New research suggests that an effective way to locate and track large concentrations of microplastics in the ocean could be from high in the sky.
Combining archaeological evidence, aerial scans and machine learning algorithms, researchers modeled how this medieval city grew over time.
Archaeologists used to dig primarily at sites that were easy to find thanks to obvious visual clues. But technology – and listening to local people – plays a much bigger role now.
Hundreds of organizations are working around the world to restore damaged coral reefs. New research shows that rapid ocean warming threatens these efforts.
In our increasingly datafied world, there is a clear need to develop and disseminate responsible approaches for handling data for and about children.
A scientist whose Kangaroo Island home was threatened by the summer’s bushfires says there is a ‘knowledge gap’ between satellite data and useful maps that can protect communities.
Drones have proven extremely useful for research, collecting detailed data to help monitor hard-to-access areas.
As warming temperatures shift the availability of key food sources, Alberta’s grizzly bears will be forced to adjust.
New satellite-based research shows there is at least as much value in knowing how much water is left for plants to use as there is in knowing how much rain may be on the way.
Hundreds of US cities have pledged to meet the carbon reduction targets in the Paris climate accord. Now it’s time for them to start showing results.
African countries need to urgently develop coherent and strategic policies around water, land and agriculture.
Geospatial data offers a powerful new way to see the world. But these high-tech images can be misleading or incomplete.
For mapping patterns of plant invasion from the sky, understanding plant behaviour on the ground and using it along with remote sensing cameras, is crucial.
Batteries that can self-sustain are needed for long-term animal tracking as well as shipping and logistics.
Honey bees are in decline and the current method of keeping them can be disruptive to a colony. But new designs allow beekeepers to monitor a hive remotely, even sniff out disease and pests.
Satellite imaging can locate mosquito-friendly environments, allowing us to predict the advance of diseases they carry.
Expert image analysts have an important role to play, even in an age of computer interpretation and crowdsourcing.
Modern technology is helping archaeologists to discover buried sites without risking to damage them.
A simple experiment with plastic straws, Lego bricks and a hair dryer is the basis for a future surgeon’s sensitive tools.
Being able to predict the weather can save lives. Using new technology forecasters are able to provide realtime warning of bad weather ahead.