Monthly Archives: March 2008

Fish-Eye Zooms in Electronic Map

Alps Mapping KK released an online electronic map on which users can magnify selected parts of the map, as if using a fish-eye lens, without interrupting the continuity of roads and rail tracks. The free service “Fish-Eye” was launched March … Continue reading

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Bangalore First City in World to have Lead Map

Bangalore will soon be the first city in the world to have a lead map. The map will indicate the presence of lead in samples of water, soil, plants, milk, paints, ceramic and plastic articles, from different parts of the … Continue reading

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Santhal:Largest Tribal Community in India

Largest tribal community in India, found mainly in the states of West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and Orissa. Satars or Santhals are one of the most backward ethnic groups of the neighboring country Nepal. They live in the districts of Jhapa, … Continue reading

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Media Hype on ‘Melting’ Antarctic Ignores Record Ice Growth

The media is once again hyping an allegedly dire consequence of man-made global warming. This time the media is promoting the ice loss of one tiny fraction of the giant ice-covered continent and completely ignoring the current record ice growth … Continue reading

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Ice cubes melt on volcanoes

Andrew Bolt wrote on March 29,2008: It may not be just warmer water that’s caused part of Antarctica – ice sheets on the smaller Western part – to melt, after all. The glaciers there just happen to be sitting close … Continue reading

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Netherlands

    Introduction Netherlands Background: The Dutch United Provinces declared their independence from Spain in 1579; during the 17th century, they became a leading seafaring and commercial power, with settlements and colonies around the world. After a 20-year French occupation, … Continue reading

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