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Data mapping for the ancient world

Dr. David Kilcullen makes really useful maps. He and his team have worked with communities around the world, using Google Maps to help improve lives. One map made by a group of Libyan schoolgirls pinpointed local sniper positions to help their classmates navigate a route to school. Last week’s Fast Company article about Kilcullen really intrigued me. …

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Blowing ancient minds

Over Christmas I watched a lot of episodes of Arthur C. Clarke’s Mysterious World. It’s a fun rattle through famous earthly and not-so-earthly mysteries. One of the most surprising things I learnt was that the Ancient Greeks made a computer. Yep, a computer! In 1901, divers near the Greek island of Antikythera found what turned out …

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A personal On This Day

My boss’s wife posts photos of their (super-cute) son on Facebook almost every day. When he grows up he’s going to be able to look back at pretty detailed record of his childhood. Google recently released a neat video about a father who emails his daughter every day from the day she was born: I’ve …

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