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An oblique view of what is believed to be Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan
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Google releases advance preview imagery update of Bin Laden compound in Abbottābad, Pakistan

Google have today released an advanced preview imagery update encompassing parts of Abbottābad, Pakistan where Al Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden was killed during a co-ordinated and deadly assault by American Navy SEALs and CIA paramilitary forces. The update, which Google describes as "of particular interest", is only available as an advanced preview KML file viewable in Google Earth, and will be included in Google's next scheduled imagery update.
Gorse fires across Ireland. Credit: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response
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NASA satellite image of gorse fires raging across the north and west of Ireland

NASA's MODIS Rapid Response, an emergency response system that provides near real-time satellite "thermal anomaly" imagery, has captured this image of gorse fires raging across parts of the north and west of Ireland. The image was taken yesterday afternoon as strong winds and prolonged recent dry spells have driven gorse, bog, and forest fires "out of control" in Donegal, Down, Galway, Mayo and parts of Fermanagh, Monaghan and Tyrone.
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Crowdsourcing creativity for business with the blur Group

While crowdsourcing has almost become a household word its perception as an advertiser's novelty, suitable only for advertising mobile phones, is gradually being eroded. More and more organisations are realising the possibilities of crowdsourcing as a business tool and one organisation, the blur Group, is using a innovative approach.
Radon gas map of ireland
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How radioactive is your home?

Following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan which crippled the Fukushima nuclear power plant it is surprising to hear that over 50% of the radiation we are subjected to come from Radon Gas which occurs naturally in the ground. And as we approach the 25th anniversary of Chernobyl we look at our exposure to radiation.
Yury Gagarin via Russian Federal Space Agency
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YouTube film of Yury Gagarin recreates 50 years of man in space

YouTube is celebrating 50 years of manned space flight by premiering a feature length film which recreates Yury Gagarin’s first orbit in outer space. The film combines original audio and video recordings of the flight with HD footage taken from the International Space Station. A new score was written epsessially for the piece by composer Philip Sheppard.
Northern lights as seen from transatlantic flight
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Timelapse video captures northern lights on transatlantic flight

A passenger on board a transatlantic flight from San Francisco to Paris has captured a remarkable timelapse video of the northern lights, or the aurora borealis. During his eleven hour flight he captured 2,459 images, roughly one every two miles, using a Canon 5D Mark II and a tripod, and stitched them together afterward to produce this masterpiece.
Gary Delaney, CEO of Loc8 Code with Clive Taylor, Garmin's European marketing director
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Interview with Gary Delaney, CEO of Loc8 Code – Ireland’s smarter addressing system

To coincide with the launch of the first independent mobile phone application harnessing the power of Loc8 Code, we spoke to Loc8 Code CEO Gary Delaney who gave us an overview of the company’s current progress in implementing this innovative technology, the benefits that Loc8 Code can deliver to Ireland and future plans to ensure their system becomes part and parcel of Ireland’s smarter addressing system.
The Arc de Triomphe, Paris, as seen in Google Street View
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Google fined €100,000 by French privacy watchdog

Google have received their first fine for illegally gathering and storing users’ personal data while using Google Street View vehicles. Google “mistakenly” gathered data from unsecured personal WiFi networks in more than thirty countries, including Ireland - something which was officially admitted to in October 2010.
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