Weather Technology at NASA

Weather forecasting technology has made great strides in the last twenty years, says NASA meteorologist Sam Hardy. But, he cautions, “It’s still like gambling. You think you’ve got all the right numbers and circumstance look just about right, when BAM, a storm brews up from nowhere or the wind gets up to incredible tricks.” Sam has been a NASA weathercaster for the past 15 years, and he says probably the biggest improvement in weather technology is not the span of satellites that now crisscross the globe high above, but rather…

Going to the Airport? Why Not Fly There!

Several major companies world-wide are feverishly racing to become the first to offer a flying technology that will whisk you above the crowded gridlocked streets of a city to the airport or theater or shopping center. It may sound like Back to the Future Part Gazillion, but the technology is almost in place to begin liftoff. eVolo, a German company, is working on a multicopter that features twenty propellers to lift you up and over the ground to your destination. Each propeller is controlled by a separate computer system. EHang…