satellites

A company works to perfect indoor navigation

A hospital, the shopping mall, or even your house – just some of the indoor places people may soon be able to navigate with satellite maps. A company in San Antonio, Texas is working to perfect indoor navigation using the earth’s electromagnetic field.

Forecasting hurricanes

Despite well-known storms like Superstorm Sandy, the intensity of hurricanes has actually decreased significantly in the past 20 years. A team of researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey is using underwater robots, satellites and high frequency radar systems to investigate this phenomenon.

Tiny satellites, can they democratize space?

For almost 60 years, mankind has been placing satellites in orbit. They’re usually large, complex and very expensive, but since 2003, a class of tiny satellites called CubeSats has been democratizing access to space by giving researchers, academics and even school kids the opportunity to participate in space science.

SciTech Now Episode 226

Tiny satellites called CubeSats have democratized space science; blended learning combines in-person teaching with tech; a high school student and a science corporation pave the way for easier use of ethanol as renewable energy; and a mouse-like creature with massive hind legs teaches us about the growth of human bones.