Science and Technology

Two people standing in front of a collapsed building after the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
Earthquakes are notoriously hard to predict, and so too are the usually less-severe aftershocks that often follow a major seismic event.
Overhead shot of a volcano
Hawaii’s Mauna Loa, the world’s largest active volcano, began sending up fountains of glowing rock and spilling lava from fissures as its first eruption in nearly four decades began on Nov. 27, 2022.
NOAA and Microsoft have forged a formal agreement to harness Microsoft’s cloud computing tools and help advance NOAA’s mission to create a Climate-Ready Nation.
Damaged bridge after the floods in the Ahr valley in Germany in 2021.
Measurement method developed at the University of Bonn could be suitable for flood warning systems.
A tsunami detector buoy is floated off the Nicobar Islands, India
Researchers have developed a novel method for monitoring the position of the seafloor with a drone-based observation device that could revolutionize oceanographic observation for earthquake risk.
AI Learning and Artificial Intelligence Concept.
To highlight and encourage more research focused on modelling the devastating impact of climate change, ACM, the Association for Computing Machinery, has established the ACM Gordon Bell Prize for Climate Modelling.
Satellites with radar imaging sensors to see through clouds and map flooding could be used to provide faster, more detailed information to keep communities safe from flooding.
High up in a telecommunications tower on a South Eugene ridge, a climber is barely visible. His bright blue jacket blends in with the sky as he attaches a white microwave dish to the tower’s metal limbs.
Thanks to the advent of exascale computing, local climate forecasts may soon be a reality. And they’re not just for scientists anymore.
The LSU-developed tool to predict storm surge and flooding during severe weather events has become an essential resource for thousands of emergency managers and first responders in Louisiana and the nation’s coastal states to help protect infrastructure.