Technologies used to explore deserts include robotic rovers, satellites, online mapping software and image-processing programs. NASA scientists use robotic rovers to explore deserts to prepare for the desert-like terrain located on Mars and the moon.Continue Reading
Rovers are used to explore extreme environments, such as deserts, that are not very hospitable to life. Sensors built into the rovers gather information about the environment and send it back to the scientists.
Satellites can also be used to explore deserts. For instance, satellites record images of Earth and relay the information to online mapping services. This information allows scientists to observe the topography and terrain from above. Then different imaging-processing programs are applied to the images provided by the satellites to enhance them.
A scientist explored and discovered a small crater in the Bayuda Desert in Sudan by using Google Maps, AstroFrac Tool and GIMP; AstroFrac and GIMP are image-processing software tools available for free online. The discovery of the crater in Sudan is doubly impressive, as small craters are difficult to find because they disappear quickly due to weather and water erosion. Free software tools such as these give those who aren't scientists the chance to explore deserts as long as they have Internet access and a computer.Learn more about Earth Science
Dryness is the most common physical feature of all deserts. Deserts can be mountainous or flat, and only about 20 percent of deserts are covered with sand. Some deserts are composed of rock expanses or salt flats.Full Answer >
Geodes exist in locations across the world, but are most commonly located in deserts, volcanic ash beds and regions containing limestone. In the United States, geodes are commonly found in California, Iowa, Arizona, Utah and Nevada.Full Answer >
The following grant programs are made available by the government for nursing: Advanced Education Nursing Traineeship; Advanced Nursing Education; Advanced Nursing Education Expansion; Faculty Development: Integrated Technology into Nursing Education and Practice; Innovative Nurse Education Technologies; Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship; Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention; Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention: Veterans' Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program; Nurse Faculty Loan Program; Nurse Managed Health Clinics; Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide; Nursing Workforce Diversity and Personal Home Care Aide State Training. Many grants are based on merit or need, but may also take into account specific demographic information or requirements for post-graduation service.Full Answer >
Some features of the Jeep Rescue 2004 concept vehicle include 10 kW of AC electric power generation, a 3D topographical mapping software and navigation system, and front and back remote control winches. The primary function of the Jeep Rescue concept vehicle is to complete rescue missions. The Jeep Rescue concept vehicle is powered by a Cummins 5.9-liter turbodiesel engine that produces 600 pound-feet of torque. Each tank of fuel lasts an estimated 500 miles.Full Answer >