United Kingdom: Scientists develop sensor to predict freak weather, from flash flooding to landslides

Guardian: When the town of Cockermouth, Cumbria, was hit by floods late last year, the freak weather led to deaths and serious injuries, and caused huge damage to thousands of homes and businesses. People from all around the UK watched the disaster and called for greater prioritisation of flood defences. Now, a team of scientists from Southampton University has stepped up to the challenge. Led by Dr Kirk Martinez, a senior lecturer at the university's school of electronics and computer science, ......

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