Researchers have developed the Dragon Firefighter, a flying firehose that can aid human firefighters in putting out the most dangerous fires. Because the design is Open Science, researchers worldwide can use these plans to build their own Dragon Firefighters. The authors expect that real-world applications will be possible within a decade.

Flying dragon to extinguish fires? New tech to come soon

Researchers have developed the Dragon Firefighter, a flying firehose that can aid human firefighters in putting out the most dangerous fires. Because the design is Open Science, researchers worldwide can use these plans to build their own Dragon Firefighters. The authors expect that real-world applications will be possible within a decade. Read More
Commonly known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS are notorious for persisting in the environment and our bodies. Osaka Metropolitan University chemists may end the “forever” life of PFAS with their simple yet innovative technique that converts these harmful substances into valuable compounds.

Converting PFAS and forever chemicals into a valuable resource

Commonly known as “forever chemicals,” PFAS are notorious for persisting in the environment and our bodies. Osaka Metropolitan University chemists may end the “forever” life of PFAS with their simple yet innovative technique that converts these harmful substances into valuable compounds. Read More
In August 2020, following a prolonged drought and intense rainfall, a dam near the Seomjin River in Korea experienced overflow during a water release, resulting in damages exceeding 100 billion won (USD 76 million). The flooding was attributed to maintaining the dam's water level 6 meters higher than the norm. Could this incident have been averted through predictive dam management?

Can deep learning support predictive dam management?

In August 2020, following a prolonged drought and intense rainfall, a dam near the Seomjin River in Korea experienced overflow during a water release, resulting in damages exceeding 100 billion won (USD 76 million). The flooding was attributed to maintaining the dam’s water level 6 meters higher than the norm. Could this incident have been averted through predictive dam management? Read More