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NSF Awards $5M to AI-Powered Wildfire Management Tool

With another brutal wildfire season in the western U.S. beginning to wane in the face of rains and cooler temperatures, researchers are still racing to develop more effective means of wildfire mitigation for seasons to c Read more…

Only You Can Prevent… Fire Tornadoes?

Another devastating wildfire season has shaken the western United States, causing tens of billions of dollars in damage. In recent years, terrifying weather combinations have become more prominent in these wildfires, suc Read more…

AI Seeks to Warn Firefighters of Deadly ‘Flashover’ Effect

When firefighters are fighting a building fire, a terrifying effect called “flashover” can occur: simultaneous ignition of every flammable surface in an area, triggered by reaching a critical temperature (around 1,10 Read more…

Graphing West Coast Days of Darkness

These are dark days for residents of the U.S. Pacific Coast—literally. According to the New York Times, the Bear Fire near Oroville, Calif., “jumped an astonishing 230,000 acres overnight” between September 8 an Read more…

DOE Announces ‘First Five Consortium’ to Fight Natural Disasters with AI

As wildland fires tear across California and hurricane season starts to warm up, natural disasters are top-of-mind for many Americans. Predicting and managing these disasters is an ongoing challenge, and researchers are Read more…

AI Startup Aims to Extinguish Wildfires

Based on the last two wildfire seasons, including 2018 when an entire California town was destroyed, utilities blamed for recent wildfires need all the help they can get maintaining aging grids. AI technologies may provi Read more…

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