How many thousands of ants do you think are in this floating ant raft? I mean, the size of it is just ridiculous and there’s more ants clumped up in balls on top of the raft too. Ants have been known to link their legs and mouths with each other to create these sort of ant rafts during flooding but this one is more like the size of an ant island. Apparently, they can survive for weeks just holding each other like this. … [Read more...] about Look At This Huge Floating Raft Made Out of Ants
For the people of East Africa, these rains and floods not only threaten their lives directly. They threaten the crops that many farmers depend on to sustain their families and livelihoods. Without those crops, food insecurity is sure to become even more urgent in an area where millions already are in need of food assistance. Save the Children estimates 16 million children across the region are currently Kenneth and Idai that battered Mozambique earlier this year playing a role. … [Read more...] about ‘Unprecedented’ Rains in East Africa Offer a Glimpse of the Climate Emergency
Of particular concern was the observation that the slowdown effect gets worse when hurricanes reach land, allowing more time for precipitation to fall over a given area. Statistically significant slowdowns of 20 to 30 percent were documented over land regions next to the western North Pacific Ocean, the North Atlantic Ocean, and around Australia. As Harvey demonstrated, “stalled” hurricanes produce more storm-related damage, particularly flooding. “These trends are almost certainly increasing local rainfall totals and freshwater flooding, which is associated with very high mortality risk,” said Kossin in a press release. … [Read more...] about Hurricanes Aren’t Moving as Fast as They Used to, and That’s Bad
Physically, the N2 is a brick, small enough to sit comfortably on your desk, but heavier than it looks (around 25 pounds.) The reason for that is the heavily armored and fortified casing and the patented fire and waterproof insulation inside. As soon as you open the front plate you'll see the drive bays nestled inside of a molded cavern of the stuff, surrounded by cooling channels. When the case is closed, it's waterproof and can keep the drives dry even when completely submerged. Cooling is provided by fins and heat sinks that surround the drives. The front of the unit packs status LEDs and SD and USB ports, while the back has a few more USB 3.0 ports and a single ethernet port. … [Read more...] about The ioSafe N2 Is a Near Disaster-Proof NAS that’s Packed with Features
With Selec-Terrain in Compass/Patriot, you either lock 4WD Low on or you don't. IN this vehicle, you can lock 4-Low, but like on the Grand Cherokee and Cherokee, you get Sand, Mud and Rock flexibility and that allows us to get into shifting, engine output, driveline controls, ESC yaw controls, wheel spin speeds; those controls and technologies we did not have six to eight years ago. … [Read more...] about Will The 2015 Jeep Renegade Be Any Good Off-Road?