Ahasanul Hoque

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Posts Categorized / GeoTechnology

How is climate change shaping the type of space exploration NASA does?

As global climate change becomes more evident, NASA’s satellite program for studying and monitoring our home planet becomes increasingly important. There are two key areas toward which NASA satellite measurements can contribute: 1.  Monitoring changes in the Earth’s climate.  Global climate change occurs slowly relative to weather and even to the change of seasons throughout […]

Map of Meteorite Crash Landings

June 28, 2013 | Environmental Issues, General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Wonder where on Earth to collect space rocks? Stay at home. The map above shows every meteorite strike known to fall on earthly terrain. And from the looks of it, the United States is prime collecting grounds. To build the map, Javier de la Torre, co-founder of Vizzuality and CartoDB, used records from Meteoritical Society […]

New Platinum Age of Maps

June 28, 2013 | General Science, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Plotting the landscape of digital information The 17th Century, particularly in The Netherlands, is considered the Golden Age of maps. The Dutch were spanning the globe for trade and their maps and atlases became lavish and colorful works of art depicting mysterious worlds encountered by explorers. Fast forward to the 21st Century and with the […]

Global Floods of the Future

scientists who have employed no fewer than 11 separate climate models to study the decades ahead. Play Video Dramatic Flood Rescue Explained The daring rescue of an elderly woman from a flooded river in Missouri is caught on video. “Floods are among the most major climate-related disasters,” writes Yukiko Hirabayashi of The University of Tokyo […]

Map of Potential Emission Trading Schemes

June 8, 2013 | Climate Change, Environmental Issues, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

A big new World Bank  finds that more than 40 national governments and 20 sub-national governments have either put in place carbon-pricing schemes or are planning one for the years ahead. That includes either carbon taxes or some form of cap-and-trade. Here’s a map of the countries that are planning the latter: The report notes that the […]

Google maps remote Galapagos Islands

June 8, 2013 | Environmental Issues, GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Few have explored the remote volcanic islands of the Galapagos archipelago, an otherworldly landscape inhabited by the world’s largest tortoises and other fantastic creatures. Soon it will take only the click of a mouse or finger swipe on a tablet to check out some of the Galapagos Islands’ most remote areas, surrounding waters and unique […]

Map of the countries that are most and least tolerant of homosexuality

June 8, 2013 | GeoTechnology, Socio Economic | by aHaSaN

The Pew Research Center, as part of a fascinating new report on global attitudes toward homosexuality, asked people in 39 different countries a deceptively straightforward question: “Should society accept homosexuality?” People could answer yes, no or decline the question. The “yes” answers are mapped out above. In red countries, less than 45 percent of respondents […]

A map of the countries with the most dangerous roads

June 8, 2013 | GeoTechnology | by aHaSaN

Based on a comprehensive World Health Organization report that measures road safety by the number of motor vehicle-related deaths per 100,000 people, the answer is the Dominican Republic. The Caribbean island nation (it shares the island of Hispanolia with Haiti) reports a staggering 41.7 driving deaths per 100,000 people per year. That means that, in […]