Alpine Club Buys Mount McKinley Model

The Alaska section of the American Alpine Club has purchased a detailed model of Mount McKinley that contain 10,000 data points per square inch and is aimed to help climbers understand the mountain.
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O’Neill Europe Solar Backpack Powers Ipod and Bluetooth Cell Phones

O’Neill Europe is marketing a solar backpack that will power your Ipod and Bluetooth wireless headset.
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Artist Sells $215 Sneakers With Map and Compass Built In for Aliens

The BBC and other sources report a New York artist is selling sneakers for illegal aliens for $215 that include a built in map and compass.
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Cell Phone GPS Coordinates Leader to Rescue on Greylock Trail in Colorado

The Windsor Tribune reports a woman was rescued in Poudre Canyon after a dispatcher used GPS directions to locate her.
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Witches of Jerimoth Hill

In playing with the print.google.com I came across an excerpt from Haunted Heritage talking about the witches of Jerimoth Hill.
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Telescope Size of Football Stadium Proposed for Mauna Kea

A Canadian company is seeking to build the world’s largest telescope — the size of a football field — on Mauna Kea.
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Use Your Water Bottle as a Flashlight

Lightcap has unveiled a solar powered cap for your water bottle.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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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
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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 even easier to use than even disk based maps. It doesn’t publicize it but you can also get longitude/latitude maps simply by searching latitude/longitude pairs. For instance to find Cheaha you would enter the pairs.
33.4855, -85.8091
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