Thanks to the advent of exascale computing, local climate forecasts may soon be a reality. And they’re not just for scientists anymore.
Mark Betancourt is an independent multimedia journalist whose work has appeared in Eos, Air & Space, The Nation, Reveal, Vice News, KALW, and The Detroit News. When he’s not reporting on science and technology, he’s investigating how large-scale institutions are failing the poor. His stories cover a wide range of subjects, from hurricane formation and Mars robots to the tax foreclosure crisis in Detroit and the lack of end-of-life care for the uninsured.
The Century-Old Renewable You’ve Never Heard Of
Ocean thermal energy conversion could power the world’s tropical islands, if it ever gets out of the “innovation valley of death.”
The Capital’s Waterways Could Be Swimmable by 2030
Scientists, community groups, and the Clean Water Act are behind Washington, D.C.’s massive project to reduce combined sewer overflows by 96%.
Greening the Friendly Skies
Decarbonizing the aviation industry won’t be easy. The coronavirus pandemic complicates the situation but also presents an opportunity.
The First Global Geologic Map of the Moon
At a time when more geological data about the Moon are available than ever before, USGS scientists have created a one-stop shop where everyone, including the public, can see how it all fits together.
Modeling Under Pressure
At a critical moment in the effort to end one of the world’s worst oil spills, one scientist holed up in his office and pulled an all-nighter to calculate the well’s aquifer support.