The Terrible Colorado Fire Scar Seen From Space

This is the scar left by the terrible Waldo Canyon Fire that burned through 18,247 acres (74 square kilometers) in Pike National Forest, three miles west of Colorado Springs. With 346 homes incinerated, two lives lost and hundreds of millions of dollars in damage, it was the most destructive fire in Colorado history. » 7/09/12 10:00am 7/09/12 10:00am

Eleven Years of Dubai's Insane Growth Seen From Space

We knew Dubai was growing uncontrollably, but this video demonstrates how absolutely crazy this growth has been. It covers eleven years, from 2000 to 2011. These sheiks and their real estate developers are completely nuts. » 1/24/12 3:41pm 1/24/12 3:41pm

NASA's Updated Topographic Map Makes Google Earth Look Like a Rand…

Who needs Google Earth? NASA and Japan just improved the most complete—and free—digital topographic map of Earth. » 10/18/11 9:19am 10/18/11 9:19am

New Earth View Is the True Blue Marble

From this point, looking down the Pacific Ocean, Earth still looks like a virgin jewel in space—a precious gem untouched by toxic human hands, no sign of our species' uncontrolled greed. All water, it's the true blue marble. » 10/07/10 12:00pm 10/07/10 12:00pm

These Are the Evil Dark Tentacles of BP's Oil

See the black tentacles grasping Louisiana's coast? That's the product of BP's recklessness, Deepwater Horizon's oilpocalypse descending upon the shores of Blind Day and Redfish Bay, in the Mississipi Delta. There's no oil dispersant that could clean this mess. » 6/03/10 11:40am 6/03/10 11:40am

The Most Detailed 3D Map of Earth Yet

Forget Google Maps: NASA and Japan's Ministry of Economy have released the most detailed three-dimensional map of Earth yet. It covers our planet between the 83 north and 83 south parallels thanks to 1.3 million stereo images like these: » 7/01/09 8:00am 7/01/09 8:00am

International Telecommunication Union Claims Cut Cables Were Sabotage

While we've been told that those undersea cables that were cut a couple weeks ago were slashed by errant anchors, the International Telecommunication Union now claims that it was deliberate sabotage. » 2/19/08 10:54am 2/19/08 10:54am

First Windows Mobile 6 Phone Launched on German O2

The first commercially available Windows Mobile 6 Professional phone has just launched on Germany's O2 (we're not counting the WM6 upgrades you can download online and upgrade your old phones to), which means WM6 fever is just about upon us. The phone itself, the XDA Terra, is based on the HTC Herald, which is also… » 4/29/07 1:30pm 4/29/07 1:30pm