STEM, India, Stereographs, More: Friday Afternoon Buzz, April 3, 2015


Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum has launched a STEM Webcast series. “How is food prepared and packaged for space? What keeps hot air balloons aloft? How do satellites in orbit stay put? The National Air and Space Museum’s newest webcast series, ‘STEM in 30,’ explores these questions and many more. Through live, fast-paced, 30-minute STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) webcasts, this series will connect museum curators and educators to classrooms around the country, enabling students to access the museum’s galleries and collections from anywhere in the world.”

Google Hangouts is getting a Windows and Chrome app.

Rural Delhi land records will be archived. “…the Delhi government is preparing to go public with Indraprastha Bhulekh, a detailed online database of land records of each and every property in a village. … To begin with, the records of 52 villages of southwest district digitized in pilot mode will be put out in the public domain in weeks ahead.”

The Library of Congress has acquired 540 Civil War stereographs from the Robin G. Stanford Collection and has already put 77 of them online. “The 77 images now online include 12 from Lincoln’s funeral procession through cities, including Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City and Springfield, Illinois. The images show the president’s casket in elaborate open-air hearses that passed through the main streets of the cities; buildings draped in mourning bunting; and crowds lined up to see the procession. The other 65 images are stereograph photos taken by James M. Osborn and Frederick E. Durbec, who operated a photography business, “Osborn & Durbec’s Southern Stereoscopic & Photographic Depot” on King Street in Charleston, South Carolina, from about 1859 to1863. The stereo photos show scenes from South Carolina in 1860-61, including slaves living and working at Rockville Plantation; Fort Sumter after bombardment; Fort Moultrie; and the Charleston Battery.”


Possibly useful? 5 livestreaming apps for journalists and newsrooms.


You can now play Pac-Man in Google Maps.

Google Drive for Apps is getting more security features.


The EU has asked companies to go public with their Google complaints.

More Google: Google is cracking down on ad injectors after complaints from Chrome users.

Search Engine Land did a roundup of April Fool jokes. Good afternoon, Internet…

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