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The Prado in Google Earth

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Google Earth has added the technology to navigate reproductions of Spain’s Prado Museum masterpieces. The images of these works are about 14,000 million pixels, 1,400 times more detailed than the image a 10 megapixel digital camera would take. In addition, you’ll be able to see a  3D reproduction of the museum.

Google Earth Prado Webpage: The Prado in Google Earth

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January 14th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

Carbon Cost of a Google Search

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Harvard physicist Alex Wissner-Gross claims that a typical Google search on a desktop computer produces about 7g CO2.

However, these figures were disputed by Google, who say in the official Google Blog that “one Google search is equivalent to about 0.2 grams of CO2”.

The complete story is on the BBC Website: ‘Carbon cost’ of Google revealed.

Written by Al Stevens

January 12th, 2009 at 3:03 pm