- This snippet section is always my favorite to write each month so without delay, let’s jump into my monthly tech review!
Low-cost stretchable batteries make steps forward.
This idea produces renewable energy from temperature differences created by cold night skies.
Futuristic salt-based propellant makes strides.
Indoor solar cells could power your future electronics.
Research could reduce the amount of rare earth elements in touchscreens.
Algae and bacteria work together to improve energy production.
First twistable battery invented.
Wind power production is more sustainable with recycled rare-earth elements.
- It’s November so that means it is time for the September NOAA Global Climate report, and if you guessed it was warm last month, you win a prize! Well no not really, but here are some of the climate ‘highlights’ of September 2019: the warmest September on record, tying 2015; 14th hottest month on record; and the 417th consecutive month above the 20th Century average temperature. As the warming continues, the Trump administration would prefer to weaken regulations around lead pipes, sad…
- Did you know that November 10th is Sesame Street Day? And so in honor of this children’s TV show classic, my Google search of the month was, “Sesame Street and GIS.” Wouldn’t you know it, we actually got a hit! Check out this poster by Penn State University student Julie Coons who uses a Sesame Street map to illustrate their use in children’s literature. The internet has it all J
- We finally got back on track last month when we check out the GIS website of Raleigh, North Carolina, and will go on a streak of two quality GIS sites when we review North Dakota’s second largest city’s resources, i.e. Bismark?!
Bismark, ND GIS Website
Bismark, ND GIS Contacts
Bismark, ND GIS Web Map
Bismark, ND GIS Map Collections (yep, same link as above)
Bismark, ND GIS Direct Downloads
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