Measuring Wind With Microphones?
March 2, 2014 | University of Colorado Boulder
"We have demonstrated for the first time that we can use ambient noise to measure wind speeds. [...] Eventually, the method could be used to cheaply measure wind speed and direction in the atmosphere, critical information for weather forecasts, or even to study the rotation of Earth’s core." Quoted from the University of Colorado Boulder press release.
Wildfires and Dust Storm in Argentina
September 18, 2013 | NASA Earth Observatory
NASA Earth Observatory has satellite images of forest fire smoke and dust from a dry saline lake bed being carried by the wind.
Commercial Craft on a Round Trip to the International Space Station
March 7, 2013 | KATC.com
A commercial space vehicle delivered one ton of cargo to the International Space Station. It will now deliver back to Earth a cargo of samples, equipment and trash. So far this is the only commercial spacecraft capable of bringing cargo back to Earth.