Google Earth, a fun but essentially pointless piece of software used to zoom in on your own house? Not anymore.

They will be teaming up with the US Holocaust Memeorial Museum to provide hi res satelite imagery of over 1600 villages destroyed by the fighting in Sudan.

Hats off to the team at google, this is a genuinely worthwhile demonstration of the ways in which new technology could change the world. Read the full article here.

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