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A.I. Experiments: Bird Sounds

Imagine walking through the woods with an app that can accurately identify, organize, and monitor the biodiversity of that ecosystem via vocalizations being made by birds and other animals. This project by Google's A....

Behind-the-scenes with Terra Bella’s satellites

What might we learn if we could observe the patterns in humanity's mass activities -- mining, clear cutting, ships moving through ports, erupting volcanoes, ground conflicts, etc -- over time? What if we could do that...

Explore the Miniatur Wunderland model railway with Google Maps

In the miniature train game, Hamburg’s Miniatur Wunderland is a big deal. It is the largest model railway in the world, all HO scale, and it continues to grow. By 2020, ten new sections will be added to the already im...

How Google[x]’s Project Loon Tests Its Giant Internet Balloons

What if massive pumpkin-shaped balloons could bring internet access to rural and remote locations around the planet? Google[x], which also developed Google Glass and Google's Driverless Car, has a team working on gian...

Nat & Lo’s 20% Project – Behind the scenes at Google

At Google, there's a side project/perk/philosophy called "20% time" that encourages employees to spend one day a week working on their own Google-focused ideas and inventions. Googlers Natalie Hammel and Lorraine Yurs...

Celebrating Sally Ride, the first American woman in space

On June 18th, 1983, NASA physicist Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman astronaut to fly in space. Orbiting Earth on Space Shuttle Challenger, she inspired an entire generation to follow their interests in s...

Burj Khalifa: The tech behind the world’s tallest building

The tallest man-made structure in the world (in 2014) is Dubai's Burj Khalifa. It stands 2,716 feet tall, cost $1.5 billion, and could not exist without its (very expensive) advanced technologies. Above, CNN Money exp...

Made with Code: Limor Fried and Erica Kochi

Adafruit's Limor Fried talks about why writing code is "like being able to write your own story in technology." As one of many women in science, tech, engineering, and math (STEM) careers, she's featured as a part of ...

Google’s Self-Driving Car Project

We often tell our kids that by the time they're 16 years old, they may not need to learn how to drive. Self-driving cars for those who can't drive are an incredible chance to be more autonomous, and for those who can,...

Google Glass in the Gobi – Dinosaur Nest

Aki Watanabe demonstrates the careful process of extracting and jacketing a nest of dinosaur eggs in the Gobi Desert. A graduate student at the AMNH’s Richard Gilder Graduate School, ...

Explore the Polar Bear Capital of the World

Using 360-degree cameras to document the landscape and polar bears of Churchill, Manitoba, Canada, teams at Google Maps, Earth Outreach, and Polar Bears International have made it possible for...

Glass through Glass by Alexander Chen

Some of our favorite instruments are made from things around the house and the sound of water in drinking glasses is a great example. Glass through Glass is a composition by Google Creative Director Alexander Chen, wh...

Alexander Chen’s Viola through Glass

Google Creative Director Alexander Chen composes a song by filming some solo viola melodies on Google Glass and then weaving the video clips together in overlapping loops. What results is n...

Swaziland teens engineer hydroponic solutions for farmers

Two teenagers from the southern African country of Swaziland have won Scientific American’s inaugural Science in Action award, part of the Google Science Fair. The prize is awarded to a pr...

What happens when you send an email – The Story of Send

Google’s The Story of Send visualizes how an email journeys through their data centers to reach its final destination, all while promoting the energy efficiency of their custom-built ser...

A Google self driving car test with a legally blind man

Behold Google’s Driverless Car. From PC Mag:  Google released the video to celebrate that it has safely completed 200,000 miles of computer-lead driving. The video shows [Steve] Mahan sitting in the driver&#...

The Catlin Seaview Survey: “Street View” for the Great Barrier Reef

Being hailed as Google Street View for the Great Barrier Reef, the Catlin Seaview Survey will begin a comprehensive study of the natural world wonder in September of 2012. Using a special “squidlike” came...

Google Science Fair 2012

The Google Science Fair 2012 has launched! Students aged 13 - 18 from around the world are invited to ask questions and answer them through science experiments with a chance to win once-in-...