| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| 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.
| "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.
| 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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