And here is tonight's conflict forecast...
that are used to predict political change have been around for a
while. The availability of online news reports and faster computers
has led to conflict simulations with promising levels of accuracy. Are
we about to enter an era of unprecedented political forecasting?
Making every shower an electrical storm
residents of cloudy northern Europe should appreciate: a way of using
rain to generate power. Scientist's at the Atomic Energy Commission in
Grenoble, France have shown the piezoelectric materials, which generate
voltage in response to mechanical force, can be made to produce useful
amounts of electrical power when hit by falling rain.
Bianca Nogrady is a freelance science and medical writer and also a broadcaster for New Scientist magazine.
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