- It’s tech time, so here is your list to get your thinking about all of the new, cool innovations that could hit the markets soon.
Low power use system can selectively remove toxins from wastewater.
Combining solar farms and bee habitat.
Lithium batteries with doubled capacity by adding ceramic layer.
Step forward for bacteria-powered paper batteries.
World record power-generating tidal turbine off coast of Scotland.
Low cost copper-based catalyst to split water into H and O gas.
Record low-cost perovskite double-layer solar cell developed.
A change in silicon etching can increase solar cell power output by 10%.
From textile dye to a battery ingredient.
- The August 2018 NOAA Global Climate report is out and well as per usual, the warming continues. With the fifth warmest temperatures on record for an August since 1880, this month was characterized by record warmth across much of the world’s ocean basins as well as record warmth on pockets of all continents other than Australia and South America. That’s 404 months above the 20th Century temperature average as the Trump administration continues to deny climate change, sad…
- October 12th is World Egg Day and in honor of these tasty morsels, my Google search of the month was, “GIS and eggs.” If you scan through the results, you might find this gem by Gillenwter et al. where they look at walleye spawning behavior. And okay while not chicken eggs, these are fish eggs they are looking at and the GIS analysis they complete is really top-notch work!
- Last month we checked out Maryland’s second largest city’s GIS resources and this month we move up the East Coast to check out the same for Worcester, Massachusetts. And on Worcester’s GIS homepage, you will find a plethora of links to themed city maps; to download GIS files as well as for custom data requests; and finally to a text-based property search.
Brock Adam McCarty