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Seismic forensics could inform a warning system for future floods

Seismic forensics could inform a warning system for future floods

Science
Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Seismic forensics could help scientists develop an early warning system for rockslides and floods in the future. On Feb. 7, 2021, a large rockslide trigged a deadly flood in India's Dhauli Ganga Valley. The rush of water killed more than 200 people and destroyed a pair of hydroelectric power plants. In a new study, published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers used data from a network of seismometers to piece together the minute-by-minute seismic signatures of the rockslide and subsequent flood. Although scientists have yet to determine what exactly triggered the catastrophe, they know that just after 10:20 in the morning, local time, 20 million cubic meters of ice and rock plunged down the slopes Ronti Peak, a mountain glacier, and into the Ronti Ga...
Covid: Brazil experts issue warning as hospitals ‘close to collapse’

Covid: Brazil experts issue warning as hospitals ‘close to collapse’

World
ReutersHealth systems in most of Brazil's largest cities are close to collapse due to Covid-19 cases, the country's leading health institute warns. More than 80% of intensive care unit beds are occupied in the capitals of 25 of Brazil's 27 states, Fiocruz said.Experts warn that the highly contagious variant in Brazil may have knock-on effects in the region and beyond."Brazil is a threat to humanity," Fiocruz epidemiologist Jesem Orellana told the AFP news agency.The country has recorded more than 266,000 deaths and 11 million cases since the pandemic began. It has the second highest number of deaths in the world after the US and the third highest number of confirmed cases. Despite this, President Jair Bolsonaro has consistently opposed quarantine measures and expert advice on fighting coro...

Premier League LIVE updates, Cavani returns for Man United against Crystal Palace, Rangers boss Gerrard sent off for furious outburst, Klopp’s Liverpool warning, Arteta on Barcelona links

Sports
[unable to retrieve full-text content]talkSPORT.com rounds up all the top football news and gossip, plus we’ll bring you the latest on tonight’s Premier League action. HEADLINES Jurgen Klopp ready to ban Liverpool players from World Cup qualifiers as he provides positive update on Alisson, Fabinho and Diogo Jota ‘Reaching 100 points better than being Invincibles’ says talkSPORT host, but […] talkSPORT
Boeing nabs $189.3M for repair and support work on F-15 warning system

Boeing nabs $189.3M for repair and support work on F-15 warning system

Business
Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Boeing was awarded a $ 189.3 million contract modification Thursday for repairs and support equipment of the F-15's Eagle Passive Active Warning and Survivability System. Per the Pentagon's contract announcement, the deal modifies an earlier contract for low-rate initial production to add funding for property repair, acquisition of support equipment, technical Made by BAE Systems, the EPAWSS is an integrated digital avionics system designed to protect the F-15E Eagle against enemy air defense systems by providing radar warning, geo-location and situational awareness. Advertisement The F-15E Eagle Fleet at California's Air Force Base began testing the EPAWSS system on aircraft in April. The EPAWSS was also one of the "prioritized tests" during an exercise called Large Forc...

4 warning signs in the November jobs report: ‘This feels like the calm before the storm’

Finance
People receive food at a distribution site during the coronavirus pandemic.Spencer Platt | Getty Images News | Getty ImagesThe U.S. economy added 245,000 jobs in November and the unemployment rate fell to 6.7%, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Friday. It's the seventh consecutive month of improvement from the depths of the Covid recession.But warning signs are flashing under the surface.Job growth slowed considerably and the labor force shrunk. The share of workers unemployed more than six months is fast approaching its historical peak. More than 1 in 10 Black workers remain unemployed.Zoom In IconArrows pointing outwardsThese are concerning trends, economists said, especially as a surge in Covid cases, hospitalizations and deaths has led some officials to reimpose regional shutdown mea...