Breakthrough computer model to provide better space weather forecasts

Breakthrough computer model to provide better space weather forecasts

NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) has transitioned a new computer model into operations to increase its understanding of space weather events and improve space weather forecasting capabilities. These advances will help forecasters provide better…

Using smartphones to create distributed space weather observatory

Using smartphones to create distributed space weather observatory

A study by NASA astronomer Sten Odenwald found that magnetometers in smartphones can detect small disturbances of the Earth's magnetic field, allowing such devices to be used to form a distributed space weather observatory. The 3-axis Hall-effect magnetometer…

DeepShake spatiotemporal neural network improves early earthquake warnings

DeepShake spatiotemporal neural network improves early earthquake warnings

DeepShake, a spatiotemporal neural network trained on more than 36 000 earthquakes, provides a new way of forecasting ground shaking intensity prior to an earthquake, researchers reported at the Seismological Society of America's 2021 Annual Meeting. The…

Lasers detect space debris in daylight for the first time

Lasers detect space debris in daylight for the first time

For the first time, scientists have used lasers to detect space debris in broad daylight. Prior to this, lasers could only be used to measure the distance to space debris during a few twilights hours. A new study proved that it is possible to use lasers in full…

How drones help monitor explosive volcanoes

How drones help monitor explosive volcanoes

Drones can help in monitoring explosive volcanoes and prove necessary in a crisis situation, researchers from the GFX German Research Center said. The team presented results of a series of repeated flights with visual and thermal imaging cameras at the Santa Maria…

China launches first AI earthquake monitoring system

China launches first AI earthquake monitoring system

After six years of study, researchers from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) have developed the world's first artificial intelligence seismic monitoring system. This AI earthquake tracking system can report all source parameters within two…

World’s largest telescope takes most detailed image of Sun

World’s largest telescope takes most detailed image of Sun

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST)– the world's largest solar telescope built on Haleakala, Hawaii– took its first image of the Sun with the highest-resolution to date, revealing small magnetic structures in astonishing detail. Scientists are hopeful…