November 16, 2018

Google helps scientists search for public data

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By Jon Fingas From engadget Comb through research without having to wade through much of the web. There’s a sea of open research data available on the web, but it can be time-consuming to sift through those sites to get at the data — and it’s not always presented in an easy-to-parse format. Google hopes […]

NASA ‘Science On a Sphere’ educational programme to exhibit at Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference this September in Cayman Islands

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NASA will be bringing its ‘Science On a Sphere’ educational programme to Cayman for the first time during the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) 2018 at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 13-14 September. ‘Science On a Sphere’ will be open to conference attendees throughout the event, with local schools also being invited to attend the […]

Employees at a National Weather Service office in Maryland were startled when a random message suddenly blared over the intercom in Chinese

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By Bryan Logan From Business Insider Federal officials are trying to figure out how a random Chinese-language message suddenly blared over the intercom at a National Weather Service office in Maryland on Wednesday. Minutes before the voice of a Chinese woman was broadcast, employees received a similar message on their phones at the National Oceanic […]

Cayman Islands: Hollywood Star and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador announced as keynote speaker at Energy Conference

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Hollywood Star and UN Environment Programme Goodwill Ambassador announced as keynote speaker at Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference this September Former Entourage star and UN environmental activist, Adrian Grenier, has been announced as keynote speaker for the Caribbean Transitional Energy Conference (CTEC) at the Kimpton Seafire Resort on 13-14 September. The Cayman Islands will host the […]

Unmanned ocean gliders head to Caribbean and Atlantic to help improve hurricane forecasts

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From Caribbean360 FLORIDA, United States, Sunday July 15, 2018 –The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will soon launch a fleet of 15 unmanned gliders in the Caribbean Sea and tropical Atlantic Ocean this hurricane season to collect important oceanic data that could prove useful to forecasters. “If you want to improve prediction of how […]

The Editor Speaks: Forecasters predictions for hurricane seasons

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Last year the forecasters predictions for 2017 hurricane season were wrong. The below normal forecast turned out to be well over the normal. This year the crystal ball is showing them near- or above-normal hurricanes. Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a […]

Forecasters predict a near- or above-normal 2018 Atlantic hurricane season

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From NOAA New satellite data and model upgrades to give forecasts a boost May 24, 2018NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a 75-percent chance that the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season will be near- or above-normal. Forecasters predict a 35 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 40 percent chance of a near-normal season, and a […]

Gadgets of the week

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The best radios for indoors and outdoors By Don Melanson From Popular Mechanics This “old fashioned” technology now comes with lots of modern conveniences. TIVOLI We may now have devices that can do seemingly everything, but there’s something about that remains special about a dedicated radio. Once ubiquitous device in every home has quickly been […]

Hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate now ‘officially retired’

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By Travis Fedschun From Fox News The names of four deadly hurricanes that caused significant amounts of damage to the United States and Caribbean last year are being retired, officials announced Thursday. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said the hurricane names Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate are being taken off the list by the […]

U.S. hurricane forecasters embark on preparedness mission to Mexico and Caribbean

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From NOAA Public invited to tour U.S. Air Force Reserve ‘Hurricane Hunter’ aircraft April 10, 2018 With the 2018 hurricane season fast approaching, NOAA and the U.S. Air Force Reserve will host a series of events, including tours aboard a hurricane hunter aircraft, to help communities in Mexico and the Caribbean prepare for the season […]