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Inspired by fashion-forward members of the Cretaceous period, The Queen of the Skies Family takes a step back to a time when spikes were all the rage. The Neptune, with its soft, Italian suede and stunning 4” pillar heel, is the perfect companion to charm that sexy Paleontologist you’ve been eyeing with your best Deinonychus impression (and if you know what that is, you’re totally in).
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So here's a fun thought experiment - how far back in time would you have to travel, until the number of your ancestors equaled the world population?
How far back in time do you have to go such that the number of your ancestors is equal to the human population?
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That's badly worded.  The human population now ? or the population for the time I've travelled back to.  The number of ancestors now ? or for the time ?
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I was putting together some resources on map projections, and thought you might like them, too:
Lesson plan from National Geographic:
http://education.nationalgeographic.com.au/education/activity/investigating-map-projections/?ar_a=1
Fundamentals of common mapping projections from ICSM:
http://www.icsm.gov.au/mapping/map_projections.html
A very visual comparison by Benjamin Hennig:
http://www.viewsoftheworld.net/?p=752
Projections and propaganda:
http://www.learnnc.org/lp/editions/mapping/6434
And finally xkcd:
http://xkcd.com/977/

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Students use oranges to investigate the effects of changing a 3-D surface to a 2-D surface. They then examine the distortions of different map projections while comparing land and ocean to its representation on a globe.
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Oh that is awesome!
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Two kinds of people :)
It's really worth cllicking through to see the whole list.
sarahb: “pleatedjeans: “via ” I feel really dumb… what’s the 8th one down supposed to be? ” But what does it mean if I zigzag and have one in each column.
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The first one, pizza, isn't true. I'll eat pizza like that but only if there's extra sauce to dip my crusts in to. :-)
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Good morning plussers!
I got a giggle out of this today - a real scientific paper on the physics of clogged sheep.
Enjoy :)
This paper studies a clogging process of a flock passing through a narrow door. The authors suggest a quantitative definition of clogging and find experimentally that the passage times have a broad distribution with power-law tail. These findings might help with the understanding and management of human crowds.
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Every so often it's fun to see what the Geo Geek world looks like from the outside.  This list is a little crazy - it's not exactly comparing apples with apples.
Digital maps and mapping platforms are very popular these days. This article features the top 10 most popular mapping APIs on ProgrammableWeb.
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This is a very long, serious article about some of the international development sector.  I like it a lot, but you have to read it all to get to the point - which is that very few programs can scale up fast - especially over different geographies.
The best solutions seem to be built for their specific communities.
Big ideas are destroying international development.
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FYI: I'm adding the article to my bath-time reading queue. Thanks for sharing. This is a subject (colonialism, esp as it relates to environmental and social initiatives) I've been following for a while. 
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Hi Plussers!
These changes in technology seem to sneak up all the time.. but these images are gorgeous.
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Hi Aussie Geo Geeks!
Are you going to Locate?
Would you like to participate in the OGC Forum Showcase?

(I will be at Locate, but not on the Tuesday, sadly)
 
Call for Presenters – OGC Forum Showcase at Locate 15
The
Australia-New Zealand Forum of the Open GeoSpatial Consortium (OGC ANZ Forum)
will be hosting a ‘Showcase’ event at the Locate15 ‘Open Day’, Tuesday 10
March, 3-4 PM in Brisbane. During this
event, OGC members have the opportunity to showcase their proj...
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Me too +Winnie So! 
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+Ayoub Khote​ third time lucky!
My very late dinner.
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YAY!
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How do you look for a needle at the bottom of a haystack?
Or rather, how do you look for a plane on the ocean floor?

This video has some great visual explanation of the technologies involved.
'Geoscience Australia' releases new video explaining the techniques and technologies being used in the hunt for missing airliner flight MH370.
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