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Hurricane Ike Illustrated with 3D Wheather Model and a Multi Touch Interface… Nice!

Take a look at this CNN weatherforecast of hurricane Ike from today. At 1:20 in the clip he uses the 3 dimensional multi touch display. For once it is not only eye candy but has value and gives a good impression of the hurricane. Nice use and integration of Google Maps as well.

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Danger! Volcanos!

And now for something completely different:
A couple of snap shots from my holiday in Italy.


Gasexplosions from the volcano on the small Island of Stromboli. According to Wikipedia and my experience from two days on the island, it’s one of the most active volcanos in Italy. Stromboli is definetly a ‘must see’ if your on Sicily or in Naples. It’s a bit difficult to access, but definitely worth the trouble. Spend a night or two, it’s amazing!

Mount Etna:
The highest volcano in Europe. The pictures was taken near the summit, at aprox. 3000 meters above sea level. It’s a picture of the main crater, which is always smoking. The major erruptions takes place once or twice in 10 years period.

One of the larger craters, where you can see the sendiments from previous erruptions. Notice the person in the middle of the picture and the cones in the background, it’s a very large volcano!!!
Etna crater