When Superstorm Sandy swept across much of the eastern seaboard it left massive damage. On Fire Island, New York, the storm left behind a breach or a land gap that threatened local communities. The National Park Service was left with a decision, close the gap or wait and see what happens. Five years later, we […]
In this episode of SciTech Now, a look into the scientific side effects of Superstorm Sandy; the development of a blight-resistant American chestnut tree; meet researchers in Tampa, Florida who are using mathematical modeling to help fight drug-resistant cancers; and a biologist studying seahorse pregnancy.
Despite well-known storms like Superstorm Sandy, the intensity of hurricanes has actually decreased significantly in the past 20 years. A team of researchers at Rutgers University in New Jersey is using underwater robots, satellites and high frequency radar systems to investigate this phenomenon.