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Met Office Has a New Way to Predict a Big Freeze


September 15th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Sept 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A supercomputer can now predict a big freeze weeks in advance. A new software has just been unveiled and it is said to predict the cold snaps ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Netherlands councilors call for fines for wrong weather forecasts


July 16th, 2012 - 8:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Amsterdam, July 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Local lawmakers in Netherlands are pushing for a law in the country which will make wrong weather prediction by meteorologists very expensive. The councillors are proposing that ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Content aimed at rural masses can make MVAS a $10 bn industry


July 8th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 8 (IANS) The mobile value added services (MVAS) business in India is in need of a paradigm shift and generation of regional content aimed at rural masses ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

GPS technology helps improve weather forecasts


June 14th, 2012 - 12:47 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 14 (IANS) The satellite-based global positioning system (GPS) technology that guides modern car navigation systems is now being used to improve weather forecasts, says a researcher at Australia's ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Samsung unveils Galaxy S3


May 4th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 4 (IANS) Samsung has unveiled its latest flagship phone the Galaxy S3 here.The phone's most innovative feature is built-in face-tracking and voice control - allowing, Samsung claims, for ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

NASA to launch five rockets


March 20th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 20 (IANS) NASA is scheduled to launch five rockets in just over five minutes Wednesday night as part of a study of the high-altitude jet stream, the US ... Read more...

Posted in World |

89 die in Central America rains


October 17th, 2011 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, Oct 17 (IANS) At least 89 people have been killed and some 350,000 affected as a week of devastating torrential rain continued in Central America.Days of non-stop rains ... Read more...

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Bihar seeks Google help for weather forecast


September 9th, 2011 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Patna, Sep 9 (IANS) Disaster-prone Bihar has sought the help of Google India to provide weather forecasts with the aim of benefiting millions of residents, officials said Friday.Chief Minister Nitish ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

No need to worry about monsoon, assures government


July 21st, 2011 - 4:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 21 (IANS) The monsoon was only marginally below average and there was no cause for worry, a top official said Thursday, allaying fears that deficit rainfall would ... Read more...

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Last year’s Pakistan floods could have been predicted


February 1st, 2011 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): Catastrophic monsoon rains that swept Pakistan last year could have been predicted days in advance if weather-forecasting data had been shared and processed, according to US researchers.The ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

All village panchayats to have broadband in 18 months: Pitroda


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 7 (IANS) All 250,000 village panchayats in the country will be connected with broadband by mid-2012 under a $4-billion project to take the benefits of technology to the poor, ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

12 die in UP, Bhopal sees frost as winter onslaught continues (Roundup)


January 5th, 2011 - 9:07 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 5 (IANS) At least 12 more people dead in Uttar Pradesh, frost in the city of Bhopal, fog disrupting air, road and rail traffic in Chandigarh -- the winter ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Over 200 flights cancelled at Chicago area airports due to blizzard


December 27th, 2010 - 9:22 pm ICT by BNO News
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS (BNO NEWS) -- More than 200 flights were cancelled due to a severe winter blizzard at airports in the Chicago area on Sunday, the Chicago Department of Aviation said on ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Global warming to turn clouds into heat traps


December 12th, 2010 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) Global warming will turn clouds into heat traps, worsening the greenhouse gas effects, and chances that clouds will save us from climate change are low, an expert says. ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

‘Cloud feedback’ will play major role in global warming: Study


December 10th, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): Till now, one of the biggest uncertainties in climate change studies was whether clouds trap more heat or offer a net cooling.And researchers were not able to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

India launches integrated weather forecasting system


September 23rd, 2010 - 9:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) India Thursday launched an integrated forecasting and communication system for making accurate meteorological predictions that will place the country at par with the best technologies available anywhere ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

China’s new computer does 1,000 trillion jobs per second


September 2nd, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Sep 2 (IANS) China has installed the country's first domestically-made supercomputer capable of doing 1,000 trillion operations per second. Tianhe-1 is scheduled to begin operations this month, according to the National Supercomputing ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

One-man weather centre making right predictions


August 16th, 2010 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) An accountant in Britain got so fed up with the 'wrong' weather forecasts of the national meteorological bureau, he has started predicting weather using his own equipment. Simon Cansick, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Now a car that tweets


July 21st, 2010 - 2:05 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 21 (IANS) Online blogging is a trendy communication tool not just for tech-savvy humans. Now your car can also send messages on Twitter and have more followers than ... Read more...

Posted in Business |

New model to help development of more efficient aircraft


July 10th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): A new model could deftly describe turbulent fluid flows near an airplane wing, ship hull or cloud. Its success may lead to the development of more efficient airplanes, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Storms kill over 40 in Brazil


June 23rd, 2010 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Rio de Janeiro, June 23 (IANS) At least 41 people have been killed in storms which hit Brazil's northeastern region in the past few days, authorities said Tuesday. A total of 29 ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Space junk may crash earth’s communication networks


May 28th, 2010 - 12:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington/London, May 28 (IANS) Junk of abandoned rockets, shattered satellites and missile shrapnel in space may cause collision between satellites, destroying communication facilities on earth, the US defence department has warned. According to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Volcanic ash cloud grounds 1,000 flights in Europe (Second Lead)


May 17th, 2010 - 9:05 pm ICT by IANS
Reykjavik/London/Brussels, May 17 (DPA) An ash cloud from an Icelandic volcano Monday grounded some 1,000 flights in Europe and forced the temporary closure of several main airports in Britain and the Netherlands. "Today ... Read more...

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Weather forecasts to get more accurate, courtesy Chinese radars


May 5th, 2010 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
By Sujit Chakraborty Agartala, May 5 (IANS) Weather forecasting in India is all set to get more accurate with the met office setting up Chinese made Doppler radars across the country that can ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Kashmir to have 22 weather stations soon


March 23rd, 2010 - 11:54 pm ICT by IANS
Srinagar, March 23 (IANS) Each district in Jammu and Kashmir will soon have a state-of-the-art automatic weather station, making collection of the weather data more accessible. Speaking to IANS here Tuesday on ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Arizona Governor declares State of Emergency


January 22nd, 2010 - 2:16 pm ICT by BNO News
PHOENIX, ARIZONA (BNO NEWS) – Arizona Governor Jan Brewer declared a State of Emergency in response to severe weather storms that are striking the state.The declaration released $200,000 from the Governor’s Emergency ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Scientist to analyze and forecast Martian weather


November 5th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 5 (ANI): Istvan Szunyogh, Texas A and M professor of atmospheric sciences has been awarded a NASA grant to analyze and forecast Martian weather.Mars is the most Earth-like planet ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mysterious weather model may help predict cyclone 20 days in advance


September 1st, 2009 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Sep 1 (ANI): Weather forecasters may now use a mysterious weather pattern, called the Madden Julian Oscillation, to predict cyclones up to three weeks ahead of time.Forecasters have previously used the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Obama may cut his Martha’s Vineyard holiday short


August 28th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug. 28 (ANI): US President Barack Obama and the First Lady, who are holidaying at an island of Martha's Vineyard, will travel to Boston on Friday evening to attend Senator ... Read more...

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Human-generated aerosols from northern hemisphere may affect rainfall patterns in Australia


August 27th, 2009 - 4:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 27 (ANI): Australian scientists, using a climate model, have suggested that human-generated aerosols from the northern hemisphere may have contributed to increased rainfall in north-western and central Australia, and decreased ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

China braces for typhoon Morakot


August 7th, 2009 - 8:23 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 7 (Xinhua) As typhoon Morakot gains momentum and churns toward China's mainland, provinces in coastal regions are busy bracing for its impact. The first major typhoon of the season was located ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Cloudy sky may play spoilsport on solar eclipse day


July 20th, 2009 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 20 (IANS) Sky gazers are looking forward to watching the total solar eclipse on July 22, even as scientists fear the weather may play spoilsport. The India Meteorological Department ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

US adults use over 300 billion weather forecasts annually: Survey


June 24th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Americans use a total of 300 billion weather forecasts in a single year, according to a survey.The new nationwide survey by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric ... Read more...

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CPI-M slams UPA for forging ‘India-Israel-US axis’


April 24th, 2009 - 10:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Friday attacked the Manmohan Singh government for "forging a deep security and military collaboration with Israel" and raised questions about ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Most people wrongly understand rainy weather forecasts


April 15th, 2009 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Only half the people understand what a forecast means when it predicts a 20 percent chance of rain, according to researchers at the University of Washington.Susan Joslyn, a ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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