Everyone in the world today has a smart phone, and we can get a lot of information through smart phones, such as weather forecasts, earthquake warnings, and so on.
Today, 3trivia shared with trivia lovers about how smart phones can help us live a healthier and happier life. The topic of this issue is Weather Prediction.
Using satellites to track weather can often run into a particular difficulty. From space, it is hard to tell the difference between a snowy landscape and cloud cover. To combat this an iOS app has been created known as SatCam. The app receives an alert when a weather satellite is passing overhead. The user then uses the phone’s camera to take a picture looking straight up, and also one of the horizon.
Developed by researchers at the University of Wisconsin, the app has already been used to send thousands of images to help in weather prediction. As a reward for their help, the users receive a satellite photo of the area they were in when the satellite flew overhead. The resolution isn’t good enough to be able to spot yourself, unfortunately.