Massachusetts State offers one-stop shopping for traffic webcams

Massachusetts Webcam Traffic

The state has announced a website that will provide one-stop shopping for people who want to look at a number of live webcam views of traffic around the state.

The highway traffic camera page will include views from cameras from the former Turnpike and MassHighway Departments, as well as some Tobin Bridge camera views. Previously, Turnpike camera feeds were available on one website, while MassHighway camera feeds were available on a totally separate site.

The state also announced that it would launch a new customer-focused website this weekend as the new transportation system reform law goes into effect, creating a new state Department of Transportation. The website will go up Sunday, the day the law goes into effect, officials said in a statement. Read the rest of this entry »

View the Corpus Christi College from University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University, or simply Cambridge) is the second oldest university in England and the fourth oldest in Europe. Oxford is the eldest, with the University of St Andrews coming third in the UK and eldest in Scotland. In post-nominals the university’s name is abbreviated as Cantab, a shortened form of Cantabrigiensis (an adjective derived from Cantabrigia, the Latinised form of Cambridge).

The university grew out of an association of scholars in the city of Cambridge that was formed, early records suggest, in 1209 by scholars leaving Oxford after a dispute with townsfolk. The two “ancient universities” have many common features and are often jointly referred to as Oxbridge. In addition to cultural and practical associations as a historic part of British society, the two universities have a long history of rivalry with each other.

Academically, Cambridge is consistently ranked in the world’s top five universities and as the leading university in Europe by numerous media and academic rankings.The University’s alumni include 87 Nobel Laureates as of 2010. The University is a member of the Russell Group of research-led British universities, the Coimbra Group, the League of European Research Universities and the International Alliance of Research Universities. Read the rest of this entry »

New born visits via babycam

Relatives and friends can watch videos of newborn babies on their phone as part of a “babycam” trial in several Perth maternity hospitals.

St John of God Hospital in Murdoch is one of the first to offer the Look My Baby service to new parents, allowing friends and family around the world to make a “virtual visit” to see their bundle of joy.

The Australian-developed service uses a small webcam attached to the baby’s cot which can stream live video of the new baby over the internet to a mobile phone or computer. Parents subscribe to the service for the length of their hospital stay and a security access code allows them to choose who is given access to the virtual baby visit.

Friends and family can watch the video of the baby free apart from the usual cost of their internet access.

SJOG Murdoch director of nursing Robyn Sutherland said the new service not only helped connect families who lived long distances apart but could also be a useful way to avoid tired mothers having too many visitors.

“Our new babies receive many welcome visitors, but this service can give friends and family the option of enjoying a virtual visit instead, giving our new mums a little more time to relax before going home,” she said.  Read the rest of this entry »

USA bell tower, alumni plaza becoming reality

Construction is going on all over campus, but one project has a special story. The bell tower has been in the works for two decades. Twenty years ago, initial discussions began about building a bell tower and the first donations were also given. The bell tower and alumni plaza are finally under construction and set to be complete later this year. Administrators hope to have the complex complete in time for homecoming on Nov. 7, but, depending on the weather, it may be as late as January 2010. Read the rest of this entry »