Planet Earth stories

There are 37 item(s) tagged with the keyword "Technology".

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1. Painting underwater pictures with sound

Silent marine robots that record sounds underwater are allowing researchers at the University of East Anglia to listen to the oceans as never before.

Tags: Animals, Antarctic, Marine life, Oceans, Robotics, Technology
2. Helping species on the move

Meet the software for working out where species will thrive in future, as global warming pushes them north seeking cooler places and key habitat is lost.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Bees, Biodiversity, Climate, Conservation, Environmental change, Insects, Pollinators, Technology, UK
3. Good pointers

When you open up the mapping app on your smartphone, a little blue dot appears showing where you are. Out one side, a little shadow shows which way you're facing. Type in your destination and it leads the way. It knows if you pause and it knows when to tell you to turn.

Tags: Geology, Mapping, Technology
4. X-rays of Scotland's seabed reveal how Ice Age ended

Scientists have X-rayed sediment cores taken from the seabed around the coast of North West Scotland and Shetland to solve the mystery of what happened to Scotland's ice sheet at the end of the Ice Age.

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Geology, Ice, Oceans, Technology, UK
5. Flash Flood! - Environmental science in virtual reality

If you came to last October's Into the blue science showcase in Manchester you may have been offered the chance to immerse yourself in a dangerous virtual river valley, with the game Flash Flood!

Tags: Climate, Environmental change, Flooding, Hazards, Technology, Weather
6. Revealing the UK's hidden depths

Underneath the Earth's surface lies a wealth of resources. But will the way we currently use them give us problems in the future? Dr Ciaran Beggan, Dr Andrew Barkwith and Dr Caroline Graham at the British Geological Survey (BGS) explain why we need a clearer picture.

Tags: Adaptation and mitigation, Geology, Mapping, Natural resources, Technology, UK
7. Drones on ice

The Antarctic isn't kind to drones - but it's not easy or cheap for people to work in either, so robots represent a huge scientific opportunity.

Tags: Technology, Antarctic, Oceans, Robotics
8. Gliders on the storm

Marine scientists are a hardy bunch, but even they aren't keen on working amid 60ft waves in the depths of the Atlantic winter. Luckily next-generation ocean robots increasingly mean they don't have to.

Tags: Technology, Robotics, Oceans, Marine life
9. Modelling our landscape in 3D

Drones are helping NERC's British Geological Survey understand and monitor areas that are susceptible to landslides around the UK.

Tags: Earth observation, Geology, Hazards, Technology
10. Soaring with the Global Hawk

Last year a new UK-made atmospheric science instrument flew for the first time on NASA's Global Hawk unmanned aircraft.

Tags: Technology, Atmosphere, Climate, Earth observation, Environmental change, Robotics

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