DeepMind’s AI predicts almost exactly when and where it’s going to rain

First protein folding, now weather forecasting: London-based AI firm DeepMind is continuing its run applying deep learning to hard science problems. Working with the Met Office, the UK’s national weather service, DeepMind has developed a deep-learning tool called DGMR that can accurately predict the likelihood of rain in the next 90 minutes—one of weather forecasting’s toughest… Read More DeepMind’s AI predicts almost exactly when and where it’s going to rain

The enigma of Europe’s submerged behemoth volcano

“The danger isn’t the eruption, but the possible underwater landslides,” says Ventura. If the seismic movements beforehand, or the explosion itself, led one of its flanks to collapse, it would displace such a large volume of water that it would trigger a tsunami. The devastation of Naples We now know that submarine landslides from the Aeolian… Read More The enigma of Europe’s submerged behemoth volcano

Extra-Terrestrial Particles Discovered in Antarctica Reveal Ancient Meteoritic Impact 430,000 Years Ago

Research led by the University of Kent’s School of Physical Sciences has found new evidence of a low-altitude meteoritic touchdown event reaching the Antarctic ice sheet 430,000 years ago. A research team of international space scientists, led by Dr. Matthias van Ginneken from the School of Physical Sciences‘ Centre for Astronomy and Planetary Science, has… Read More Extra-Terrestrial Particles Discovered in Antarctica Reveal Ancient Meteoritic Impact 430,000 Years Ago

Solar storm that appeared like ‘a great fire’ in 1582 could hit Earth AGAIN, experts warn

Solar storm that appeared like ‘a great fire’ in 1582 could hit Earth AGAIN this century, causing billions in damages and knocking out power grids worldwide, experts warn A ‘great fire’ appeared in the sky over dozens of cities across Europe and Asia in 1582 and eye-witness accounts of this solar storm have recently  been… Read More Solar storm that appeared like ‘a great fire’ in 1582 could hit Earth AGAIN, experts warn

Found: A Planet Close To Us With A Day That Lasts Forever And An Eternal Night Lit Up By Exploding Volcanoes

We know very little about exoplanets. Despite thousands out there confirmed by astronomers, little is known about whether they have atmospheres, water or anything else that may make them habitable. We only sometimes know how big they are and even how far they orbit from their host star. So the claim that a planet has… Read More Found: A Planet Close To Us With A Day That Lasts Forever And An Eternal Night Lit Up By Exploding Volcanoes

Scientists Detect Signs of a Hidden Structure Inside Earth’s Core

While most of us take the ground beneath our feet for granted, written within its complex layers, like pages of a book, is Earth’s history. Our history. Now researchers have found more evidence for a whole new chapter deep within Earth’s past – Earth’s inner core appears to have another even more inner core within… Read More Scientists Detect Signs of a Hidden Structure Inside Earth’s Core

Up to 30 inches of snow buries portions of Korean Peninsula, Japan

Dangerous travel conditions are unfolding across the Korean Peninsula and parts of Japan as a strengthening storm brings rain and heavy snow as it races across the region. A storm that moved through northeastern China over the weekend remained in place into early Monday, keeping areas of rain and snow Most areas received a slushy… Read More Up to 30 inches of snow buries portions of Korean Peninsula, Japan

Texas Electric Reliability Council Removes Board Members From Website as Their Residencies Are Questioned

Many, probably most, Texans hadn’t heard of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas until this week. Then a historic winter storm froze up the place and “electric reliability” turned into an unfunny joke for far too many. Their electricity was reliably unavailable. Well, except in certain well-lit urban downtowns. If you live outside of those, as… Read More Texas Electric Reliability Council Removes Board Members From Website as Their Residencies Are Questioned

Texas was “seconds and minutes” away from catastrophic months long blackouts, officials say

Texas’ power grid was “seconds and minutes” away from a catastrophic failure that could have left Texans in the dark for months, officials with the entity that operates the grid said Thursday. As millions of customers throughout the state begin to have power restored after days of massive blackouts, officials with the Electric Reliability Council… Read More Texas was “seconds and minutes” away from catastrophic months long blackouts, officials say