- Are you ready for a long list of technology advances? Ready or not, here we go!
Lithium-sulfur batteries are one big step closer to commercialization.
New catalyst extracts hydrogen gas from liquid carriers.
Low-cost, solar-powered desalination system developed.
New cobalt-manganese catalyst could make commercial hydrogen gas production possible.
Step forward in converting carbon dioxide using the Sun’s energy.
Self-healing robots developed.
Bacteria could help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide.
A new possible carbon-neutral fuel for space flights.
New process to develop antibiotics.
Enzyme extracted from bacteria can convert CO2 into a fuel source.
New class of materials could improve electronics.
Bacterial homes increase their energy production.
Another step towards commercialization of solid-state batteries.
Using electricity to clean solar panels.
- The February 2022 NOAA global climate report is out and, of course, nothing has changed, it is still warm, really warm, on our planet. In fact, the past month was the 46th February above the 20th Century average as well as the 446th consecutive month above this value. February 2022 was the seventh warmest on record at some 1.46°F (0.81°C) above the 20th Century average. Will the warming ever stop? Seems unlikely it will anytime soon…
- April 11 is National Submarine Day and in honor of these underwater machines, our Google search of the month was, “GIS and Submarine.” And okay, what we found is not a submarine as in a vehicle that operates underwater, rather it is this paper by John Rapaglia et al. about submarine groundwater discharge (SGD). In this article, the authors use digital elevation models and GIS to locate possible locations of SGD which are important ecological zones as they return dissolved solutes from the water back to terrestrial soil.
- Last month we reviewed the online GIS resources for Idaho’s third largest city, Nampa, and for this month, we head to the Midwest with a review of the same resources in Illinois’ third largest city, Naperville:
Naperville, IL GIS Website
Naperville, IL GIS Contacts (check the bottom of the page)
Naperville, IL GIS Web Map
Naperville, IL GIS Map Collections (unfortunately we do not see any PDF maps)
Naperville, IL GIS Direct Downloads
Brock Adam McCarty