Advanced Technologies

Navigating Beyond the Horizon

For many of us, the most dangerous part of our day is our commute—driving a car or bicycle, riding as a passenger, or even walking on a sidewalk. Globally, more than 1.25 million people are killed on roads each year, and as many as 50 million are injured. Sadly, automobile…

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An Eruption through Several Spectrums

Few Earth observation satellites were on orbit when I conducted research for my master’s thesis in geology in the mid-1990s, when remote sensing as a discipline was just taking off. It was novel to have satellite imagery of a volcanic eruption to analyze. It was even rarer to have multiple…

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Geodata at the speed of global change

Often, I get sucked into helping my middle schooler with her homework. And I’ll admit that eighth grade math is even a struggle for me sometimes. But the one thing that really baffles me is that regardless of subject, there is no textbook to reference…

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