NASA to Fund Studies on the Pandemic’s Impact on Our Planet
NASA has announced four projects that will study the effects of the coronavirus on our planet. From air pollution to the economy, NASA’s Rapid Response and Novel Research in Earth Science will lead the studies. More from SlashGear:
The coronavirus pandemic caused an unprecedented, and incredibly rapid, change in human activities. Many people around the world remain quarantined in their homes, only venturing outdoors for exercise or, in some cases, to work essential jobs. The lack of human activities has resulted in rapid changes in only a very brief period of time, including drops in air pollution, the presence of wildlife in big cities, and even extensive mold growth in closed stores and theaters.
NASA is supporting multiple research projects in order to help gather data on the effects of these widespread changes, ones that will explore air pollution, air quality, water quality, and nighttime light pollution around the world.
8-6-2021 (August 6, 2021) is the Snakiest day of the year and it’s also this year’s CircuitPython Day! The day highlights all things CircuitPython and Python on Hardware. See you there!
Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.