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MATLAB and Simulink behind today’s news and trends

Using wavelet transforms and machine learning to predict droughts 1

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Earlier this month, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released its report State of the Climate in 2015, which showed extreme drought occurred on every continent in the past year. It also reported the amount of land considered to be under the effects of either severe or extreme drought… read more >>

Drones that can help fight wildfires

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

The analysis of video information from standard drones can provide a methodology to monitor remote areas for new fire outbreaks. A group of researchers from Universidad Politécnica de Madrid developed an application for early wildfire detection that analyzed images from existing drones’ low-cost camera equipment. The project relies on image processing capabilities in MATLAB.read more >>

NASA used this camera to capture the Martian Morse code seen in photo

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Earlier this month, Fox News reported, “Stunning NASA image shows ‘Morse code’ dunes on Mars.” New pictures from the surface of the red planet showed an uncharacteristic collection of dots and dashes reminiscent of Morse code markings in the sand, albeit at a relatively large scale…. read more >>

VEX Robotics World Championship on ESPN2. Watch Tonight!

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

The VEX Robotics championships will be broadcast on national TV for the first time ever. But that’s not the only first for this competition! According to the Washington Post, this year’s competition also marks the first time a team from Syria competed at the international level. The team is comprised of refugee teens who overcame limited resources to earn a spot in the international competition.read more >>

Coffee and the 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon… Uh, I mean MATLAB. 1

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

When we launched this blog in February, we set out to show how MATLAB was tied to the top news stories and trends. We started with how the Cleveland Clinic is working to improve concussion diagnosis in the NFL, we talked about studies tackling the Zika epidemic, and showed how… read more >>

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