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.
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.
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.
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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.
How can you map the world to show global data in an immediately clear way? How can you show two datasets at once to see how they compare? Kiln, a partnership of Guardian writer Duncan Clark and developer Robin Houston has come up with this beautiful new take on the globe. Watch the animated intro or click on the topics and see the map move before your eyes. Adding shading lets you compare two datasets to see how they relate – so you can see clearly how poorest countries have the fastest growing populations but the lowest emissions