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Asteroids
Is NASA Ready for an Asteroid Impact?
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Asteroids
Is NASA Ready for an Asteroid Impact?
NASA is staging a week-long asteroid impact simulation during which participants will need to respond to a hypothetical impact scenario.
April 26, 2021

NASA is staging a week-long asteroid impact simulation during which participants will need to respond to a hypothetical impact scenario.

Locusts
How Tech Helped Beat Back Locust Swarms in East Africa
locust swarms east africa
Locusts
How Tech Helped Beat Back Locust Swarms in East Africa
Billions of locusts descended on East Africa in 2020, where new technology helped stop their spread.
April 17, 2021

Billions of locusts descended on East Africa in 2020, where new technology helped stop their spread.

Disaster Response
Volcano Eruption in Galapagos Could Lead to Warning System
Volcano Eruption in Galapagos
Disaster Response
Volcano Eruption in Galapagos Could Lead to Warning System
Scientists used seismic monitors to record motion data of a volcano eruption, which could be used to understand early warning signals for a pending eruption.
March 6, 2021

Scientists used seismic monitors to record motion data of a volcano eruption, which could be used to understand early warning signals for a pending eruption.

Disaster Response
Heads Up Display Lets Firefighters See Through Smoke
heads up display
Disaster Response
Heads Up Display Lets Firefighters See Through Smoke
Qwake Technologies’ C-Thru is a heads up display that combines AI, augmented reality, and thermal imaging to help firefighters battle blazes.
December 9, 2020

Qwake Technologies’ C-Thru is a heads up display that combines AI, augmented reality, and thermal imaging to help firefighters battle blazes.

Volcanoes
Dropping Drones into Volcanoes Can Help Us Predict Eruptions
predict volcanic eruptions
Volcanoes
Dropping Drones into Volcanoes Can Help Us Predict Eruptions
The ratio of sulphur to carbon dioxide being released can be an indicator of imminent volcanic eruptions. Researchers are using drones to gather that data.
November 8, 2020

The ratio of sulphur to carbon dioxide being released can be an indicator of imminent volcanic eruptions. Researchers are using drones to gather that data.

Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
Firefighting Robot
Robotics
Firefighting Robot Helps Battle Blaze in Los Angeles
The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.
October 23, 2020

The U.S.’s first firefighting robot helped keep LAFD firefighters safe while they battled a blaze in downtown Los Angeles.

Disaster Response
Getting Disaster Relief To the People Who Need It Most
Disaster Relief
Disaster Response
Getting Disaster Relief To the People Who Need It Most
Delphi analyzes property damage and poverty levels to identify the people most in need of disaster relief, helping organizations maximize their impact.
October 6, 2020

Delphi analyzes property damage and poverty levels to identify the people most in need of disaster relief, helping organizations maximize their impact.

Disaster Response
Starlink Satellites Bring Internet to Wildfire-Ravaged State
Starlink satellites
Disaster Response
Starlink Satellites Bring Internet to Wildfire-Ravaged State
SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are providing residents and emergency responders affected by Washington wildfires with access to reliable internet.
October 1, 2020

SpaceX’s Starlink satellites are providing residents and emergency responders affected by Washington wildfires with access to reliable internet.

Disaster Response
Firefighting Satellites Help Track Wildfires in California
Track Wildfires
Disaster Response
Firefighting Satellites Help Track Wildfires in California
High-tech instruments on satellites are helping emergency responders and members of the public track wildfires in California.
September 12, 2020

High-tech instruments on satellites are helping emergency responders and members of the public track wildfires in California.