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BMW announces local production of Neue Klasse vehicles and sixth-generation batteries in China from 2026
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Two NASA Studies Find Lower Methane Emissions in Los Angeles Region
Researchers found that emissions of the powerful greenhouse gas dropped for several years near the nation’s second-largest metropolitan area.
VISIONS: The EMIT Open Data Portal Two recent studies by researchers at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Southern California used contrasting approaches to measure drops in human-caused emissions of the potent greenhouse gas methane in recent years in the Los Angeles region. In the first study, published in February in Environmental Research Letters, scientists analyzed data from ground-based sensors scattered…Source: NASA’s Global Climate Change – Vital Signs of The Planet
CMMS calibration module or dedicated calibration software?
When your computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) already has a calibration module, why would you buy dedicated calibration software? Itâs a fair question and one that we frequently get asked! The reasons can vary, depending on the application. Are you maybe comparing apples to oranges? There are different kinds of dedicated calibration software products out there, each with somewhat different functionalities. Although they have the same name, they are all different in one way or another. Does integrating dedicated calibration software…
A Global Biodiversity Crisis: How NASA Satellites Help Track Changes to Life on Earth
Climate change plays an increasing role in the global decline of biodiversity—the variety of life on Earth. Scientists use NASA data to track ecosystem changes and to develop tools for conserving life on land, in our ocean, and in freshwater ecosystems.
Many of us associate the sound of a singing bird with the beauty of nature. In recent years, though, fewer chirps, tweets, and birdsong have been heard. It isn’t because birds have stopped singing, but because there are fewer…Source: NASA’s Global Climate Change – Vital Signs of The Planet
Using a Low-Pass Filter to Clean Up Noisy Signals
Often, you’ll need to acquire signals at very high sample rates. Higher sample rates allow you to capture voltage transients, or events that occur in a very short period of time. And since all channels in WinDaq are sampled at the same rate, you might get the results you’re looking for on some channels, and Read MoreSource: DATAQ…
Climate change is increasing the risk of a California megaflood
This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Jeff Masters
A sequence of nine atmospheric rivers hammered California during a three-week period in January 2023, bringing over 700 landslides, power outages affecting more than 500,000 people, and heavy rains that triggered flooding and levee breaches. On a statewide basis, about 11 inches of rain fell; 20 deaths were blamed on the weather, with damages estimated at over $1 billion.
But the storm damages were a pale shadow of the havoc a true California megaflood would wreak.
The Golden State has a long history of cataclysmic floods, which have occurred about every 200 to 400 years — most recently in the Great Flood of 1861-62. And a future warmer climate will likely significantly increase the risk of even more extreme floods. In particular, a 2022 study found that, relative to a century ago, climate change has already doubled the risk of a present-day megastorm, and more than tripled the risk of a trillion-dollar megaflood of the type that could swamp the Central Valley.
Given the increased risk, it is more likely than not that many of you reading this will see a California megaflood costing tens of billions in your lifetime.
This is the third part of a three-part series on California’s vulnerability to a megaflood. Part One examined the results of a 2011 study introducing the potential impacts of a scenario, known as “ARkStorm,” which would be a repeat of California’s Great Flood of 1861-62 — though the study did not take climate change into account. Part Two looked at how California is preparing its dams for future great floods. Here, in Part Three, we’ll look at the increasing future threat of a California megaflood in a warming climate.
Doomed to explode in a kilonova, rare star system is discovered by astronomers
“One in 10 billion” binary will one day shower the cosmos with heavy elements
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Horn of Africa facing ‘unprecedented’ sixth season of drought, according to forecasts
Meteorological agencies and charity partners have issued an alert calling for urgent humanitarian efforts in response to the ongoing drought in the Horn of Africa.
According to the joint statement, seasonal forecasts suggest a reasonable chance that the upcoming March-May rains will again underperform. Should this occur, it would be an unprecedented sixth poor season and have devastating consequences for communities.
The open letter states that, regardless of seasonal performance, humanitarian needs will remain high in 2023, and multi-sectoral assistance must be scaled…
Powerful AI Is Already Here: To Use It Responsibly, We Need to Mitigate Bias
As the power of AI grows, businesses, governments and the public will have to manage AI’s impact on society.Source: Taking Measure – A NIST Blog…