| By Haiqi Li | Gallium oxide technology has developed rapidly in the past decade. Its excellent performance and low cost would make power semiconductor products more affordable in the future.
| by Emma Kuruppacherry |
This year East Africa saw its worst drought in 40 years. After over 2 years of insufficient rainfall, famine and water shortages cost many their livelihoods and forced them to leave their homes.
The World Food Program stated that by the end of 2022, around 23 million people in Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia were “severely food insecure” which means they had run out of food entirely and went at least a day without eating. However, a new study from a group of extreme-weather scientists revealed that this drought wasn’t a chance accident but a result of intensifying climate change.
| By Alexander Haidar |
On February 6, 2023, magnitude 7.8 earthquakes struck in the southern-Turkish city of Gaziantep, causing over 100 aftershocks of magnitude 4 or higher between Türkiye and Syria. Initial estimates suggest upwards of 10,000 people have been killed, with numbers expected to rise as many more are still trapped under debris of collapsed buildings. Several shocking videos released on social media sites show Turkish and Syrian citizens surveying the preliminary damage as aftershocks cause entire buildings to collapse in on themselves. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared a 3 month state-of-emergency in the 10 affected regions and mobilized 25,000 search and rescue personnel.