Immersion Presents uses telepresence — satellite feeds and web links — to bring young kids into live research environments. In Monterey Bay, kids can explore one of the planet’s most spectacular biodiversity hotspots, with 100-foot-tall kelp forests, whales, sea otters and a diversity of life found in few other places on earth. The idea (as with the JASON Project, Robert Ballard’s project with National Geographic) is to connect kids with real scientists, and help them truly know the wonders of the planet.
Immersion: A behind-the-scenes look at a tool that maps your life based on every email you’ve ever sent
Your email inbox almost always looks the same. The content may change, but it’s still a chronological list — a narrow, time-based organization of correspondence, deeply set in the present. But a team from the MIT Media lab has created a new way for you to see your email, as an intimate and elegant visualization […]
Happy birthday, National Geographic. The intrepid magazine turns 125-years-old this month. Yesterday, NPR’s Talk of the Nation invited TED speakers Robert Ballard and Sarah Parcak on the air to discuss the notable anniversary. Ballard, who is a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, talked about a recent expedition to the Black Sea, where he discovered a very well-preserved […]