New dinosaur species discovered in China

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Scientists working  in China have discovered the first complete skeleton of a new species of Sauropod, believed to be more than 200 million years old. Yizhousaurus sunae, as it is currently being titled, was a plant-eating dinosaur around 30 feet long, and exhibits many of the characteristics of the giant sauropods that came later. This has led researchers at Texas …

ICE 2010 Begins…

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Today begins the Indiana’s premier educational technology conference for K-12 teachers, administrators, and school technology leaders. Come visit Maps101 at booth #27 and see our exciting new content.

New planet could support life.

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Scientists from the University of California Santa Cruz have discovered a distant planet that they believe is suitable for sustaining life. Using ground based telescopes in Hawaii, and advanced astronomy and astrophysics  techniques they have determined that the planet, Gliese 581G in the constellation Libra, is likely to contain liquid water and has enough gravity to maintain an atmosphere. 2 other …

Uganda’s Wildlife shows signs of Recovery

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Uganda‘s Wildlife Authority is reporting large rises in numbers in some species inhabiting its wildlife reserves. The rise in the animal population – including Buffalo, Elephants and Giraffes, is credited to a number of factors, including the end of Uganda’s rebel war. Spokeswoman Lillian Nsubuga told the BBC “We have been able to reduce poaching by improving the monitoring of …

Award Winning! – Maps101 Bing Explorer

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Maps101’s Bing Explorer was last night awarded ‘Gold’ in the International Map Trade Association industry awards. The program, which uses Microsoft’s Bing Maps to locate and display Maps101 content for different parts of the world, received the highest commendation in the ‘Best Use of Technology’ category. Maps101 Explorer was introduced earlier this year and enables Maps101 users to search through …

Happy Anniversary Uncle Sam?

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Commonly accepted as the nickname for the United States Federal Government, the term Uncle Sam provokes thoughts of the Stars and Stripes, patriotism and that guy with the beard trying to recruit you to the army. According to an eye witness report in the May 12th 1830 edition of the New York Gazette, today was the day in history when …

More than 500 National Geographic Videos now available.

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Maps101 includes more than 200 new National Geographic titles in the NG video library this school year. Over the summer break, we have added short videos on a host of new topics from tornadoes to bull riding. As always, the videos are short, between 3 and 6 minutes long, and offer a useful overview of a subject accompanied by unrivalled …