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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve Fallen Over Today More Than This Robot
The need for bipedal, smart robots is clear.
New Subcultures Surface in the Future-Dystopian Films of Liam Young
Love and freedom are explored in ‘New Romance,’ three new films by the speculative architect and filmmaker.
The Canadian Military Wants to Detect Airborne Bioweapons With Lasers
Hopefully, we'll never have to use the technology.
Autonomous Cars Can Now Drive on Snow-Covered Streets
Good news for Canadians.
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.'
Finally, Virtual Reality Lets You Become a Mystical Forest Creature
Marshmallow Laser Feast's 'In the Eyes of the Animal' virtually immerses you into the animal kingdom.
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.