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Emerging tech: Bacteria-based sensors could detect pipeline leaks
Ingenium - Canada's Museums of Science and Innovation
Jun 20, 2018
Petroleum pipeline leaks are costly – for business and for the environment. Researchers are now developing bacteria-based sensors to detect hydrocarbons released by a leak – and emit a wireless alert signal to technicians.
Earth & Environment
Looking at Earth at Night
Jesse Rogerson, PhD
Canada Aviation and Space Museum
Apr 21, 2017
NASA has released new composite images of the Earth at night. The images were all taken with the VIIRS instrument aboard the Suomi NPP satellite (an imager that orbits around Earth's poles). While the images are breathtaking, I'm more excited for what's coming next: later this year, NASA will be releasing DAILY data dumps from the night lights project. Meaning... scientists/anyone will be able to study the light/energy uses around the globe on a daily basis. I love data.