Category Archives: Travel

LIDAR for Detecting Air Turbulence

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Turbulence can be pretty annoying on a flight. Not only does it cause drinks to spill and the fasten seatbelt sign to remain on (usually for far longer than it needs to be), turbulence can also be difficult to fly through.

A new project from DLR (the German Aerospace Center), will be utilizing lidar systems to detect clear air turbulence. Traditionally radars cannot detect this type of turbulence as their signals generally need cloud particles reflect off of. However, the shorter wavelength of lasers allows for reasonable signals to bounce off of small air molecules.

I’m Back

I’m back from my travels. Since I have not had much time to sit down and write a deeply wordy post, I figured I would share some pictures of insects I saw on my trip. Pictures are always fun, especially when they are of creepy crawlies. I don’t know the names of all of these, so feel free to provide an identification.

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Found just outside my room at night

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Leaf cutter ant

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Found on the floor of my room

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Walking stick

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Found in my bed. I guess it wanted to cuddle.

Cheers! More posts soon.