Mindjack - Daily Relay

Read Mindjack Film
Fresh thinking on current and classic cinema

 the beat of digital culture
home | archives | about us | feedback
Advertise in Mindjack
Email for Information

special section:
Mindjack Film
Fresh thinking on current and classic cinema

Coffee Mugs
Support Mindjack


Mindjack Release
Sign up to receive details of new issues

Subscribe with Bloglines

March 2002
April 2002
May 2002
June 2002
July 2002
August 2002
September 2002
October 2002
November 2002
December 2002
January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005


Technorati Profile

daily relay

suggest a story: relay@mindjack.com

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Tracking Disease Outbreaks from Outer Space
Forecasting the emergence of an infectious disease by coupling local data, such as the ecosystem parameters and disease data, with images from satellites is not a new idea, but the technology is here and works, says this article from RedNova. The approach mixes data from high-tech environmental satellites with old-fashioned, "khaki shorts and dusty boots" fieldwork.

NASA is setting up a satellite-based malaria pilot study in the Mewat region of India. The goal is give warnings of high disease risk in a specific area up to a month in advance in order to prepare vaccination programs and save people and animals.

This overview contains a satellite picture from NASA and selected excerpts of the original article about this method and how it works.
:: posted by Roland Piquepaille, 12:07 PM

<< Home

Buy a Text Ad Here
home | about us | feedback