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This algorithm is key to space travel, GPS, VR and more, and it is over 50 years old 20

Posted by Lisa Harvey,

Earlier this week, MIT Technology Review published an article “How an Inventor You’ve Probably Never Heard of Shaped the Modern World” which described Rudolf Kálmán’s contribution to modern day science and technology, a recursive estimation algorithm that accurately predicts variables such as direction, speed, and location even in noisiest of… read more >>

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 >>

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