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…

UAE: Research underway to help make artificial clouds

UAE: Research underway to help make artificial clouds

Research is now underway to help make artificial clouds as a new method of generating rainfall in the UAE, said National Center of Meteorology (NCM) director Dr. Omar Al Yazeedi on January 19, 2020. Speaking at the International Rain Enhancement Forum in Abu Dhabi…

China unveils digital courts with AI judges and verdicts via apps

China unveils digital courts with AI judges and verdicts via apps

China has developed mobile courts with artificial-intelligence judges and verdicts delivered through chat apps aiming to deal with backlogs in cases. Litigants appear by video chats as AI judge with avatar hears the cases. The country is urging digitization to…

California’s earthquake early warning system sends first public alert

California’s earthquake early warning system sends first public alert

California's new statewide earthquake early warning system– the MyShake app– has sent out its first public alert on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. The warning was sent for M4.3 tremor that took place in Monterey and San Luis Obispo counties, along the San Andreas…

World Magnetic Model (WMM) 2020 released

World Magnetic Model (WMM) 2020 released

A new World Magnetic Model (WMM) was officially released on December 10, 2019. WMM is a representation of the planet’s magnetic field that gives compasses dependable accuracy and one of the key tools developed to model the change in Earth's magnetic field….

Using artificial intelligence to provide space weather alerts in real-time

Using artificial intelligence to provide space weather alerts in real-time

A new study suggests that computers can learn to detect solar flares and other occurrences in vast streams of solar images, helping NOAA forecasters issue space weather alerts more in real-time. The machine-learning technique was improved by scientists at CIRES and…