Typhoons are a deadly problem along eastern Asia, killing dozens yearly. Their lifeblood? Warm ocean water. Which is exactly what Japanese inventor Koichi Kitamura wants to fix, with subs that would pump cold water to the surface, killing storms dead.
When seas are between 77 and(…)
Less than two months after being unfurled in space, Japan’s IKAROS solar sail accomplished its ambitious aim—becoming the first spacecraft to travel in space, powered by the sun. Now, it’s demonstrated its fine steering ability.
Measuring 20m diagonally, the solar sail is made from(…)
NASA researchers have successfully completed the first demonstration of a prototype tsunami prediction system. Using global and regional real-time data from hundreds of GPS sites, the system can quickly assess large earthquakes and accurately predict the size of resulting tsunamis.