Electric Mobility: Government Accelerates Its Efforts

The seemingly high tech electric vehicles were surprisingly first invented more than a hundred years ago. As with many early inventions it is hard to accord its origin to a single inventor, but the English electrical engineer Thomas Parker is said to have invented the first practical e-vehicle in the year 1884. There was a […]

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Polar Regions | Remote Sensing Approach

Remote sensing is a tool for data acquisition through two primary techniques-active and passive. Active remote sensing is employed in polar regions during consistent cloud cover and darkness, where the sensor in orbit (eg., LIDAR and RADAR) sends its own signal and records the backscatter signal. During cloud-free conditions, however, the passive remote sensing measures […]

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The Landscape of AI

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen unprecedented growth in the last few years. Expectations are that AI may yield innovative technologies pervading almost all fields of influence including healthcare, education, safety, and transportation. At the same time, there are cautionary narratives suggesting the imminent danger of self-aware AI wiping out the whole of […]

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Monitoring Natural Resources

Geospatial Technology for Monitoring Natural Resources

Humans are dependent on natural resources to fulfill their basic needs—food, clothes and shelter. However, there has been decline in these resources over last few decades with unprecedented population growth. Resources like water, arable land and fossil fuels have become scarce due to over-consumption. With world population expected to increase to 8.3 billion by 2030, […]

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Solar Irradiance

Solar Irradiance & Disasters

High resolution satellite data in integration with other Earth science data has the potential to predict disasters and evolve methodologies for preparedness. Terrestrial factors, such as plate movements as well as extraterrestrial changes of the Sun and Earth’s environment are responsible for global changes (Mukherjee, 2006). Satellite based observations show that periodic monitoring from space […]

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Remote Sensing and GIS

GIS and Remote Sensing in Natural Resource Management

Remote sensing and GIS are promising tools for handling spatial and temporal data and help in integrating them for successful planning of natural resources. Remote sensing is the science of measuring the Earth using sensors mounted on high-flying aircrafts or satellites. These sensors collect data in the form of images and provide insights for manipulating, […]

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