

Baidu goes global with HERE

Often referred to as ‘Google of China’, Baidu collaborates with HERE for global expansion. HERE, the open location platform company, which is owned by BMW, Audi and Daimler will provide map content for Baidu Maps outside of China to support its recent expansion of coverage to Europe and the rest of the world. HERE has … [Read more…]

Esri partners with GISinc to analyse customer behaviour for increasing sales

Esri has announced a partnership with GISinc to analyze customer behavior to help retailers increase sales. US: Esri has announced a partnership with GISinc to analyze customer behavior to help retailers increase sales. Esri will also integrate its cutting-edge spatial analytics platform with GISinc’s indoor mapping capabilities to analyze data collected by sensor-enabled overhead smart … [Read more…]

FARO launches FocusM 70 Laser Scanner for professional use in construction

FARO has announced a new entry price-performance standard for its entire FARO Focus laser scanner portfolio. US: FARO has announced a new entry price-performance standard for its entire FARO Focus laser scanner portfolio. The FARO FocusM 70 solution provides an ideal entry point for all professional users considering laser scanning in the construction BIM/CIM and … [Read more…]

Trimble enters in agreement with Novanta to sell ThingMagic RFID business

Trimble entered into a definitive agreement with Novanta to sell its ThingMagic RFID business for $20 million in cash. US: Trimble entered into a definitive agreement with Novanta to sell its Woburn, Massachusetts-based ThingMagic RFID business for $20 million in cash. The transaction, subject to customary closing conditions, is expected to close in the first … [Read more…]