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Devastating Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster areas on slow recovery

Devastating Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster areas on slow recovery

Water is the main concern for residents like Carlos Vega, whose town of Cayey in the mountains of east-central Puerto Rico has faced not only utility outages but also partially damaged roads. collapsed – an effect of major flooding and more than 2 feet of rain that affected parts of Puerto Rico. “(Being without) electricity…we …

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The number of ultra-high net worth individuals in the world reaches an all-time high

The ranks of the world’s ‘ultra high net worth’ (UHNW) people rose by 46,000 last year to a record 218,200 as the world’s wealthiest people enjoyed a ‘near explosion’ wealth” during the recovery from the pandemic. The number of UHNW people – those with assets above $50m (£43.7m) – jumped in 2021 as the super-rich …

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Compact electron accelerator reaches new speeds with nothing but light

Compact electron accelerator reaches new speeds with nothing but light

An image of a simulation in which a laser pulse (red) drives a plasma wave, accelerating electrons in its wake. The bright yellow spot is the area with the highest concentration of electrons. In one experiment, scientists used this technique to accelerate electrons to near the speed of light over a distance of just 20 …

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Fiona reaches hurricane strength, dumping 'life-threatening' levels of rain over Puerto Rico

Fiona reaches hurricane strength, dumping ‘life-threatening’ levels of rain over Puerto Rico

Hurricane Fiona intensified overnight and became a hurricane today. It is moving just south of Puerto Rico, bringing torrential rains of up to 25 inches to parts of the island. At 11 a.m., the National Hurricane Center advisory said its center was located about 50 miles south of Ponce, Puerto Rico, with maximum sustained winds …

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