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Monday, July 14th, 2014

Oral History Goes Digital as Google Helps Map Ancestral Lands

As a commercial fisherman and an elder in the Stz’uminus First Nation, Ray Harris has long been a guardian of secrets. Neither his favourite fishing spots nor the oral history of sacred spaces around his community on Vancouver Island’s east coast have been easily pried from him. But he is now telling tales in the

Monday, July 14th, 2014

How NASA Uses the Full Moon to Calibrate Its Earth-Gazing Satellit

The full moon-like yesterday’s glorious event-is a great show for us here on Earth. But for NASA, it also plays a critical role in keeping its Landsat 8 satellite working properly. How? By using the moon exactly like a photographer uses a light meter. Read More

Monday, July 14th, 2014

New challenges by 2045: Environmental Warfare, Drone Crime, Mass Surveillance

Within the next 30 years the world population may surpass 9 billion, which combined with technological progress and a range of other factors, will significantly change the world and result in new threats, according to the fifth edition of Global Strategic Trends by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC). Among possible future dangers, the

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Tasmania Installs a Network of Farm Sensors

The first full scale trial of the Sense T sensing technology will see thousands of sensors, measuring a multitude of factors, installed across 20 farms. The first six of the sensors which measure temperature, humidity, soil moisture, leaf wetness and solar radiation, are now installed on Houston’s Farm lettuce enterprise at Richmond in Tasmania’s Coal

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

National Geographic Channel Books Mapology Show Featuring Kal Penn

Actor Kal Penn headlines the latest show for the National Geographic Channel, set to debut in spring 2015. Mapology (working title), a National Geographic Studios production, doesn’t have a specific episode order yet. It will feature Penn as host and producer, will map data on a variety of topics — money, sex, food, sports, crime,

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Russia Tests New Angara Rocket

Reports indicate Russia has launched its all new Angara rocket on a maiden flight from the Plesetsk cosmodrome. The test flight was scheduled to carry a dummy payload and was not intended to reach an orbital altitude. Angara is designed to give Russia full control over its space activities, reducing its reliance on technologies and

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

Canada Struggles with Melting Permafrost as Climate Warms

Between 1950 and 2010, Canada’s average air temperature over land warmed about double the global average, or about 1.5 degrees Celsius. The country as a whole has become wetter, while sea levels on the country’s coasts rose about 21 centimeters between 1880 and 2012. The impacts are apparent in Canada’s north, the report says, where

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

From Pen and Paper to 3-D, Look Who’s Challenging Google Maps

When it comes to creating a digital map of the world, you may think of Google workers driving around in — snapping photos of everything. But Robert Scott walks the streets of London jotting down address numbers with nothing more than a pen and a piece of paper. Scott is with , a British nonprofit

Monday, July 7th, 2014

IBM Signs Up to Help Fight China’s War on Smog

IBM Corp has signed an agreement with the city of Beijing to use advanced weather forecasting and cloud computing technologies to help tackle the Chinese capital’s persistent smog. Under the agreement with IBM, Beijing’s city government will be one of the partners in the company’s China-focused 10-year “Green Horizon” initiative, which aims to draw on

Monday, July 7th, 2014

Satellite Technology Helps Produce the Perfect Grape

With profit margins tight in the wine-making business, grape growers are looking at new tools to care for their vines. Precision agriculture, which uses satellite technology in various ways on farms, is still finding its feet in viticulture. Read More

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