International Space Station spots rare jet of blue lightning

The paper describes not just the blue jet itself, but also a few of its friends—four smaller flashes at the top of the clouds that did not project out into the second layer of the atmosphere, known as the stratosphere. Instead, these flashes stayed in the clouds of the first layer, the troposphere. While we […]

Upward-shooting ‘blue jet’ lightning spotted from International Space Station

Scientists on the International Space Station spotted a bright-blue lightning bolt shooting upward from thunderclouds.  Blue jets can be difficult to spot from the ground, since the electrical discharges erupt from the tops of thunderclouds. But from space, scientists can peer down at this cerulean lightshow from above. On Feb. 26, 2019, instruments aboard the […]

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 […]

China is opening the world’s largest radio telescope up to international scientists

Following the collapse of the historic Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico, China has opened the biggest radio telescope in the world up to international scientists.  In Pingtang, Guizhou province stands the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST), the largest radio telescope in the world, surpassing the Arecibo Observatory, which stood as the largest in the world […]

Team of international researchers trace digital steps along the migration path — ScienceDaily

The spread of the Internet is shaping migration in profound ways. A McGill-led study of over 150 countries links Internet penetration with migration intentions and behaviours, suggesting that digital connectivity plays a key role in migration decisions and actively supports the migration process. Countries with higher proportions of Internet users tend to have more people […]

China to open giant telescope to international scientists

The Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) in southwestern China’s Guizhou province is the only significant instrument of its kind Nestled among the mountains in southwest China, the world’s largest radio telescope signals Beijing’s ambitions as a global centre for scientific research. The Five-hundred-metre Aperture Spherical Telescope (FAST)—the only significant instrument of its kind after […]

NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 astronauts headed to International Space Station — ScienceDaily

An international crew of astronauts is en route to the International Space Station following a successful launch on the first NASA-certified commercial human spacecraft system in history. NASA’s SpaceX Crew-1 mission lifted off at 7:27 p.m. EST Sunday from Launch Complex 39A at the agency’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket […]