Category: Technology

Giant repository of park data will include almost 14,000 cities


One of the largest collections of park data ever assembled will be the centerpiece of a website scheduled for release next year.

Gravity waves over China

These ripples are high in the upper atmosphere.

Sharing Earth observation satellite data to help understand our planet


Since the launch of the first Earth-observing satellites in the 1970s, numerous missions from international space organisations have taken to the sky. Today, decades of data are helping scientists to build a better picture of changes to our planet.

World first for Shetlands in tidal power breakthrough

Shetland Islands

Nova Innovation deploys first fully operational array of tidal power turbines in the Bluemull Sound

NASA prepares to sample an asteroid


NASA is leading an international collaboration that’ll soon launch a seven-year sample return mission to an asteroid.

The math of earthquakes

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Jan. 15, 2010) Haitian citizens gather in a severely damaged compound in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, three days after the country suffered a 7.0 earthquake disaster on Jan. 12. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Candice Villarreal/ Released)

A computational science doctoral student has successfully tied a new mathematical modeling process to the study of earthquakes.

Small Groups of Satellites Are More Accurate Because of Teamwork: Study


Different points of view are valuable when discussing any event or describing an object. Sure, you might have your own analysis, but somebody else is going to have seen something different. By combining all angles, a clearer picture emerges.

East Valley Water District partners with Esri

Since trading in paper maps for digital ones, the East Valley Water District has been able to monitor its infrastructure and customer water use more efficiently.

Pharmaceuticals in streams may come from multiple sources

Pharmaceuticals in surface water such as lakes and streams are a growing concern. They can cause developmental and other health issues in aquatic life. Scientists have largely considered treated wastewater that’s released into the environment as the main source. Now researchers reveal other possible sources.

Bacterial research may lead to less polluted waters

Phosphorus is a crucial nutrient regularly applied to crops such as corn and soybeans to help them grow efficiently. However, excess phosphorus can be carried by rainwater runoff into lakes and streams, creating potential problems for aquatic environments and the ecosystem services they provide to humans.