Many eligible Australians are not partaking in care to protect their health. Why?
A researcher at the advocacy group Oceana uses GPS data to trace the activity of fishing boats.
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One of the oldest industries, fishing, is entering the world of advanced analytics and data-driven planning. With oceans under stress and key fish stocks dwindling, can precision fishing help?
Typical amounts of solar particles hitting the earth’s magnetosphere can be beautiful, but too much could be catastrophic.
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Every few centuries the sun blasts the Earth with a huge amount of high-energy particles. If it were to happen today, it would wreak havoc on technology.
The Sun occasionally ejects large amounts of energy and particles into space that can smash into Earth.
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Space weather can affect satellites in a number of different ways, from frying electronics to increasing drag in the atmosphere.
Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari (L) and South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa perhaps need to extend their hand shakes into the outer space.
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Nigeria-South Africa bi-national commission is a laudable initiative but missing the space cooperation element.
It was the first time a bird has removed a tracking device, and the second time a bird species showed cooperative ‘rescue’ behaviour.
Satellites affect your life every day.
Satellites impact our lives in many different ways, and some of these may surprise you.
Many of the people who broke into the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 carried cellphones, which can be tracked, and posted photos of their activities on social media.
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Facial recognition, social media and location tracking give law enforcement a leg up in a monumental investigation.
A photo taken from the International Space Station in 2014 shows the Soyuz TMA-15M spacecraft on the left and the unpiloted ISS Progress 57 cargo craft. Six years later, private players have joined the space race.
Over the coming decade, the arrival of constellations of small satellites will reshape the space industry. It constitutes a paradigm shift, particularly in terms of data gathering and processing.
The federal government has used military-grade border patrol drones like this one to monitor protests in US cities.
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Avoiding drones’ prying eyes can be as complicated as donning a high-tech hoodie and as simple as ducking under a tree.
Mating laser-driven atomic clocks like the one shown here with microwaves promises more accurate electronic devices.
Researchers have made some of the most accurate clocks imaginable in recent years, but the trick is harnessing those clocks to electronics. Using lasers to tune microwaves bridges the gap.
A mylar balloon at Presqu'ile Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.
Releasing balloons at weddings and other celebrations is festive, until they break into pieces and become plastic pollution. A citizen science project is spotlighting the problem.
It’s not all about the cost of treatment – and this is something the next government will need to address.
Where to land?
Putting driverless cars on the road safely is hard enough. Doing it in the air is much more difficult.
The orientations of the stone walls that crisscross the Northeastern U.S. can tell a geomagnetic tale as well as a historical one.
Scientific inspiration struck a geologist after many walks through the woods in New York and New England. These ruins hold the secret of where the compass pointed north when they were built centuries ago.
What does your phone know about you?
Every device that you use, every company you do business with, every online account you create – they all collect data about you and analyze it to figure out minute details of your life.
Which is the right map for you?
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.
Amelia Earhart’s Lockheed Model 10-E Electra, with advanced navigation equipment mounted above the cockpit.
Eight decades after missing aviator Amelia Earhart was declared dead, technologies still don’t quite track every airplane all over the globe.
Starting new conversations.
As part of a new strategy to combat loneliness GPs will be able to prescribe social activities. But is this ethical?
Wait – where am I?
Without their devices, regular GPS users take longer to negotiate a route, travel more slowly and make larger navigational errors.