lidar

space lasers

NASA Will Measure Polar Ice Cover Down to the Centimeter with Lasers From Space

ICESat-2 will collect 250 times as many elevation measurements as its predecessor, ICESat.
Becky Ferreira
8.24.18
crime

Finding Murder Victims in Unmarked Graves Can Be Made Easier with Lasers, Study Shows

Researchers were able to detect the unmarked graves clearly, even compared to a control dig.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.6.18
Moveable

MIT Invented a Tool That Allows Driverless Cars to Navigate Rural Roads Without a Map

Mapping rural areas is a barrier to autonomous vehicles operating in those areas, but cars might not need maps at all.
Tracey Lindeman
5.7.18
lost cities

The Ruins of a Massive Ancient City Have Been Discovered in Guatemala

With the help of lasers and drones, scientists have found that Maya civilization was more advanced and populous than previously imagined.
Becky Ferreira
2.2.18
clean room

I Saw the Future in Columbia’s Nanotechnology Clean Room

I entered a fragile world of UV-sensitive research, nylon clean suits, and beard covers.
Caroline Haskins
9.19.17
Valkyrie

I’ve Fallen Over Today More Than This Robot

The need for bipedal, smart robots is clear.
Ben Sullivan
6.15.17
News

The Canadian Military Wants to Detect Airborne Bioweapons With Lasers

Hopefully, we'll never have to use the technology.
Jordan Pearson
9.28.16
News

Autonomous Cars Can Now Drive on Snow-Covered Streets

Good news for Canadians.
Jordan Pearson
1.11.16
News

The ISS Is Getting a New Camera to Check Itself for Space Debris Damage

The $1.7-million vision system will launch in 2020, and is 'roughly the size of a microwave oven.'
Matthew Braga
1.7.16
Lasers

A New Closed-Source File Format Threatens the Open-Source Mapping Community

A war over how to store the enormous data files containing LIDAR data.
Ben Richmond
4.22.15
Space

NASA Plans to Shoot Lasers at the Earth to Study Forests in 3D

Meet the newly approved, ISS-bound probe GEDI, the first probe to systematically study carbon sequestration from space.
Becky Ferreira
9.9.14
Technology

Lidar Mapping Could Save Lives Before the Next Mudslide

The limits of technology and more data remain what you do with it.
Ben Richmond
3.28.14
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