- Technology is cool – so stay cool and check out our snippet with links to recent tech advances!
New system can generate energy from the Sun and release it over time.
Bacteria could help reduce airborne methane levels while generating power.
New, efficient way to store energy from renewable energy developed.
Research group teams with a Canadian company to commercialize hydrogen gas production.
Turmeric could improve future fuel cells.
These tiny robots work together to deliver cargo to human cells.
Research improves understanding of the ozone layer’s role in climate change.
Lower-cost solar cells could be on the horizon.
A new sapphire sensor could make airplane travel more efficient.
New technique to mine minerals from water.
A new low-cost hydrogen fuel cell developed.
Light-weight material developed for transportation and medical uses.
Portable filter for converting sea water to drinking water.
Here is a new plant-based jet fuel.
Water-based batteries could be possible according to this research.
- If you figured that April was a hot month, well you were right! In fact, the April 2022 NOAA global climate report indicates that this past April was the 5th warmest on record, with the 10 warmest Aprils all occurring since 2010. April 2022 was 1.53°F (0.85°C) above the 20th Century temperature average with some 5.0% of the planet experiencing record warmth, the 7th highest total for an April.
- Did you know that June 25th is Global Beatles (the band) Day?! Nor did we! So, in honor of this musical holiday, our Google search was, “Beatles and GIS.” And not shockingly we found a paper about beetles by Jeffrey Holland of Purdue University, but of course these are not musical beetles rather they are insects! In his study, Holland uses GIS to track the occurrence and spread of longhorned beetles in the Midwest.
- In May we checked out the online resources of Evansville, Indiana which is the third largest city in the state; and for this month we stay in the Midwest with a look at the online resources for Davenport, Iowa:
Davenport, IA GIS Website
Davenport, IA GIS Contacts (check the left side of the page)
Davenport, IA GIS Web Map
Davenport, IA GIS Map Collections
Davenport, IA GIS Direct Downloads (we do not see a way to download GIS data so you might email the GIS team directly)
Brock Adam McCarty