World e-waste map reveals national volumes, international flows

By 2017, all of the year's end-of-life refrigerators, TVs, mobile phones, computers, monitors, e-toys and other products with a battery or electrical cord worldwide could fill a line of 40-ton trucks end-to-end on a highway straddling three quarters of the Equator.

Software uses cyborg swarm to map unknown environs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed software that allows them to map unknown environments – such as collapsed buildings – based on the movement of a swarm of insect cyborgs, or “biobots.”

Carbon emissions tracked to individual buildings

A new software system can map greenhouse gas emissions right down to street level, and even rate particular buildings.

Map of universe offers clues to dark energy

The biggest-ever 3D map of the universe has been released, including more than 500,000 galaxies and 100,000 stars.

Researchers map damage to Phineas Gage's brain

Neurologists have modeled the damage caused to a man's brain when a three-foot metal bar was driven through his head - over 160 years after the accident happened.

Vast cosmic filaments of dark matter mapped

Astronomers have produced the most comprehensive map yet of the universe's dark matter, finding it spread in a spiderweb around which ordinary matter coalesces.

NASA maps Antarctic ice flow

NASA-funded researchers have discovered new ice formations moving across Antarctica, after creating the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow.

Skyrim gets a detailed map

Fans of high fantasy worlds such as Lord of the Rings (LOTR) and Elder Scrolls have long appreciated "real" maps of imaginary places like the Shire or Vvardenfell.



Team creates largest-ever 3D map of early universe

Scientists have created the biggest ever 3D map of the distant universe, using the light from 14,000 supermassive black holes, or quasars, at the centers of galaxies billions of light years away.

NASA illuminates dark side of the moon

NASA is working on a topographic map of the moon showing its mysterious dark side in greater detail than ever before.

DARPA plans to sniff round cities to detect chemical attack

We're not sure if this is genius or utter lunacy - actually, we think we've got a pretty good idea - but the Defense Department has decided that it wants to know how each major city in the US smells, in order to help detect chemical attacks.

Blizzard purges 5,000 Battlenet accounts

Blizzard has purged at least 5,000 Battlenet accounts belonging to players who were caught cheating and hacking maps in Starcraft 2.

New moon map sheds light on Earth's early history

The moon was blitzed by two different sets of asteroids or comets in its youth, according to new results from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft.

Ground-breaking project aims to map the human brain

In a initiative being compared to the Human Genome Project, neuroscientists are attempting to map all the major circuits in the human brain.

NASA publishes detailed Mars map

NASA has published an amazingly detailed map of Mars which was painstakingly rendered using nearly 21,000 images gathered by Odyssey's  Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS).

Satellite prepares for 3D scan of the entire Earth's surface

A new Earth observation satellite launched only a week ago has already delivered its first images.

Microsoft revamps Bing with interactive Foursquare map

Microsoft has announced plan to revamp its popular Bing search engine with a number of new features, including an interactive Foursquare map app.