A stunning map of Hurricane Sandy’s winds
Sandy’s hurricane-force winds influenced wind patterns across a third of the United States.

Explore the ocean with Google Maps

Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world - including the underwater world. This ocean collection includes six of the world’s most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii.

The Faster Than Disaster project is currently monitoring Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico.

The World’s Oceanographic Data, at Your Fingertips

Have you ever wondered what the water temperature off the Kamchatka Peninsula is?  What about the wind speed in the Andaman Sea?  Or maybe you’re losing sleep over the chlorophyll levels in the South Pacific.  Fortunately, all of that information –- and 450 million other data points collected from oceanographic instruments around the world –- is freely and easily accessible thanks to the Marinexplore project.

(via smarterplanet

Mapping the Oceans by NationalGeographic

World maps usually center on the land, with the Pacific Ocean divided as bookends. To show each ocean as a whole with the least distortion for our “Beneath the Oceans” supplement map, we used a map projection called an interrupted Mollweide centered on the Pacific.


Scientist’s game helps map the brain

MIT professor Sebastian Seung and his team launched EyeWire, an online game that invites volunteer “scientists” to build 3-D maps of the cell networks that are crucial for vision.


Computational neuroscientist and 2010 PopTech Science Fellow H. Sebastian Seung conducts pioneering research on the wiring of the brain, and what it reveals about genetics, personality, and memory. At our 2010 Science and Living Systems Salon Seung suggests that complex maps of neural connective structures, or connectomes, will reveal that our experiences literally shape our brains.


Brendan Griffen attempts to map the relationships of influence between all of history’s big thinkers, likely inspired by Circles of Influence

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