14Two powerful storms are threatening lives and livelihoods this week on opposite ends of the earth — Hurricane Florence, which made landfall Friday morning while battering the North Carolina coast with strong winds and blinding rain, and Super Typhoon Mangkhut, which has whipped up lashing winds on its way toward the Philippines.
The first effects of the now Category 1 Hurricane Florence are already being felt in the Carolinas, where the storm is expected to make landfall later today, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).
The typhoon is coming at the start of the corn and rice harvest, and farmers were urged to bring in as much of their crops as they could to minimize the damage.President Rodrigo Duterte summoned his cabinet to an emergency session Thursday afternoon to plot strategy for dealing with the incoming storm, which is called Ompong in the Philippines.Current forecasts show the typhoon on a track to start lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rains Friday, with the eye passing over northern Luzon Saturday, drenching areas as far south on the island as Manila, the capital.It was then on track to hit densely populated Guangdong Province in China and possibly Hong Kong.
A new study finds that warming in the Atlantic Ocean is changing rain patterns in the Amazon Previous researchers who have looked at the Amazon and its changing precipitation have found that the southern part of the rainforest has experienced a long-term increase in rainfall.
Climate shocks such as droughts, floods and variable rainfall, are already causing a rise in hunger, a situation UN economists describe as an “early warning call” for action on food insecurity.
"If we are to achieve a world without hunger and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030, it is imperative that we accelerate and scale up actions to strengthen the resilience and adaptive capacity of food systems and people's livelihoods in response to climate variability and extremes," the leaders said.
Rather, these penguins, who were mummified by the cold, dry Antarctica environment, likely died from weather on the opposite end of the spectrum: two extremely rainy and snowy events that happened over the past 1,000 years, a new study finds.
TrilobitesNew Antarctica Map Is Like ‘Putting on Glasses for the First Time and Seeing 20/20’A high resolution terrain map of Earth’s frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms.The Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica in a new map made with satellites operated by a Department of Defense agency.National Geospatial-Intelligence AgencyYou may never make it to the South Pole, but you can now see Antarctica and its glaciers in unprecedented detail.
But Can It Understand This Headline?Casey ChinIn 2012, artificial intelligence researchers revealed a big improvement in computers’ ability to recognize images by feeding a neural network millions of labeled images from a database called ImageNet. It ushered in an exciting phase for computer vision, as it became clear that a model trained using ImageNet could help tackle all sorts of image-recognition problems.
Bolting on metal bumpers meant testing that again, and making sure the complex electronics behind the bumper, like airbag impact sensors still worked as designed.Dickens spends most of his time working with Chevy's track cars and Cadillac's V-series performance cars, so it’s no surprise that one of his favorite features on the truck came from the world of racing: the spool valve suspension dampers, which are available on the standard ZR2 too.
If you like, you can even speak through the robot, with a system that turns your voice into that of a 5-year-old.One of the reasons for building Hal was to train medical workers on how to approach children, who may not be forthcoming about their symptoms.
Yet all parties involved in housing know that cities are facing more rainfall and flooding due to climate change. However, the waterfront area still remains a flood plain, and is still affected by storm surges associated with climate change.
Rising temperatures make insects eat and breed more, leading to food losses growing world population cannot afford, say scientists “The results show that insects will cause significantly increased grain loss across many regions of a warmer world,” he said.
Dr Sam Dean, NIWA's chief scientist of climate, says while farmers are known for their resilience and ability to adapt to changing conditions, climate change will almost certainly go beyond any previous experience.
Sequencing technologies, for one, can reveal how cells with the same exact DNA turn their genes on or off in unique ways—and these methods are beginning to reveal that the brain is a more diverse forest of bristling nodes and branching energies than even Ramón y Cajal could have imagined.On Monday, an international team of researchers introduced the world to a new kind of neuron, which, at this point, is believed to exist only in the human brain.