A European satellite mapped how the Napa quake ruptured the Earth’s surface using a technique that highlights minute surface changes in psychedelic colors.
However, the maps, known as interferograms, will never replace fieldwork, geologists said.
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The interferograms were made with data from Sentinel-1A, the first satellite in the European Space Agency’s Earth observation program. Sentinel-1A can track millimeter-sized movements on the Earth’s surface, according to the agency’s website.
The satellite began recording data on Aug

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According to NASA, drones won’t replace humans without an air traffic control system in place to prevent nefarious 24-esque hacks.Last week, Google introduced Project Wing, an experimental, drone-based delivery system being developed by the semi-secret Google X innovation lab. The announcement came barely nine months after Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed his plans to deliver packages to customers via octocopter in under 30 minutes.Read Full Story

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MoreGoogle’s Secret Drone Delivery Program and Other Fascinating News on the WebNow Teenagers Value Tech Over Clothes and Other Fascinating News on the WebEXCLUSIVE: Ebola Survivor Kent Brantly Reveals Near-Death Ordeal NBC NewsGirl Who Shot Instructor Said Uzi Was ‘Too Much for Her’ NBC NewsISIS Beheads Second American, Monitoring Group Says NBC News“We use our smartphones almost like they are part of our brains. I don’t think people realize how much of themselves they’re giving to Apple, and potentially to hackers.” In The New Yorker, Jay Kaspian Kang looks at the latest hack of celebrity photos and wonders, who’s at risk now. Short answer: Everyone

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Even with visions of quadcopters buzzing around metropolitan areas delivering everything from pizzas to toilet paper fresh in the minds of tech blogospherites, There’s been a comparatively small amount of research into how to support squadrons of quadcopters and other unmanned aerial vehicles. The most likely cause of this is the FAA’s reactionary position towards UAVs. Good thing [Giovanni] is performing all his research for autonomous recharging and docking for multirotors in Australia, then.
The biggest obstacle of autonomous charging of a quadcopter is landing a quad exactly where the charging station is; run of the mill GPS units only have a resolution of about half a meter, and using a GPS solution would require putting GPS on the charging station as well. The solution comes from powerful ARM single board computers – in this case, an Odroid u3 – along with a USB webcam, OpenCV and a Pixhawk autopilot

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Tomorrow, September 4, something big is going to happen. Something big involving British tech company Dyson, and robots. Entitled ‘ProjectN223′, there has been precious little information given about the announcement aside from a short teaser video produced by Dyson which has been watched half a million times.

Tech Crunch reports that Dyson have been developing ProjectN223 for months, spending around $US8 million on ‘Robotic Vision Research’. The project builds on 15 years of research into robotic vision undertaken by the company

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