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Have you explored the Norman B. Leventhal Map website yet? This digital collection represents an ongoing project of conservation, cataloguing, and digital imaging of the Norman B. Leventhal Center’s collection of over 200,000 historical maps and 5,000 atlases. View the collection by location, subject, date, publisher, author, or projection.
Here are a few of their business themed maps for Boston:
Be sure to check out the Map Center’s Made in Boston exhibition (through March 10th) which brings together, for the first time in decades, a majority of maps made in Boston in the century before the American Revolution.
Sixteen teams from around the world competed from December 20-21, 2013 in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ’s Robotics Challenge Trials. The Challenge demonstrates the potential for the use of robots in disaster response.
The team from MIT took fourth place with the Atlas robot built by Boston Dynamics and will advance to the finals next year. The team developed algorithms and user interfaces to aid a human operator paired with the robot to carry out a series of tasks such as walking over uneven terrain, entering and driving a small utility vehicle, and using tools. Read more »
Did you know our Boston Pictorial Archive holds photographs, prints, and drawings documenting Boston-area commercial buildings in the 19th and 20th centuries? The bulk of the material covers the years between 1855 and 1970 and offers views of banks, coffeehouses, stores and markets, taverns, and more.
For a look at buildings from today, two websites worth checking out:
It’s that time of year again. Many organizations are vying for donations from consumers using ads and street teams. But there are so many charities and nonprofits, how do you know they aren’t a scam? Here are some resources you can check out to make sure you are donating smartly.
Oink aims to teach kids and teens how to spend wisely and save money all within a safe environment. Founded in 2008 as Virtual Piggy, the company recently re-branded itself as Oink and rolled a new suite of products to expand services and attract teens along with their parents.