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20 NOVEMBER 2012

Dara Ó Briain's Science Club: A Dodo's Guide to Extinction

"A few hundred years ago, extinction as a concept made no sense to anyone. But then fossil finds and advances in geology showed that it's part of life, and a statistical certainty – even for human beings."

(BBC Two, UK)

Fig.1 this animation is from Episode 3 of 6 of Dara Ó Briain's Science Club, Tuesday 20 November at 9pm on BBC Two, voiced by Helen McCrory, animated by 12Foot6, Published on YouTube on 19 Nov 2012 by BBC.

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Simon Perkins
10 SEPTEMBER 2010

Christchurch Quake Map: Google Maps API + GeoNet data

"After the [4 September] 2010 Canterbury Earthquake, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake near Christchurch, New Zealand, the region has been hit by hundreds of aftershocks – many of them widely felt around Christchurch, and some of which have caused further damage.

The Christchurch Quake Map on this website aims to present a time–lapse visualisation of the earthquake and its aftershocks, primarily to help those outside the affected area understand what those of us in Canterbury are experiencing. It plots earthquake data from GeoNet on a map using the Google Maps API, with the size of the circle denoting the magnitude (the higher the magnitude, the larger the circle) and the colour showing the focal depth (see the legend below the map)."

(Paul Nicholls 2010, University of Canterbury)

[While this is a great tool –it is a shame that more consideration hasn't been paid to its use e.g. enabling users to link directly to a specific earthquake or making it easy to embed the map within a host site.]

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2010Aotearoa New ZealandAPICanterburychartChristchurch • Christchurch Quake Map • damagedatadiagram • Digital Media Group • earthquakegeographygeology • GeoNet • Google MapsICTinformation design • magnitude • map • Paul Nicholls • Richter Scale • South IslandtimelapseUniversity of Canterburyvisual communicationvisualisation

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Simon Perkins
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