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The Physics of Catching a Gnarly 80-Foot-Tall Wave

I’ve never been surfing—but I’m willing to give it a try. I would not, however, be interested in attempting to surf a massive wave like this one off the coast of Portugal. That’s a pass for me. Of course even if you don’t surf, there is still some cool physics ...

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Europe Swelters Under a Heat Wave Called ‘Lucifer’

The meteorologists agree: The long hot spell gripping parts of Europe this past week is uncommon. People looking for relief from the heat in countries like France, Spain and Italy grappled for just the right name for the phenomenon — and settled on “Lucifer.” The waves of heat sent temperatures ...

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Trump Rides a Market Wave, but Business Looks for Results

The investor enthusiasm that began with President Trump’s unexpected victory in November has burst out anew on Wall Street, even as Washington remains gridlocked and evidence of any real pickup in the economy is scarce. Stocks have surged 5 percent since Mr. Trump took office on Jan. 20. And that ...

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A New Wave of Popular Fury Could Hit Europe in 2017

By ALISSA J. RUBIN December 5, 2016 PARIS — For Europe, 2016 has brought a series of political shocks: near-record numbers of immigrants arriving from the Middle East and Africa; a vote by Britain to leave the European Union and renewed threats by Russia to meddle on the continent. But 2017 could be ...

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The Wonder-Buoy That May Finally Make Wave Energy Feasible

With all that to-and-fro and ebb-and-flow, the motions of the ocean offer an endless supply of renewable energy. Or they would, if engineers could figure out how to capture that power. Most prototypes for wave-energy converters have been massive and costly, or else they’re torn apart during violent storms at ...

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Viet Nam needs new wave of investments

Viet Nam needs new wave of investments Workers make products for export at Viet Nam Electronics Ltd Company in northern Ha Nam Province’s Dong Van 2 Industrial Zone. — VNA/VNS Photo Vu Sinh HA NOI (VNS) — Greater efforts at a national level are needed to create a new wave ...

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