OVER THE AIR

“March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers” The above is an old saying in England. As you might guess from the saying itself, April in England involves lots of rain. The showers are caused by the strong jet stream coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The weather becomes quite conspicuous, switching from bright...

In India, it starts to get hot in March and the hottest days are in May, but an untimely summer hit the country this year. People of Bhira Village in Maharashtra were especially affected by this 46.5℃ (115.7℉) heat wave. This is about 5℃ higher than in previous years.   .my-box { border:1px dashed gray; padding:10px;...

”In a city full of dust, a boy died of lung disease. His lungs were filled with fine dust. After his death, people adopted a strict rule for life: ‘Survive’. Many left the city to escape the dust, and those who remained there began to buy and sell fresh air like a drug and never stepped outside without a mask.”   The...

The most powerful sensory input for analysts, our human eyes, have more bandwidth and processing power than smell, sound, taste or touch. Presenting data through information visualization is therefore an effective way to utilize the strong capabilities of human perceptual systems. – Perer, Adam. 2012. “Chapter 1:...

According to medical care records for the last five years, about 40% of all allergy-related patients visited their doctors in March and April. This is because the daily temperature difference is huge in spring. Our bodies, which get used to cold weather during the winter, spend lots of energy adjusting to changing...

Refrigeration and air conditioning have become such an integral part of live in modern civilization that it is hard to imagine a home or commercial building without some form of a refrigerator or air conditioner. While humans lived for thousands of years without these technologies, the advantages of these...

According to UN APCC, the air in cities is 5℃(41℉) to 9℃(48.2℉) warmer compared to in rural areas, and the temperature difference becomes even greater in summer. This phenomenon is called the urban heat island effect. Over 60% of an average city is covered by roofs and roads, which absorb 80% of the sun’s heat. A few...

Most people spend about 80-90% of their day indoors. Yet, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), our lungs are a thousand times more likely to absorb pollutants from indoor air than outdoor air. This is because it’s harder for pollutants to be naturally diluted when the air is trapped inside enclosed...

More people tend to get sick during the winter. Indeed, experts say that our immune systems become weaker during this time of the year because we’re spending lots of energy maintaining our body temperatures. This is the reason why it’s easier to suffer from infectious diseases such as colds and the flu as well as...

When developers are creating new inventions and finding ways to innovate products and systems, they often overlook the greatest wealth of innovative ideas that we have available. The Earth is billions of years old and the biological life on this planet inherently evolve to develop the most effective and efficient...