E.T. Gets A Callback

A real-time fast radio burst: polarization detection and multiwavelength follow-up

Orson Welles would be stoked.

Here’s a link to the abstract.

The GMRT began observing the FRB field as a ToO (proposal DDT B124) 2 d after the event at 610 MHz at 01:30 UT on May 16. The 3-h observation (including overheads and calibrators) produced an image of the field with 123 μJy rms.

via A real-time fast radio burst: polarization detection and multiwavelength follow-up.

Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network – The Washington Post

NOAA’s CPC (Climate Prediction Center) issued this statement last week:

There is an approximately 50-60% chance of El Niño conditions during the next two months, with ENSO-neutral favored thereafter.

If this proves to be inaccurate, it may be because the forecast models are based on bad data.

Hackers from China breached the federal weather network recently, forcing cybersecurity teams to seal off data vital to disaster planning, aviation, shipping and scores of other crucial uses, officials said.

I know we’re getting unusual amounts of rain here in Southern California; whether that constitutes a true El Nino event remains to be seen.

via Chinese hack U.S. weather systems, satellite network – The Washington Post.