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Nuclear Blast Effects Simulator

HYDESim maps the potential effects of radii generated by a ground-level nuclear detonation. 

GoogleMaps 
Photos of Life

You can browse between living beings kingdoms and see word distributions and photos from Flickr. GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility) provides taxonomy APIs and word distribution maps. 

GlobalBiodiversityInformationFac, Flickr 
Phylotaxis

Where science meets culture. The individual beads of the Phylotaxis represent an ever-changing zeitgeist of science news, populated automatically every few hours by a program that scours online news sources and blogs that focus on science. 

 
PISCO Ecological Data Products Map

This features the ecological datasets of the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans. Users can pick an organism and see its distribution and abundance. Users can also view survey site metadata and species lists. 

GoogleMaps 
Planet Hazard

Learn about the unknown hazards around you - the toxins you may be breathing. PlanetHazard maps over 86,000 companies throughout the US that emit hazardous air pollutants. Excellent mashup. 

GoogleMaps 
Plantmaps

Plant and gardening maps featuring an interactive USDA zone hardiness map. 

GoogleMaps 
preciseTechnology

Site aggregating breaking science, technology news and colorful commentary every few minutes. 

Yahoo, YahooImages, Technorati, Syndic8, SpringWidgets, Pageflakes, NewsGator, Netvibes, Moreover, Google, GoogleAdSense, Findory, FeedBurner, CommissionJunction, CNET, CafePress, A9 
Pubmed Faceoff

Shows Chernoff Faces visualization to represent the impact factor data of a paper alongside Pubmed biomedical literature search results. Basically it allows you to search PubMed and have the results represented as a set of human faces. 

Entrez 
ReaderMeter

ReaderMeter displays author statistics based on readership data obtained from Mendeley. It also shows readership breakdown for individual publications and offers a JSON interface to its contents. 

Mendeley, GoogleVisualization 
Realtime Satellite Tracking Map

Very unique mashup that allows you track any of dozens of satellites in realtime as they circle the earth. Watch them move across the top of Google Maps. Lots of peripheral details as well. 

GoogleMaps 
RenewablePlanet.com

Nice, searchable database and map of renewable energy projects from around the world. Here is an opportunity to celebrate and learn about the impact individuals and organizations create a renewable energy community. 

GoogleMaps 
Rotational velocity

Rotational velocity of a point on the surface of the Earth. 

GoogleMaps 
Science Stack

Science Stack is a powerful tool for researchers that combines Mendeley and PloS searches with innovative ways of interacting with the search functionality (like "select and search" in Firefox). 

PLoSSearch, Mendeley 
Science Stack Select and Search

Select any section of a webpage in Firefox and find related scientific and research papers. A resource for any scientist, literary writer or researcher in any field. 

PLoSSearch, Mendeley 
Seismo-Surfer

A WebGIS application for integrating, visualizing and analyzing seismic data. It also shows the strongest earthquakes of the last day, week, month, year in the world and Greece. 

GoogleMaps 
Shaded Relief Maps

Shaded relief mashup of the world for Google Maps. Use the drop-down lists in the top-left to view a specific element. 

GoogleMaps 
Sky Clock

The Sky Clock shows what is happening along the ecliptic in the sky over your head right now. Specifically, it shows you where to find the Sun, the Moon, the five planets visible to the naked eye, and four bright stars that happen to travel near them. 

 
Sky Map

Astronomy videos superimposed on a map of the night sky using the Google Maps and YouTube API's. 

YouTube, GoogleMaps 
SlopeScience

Calculates slope angle and aspect from USGS and Google elevation api's. This information is used by backcountry skiers, split boarders, and snow mobile riders for avalanche safety.  

USGSElevation, GoogleMapsElevation 
Solar Eclipses

This Google Map shows the path of solar eclipses across Earth’s surface. The northern and southern limits of a solar eclipse path are plotted in pink while the central line is blue. 

GoogleMaps 


 

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