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Street View rolls out virtual tours of more universities around the world

With a new academic year just around the corner, Google's addition of Street View imagery for 36 more universities – Georgetown University in DC, the University of Miami among them – could be of interest to incoming students.

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Google uses its Street View cars to sniff out gas leaks in US cities

Mindful that Google's Street View cars cover thousands of miles of roads in a methodical and organized way, an environmental agency recently contacted the Web company to suggest fitting the vehicles with sensors to detect potential hazards such as gas leaks.

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Stay-at-home sailors invited to tour world’s largest cruise ship via Street View

Royal Caribbean International has teamed up with Google's Street View team to bring you an on-board view of the Allure of the Seas, which happens to be the world's largest cruise ship.

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Now Google Street View lets you rewind time to the good old days (of 2007)

Google has added time travel to Street View. Well, virtually, that is. You can now look at past images for a particular location, as far back as 2007. The feature is available in the desktop version of Google Maps.

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Google Street View explores Angkor’s 1,000-year-old temples

Google Street View has added another fascinating location to its growing library of famous places, with stay-at-home travelers now able to explore the ancient temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

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Google Street View takes Colorado River rafting trip through Grand Canyon

The Colorado River has just landed on Street View, offering sofa-based rafters the chance to explore 286 miles of the iconic waterway, with plenty of stunning views of the Grand Canyon included along the way.

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Google Street View goes polar bear spotting

Google has teamed up with Polar Bears International to capture Street View images of the animals in their natural habitat — images that can now be used to chart the effects of climate change.

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Street View arrives in Manila, island hopping around Philippines to follow

Google's quest to map the world from ground level took another step forward Tuesday when its Street View cameras started snapping away in the Philippines for the very first time.

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Google now lets you create your own ‘Street View experience’ with new Maps feature

Google has just rolled out a new Maps-related feature enabling users to create their own Street View experience that can be shared with others and embedded into websites. And no, you don't need a camera-laden car to get involved.

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It may be sinking at an alarming rate, but Venice will live on in Street View

Although you may one day require snorkeling gear to explore the stunning Italian city of Venice, at least its current beauty has been preserved forever on Google's Street View site.

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Street View takes you on a tour of the Lamborghini Museum in Italy

The Lamborghini Museum in Italy has opened its doors to Google's Street View service, though presumaby it wasn't one of its camera-equipped Toyota Corollas that captured the panoramic imagery.

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Hapless Street View driver in three separate smashes with two buses and a truck

The driver of a Street View car in Indonesia must be kicking himself for driving off following his initial crash with a bus, as his decision led to a further two smashes before he was finally detained by police.

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Galapagos Islands arrive on Street View with seals, baby tortoises, boobies and more

In a joint project with the Galapagos National Park and the Charles Darwin Foundation, Google on Thursday rolled out some impressive new Street View imagery from the Galapagos Islands, a location famous for its rich and diverse ecosystems.

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