A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket carrying the Landsat 9 satellite onboard launches from Vandenberg Space Force Base, California, on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021.

Landsat 9 will capture satellite images of a radically changing Earth, NASA scientist says

Science & Technology

Josh Willis, who works at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab at Caltech in Pasadena, California, has used Landsat satellite images in his own work. He joins The World’s host Marco Werman to discuss the power of Landsats to understand climate change. 

Grace Hopper sits behind the UNIVAC (universal automatic computer) keyboard in the early '60s. As a mathematician and rear admiral in the US Navy, she helped design the UNIVAC I and many other related systems.

New book sheds light on overlooked women pioneers who paved the way for today’s internet

Activity using Strava's tracking technologies such as the one above has helped the company produce a heat map of the world using one billion total activities.

Recent discovery on Strava heat map points out the ease of leaking data through social media platforms

Since the inception of predictive algorithm software in U.S courtrooms, more than a million Americans have been analyzed using the technology.

Growing trend of using predictive algorithms in courtrooms and human services offices raises concerns over their current lack of transparency

Facebook logo with the Russian flag

Britain asks Facebook for information about suspected Russian influence in Brexit

Global Politics

Can The Latest Wi-Fi Security Bug Be Patched?

A Google Maps image of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Franciso.

Want to know if the mall is crowded? That’s just one of the promises of future maps


It’s been 10 years since Google Maps forever changed how people get from point A to point B. Now ever more accurate maps and other advances promise another wave of innovation.

Sean Scantlebury and Aadel Qies practicing

Dance lessons over Skype connect Baghdad and New York City


Dance instructor Sean Scantlebury has only met his student on Skype: Sean is in New York, and his student, Aadel Qies, is in Baghdad. But that hasn’t stopped them from holding dance classes and trying to keep Qies’ passion for dance alive.

Ebola map

This nonprofit group is trying to make the world more equal — through mapping


Maps tell us incredible amounts of information about the world around us — from where people are to how people interact with geography. And in the US and Western Europe, our maps seem to be updated in near-real time. But in the developing world, map data can be years, even decades, out of date.

The homepage to Silk Road 2.0, allegedly an underground drug market, is seen in a screenshot after it was closed by U.S. authorities November 6, 2014. U.S. authorities said Thursday they have shut down the successor website to Silk Road, an underground on

International coalition moves to take down the dark side of the web


European authorities announced on Friday that Silk Road 2.0 and more than 400 so-called “dark” websites had been shut down in a raid. It was a rare big victory for law enforcement agencies trying to stop the flow of illegal trade on the “dark web.”