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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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Google Map Maker aids disaster rescue efforts

Written on March 31, 2011 by R. Depp

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The Google Map Maker has discovered a humanitarian purpose. Its giving people updated information -- through maps -- on disaster-hit areas across the globe that need urgent relief assistance.

The Google Map Maker is a service launched by Google in June 2008, primarily as an upgrade to the service initially offered by Google Maps. The web tool was seen as a solution to mapping parts of the world where there is no available mapping data or commercial maps. Google Map maker relies on user contributions from local communities to mark out certain territories.

In an interview with ZDNet.com during the Google Geo Community Summit in Singapore last Thursday, Andrew McGlinchey, Google Southeast Asia’s head of product management, said that the Map Maker is currently available in over 100 countries, mostly developing nations where quality maps are difficult to source.

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