Natural disasters like hurricanes Maria and Michael have notably increased in recent years and left behind great devastation. A group of science and math professors and students have teamed up to play their part in helping towns and cities recover using improved solar power technology. This group has helped rebuild schools, provide natural regenerative power […]
The powerful storm surge created by hurricanes often causes destruction. In an effort to improve intensity forecasting, ocean sciences professor, Brian Haus, of the University of Miami Rosenstiel school of marine and atmospheric science is studying the complex interactions between the air and the surface of the sea in extreme conditions.
To track a hurricane, forecasters rely heavily on the work of hurricane hunters who fly directly into the eye of the storm in order to collect vital data. In this segment, we meet the hurricane hunters and find out about the specialized aircrafts and instruments that make these missions possible.
In this episode of SciTech Now, we learn about the adventures of hurricane hunters; we take a look at soft robotics; we visit a tech kitchen for kids; and go inside a Texas company creating holographic toys.