To beat the winter blues, think like a Norwegian

This winter could be especially difficult because of COVID-19, but a researcher who's been studying the "Norwegian mindset" in colder months has a tip.

Melissa De Witte-Stanford • futurity
Dec. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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AI could mine the past for faster, better weather forecasts

Artificial intelligence could use past weather data rather than complex, costly physics calculations to deliver faster, more accurate weather forecasts.

Hannah Hickey-U. Washington • futurity
Dec. 17, 2020 ~6 min

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Weather doesn’t affect COVID’s spread

The transmission of COVID-19 from person to person depends almost entirely on human behavior and not hot or cold weather, researchers find.

Monica Kortsha-UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Weather doesn’t affect COVID’s spread

The transmission of COVID-19 from person to person depends almost entirely on human behavior and not hot or cold weather, researchers find.

Monica Kortsha-UT Austin • futurity
Nov. 5, 2020 ~6 min

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Gaps between night and day heat drives severe storms

Larger differences between the Earth's surface temperature at night and day increase the risk of severe thunderstorms and flood-causing cloud bursts.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
Sept. 29, 2020 ~6 min

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5G may lead to less accurate weather forecasts

5G wireless networks will improve phone service and make communications a whole lot faster. But 5G could also screw up weather forecasts, researchers say.

Todd Bates-Rutgers • futurity
Sept. 25, 2020 ~4 min

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Why more hospital visits occur just before a thunderstorm

To investigate the link between thunderstorms and ER visits, researchers analyzed lots of data from the National Weather Service and Medicare.

U. Oregon • futurity
Sept. 18, 2020 ~4 min

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Giant balloons measure tiny ripples in the atmosphere

Giant balloons that beam the internet from the stratosphere reveal a new insight into gravity waves. The research could improve weather forecasts.

Josie Garthwaite-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 3, 2020 ~8 min

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Climate change makes ‘wildfire weather’ worse

With unusual lightning storms sparking intense wildfires engulfing California, experts warn that rising temperatures will make the situation worse.

Rob Jordan-Stanford • futurity
Sept. 2, 2020 ~7 min

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Machine learning could improve hurricane prediction

Machine learning could improve forecasts for hurricanes. The method could help save lives by giving people earlier warnings about severe storms.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 4, 2020 ~7 min

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