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.
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.”
A new software system can map greenhouse gas emissions right down to street level, and even rate particular buildings.
The biggest-ever 3D map of the universe has been released, including more than 500,000 galaxies and 100,000 stars.
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.
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-funded researchers have discovered new ice formations moving across Antarctica, after creating the first complete map of the speed and direction of ice flow.
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.
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 is working on a topographic map of the moon showing its mysterious dark side in greater detail than ever before.
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 has purged at least 5,000 Battlenet accounts belonging to players who were caught cheating and hacking maps in Starcraft 2.
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.
In a initiative being compared to the Human Genome Project, neuroscientists are attempting to map all the major circuits in the human brain.
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).
A new Earth observation satellite launched only a week ago has already delivered its first images.
Microsoft has announced plan to revamp its popular Bing search engine with a number of new features, including an interactive Foursquare map app.