MIT climate and sustainability interns consider aviation emissions and climate change

ENG: This summer, over 600 MIT students are traveling abroad with the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) to intern, research, and work in companies, universities, governments, and nongovernmental organizations, across 25 countries. Twenty percent of the students were placed in areas related to climate and sustainability.

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2022 Seoul International Fireworks Festival

ENG: Hanwha Group is a large business conglomerate in South Korea, founded in 1952 as Korea Explosives Co. The group has grown into a large multi-profile business conglomerate, with diversified holdings like chemicals and materials, construction, financial services, leisure and lifestyle, and e-sports.

The Seoul International Fireworks Festival is one of Hanwha’s key corporate social responsibility activities that began in 2000. This is a jointly organized event by the Hanwha Group and Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) and sponsored by the city of Seoul and the Korea Creative Content Agency. The show has wowed over a million spectators every year, providing an unforgettable autumn evening of memories for families, couples and friends.

This year’s fireworks festival took place on 8th October, and featured three teams from Japan, Italy and Korea, under the theme “We hope again”, spreading the message of encouragement to everyone who had gone through a tough time due to COVID-19.

You can enjoy the atmosphere and fireworks show from Seoul Walker’s video.

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New AI system predicts how to prevent wildfires

ENG: Wildfires are a growing threat in a world shaped by climate change. Now, researchers at Aalto University have developed a neural network model that can accurately predict the occurrence of fires in peatlands. The study focused on the Central Kalimantan province of Borneo in Indonesia, which has the highest density of peatland fires in Southeast Asia. Drainage to support agriculture or residential expansion has made peatlands increasingly vulnerable to recurring fires.

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