Mardi Gras LIVE! Watch All the Happenings in New Orleans (boston.com)
If you weren't able to break out of Bean Town and head to the Big Easy for Mardi Gras this year, I'd like to introduce you to a lively app by EarthCam that lands you in the heart of New Orleans, delivering the Mardi Gras action LIVE to your iPhone and iPad. more... 3/3/2014
New Webcam System at UPMC Connects Families with Newborns in ICUs at Children’s and Magee (gantdaily.com)
New parents and family members can check in on their infants hospitalized in UPMC’s neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) any time of day and from anywhere in the world thanks to a new camera system installed in the NICUs at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC.
Children’s Hospital and Magee-Womens Hospital are two of only three hospitals in the state to implement this password-protected webcam system called NICVIEW, which, through an internet connection, gives families a virtual connection to their newborns. more... 2/19/2014
This aquarium lets your goldfish boldly go where no guppy has gone before! (gmanetwork.com)
Now, your pet goldfish can go where no guppy has gone before.
Studio Diip has set up a rig with a webcam, where the fish aquarium is strapped to a remote-controlled car—and the fish gets to steer.
"In an attempt to liberate fish all over the world, the first self driving car for fish has been developed. This car moves by detecting the fish’s position with computer vision," the studio said.
The prototype ”Fish on Wheels” uses a webcam to track the fish's movement, a battery-powered Beagleboard and an Arduino controlled robot vehicle. more... 2/14/2014
Visit Algonquin Provincial Park with live views from EarthCam (mississauga.com)
The Friends of Algonquin Park have teamed up with EarthCam to deliver spectacular views of the Algonquin Provincial Park.
Located at the Algonquin Park Visitor Center, visitors to the webcam will experience breathtaking views of the 1.9 million acre park and identify landmark points of interest using the interactive panorama. more... 2/10/2014
New ISS cameras set to provide high quality Earth views in near real time (gizmag.com)
On Jan. 27, two Russian Cosmonauts undertook a six hour spacewalk in order to install two new British-manufactured Earth imaging cameras to the Russian segment of the ISS. The initiative, announced in 2011, will allow anyone with an internet connection access to the near-live feed, which will provide higher quality results than the currently-installed standard definition cameras. more... 2/5/2014
Web cam gives bird's eye view of downtown Kentville (kingscountynews.ca)
If you’re walking down Main Street in front of town hall in Kentville, smile: you’re on not-so-candid camera.
The Town of Kentville has placed a web camera in an upstairs office in town hall to provide a live view of Main Street on its website. Community development co-ordinator Lindsay Young said the town used to have a live web cam years ago, but it was unreliable, which was frustrating to users. However, the town’s IT department has found a more reliable solution. more... 2/5/2014
Penguins & Puffins Are Live via Webcam While St. Louis Zoo Builds Polar Bear Habitat (blogs.riverfronttimes.com)
A trip to the Saint Louis Zoo just isn't complete without watching the penguins and puffins swim and squawk, so it was a real bummer when their exhibit closed last summer during construction on the new polar bear habitat.
But the zoo knows St. Louisans can't hold on one more year without checking in on their penguin pals. Two new webcams will now broadcast the animals live from behind-the-scenes. more... 2/3/2014
Welcome to the Fish Bowl (petage.com)
Move over Puppy Bowl and Kitten Bowl, there is a new “Bowl” in town, the Fish Bowl.
Live from PetLife Stadium, fighting fish Mahi Manning and Wahoo Wilson will compete to bring the trophy back to their home “reef.” Five cameras will bring viewers all the action and analytics will score one point for every time a player crosses into the end zone.
The Fish Bowl is the invention of the company, EarthCam, a global leader in delivering world class webcam content, technology and services. Fish Bowl festivities kick off at 3 p.m. Sunday, and be viewed at http://www.earthcam.com/events/fishbowl/2014/. more... 2/3/2014