AI maps forest dryness to better predict wildfires

A new AI model that maps moisture levels in fine detail across 12 western states opens the door for better wildfire predictions.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: earth-and-environment artifical-intelligence maps satellites wildfire

How is COVID-19 affecting your county? Check this tracking map

A new COVID-19 map of the US has tons of data, including cases, people who've recovered, and deaths. Check it to find out how your county is doing.

Saralyn Cruickshank-Johns Hopkins • futurity
April 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine covid-19 data-science maps united-states

Spin and explore one of the world’s oldest globes

The Hunt-Lenox Globe is also one of the first to show the New World. See the 3D digital model up close, including its warning that "here be dragons."

Kathleen McGarvey-Rochester • futurity
Feb. 28, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: featured society-and-culture history imaging-technology maps museums

Interactive map tracks the coronavirus outbreak

A new interactive map for the novel coronavirus outbreak shows the numbers of cases, recoveries, and deaths, as well as trends over time.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
Feb. 11, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine china epidemics maps viruses

Global map highlights fish genetic diversity hotspots

A new map that tracks the genetic diversity of freshwater and marine fish offers another tool to protect species around the world.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Feb. 10, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity conservation fish freshwater maps oceans

Maps and community are key to flood management

Community input and high-resolution maps may offer the best way to manage the increasing threat of floods, researchers say.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine • futurity
Jan. 24, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: earth-and-environment climate-change floods maps natural-disasters

Interactive map shows the 13 emotions music makes us feel

Check out the interactive map to see the 13 emotions that music elicits. "Music is a universal language..."

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Jan. 7, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture emotions maps music

Map shows opioid crisis isn’t a single epidemic

The US is not facing a single opioid overdose epidemic. It's facing several different epidemics, researchers say.

Fred Love-Iowa State • futurity
Dec. 11, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: featured health-and-medicine epidemics maps opioids overdose united-states

Rising temps could really mess with earthworms

Earthworms like to hang out where the weather is mild. Rising temperatures could shift where they live and threaten the many functions they provide.

Katherine Gombay-McGill • futurity
Oct. 25, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment biodiversity climate-change maps planarian-worms temperature

Map shows global rise in farm animal drug resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise as people around the world eat more meat and raise more livestock.

Peter Rüegg-ETH Zurich • futurity
Sept. 27, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine agriculture antibiotics drug-resistance livestock maps

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