International research team calls for ‘glocal’ approach to help mitigate flooding damage

By coupling a large-scale hydrological model with a local-scale, high-resolution hydraulic model and urban flood model while integrating multiple sources of ground and satellite remote sensing data, a “Glocal” (global to local) Hydrometeorological Solution for Floods (GHS-F) has been developed for better preparedness, mitigation and management of flood risk—like that associated with the disastrous mei-yu/baiu […]

International research team calls for ‘glocal’ approach to help mitigate flooding damage

IMAGE: By coupling a large-scale hydrological model with a local-scale, high-resolution hydraulic model and urban flood model while integrating multiple sources of ground and satellite remote sensing data, a “Glocal ” (global… view more  Credit: Advances in Atmopheric Sciences Large-scale global forecasting and on-the-ground observations need to meld into one system to better predict and prevent […]

Quiet crickets turn leaves into megaphones to blare mating calls

The rules of the tree cricket world, sexually speaking, are simple. Perched from a leaf’s edge, males call out into the night by rhythmically rubbing their wings. Females survey the soundscape, gravitating towards the loudest and largest males. Small, quiet types get drowned out. Unless they cheat the system. Some male crickets make their own […]

Gifts that make video calls look and feel more glamorous

Whether you want to share a mic or keep it to yourself, you’ll need the right sound equipment. (Andrew Lozovyi/Deposit Photos/) Last year, when the holidays rolled around, we had no idea how important video chatting was about to become. Now, it’s common to spend large chunks of our days and nights gabbing at a […]

How to put video calls on your TV

True reality TV. (Facebook/) We’re all getting more comfortable working and socializing over video apps, whether it’s office meetings on Zoom or family catch-ups over FaceTime. But squinting at your friends, relatives, or colleagues on your phone, tablet, or computer screen doesn’t always feel like a personal interaction. They’re just so… small. If you want […]

All-female scientific coalition calls for marine protected area for Antarctica Peninsula

The participants of Homeward Bound Cohort 4, the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica. Credit: Will Rogan The Western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on earth. It is also home to threatened humpback and minke whales, chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguin colonies, leopard seals, killer whales, seabirds like skuas and giant petrels, […]

All-female scientific coalition calls for marine protected area for Antarctica Peninsula

IMAGE: The participants of Homeward Bound Cohort 4, the largest all-female expedition to Antarctica. view more  Credit: Will Rogan The Western Antarctic Peninsula is one of the fastest warming places on earth. It is also home to threatened humpback and minke whales, chinstrap, Adélie and gentoo penguin colonies, leopard seals, killer whales, seabirds like skuas and […]