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Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, October 29, 2012
Oct 29, 2012

Marketplace Tech Report for Monday, October 29, 2012

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When a monster storm roars out of the Caribbean as Hurricane Sandy has, lives and billions of dollars can hang in the balance. So what technology is in the pipeline to help us react quicker? And what about predicting the big storms? Weather scientists are working on new "scavenger" satellites. The satellites, which are reportedly only the size of four loaves of bread, will harvest reflections coming from the radio waves already bombarding earth from the legions of existing satellites in orbit, in order to look inside hurricanes for the first time.

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The future of storm forecasting, and using algebra for faster broadband

Oct 29, 2012
Crowd sourcing weather reports, drone swarms with sensors, and making broadband ten times as fast with the use of algebra.

When a monster storm roars out of the Caribbean as Hurricane Sandy has, lives and billions of dollars can hang in the balance. So what technology is in the pipeline to help us react quicker? And what about predicting the big storms? Weather scientists are working on new “scavenger” satellites. The satellites, which are reportedly only the size of four loaves of bread, will harvest reflections coming from the radio waves already bombarding earth from the legions of existing satellites in orbit, in order to look inside hurricanes for the first time.

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