Best of the Blogs 23 September 2014

By on 23 September, 2014

Google driverless car

IEEE Spectrum delivers the low-down on Google and NASA’s collaboration in which they will be testing driverless cars without backup human drivers on one of NASA’s campuses. The cute little cars even have no steering wheels.

IEEE Spectrum again turns its eyes to the future, and talks of the next evolution of the cloud – peer-to-peer, distributed datacentres.

 

SIBA has posted a very interesting round-up of how aircraft tracking expectations and technology has and will change in the wake of MH370’s disappearance.

 

Given the recent referendum, Google Maps Mania highlights an Esri Story map that illustrates Scotland’s history and relationship with England over the last 700 years, starting with the War of Scottish Independence.

 

GPS World has an interesting post that talks of conspiracy theorists responses to the recent Galileo satellite cock-up. Could it be that Russia was getting back at the EU for placing sanctions upon it? Who knows?

 

The Australian has a fascinating article on a QUT researcher that is using technology based on rat brains to aid in navigation through un-mapped environments.

 

As Burning Man has now wrapped up for 2014, SkyBox has released some before, during, and after images of the infamous playa, which show how it is built and dismantled over just a few days.

 

Directions Magazine has talked to Lars Skog, who holds a PhD in geoinformatics, about how mapping could help stop the spread of Ebola in Africa and across the globe.

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