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vegetation

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Reflected light maps Earth's vegetation

Using data collected by the VIIRS sensor aboard the Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has created a map of the world's vegetation.

By Jun. 21, 2013

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Google adds terrain, vegetation imagery to Maps

The company makes the latest of several improvements to Maps this month.

By Oct. 26, 2012

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Google Maps hack turns any Street View into an urban jungle

A clever Google Maps hack overlays Street View with vines, trees, grass, and other vegetation for an altered view of reality.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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Terror of Oklahoma twister revealed in infrared satellite image

NASA satellite sends back an infrared photo that reveals new details in the aftermath of the Oklahoma tornado's path of destruction.

By Jun. 5, 2013

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Preserved woolly-mammoth autopsy shows cloning is a real possibility

A female woolly mammoth unearthed in Siberia has undergone necropsy, and scientists believe they will be able to extract high-quality DNA.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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The technical joy of Burger King's hands-free Whopper holder

In a feat of engineering that has to be seen to be fully admired, Burger King in Puerto Rico gives away 50 holders, so that you can eat while you drive, play the guitar, or perform vital surgery.

By May. 31, 2013

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Inside Fujitsu's cloud-powered farm of the future

Japanese farms are smaller and often less sophisticated than those elsewhere in the world. Can a suite of sensors, services, and -- yes -- cow pedometers from Fujitsu help them compete on a global scale?

By Oct. 15, 2013

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Stunning high-resolution photo shows Earth's many hues

Recently emerged photograph of the planet taken aboard a Russian satellite shows the Earth in stunning color and detail.

By May. 10, 2012

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Microsoft VP creates perfume that smells of money

Patrick McCarthy, a vice president of sales at Microsoft, decides that what the world needs (men and women) is a fragrance that is pure money.

By Jan. 20, 2011

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Why we'll never find an exoplanet like Earth

Evidence that plant life was a primary force that shaped Earth's surface is laid out in a new issue of Nature Geoscience. Because of that, the chance we'll find a similar world with a surface like our planet's is very small.

By Feb. 2, 2012