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These Stunning Geometric Patterns Were Created From Google Earth Images

Satellite images of our world are incredible on their own. But artist Federico Winer has taken aerial photography to a new level by portraying planet Earth as a mesmerising kaleidoscope of geometric patterns and colours.


Create An HD Fly-Through Video Tour In Google Earth Pro

In January, Google decided to make Google Earth Pro free for everyone — that means we can all make use of features that previously cost $US400 a year, and one of those features is the ability to record HD video of your tours. From floating along the Grand Canyon to zooming into your local neighbourhood, here’s how to record your own fly-throughs using the software.


Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Google Earth Pro, the premium version of Google’s popular Google Earth service, is now free. Google sliced the price from $US400 a year, so this is a pretty solid deal. If you like to make 3D measurements or create HD videos of virtual trips around the world, I’d jump on this. You can download the software key directly from Google and start an online global journey.


Google Earth's New Satellite Imagery Is So Much Better

Remember how we told you that the resolution of Google Maps’ satellite images would soon be doubled? Well, today we’re seeing the first of those images pop up, and they are indeed a noticeable improvement. New York and San Francisco are the first to get the high-res 3D treatment, but we should see this update rolling out for more cities around the world in 2015.


This Chrome Extension Turns New Tabs Into Aerial Art

Want an easy way to liven up your day? Download the new Earth View from Google Maps extension for Chrome. It shows you a striking new satellite image every time you open a new tab, and it’s delightful.


Space Detective Is Now A Job That Exists

Want to use some damning images from Google Earth to back up your case in a lawsuit? Right now it’s not quite that easy. Which is why a satellite imaging specialist and space lawyer (actual thing) have just formed what is about to become every NASA-loving kid’s dream job: the world’s very first space detective agency.


Google Just Bought A Swarm Of Satellites To Make Maps Way Better

Today, Skybox Imaging announced it’s being bought by Google for a cool $US500 million in cash. Known for its high-resolution satellite imagery and video, Skybox’s fleet of satellites could make Google Earth a whole lot crisper — and help fulfil Google’s vision of worldwide satellite-based internet access.


Virtually Tour The Path Of Everest's Deadliest Climbing Accident

The April 18 avalanche on Mount Everest that killed 16 Sherpas training for an ascent has been declared the deadliest mountaineering accident ever recorded on the peak. Now Discovery has created an immersive web experience to help illustrate what happened.


12 Years Of Deforestation In One Sobering Animation

What do you get when Google, the University of Maryland, and NASA’s Landsat 7 satellite team up? A very sobering view of man’s impact on the earth. It only took us 12 years to destroy all that forest.


I'm A Bird! This Pigeon Simulator Lets You Soar Over London

Who hasn’t dreamed of soaring over a city, dipping between the rooftops, peering into people’s windows? A new simulator allows anyone to have a real-life birds-eye view of London.


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