On Second Thought For Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019

Aug 20, 2019

UGA is using underwater gliders, a kind of autonomous robot, to collect data to help better predict hurricanes. Previous models based on satellite data could easily see water temperature at the surface, but glider data now adds important measures from below the surface that can impact the strength of hurricanes. On Second Thought talks to Catherine Edwards, assistant professor at UGA’s Skidaway Institute of Oceanography.


Mass shootings in the U.S. have brought up issues of gun legislation, mental health, white supremacy and video games. Violence in the latter has become a political and partisan issue. Get the facts from Ian Bogost, professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech.  

AJC Decatur Book Festival author Julia Phillips’ new book Disappearing Earth is a fictional story of two sisters who go missing at the northeastern tip of Russia. Dive into the mystery with the author.

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