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Brett Morgan
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Drones will change everything :-)
 
Drone video of dolphins stampede and whales (mommy & baby). Amazing how drone technology changes our view of the natural world.  Captain Dave says at the end of the video the equipment he used to film it.
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This is so cool for us Australian Developers! =)
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I work with Appengine every day, but I can't keep up with the cloud platform developments. Really stellar stuff!

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Going to be good to see what the programmers at my old uni can do when they take on code jam! =)
 
Google Code Jam starts next week! This Thursday (4-7pm), we're hosting an information and practice session. There'll be free pizza and swag to be won! 

Not keen on solving programming problems but still want some free stuff? Participate in the 2048 competition. The winner will walk away with some Google swag!

RSVP here: http://goo.gl/FKXtJm
Register for Code Jam: https://code.google.com/codejam/
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If you are in Sydney, and want to hear about successful startups, come along!
 
Our next Google Sudo for Entrepreneurs: Thursday 10 April 6:00pm

Meet the founders of the financial tech startup Pocketbook. Bosco Tan and Alvin Singh will talk about their backgrounds, how the company has grown, and all their plans for the future. If you're an entrepreneur (or an aspiring one!), you'll learn about building your team, growing your startup and all the lessons learned along the way.

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Google Sudo - 10 April 2014A Day In the Life of....Pocketbook When Thursday 10 April 6:00pm - 8.30pm Where Google Sydney Level 2, 1 Darling Island Rd (Fairfax Building) Pyrmont 2009 Google's use of this data is governed by our privacy policy found at http://www.google.com/privacy.html.
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Oh god, the number of times I've been here...
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Mmm toys!
 
you don't have to go to nano scales to get much much faster manufacturing.
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Good work by my colleague +Mark McDonald =)
We recently announced the launch of the data layer in the Google Maps JavaScript API, including support for GeoJSON and declarative styling.  Today we’d like to share a technical overview explaining how you can create great l...
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ooohhhh +Kristin Milton probably already knows about this, but tagging because cool

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I want one =)
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Well that is more than meets the eye...

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It's the new black. Srsly.
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Balloons! =)
 
 
One of our balloons has had quite a journey over the past few weeks. It did a lap around the world in 22 days, and has just clocked the project’s 500,000th kilometer as it begins its second lap. It enjoyed a few loop-de-loops over the Pacific ocean before heading east on the winds toward Chile and Argentina, and then made its way back around near Australia and New Zealand. Along the way, it caught a ride on the Roaring Forties — strong west-to-east winds in the southern hemisphere that act like an autobahn in the sky, where our balloons can quickly zoom over oceans to get to where people actually need them.

Traversing the stratosphere is particularly challenging this time of year because the winds actually change direction as the southern hemisphere moves from warmer to colder weather, resulting in divergent wind paths that are hard to predict. Since last June, we’ve been using the wind data we’ve collected during flights to refine our prediction models and are now able to forecast balloon trajectories twice as far in advance. In addition, the pump that moves air in or out of the balloon has become three times more efficient, making it possible to change altitudes more rapidly to quickly catch winds going in different directions. There were times, for example, when this balloon could have been pulled into the polar vortex – large, powerful wind currents that whip around in a circle near the stratosphere in the polar region – but these improvements enabled us to maneuver around it and stay on course. We can spend hours and hours running computer simulations, but nothing teaches us as much as actually sending the balloons up into the stratosphere during all four seasons of the year.

Take a look through our photo album to see some of the specific improvements that have been made to the balloon technology, thanks to the lessons we’ve learned in flight.
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