Weather monitoring in extreme conditions

A VENTUS X ultrasonic wind sensor has been deployed by researchers at the Summit Station on the Greenland Ice Sheet in the Arctic, 10,000...

How old is that microplastic? A new way to estimate the age of microplastics...

Researchers have developed a new way to estimate the age of microplastics found in the upper oceans. The method involves a combination of analyzing...

First demonstration that forests trap airborne microplastics

A research group in Japan has demonstrated that airborne microplastics adsorb to the epicuticular wax on the surface of forest canopy leaves, and that...

New generation microbial identification and colony counting software

Synbiosis, a long-established manufacturer of automated microbiological systems, has announced the availability of its next generation Chromogenic ID software module for the ProtoCOL 3...

Perseverance touches down on the red planet

NASA’s Perseverance rover, launched in July 2020, landed on Mars on 18 February. The Perseverance's mission involves exploration of the red planet's Jezero crater....

Humidity measurement devices for Mars are ready for final testing

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is delivering pressure and humidity measuring devices based on Vaisala's technology to NASA's Mars 2020 Rover. The pressure measurement...

Aerial mapping firm launches tree failure risk tool

In partnership with the University of Lancaster, aerial mapping company Bluesky has launched a new tool which can be used to predict the likelihood...

Aerial thermal imaging identifies leaky homes in Leeds

An aerial thermal imaging technique has been deployed for the first time in the UK over Leeds, in work that might inform efforts to...

Quick characterisation of critical thermal data

Intelligent sensing solutions firm FLIR (part of Teledyne Technologies) has released the latest versions of FLIR Research Studio software.

Peak District National Park commissions ultra-high resolution aerial maps

The Peak District National Park Authority has commissioned a brand new ultra-high resolution aerial survey from aerial mapping firm Bluesky to map land cover...

Breakthrough technology for lithium manufacture

As global effort to fight climate change intensifies, the challenge for battery manufacturers and their supply chains is to find ways to meet the...

Uncrewed vessel returns from volcano caldera survey in Tonga loaded with ‘astounding’ data

A plethora of data and imagery obtained using an Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) is filling important gaps in scientists' understanding of the HungaTonga Hunga-Ha'apai...

Portable DNA probe promises real-time identification of biological species in the field

Scientists’ glowing endorsements of Oxford Nanopore’s MiniION portable DNA sequencer, as reported in the media in mid-October, suggest a host of potentially revolutionary applications,...

High resolution ground vibration monitoring system satisfies residential and local authority requirements

Bedford-based AcSoft Sound & Vibration (www.acsoft.co.uk) has recently supplied two Menhir (Modular Enhanced Intelligent Recorder) ground vibration monitors from Semex Engcon to long-standing customer,...

Survey identifies significant micro plastic pollution on summit of Snowdon

Geoscience technology firm CGG has conducted a microplastics pollution survey as part of a scoping study into whether it would be possible to create...

Bat technology sounds out sewer problems

Lanes Group says it has become the first wastewater network contractor in the UK to commercially deploy pipe inspection technology that uses sound to...

Gas sensor technology heads to Mars on board NASA’s Perseverance rover

An international collaboration is taking technology from gas measurement expert Vaisala and the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) to Mars onboard NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance...

Scientists unravel the porosity of biochars in a world first

Ground-breaking work lights a path for environmental applications and accessing results from vast amounts of data In a breakthrough that may be significant for environmental...

Do you have a contingency plan if your fixed gas analyser needs maintenance?

Your plant technicians rigorously check for contaminates within your digester and ensure that performance is optimised but has your business considered the upkeep of...

EA makes LIDAR data available

THE Environment Agency (EA) is making its LiDAR data sets freely available as open data to commercial organisations from September 2015. LiDAR (Light Detection...