‘Chances are, you’ve used one of the many useful calculating tools available online: How much would a monthly mortgage cost me with today’s interest rates? What time is it on another continent? But there are far more exotic and weird calculators on the Internet. Here are ten of the most unusual.’ (io9).
‘Barcelona is one of Europe’s most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city’s historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to explore the city’s landmarks.’ (WIRED).
Darn, wish I’d heard of this before I travelled to Barcelona last month! As always, when I travel, I do my research, but this would have made the process much easier. How do you prepare yourself, psychogeographically, for your destinations?
‘Though dinosaur-killing impacts are rare, large asteroids routinely hit the Earth. In the visualization…, you can see the location of 26 space rocks that slammed into our planet between 2000 and 2013, each releasing energy equivalent to that of some of our most powerful nuclear weapons. The video comes from the B612 Foundation, an organization that wants to build and launch a telescope that would spot civilization-ending asteroids to give humans a heads up in trying to deflect them.’ (WIRED)