- We know that your favorite part of our newsletter is the monthly tech review so let’s jump right into our list for November!
Stand-alone device converts sunlight into power.
Tests on largest-ever wind turbines planned.
Orange peels can recycle metals from old batteries.
Organic molecule developed that can store energy from the Sun and release it.
New lithium-ion battery anode is stable for thousands of cycles and charges in minutes.
Graphene batteries could charge in 15 seconds.
New cathode material could revolutionize lithium-ion batteries.
Forever battery invented from sheets of graphene?
Reducing vibrations caused by heat in solar cells could increase their efficiency.
Checkerboard arrangement of solar cells could increase their efficiency.
- ‘Good’ news everyone – we set a record in September 2020 according to the latest Global Change report! But this is no record to be proud of as it was the warmest September in the 141-year record, surpassing 2015 and 2016 by the narrowest of slivers. Also, an interesting trend, the seven warmest Septembers on record occurred over the last seven years…and not so interesting or surprising is that President Trump continues to ignore the obvious climate warning signs.
- November 2nd is National Bison Day, and in honor of one of America’s largest animals, our Google search of the month was, “Bison and GIS.” And our Google friend never fails as here is an interesting thesis by Andrew Michael Saleh of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he uses GIS and archeological evidence to explore the viability of historic Bison herds. In his research, Andrew finds that relying on any one archeological model for Bison populations can lead to skewed results.
- Last month we checked out the online resources of Essex, Vermont which is the second largest city in the state, and for this month we travel down the Atlantic coast to Norfolk, Virginia where we hope to find more resources than in October:
Norfolk, VA GIS Website
Norfolk, VA GIS Contacts
Norfolk, VA GIS Web Map (this mapping application provides access to current and historic imagery over an address)
Norfolk, VA GIS Map Collections
Norfolk, VA GIS Direct Downloads
Brock Adam McCarty
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