30 Sep '14, 10pm

Google Street View brings the world’s coral reefs to you

Google Street View brings the world’s coral reefs to you

has been taking a global census of reefs since 2012, and partnered with Google to bring the results to a monitor near you. (Grist was there at the beginning , and we’re still drooling over the footage that keeps rolling in.) The idea is that scientists will be able to study these panoramic images to — real talk — calculate how much human activities have fucked up each site. Since 40 percent of the world’s coral has been lost in just the past 30 years, this survey will serve as a baseline for any further loss or possible renewal in the future.

Full article: http://grist.org/living/google-street-view-brings-the-wor...

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Introducing the World’s Most Precise Clock

Introducing the World’s Most Precise Clock

spectrum.ieee.org 30 Sep '14, 7pm

We typically excite the electrons in an atomic clock with radiation whose frequency doesn’t quite match the transition fre...

Shark overfishing hurts coral reefs [1 yr ago]

Shark overfishing hurts coral reefs [1 yr ago]

news.mongabay.com 21 Sep '14, 4am

Overfishing for sharks is having detrimental effects on coral reefs, finds a new study published in the journal PLOS One ....

Aegis Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Android Smartwatches

Aegis Wallet Brings Bitcoin to Android Smartwat...

coindesk.com 30 Sep '14, 12pm

The Aegis bitcoin wallet now includes support for Android Wear – Google’s new operating system (OS) for wearable devices –...

How solar can become the world’s largest source of electricity via @grist

How solar can become the world’s largest source...

grist.org 29 Sep '14, 8pm

Back in May, the (typically stodgy and conservative) International Energy Agency released its annual Energy Technology Per...