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Full Text of Many Guidebooks Available at Google Print

The full text of many guidebooks including guides to highpoints is now available at print.google.com. Like this:Like Loading…

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Engineers Honor North America's First Pumped Storage Generators at Taum Sauk

A PR Report says The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) presented AmerenUE’s Taum Sauk pumped-storage hydroelectric plant its prestigious “Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing” award. Like this:Like Loading…

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Pennsylvania Profs Unveil Backpack That Generates 7.5 Watts

Science Daily reports University of Pennsylvania biologists have created a backpack that generates 7.4 watts of electricity. Like this:Like Loading…

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Google Earth Tour of U.S. Highpoints

Hill has posted an impressive tour of satellite images of U.S. highpoints using Google’s nifty new Google Earth service. Like this:Like Loading…

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Cell GPS Phone Leads to Hawaii Rescue in Nu'uanu Mountains

Hawaiichannel reports T-Mobile workers using the GPS coordinates of a phone organized a rescue of a mssing hiker in the Nu’uanu mountains. Like this:Like Loading…

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Eurocopter Lands Twice on Everest Summit

Everestnews reports a serial Ecureuil/AStar AS 350 B3 helicopter piloted by Didier Delsalle landed on the top of Mount Everest on May 14 and May 15! Like this:Like Loading…

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Popular Rescue Doctor Fatality in New Zealand After Rescue Beacon Blocked By Cliff

Stuff New Zealand reports Andrew James Ogilvy, 41, died when he fell 500m while climbing Mount Berth, near Lake Ohau in the Ahuriri Conservation Park in New Zealand Like this:Like Loading…

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Google Spectacular New Map Service

Google has unveiled the beta version of its online map program. It has the usual Google niceties — no ads and astonishingly fast. One of the coolest features is that you can drag the map to move it making it … Continue reading

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Check Your Elevation and GPS Coordinates With Your (Ricoh) Camera for Only $1,149

If you really, really, really want to prove you visited a highpoint, Ricoh has come out with the Ricoh Pro G3 GPS Camera which records your coordinates and elevation with your shot. It’s a little pricey for a 3.2 megapixel, … Continue reading

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Microsoft Seeks Patent on Longitude/Latitude

Slashdot has got tongues wagging over what it considers in essence an attempt by Micosoft to patent latitude/longitude over the presentation of data. The problem Microsoft says is that latitude/longitude in URL’s can take up too many digits. In the … Continue reading

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