Tag: simulations

Driving simulator

TOTD regularly uses Google Maps, Google Street View, Google Earth and the excellent air photo imagery available via Bing’s bird’s-eye view. This site is perhaps only a driving simulator in the sense that you enter a start and end point

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Air Traffic Control Simulator

TOTD has been thinking a lot about flying recently since the trip to the RAF Museum at Hendon. Aircraft enthusiasts also have the Bournemouth Air Festival and the American Air Day at Duxford to look forward to this week. Budding

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Viking Farm Tour

Ever wondered what a typical Viking Age farm looked like? Here’s an interesting 3D tour from the BBC Website that shows the plan of a farming settlement in Viking Age Yorkshire, based on archaeological evidence: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ancient/vikings/launch_vt_viking_farm.shtml

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Moon landing simulator

Today is the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11. So, technically, we should be linking to a launch simulator. Instead, here’s a moon landing simulator based upon a 1979 arcade game by Atari. http://lander.dunnbypaul.net/ Those with a more

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Virtual Guitar

Last month we had virtual drumming, so now we’ll continue the musical theme with this virtual guitar. It comes with a library of chords that you can strum as either an acoustic or electric guitar. Up to 36 chords can

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Library cats

Just in case you were needing to find a library with a cat in it, the internet comes to the rescue once again: http://www.ironfrog.com/catsmap.html Sadly our library doesn’t have a cat – unless you count the member of the staff

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Breathing Earth

This intriguing real-time simulation displays the CO2 emissions of every country in the world. http://www.breathingearth.net/ Its dynamic appearance also highlights quite nicely the global inequality of birth and death rates. Apparently over 1,00,000 tons of CO2 were emitted while TOTD pondered

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Planets

For budding world builders out there, some examples of what-might-have-been, what-could-yet-be or what-may-never be: http://www.worlddreambank.org/P/PLANETS.HTM

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and while we’re on (in?) virtual worlds…

http://www.leadingvirtually.com/?p=62 (this comes as a Saturday extra for those who aren’t fussed because they’re still fully attached to their first life)

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more virtual worlds

Just in case you think Second Life is the only ‘other’ life there is: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2008/jul/10/internet.games

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