Space laser sees Earth’s biggest animal migration

Zooplankton migration is "the greatest migration on Earth. It happens every day and it's amazing." A satellite view reveals the hordes of tiny creatures.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Watch: How will 20 years of Houston’s growth affect flooding?

A new method can show how Houston has grown over the last 20 years, which can also serve as a warning about future flooding in the city.

Amy McCaig-Rice University | Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

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Antarctica ice flow map is super accurate

Glaciologists used 25 years of satellite data to create a new map of Antarctica ice velocity that is 10 times more accurate than previous ones.

Brian Bell-UC Irvine | July 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

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Satellite data and an app could warn us of wildfire threats

Data from satallites could help scientists build an app to warn us of wildfires half an hour before they hit.

Robert Sanders-UC Berkeley | May 14, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology apps mobile-devices natural-disasters satellites wildfire

Cleaner, safer rocket fuel could still have plenty of power

Rocket fuels are so carcinogenic that people who work with them need to suit up as if they were going to space. A cleaner safer option may be possible.

Katherine Gombay-McGill | April 8, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

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