- Do you have time for some tech in your day? Hopefully so as we have a nice list of recent tech advances for you below
From plant cells to headache medicine.
High-tech, low-cost air conditioning idea developed.
Could this advance pave the way for truly sustainable energy?
From black plastic to improved electrical transmission wires.
The movement of your knee could power life-saving health technologies.
Sun-purified drinking water for the developing world.
Computer simulation reveals more sustainable compound for solar cells.
Modified bacteria produces useable fuel from sunlight and carbon dioxide.
Rust and saltwater combine to form a sustainable energy source.
- The NOAA Global Climate change report for July 2019 is out and well folks, we did it, we set a new monthly global temperature record! This is definitely no laughing matter – let’s be clear, this is the warmest month in the history of record keeping going back to 1880. The global temperature in July was 0.95°C (1.71°F) above the 20th Century average – that is nearly 1 full Celsius degree above average, shocking and scary. Since Trump is so proud of setting records and doing big things, do you think this devastating environmental report/record is one he is proud of?
- September 8th is Grandparents Day! And in honor of everyone’s favorite relative, my Google search of the month was, “Grandparents and GIS.” And well wouldn’t you know it that someone has used GIS to study the connections between grandparents and their grandchildren – specifically how distance between the two groups can influence the retirement process. Unfortunately the results of Kridahl’s analysis could not be found online but they would certainly be interesting to hear.
- In our monthly review of city GIS websites we are on our second go around meaning the second largest city in a state for this round of reviews and for last month we struck out again in Las Cruces, New Mexico, will we get back on track this month with Buffalo, New York?
Buffalo, NY GIS Website There is also this website (ugh)…
Buffalo, NY GIS Contacts (their lone GIS specialist is buried in this list)
Buffalo, NY GIS Web Map
Buffalo, NY GIS Map Collections (same link as above, just click on that large blue button, “I want to…”)
No GIS Direct Downloads listed – try emailing the GIS specialist
Brock Adam McCarty