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9/11 Memorial Timelapse Shows a Decade of Recovery in 2 Minutes (time.com)
Days after the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers fell in downtown New York City on September 11, 2001, EarthCam CEO Brian Cury trained a camera on ground zero to capture the recovery effort. Like the recovery effort itself, that project expanded over time, with more cameras installed at different angles to capture the construction of the 9/11 Memorial & Museum built in the space once occupied by the towers. In this timelapse video, images collected by EarthCam between 2004 and 2014 are assembled to show the decade of construction that turned the rubble of 9/11 into a memorial and museum, the latter of which opened Thursday.  more... 5/22/2014

Time-lapse of 9/11 Memorial Museum build will inspire you (cnet.com)
Since the devastation of 9/11, the US has been in a state of recovery. Shortly after the attacks, EarthCam CEO Brian Cury installed a webcam at New York's Ground Zero to document the progress at the site. Since then, he's installed several other cameras around the location that capture the recovery efforts from multiple angles and has released a few videos as progress has been made.  more... 5/22/2014

Sanford Health unveils mobile clinic for oilfield workers (http://www.inforum.com/event/article/id/435350/)
Inside Sanford Health’s new mobile clinic, Amanda Van Sickle scanned her arm with a high-definition camera as a doctor more than 400 miles away in Sioux Falls, S.D., watched on a TV monitor. In about a month, it’ll be oilfield workers under the lens as Sanford prepares to dispatch its first O.P.C. mobileMED truck, unveiled Tuesday at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference at the Bismarck Civic Center.  more... 5/20/2014

Rare opportunity to see threatened owls on webcam (dorsetecho.co.uk)
BIRD enthusiasts are being offered a rare opportunity to watch a threatened owl species on webcam. Dorset Wildlife Trust is celebrating the return of the barn owl webcam, which is installed on the trust’s Lorton Meadows nature reserve in Weymouth. Viewers from all over the world have been following the exploits of Bob and Brenda as they rear their young in front of a live webcam streamed 24 hours a day.  more... 5/19/2014

Egypt's al-Sisi speaking to supporters via webcam (middleeastmonitor.com)
Egyptian presidential candidate and ex-army chief Abdel-Fattah al-Sisi has been addressing his supporters via webcam, apparently for security concerns. Unlike Sisi, his only rival leftist leader Hamdeen Sabbahi has faced supporters in popular rallies in a number of governorates.  more... 5/17/2014

TIME-LAPSE VIDEO: 9/11 Museum rises from ashes (westchester.news12.com)
The National September 11 Memorial and Museum was dedicated today. A new time-lapse video captures the construction of museum from the foundation until today. President Barack Obama, politicians as well as the victims' families and first responders were hand for the special ceremony.  more... 5/15/2014

New time lapse video shows progress of Winnipeg museum construction (globalnews.ca)
A new time lapse video offers a relatively seamless look at more than three years of construction of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The video, edited from the museum’s construction camera, was released on YouTube to celebrate the museum winning the Global Best Cultural Project award from Engineering News-Record. The award was presented to PCL Construction at a gala dinner in New York on Tuesday.  more... 5/15/2014

Andy Warhol finds fame in cemetery, too (post-gazette.com)
We’ve all visited Andy Warhol’s grave, one way or another. An online Web cam makes this visually possible, and his reach extends well beyond. That giant yellow duck that so captivated Pittsburgh last summer? The Knit the Bridge” project? Even the fierce but beloved Hays eagles become interesting to us because Warhol cultivated the kind of cultural zeitgeist that made it OK to be passionate, as a society, about pop art and birds in the wild.  more... 5/14/2014

Parkinson’s Patients Receive Medical Care via Webcam or Smartphone (counselheal.com)
For some patients, finding a way to get to the doctor's office can be time-consuming, difficult, expensive and stressful. In order to address these issues, doctors have started using a different method to deliver medical care. This method only requires the patient to sit in front of a webcam or a smartphone and listen to the doctor's instructions. Doctors hope that by offering virtual house calls, patients will be less likely to skip a trip to the doctor's office due to other factors.  more... 5/13/2014

The doctor will see you now via webcam, smartphone (philly.com)
Mark Matulaitis holds out his arms so the Parkinson's specialist can check his tremors. But this is no doctor's office: Matulaitis sits in his rural Maryland home as a neurologist a few hundred miles away examines him via the camera in his laptop. Welcome to the virtual house call, the latest twist on telemedicine. It's increasingly getting attention as a way to conveniently diagnose simple maladies, such as whether that runny nose and cough is a cold or the flu. One company even offers a smartphone app that lets tech-savvy consumers connect to a doctor for $49 a visit.  more... 5/12/2014

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