Google’s Earth satellites have photographed a singular plea for help from the people of the tsunami stricken town of Minamisanriku, Japan. The SOS messages was written in the grounds of the Shizugawa High School’s football field after the tsunami hit the village early on Friday
Ireland and the UK face further bouts travel chaos, burst water pipes and closed schools with the return of heavy snow for the rest of the winter, according to NASA. NASA made the warning following the release of stunning new image of Ireland swathed in snow.
If your New Year’s resolution is to donate more to charity than you could do worse than by giving free internet access to some of the world’s poorest people. All you have to do it buy an entire satellite, something a US charity is attempting to do this year. A Human Right plans to raise over $150,000 so it can buy the largest communications satellite in earth orbit to provide free internet access to billions of people.
NASA has released a new high resolution satellite image of the North Eastern region of the United States covered in over 80cm of snow. NASA has already released satellite imagery of the continent blanketed in snow. You can see the accumulation of snow in this time lapse video.
Winter stores have abated in Ireland, the UK and Northern Europe but Canada and the North Eastern United States, especially New York and New England, are currently being battered with over 29 inches (73CM) of snow.
Weather, politics, Ireland's economic problems and a good bit of humour were the stories that you have been reading on The Sociable this year. In our first annual list of Sociable top tens we count down the most read, clicked and shared during 2010.
NASA's Earth Observatory has released another stunning satellite photography of Ireland and the UK blanketed in snow. The image, taken yesterday (December 8th 2010) shows much of the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Wales, Scotland, England and the Isle of man covered in pristine snow.
A new satellite, known as HYLAS 1, is due to launch later this evening and promises to bring broadband to many rural locations in Ireland for the first time. HYLAS 1 is the first dedicated satellite to deliver high speed, two-way data services across Europe.