With enormous sets of instruments and giga-amounts of data, it’s easy to have too much information in science these days, requiring the careful sifting of signals to reach a target. But researchers can just as easily share their surpluses, and they probably should — time and again, one scientist’s discarded data is another researcher’s treasure.
Researchers find that listening for storms underwater can help them predict intensity
By Gregory Mone
Posted 04.15.2008 at 8:10 am 0 Comments
MIT researchers have proposed a strange new way to predict the severity of a hurricane: Listening underwater. Currently, the most common way to gauge a storm's strength is to either study satellite images (which can be pretty inaccurate), or fly a weather plane straight on into the storm and gather critical data (which gets expensive).
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.