Billion-pixel Gaia camera to map galaxy in 3D (news.cnet.com)
The Milky Way is about to be seen in a whole new way.
The European Space Agency has successfully launched its Gaia satellite into orbit, bringing a 1 billion-pixel camera detector to map our galaxy in 3D.
The stargazer lifted off on Thursday aboard a Soyuz-Fregat rocket from a launch pad at Sinnamary in French Guiana. Its mission is to map the precise location of over a billion stars.
Its instruments are expected to help discover planets, asteroids, and supernovas, as well as reveal a better understanding of the origin and structure of the Milky Way. more... 12/19/2013
EarthCam Announces The (prweb.com)
How can art lovers have a midnight conversation with Andy Warhol at his final resting place? How can city slickers feed a barnyard of chickens without getting their hands dirty? Where can visitors travel 605 feet to the roof of the Seattle Space Needle observation deck for a panoramic tour?
The answer: EarthCam.com’s 15th annual list of the "25 Most Interesting Webcams"! more... 12/18/2013
Doctors Now Making House Calls - Via Web Cam (babble.com)
Some people are more hesitant to call the doctor than others. If I come down with a strange illness that Google doesn’t diagnose as a run-of-the-mill cold, I call to make an appointment with my primary care physician, stat. Likewise, I’ve got my children’s pediatrician on speed dial, and I don’t hesitate to call their answering service at midnight on a Friday for a scary-sounding cough. But some people - like my husband - are not as friendly with their doctors. They go so infrequently that they have to remind their doctors who they are every time. And their wives are stuck making the appointments for them when they have a medical mystery that really must be solved by a qualified non-Google expert. more... 12/16/2013
Project allows viewers to watch Santa fuel up his N.S. team (thechronicleherald.ca)
Santa’s helpers hardly raise an antler when the jolly old elf pushes through the enclosure gate.
The man in the bright red and white suit strides past a gift-laden sleigh and taps his bucket of pine branches with his open hand to gain the attention of the five reindeer resting on the frigid ground at the Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park.
They rise to their feet, stretch and gingerly approach the white-bearded gent who carries a treat and some supper.
Every day at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Santa approaches the sparse herd under the careful eye of the live webcam provided by novascotiawebcams. more... 12/16/2013
Memphis Area Dentist Dr. van Zyl Launches Dental Video Website (digitaljournal.com)
Dr. Ettienne van Zyl is pleased to announce that his cosmetic dentistry practice has launched a video website. The video website is a new way for van Zyl Center for Advanced Dentistry to interact with current patients, reach out to prospective dental patients, and help others on the Internet through advanced patient education. more... 12/9/2013
Webcam Offers Views Of Mount Rushmore National Memorial 24 Hours A Day (nationalparkstraveler.com)
It's easier to keep an eye on Mount Rushmore National Memorial, from anywhere you have an Internet connection, thanks to EarthCam.
The company went live this week with its high-definition shot of the carvings of Presidents Washington, Roosevelt, Lincoln and Jefferson. You can with your 'mouse' zoom in and out of the shot, and even pan up and down and side to side. more... 12/2/2013