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  • View Images of Mars With “Google Earth”-Like Program 

    artimusclyde Permalink
    5:11 pm on 12/08/2011 | ,   

    A new software tool developed by the HiRISE team in the UA’s Lunar and Planetary Lab allows members of the public to download high-resolution images of the Martian landscape almost instantaneously and explore the surface of the Red Planet from their own desktops, similar to Google Earth. The images produced by HiRISE are in the gigabyte size range: Up to tens of thousands of pixels across and more than 100,000 pixels high, the images are big enough to be murals on your living room wall.
    “You can really get into it in very interesting ways. The ability to see surface features from orbit around Mars and then to zoom right down onto the surface from HiRISE — that’s breathtaking.” said HiView developer Bradford Castalia

    View Link [hirise.lpl.arizona.edu]

  • A disturbing account of one Occupy LA arrestee 

    artimusclyde Permalink
    6:23 pm on 12/07/2011 |   

    This is an account of Patrick Meighan’s arrest in LA. The LAPD were brutal and abusive. Protestors were held without bail (bail was set, but not accepted), and there was no access given to legal council. Physical violence was used by police to provoke reflexive reactions to pain, which was then reacted to with more violence. “Then the LAPD officer would grab the protestor’s right foot and twist it all the way the other direction until the non-violent protestor, in incredible agony, would shriek in pain and unlink from his neighbor. It was horrible to watch, and apparently designed to terrorize the rest of us. At least I was sufficiently terrorized.”

    View Link [myoccupylaarrest.blogspot.com]

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