2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation

By: NASA Goddard

Originally published on Nov 13, 2017

How can you see the atmosphere? By tracking what is carried on the wind. Tiny aerosol particles such as smoke, dust, and sea salt are transported across the globe, making visible weather patterns and other normally invisible physical processes.

This visualization uses data from NASA satellites, combined with mathematical models in a computer simulation allowing scientists to study the physical processes in our atmosphere. By following the sea salt that is evaporated from the ocean, you can see the storms of the 2017 hurricane season.

During the same time, large fires in the Pacific Northwest released smoke into the atmosphere. Large weather patterns can transport these particles long distances: in early September, you can see a line of smoke from Oregon and Washington, down the Great Plains, through the South, and across the Atlantic to England.

Dust from the Sahara is also caught in storms sytems and moved from Africa to the Americas. Unlike the sea salt, however, the dust is removed from the center of the storm. The dust particles are absorbed by cloud droplets and then washed out as it rains.

Advances in computing speed allow scientists to include more details of these physical processes in their simulations of how the aerosols interact with the storm systems.

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Credits:
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Anton S. Darmenov (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Narrator

Music: Elapsing Time by Christian Telford [ASCAP], Robert Anthony Navarro [ASCAP]

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The New SpotMini

By: BostonDynamics

Originally published on Nov 13, 2017

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What’s new, Atlas?

By: BostonDynamics

Originally published on Nov 16, 2017

What have you been up to lately, Atlas?

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Meet Spot, the robot dog that can run, hop and open doors | Marc Raibert

By: TED

Originally published on Aug 14, 2017

That science fiction future where robots can do what people and animals do may be closer than you think. Marc Raibert, founder of Boston Dynamics, is developing advanced robots that can gallop like a cheetah, negotiate 10 inches of snow, walk upright on two legs and even open doors and deliver packages. Join Raibert for a live demo of SpotMini, a nimble robot that maps the space around it, handles objects, climbs stairs — and could soon be helping you out around the house.

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Watch This Robotic Footbridge Curl Up Into A Ball

By: Science Channel

Originally published on Aug 10, 2017

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This sculpture unrolls into a super strong bridge. Find out how it transforms and what makes it so strong.
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DJI – Spark – Possibilities

By: DJI

Published on May 24, 2017

DJI Spark redefines the possibilities of portable flight, opening up the creative potential of drones. Whether you’re filming a cheer routine, posing for a rock climbing selfie, or taking a simple group photo, Spark is there to seize the moment.

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Fido vs Spot — Animal vs Robot

 

By: jurvetson

Originally published on Feb 27, 2016

The robot’s lifelike movement catches the attention of a real dog. The uncanny uncanine valley. This is the latest quadruped robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics group, and the only one in civilian hands. Another Video: https://youtu.be/q2gehrAhflQ Photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvets… And I revisited my post on the Google Master Plan, and sure enough, we see Robots → Skynet → Terminator → Google Security → User Happiness https://www.flickr.com/photos/jurvets…

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This is the new Google Earth

 

By: Google

Originally published on Apr 18, 2017

The whole world is now in your browser. Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, then dive in to experience them first hand with Street View. See the world from a new point of view with Voyager, which brings you stories from the BBC, NASA, Sesame Street and more. Start exploring: https://g.co/earth.

Choose your own adventure with Voyager
Experience interactive stories from around the world.

Discover new places with Knowledge Cards
Flip through cards and learn about local landmarks.

Orbit the world in 3D
Use the new 3D button to tilt the map.

Snap and share a Postcard
Capture snapshots of locations and share them with your friends.

Feeling Lucky?
Roll the dice and see where the world takes you.

 

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Haptic Helpers: bringing you to your senses

 

By: Google

Originally published on Mar 31, 2017

We’re taking virtual reality to the next level with Haptic Helpers. Using a modest set of everyday tools, these VR virtuosos can simulate more than 10,000 unique experiences, all from the comfort of your own home. Smell the roses. Listen to the ocean. Feel a fluffy dog! Sign up for the beta at vr.google.com/haptichelpers

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Introducing Google Gnome

By: Google
Originally published on Mar 31, 2017

The smart yard has finally arrived — Meet Google Gnome. See how Gnome can transform your yard: https://g.co/googlegnome.

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