Just Deserts: Using Case Studies of Saharan Dust to Improve the Usability of VOCAL

The Cloud-Aerosol LiDAR and Infrared Pathfinder Satellite Observation (CALIPSO) satellite’s CALIOP sensor generates vertical LiDAR profiles of the atmosphere at a global scale.

Finding the Trees through the Cloud

As the water regime changes within Everglades National Park in response to mitigation efforts, identifying mangrove presence and tracking long-term changes is imperative to park management.

Water Science in Your Back Pocket

A new app turns your smartphone into a mobile sensing instrument.

Ice Cubes Allow Modular ISS Expirements

Human spaceflight and robotic exploration image of the week: Ice Cube commercial service in Columbus space laboratory mockup

US Navy Digitizes its Tactical Weather Data

Mapping technology company Esri has partnered with the U.S. Navy to develop a software system that will integrate meteorological data from unmanned vehicles to support tactical decision-making.

Mapping Movement: How Geoscience Australia Keeps the Public Informed About Earthquakes

Geoscience Australia is using simple maps to help keep the public—and other scientists—informed. In an interview with Earthzine, seismologist Spiro Spiliopoulos explains.

A novel approach to star trails

Star trail photography has gained popularity in recent years.

Researchers Invent New Method for Non-Invasive Deep Brain Stimulation

MIT scientists selectively excite neurons deep in the brain without implanting electrodes

AI Designers Find Inspiration in Rat Brains

Reverse engineering 1 cubic millimeter of brain tissue could lead to better artificial neural networks

Exploring underground with a colliding drone

ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano last weekend helped to explore the caverns under Sicily using a drone that deliberately bumped into its surroundings in order to build a map.

Why Hardware Engineers Have to Think Like Cybercriminals and Why Engineers Are Easy to Fool

Scott Borg, director of the U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit, says hardware design engineers hold the future of cybersecurity in their hands

SMOS brings Mediterranean salinity into focus

ESA’s SMOS mission maps variations in soil moisture and salt in the surface waters of the open oceans.