Thursday May 16, 2013

Since the 70s, NASA and the USGS have been taking satellite images of the earth as part of the Landsat project.

Timelapse project was unveiled this week between NASA, USGS, Time, Google and CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University.
Landsat satellite photos taken over the past 30 years have been converted into a seamless, navigable animation, that allows you to see the extent of global change.

Read more from Google's official blog.

Read more at Atlantic Cities.

(Source: Atlantic Cities)

Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in IN THE NEWS on Thursday May 16, 2013  Bookmark and Share
Wednesday October 26, 2011

At the end of October, the world's population will increase to 7 billion people. It's impossible to know which country the baby will be born to; therefore, the United Nations is encouraging each country to identify its own 7th billion bundle of joy.

Read more about population growth.

Want to know what the world was like when you were born? Check out this cool infographic created by the Guardian. Just type in your date of birth and you'll see what the population was for that year, which countries were growing in population, and which were decreasing.

(Source: Humanosphere)
Posted by Sherri Sunstrum in IN THE NEWS on Wednesday Oct 26, 2011  Bookmark and Share
Friday October 14, 2011
Joan DeBardeleben (EURUS and Political Science) has been successful in her application for a Jean Monnet Chair in EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood Relations. The Chair is supported by the European Union’s Life Long Learning Programme and is awarded on the basis of an international competitive process. This is Carleton’s first Jean Monnet Chair. Initial funding for the Chair, which runs from September 2011 through August 2014, will support teaching, research, and outreach activities relating to the EU’s relations with non-member states in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The Chair’s activities will reach out to students with East European interests from a variety of academic programs and will host a number of research, outreach, reflection and interactive events that will engage researchers and the policy community in Ottawa, facilitating discussion about the EU’s relations with Eastern Europe, how this reflects the EU’s changing global role, and what this means for Canada.

(Source: Institute of European and Russian Studies » Eurus News)

Posted by Denize Tan in IN THE NEWS on Friday Oct 14, 2011  Bookmark and Share