- We’ve cooked up another batch of super juicy tech news! Read on to find out how sugar could be used as an insulator, salt can capture carbon, and sea water can be converted to hydrogen gas!
Sugar extracted from food waste is a better insulator than current materials.
Carbon-capturing salt could help us combat climate change.
And this technique turns captured carbon into usable ingredients.
This new material could revolutionize computer memory.
Solar cell technology could make human X-rays safer.
New anode metallic coating can improve battery life.
Researchers grow semiconductor in real-time from custom-shaped nanoparticles.
Meet the world’s first wood transistor.
Improved computer chip efficiency could make data centers more sustainable.
Sustainable technique to convert sea water to hydrogen gas.
- The May 2023 Climate Report has been released and, folks, it was a hot one. In fact, the May 2023 average global surface temperature was the 3rd highest on record since 1850. Interestingly, apart from Oceania, all the continents experienced hotter than average temperatures. North America had its hottest May ever recorded. For the second consecutive month, ocean temperatures in the Southern Hemisphere set a record high.
- Did you know that July 10th is National Pina Colada Day? In honor, our Google search of the month was, “Pineapples and GIS”. We found this article by Pratibha T. Das and S. Sudhakar, titled Land Suitability Analysis for Orange and Pineapple: A Multi Criteria Decision Making Approach Using Geo Spatial Technology. The article was published by the Journal of Geographic Information System in February 2014. It discusses how GIS technology was used to determine land suitability for Mandarin orange and pineapple production in the East Hills District of Meghalaya, India. ArcGIS was used to determine soil suitability for both crops, accounting for 9 different features of the soil, including depth, drainage, stoniness, and Ph. The study found that the area is highly suitable for mandarin oranges, but only marginally suitable for pineapple growth; and so GIS can be used to help pinpoint ideal locations for agricultural businesses. Check out this video to learn more about the process of pineapple farming in India!
- Last month we checked out the online GIS resources of for Nebraska’s third largest city, Bellveue. This month we look at the GIS resources for Nevada’s third largest city, North Las Vegas. North Las Vegas is a part of Clark County, which hosts the city’s GIS website. The Clark County GIS system is simple and accessible. All the necessary links can be found from the home page, without the extra fluff than can make locating what you want tricky.
North Las Vegas GIS Website
North Las Vegas GIS Contacts
North Las Vegas GIS App
North Las Vegas GIS Map Collections
North Las Vegas GIS Direct Downloads
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