News tagged with satellite technology

Scientists using satellites to identify whales

Scientists have demonstrated how new satellite technology can be used to count whales, and ultimately estimate their population size. Using Very High Resolution (VHR) satellite imagery, alongside image processing ...

Feb 12, 2014
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Maths can make the internet 5-10 times faster

Mathematical equations can make Internet communication via computer, mobile phone or satellite many times faster and more secure than today. Results with software developed by researchers from Aalborg University ...

Jul 17, 2014
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Tech push transforms TV viewing experience

For decades we've been watching TV. Now a new generation of televisions is beginning to watch us. Technological advances are giving the old clunky "boob tube" an IQ injection. Some of the new breed of smart TVs comes equipped ...

May 28, 2013
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Privacy, technology face off again

The tension between new technology and individual privacy is as old as Silicon Valley. Each advance that allows or impels us to share information or seek windows into others' lives is scary at first. Often the fears blow ...

Sep 30, 2012
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Prescribed burns may help reduce US carbon footprint

The use of prescribed burns to manage Western forests may help the United States reduce its carbon footprint. A new study finds that such burns, often used by forest managers to reduce underbrush and protect bigger trees, ...

Mar 17, 2010
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