The latest technology in Earth exploration Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at the latest technology used by researchers to monitor and explore planet Earth.
For example, fluid lensing drones can now use special cameras to map coral reefs under the ocean.
Meanwhile, a new system called Worldview allows users to access real-time views across the planet.
NASA is also working on virtual reality system that can simulate what it feels like to walk through a hurricane. However, new technologies, such as laser fluorescence scanning and portable X-ray fluorescence, which can directly determine concentrations of elements in rocks, and differential leaching techniques are also being developed and used for exploration.
The latest technology in Earth exploration Ocean Exploration: Technology. Today, buoys and water column samplers are used to monitor sea surface conditions and water quality factors, coring devices collect sediment samples, sonar helps create maps of the seafloor, and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) allow us to safely and efficiently explore all parts of the ocean.
We have seen a technological transition from manned submersibles and spacecraft to satellites, ROVs, and extraterrestrial probes and rovers. Advances in remote sensing, satellite communication, and data collection, including sampling devices and live video feeds, allow experts from across the globe to connect and share information in real time.
By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer
Video Credit: NASA Goddard