NASA damage maps may help in future quakes

Nepal's magnitude 7.8 Gorkha earthquake caused significant damage and loss of life in 2015. In natural disasters like this, it is critical to locate areas that are in the most need of assistance as fast as possible.

Eagle-eye view to inform crop frost management

Discovering the wavelengths that can best capture the devastating impact of a frost event on broadacre crops could provide WA farmers with another tool to fight back against this common but destructive event.

Technology that lets self-driving cars, robots see

LiDAR, once used in the Apollo 15 lunar mission, has shrunk in size and cost, making it easier for researchers and product makers to bring the 3D vision mapping technology to smart devices.

How shale gas can boost US manufacturing

The American shale gas boom has the potential to revitalize domestic manufacturing, and a new report from a University of Michigan-led panel recommends steps to make that happen in a responsible manner.

Laser device can detect alcohol in cars

A new open-access article in the Journal of Applied Remote Sensing is garnering attention for research that could aid in the campaign to prevent drunk driving: a device that can detect alcohol in cars.

Study of 2011 flood will lead to better preparedness

In May 2011, when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers used explosives to breach a levee south of Cairo, Ill., diverting the rising waters of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers to prevent flooding in the town, about 130,000 acres ...

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