Author Archives: Erika Greelish

Predicting the Future by Looking Back at the Past

Back in Time My husband was disappointed (like many, I’m sure) when 2015 came and went without the flying-car and hoverboard future promised by Back to the Future 2. And yet, there were a lot of things the iconic 1989 … Read More

Satellite Surveillance by the Centimeter

Five centimeters. That is the highest known resolution for spy satellites, though some believe current advanced government technology is accurate to a mere centimeter, close enough to read the screen of a person’s cell phone. Even at the five-centimeter range, … Read More

When Does a Treatment Become Medically Necessary?

According to many insurance companies, a medically necessary treatment is “necessary for the symptoms and diagnosis or treatment of the condition, illness, or injury.” However, the phrase “not medically necessary” is often what patients hear when an insurance company simply … Read More

Keeping a Remote Eye on Climatic Catastrophes

On May 31, 2013, four storm chasers died pursuing a gigantic tornado barreling across Oklahoma. Many more hurricane hunters have lost their lives attempting to collect data during some of the biggest storms of the past several decades. Not only … Read More

Remote Sensing Technology in Forestry

It turns out that the road less traveled…is not a road. In recent years, improvements in the design and efficiency of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have made them a powerful tool for 3D geographical mapping. Forests, a critical stabilizing force … Read More

Remote Sensing for Agriculture

The world population is projected to reach 9.9 billion by 2050, an increase of more than 25% from the current 2020 population of 7.8 billion. In order to feed another two billion people, we need to farm smarter. Remote-sensing drones have myriad … Read More

Yes, There Is a Code for That

Pecked by a turkey? There’s a medical code for that. Walked into a lamppost? There’s also a code for that. Burned by flaming water skis? Yep, there’s a code for that too. You Can’t Make This Stuff Up Most people … Read More

Why Buy Into AI

The bottom line. Return on investment. Getting the most bang for your buck. However you phrase it, all companies are concerned with profit margins and risk management. CEOs of major companies have taken a cautious but steady approach to integrating … Read More