Thousands of ocean fishing boats could be using forced labor – we used AI and satellite data to find them
Forced labor is a widespread problem in fisheries on the high seas. Between 2012 and 2018, an estimated 100,000 people may have been victims of forced labor on thousands of different boats.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~8 min
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Now owned jointly by UK taxpayers and an Indian conglomerate, OneWeb formally emerges from bankruptcy.
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~6 min
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With her students, aerospace engineer Kerri Cahoy is developing small, affordable “CubeSats” to monitor weather and search for exoplanets.
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
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Radio telescopes are incredibly sensitive to phone network interference.
Oct. 23, 2020 • ~6 min
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There are more trees in the West African Sahara Desert that you might think, according to a study that used artificial intelligence and satellite imagery.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~6 min
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5G wireless networks will improve phone service and make communications a whole lot faster. But 5G could also screw up weather forecasts, researchers say.
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~4 min
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The camera detector for the Vera Rubin Observatory takes its first test images in the laboratory.
Sept. 8, 2020 • ~5 min
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When an American pilot went down over the Soviet Union in the 1960s, the US launched a spy satellite. Its data now helps monitor the bobak marmot.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~4 min
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