Special News Series: Digital Places

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Digital Places special news series photo   GPS-Equipped Pigeons Enlisted as Pollution Bloggers (October 31, 2006)
A project known as PigeonBlog is using birds carrying high-tech backpacks to create accurate, detailed urban pollution maps. Related projects are also taking flight.

Digital Places special news series photo   Satellite-Photo Atlas Uses Digital Globe to Show Eco Damage (October 23, 2006)
A unique "layer" on the popular desktop globe Google Earth uses United Nations satellite images to show the environmental damage wrought across the world over the span of a few decades.

Digital Places special news series photo   Privacy Fears Intensified by Tech That Knows Where You Are (October 20, 2006)
As tracking technology advances, your mobile devices may soon be watching every move you make, a feature that experts say could bring about revolutionary user experiences—and privacy abuse.

Digital Places special news series photo   Disaster Prediction, Social Networking Boosted by Geo-Data Feeds (October 19, 2006)
From predicting tsunamis to reuniting old friends, a recently published computer standard could change the way location information is used and shared online.

Digital Places special news series photo   Global Positioning Tech Inspires Do-It-Yourself Mapping Project (October 18, 2006)
Armed with GPS devices and an open-source ideology, some grassroots groups are putting street maps in the hands of the people—and are smashing a few "Easter eggs" in the process.

Digital Places special news series photo   "Second Life," Other Virtual Worlds Reshaping Human Interaction (October 17, 2006)
They're not just for nerds anymore. Virtual worlds are being embraced by a growing number of users as online environments expand to include concerts, classrooms, and even retail economies.

Digital Places special news series photo   Mobile Games Superimpose Virtual Fun on the Real World (October 16, 2006)
Games played on digital devices facilitate "safe travel" to Baghdad, save the world from infectious diseases, and give new meaning to the dangers of "pirates" on Wall Street.

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