Nearly ten years ago to the day, Hurricane Katrina, one of the six strongest hurricanes ever on record, hit New Orleans and Louisiana. Reflecting on what happened with this hurricane, three researchers backed by the AXA Research Fund discuss how to better protect people from extreme weather events with National Geographic Explorer Jonathan Waterman.
Rediscover this EXPLORE/PROTECT series with :
- Prof. Adam Sobel, Atmospheric Scientist and Columbia University Professor, who will make you discover the surge barrier designed to protect New Orleans from future hurricanes
- Dr. Katrina Brown, Social Scientist and Professor at the University of Exeter, who discusses how communities can build resilience and work together to enhance their capability to adapt to change
- Prof. Uwe Ulbrich, Meteorology Scientist and Professor at the Freie Universität Berlin, for whom building bridges between different scientific fields and different communities of experts is key to protecting individuals from future extreme weather events and climate change.
How much water do you EAT?
On average, we consume more than 3,400 liters of water each day. But we only use about 250 liters a day for drinking, cooking and washing. How can this figure be explained?
In this first episode of the AXA Research Files, with the help of expert Water Economist Esther Delbourg, supported by the AXA Research Fund, Science Presenter Greg Foot explores the astonishing amounts of water we all use in our everyday lives, how we consume it, where that water comes from, and some simple things we can all do to reduce our consumption.
Flight safety: helping pilots handle stress in critical situations
"We have observed a continuous improvement in aviation safety in the past ten years. The accident rate is currently at a historic low: one for every 4.4 million flights. However, 70% of the time, these aviation accidents are caused by human error."
Find out more about the AXA - ISAE Chair for flight safety and how to better understand the neural mechanisms of human error among pilots, identify risk factors, and devise solutions to mitigate their impact.
Will we be old AND healthy? How to cure cancer with gold particles?
The AXA Research Fund takes stock in a comic stripin partnership with Chercheurs d'Actu (L'Express)