Archive for: April, 2017

Many of you probably remember a scene from the Seven Year Itch (1955), where Marilyn Monroe’s skirt gets lifted up by the subway ventilation. This scene makes me think of a different kind of wind also commonly observed in cities called the skyscraper wind effect (SWE). It refers to a strong wind that hits a skyscraper...

LG’s MULTI V 5 Ocean Black Fin is Built for the Long Haul   As populations rise across the globe, coastal areas are emerging as hubs of growth in a trend that transcends national borders. Coastal population as a percentage of the total population is even higher in developed countries such as the United States. With...

There are weather reports stating that the volume of fine dust in the air is ‘bad’ and recommending that people stay indoors to avoid exposure to the fine dust air pollution. Over the past 3 years, the fine dust index has steadily increased 10-20%.   LG Intellytics has developed a dashboard that collects and analyzes...

Over the past 30 years, a once unsuspecting location has become a global epicenter of travel and tourism. Dubai has developed into a top destination for travelers and business people from around the world. This city located in the middle of the desert offers a wide range of attractions including beaches, luxury...

April 22nd is Earth Day. Earth Day was started in 1970 by Senator Gaylord Anton Nelson and college student Denis Hayes, who held an event and made an official declaration. The declaration came as a result of a terrible oil spill which had occurred in January of 1969 when 100,000 barrels of oil spilled while drilling...

“March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers” The above is an old saying in England. As you might guess from the saying itself, April in England involves lots of rain. The showers are caused by the strong jet stream coming from the Atlantic Ocean. The weather becomes quite conspicuous, switching from bright...

Air conditioners and refrigerators are something many of us take advantage of on a daily basis. If we think about how much we use these devices and how complex these systems can be, they are truly amazing technologies. Various components and process go into making these systems work and one of the most integral parts...

In India, it starts to get hot in March and the hottest days are in May, but an untimely summer hit the country this year. People of Bhira Village in Maharashtra were especially affected by this 46.5℃ (115.7℉) heat wave. This is about 5℃ higher than in previous years.   .my-box { border:1px dashed gray; padding:10px;...

Innovative Heating Technology from LG Brings Greater Comfort and Energy Savings     While the snow and ice that come with cold weather can look beautiful as part of a winter landscape, lower temperatures also pose a real threat to property owners. According to the Insurance Information Institute (an industry group)...

”In a city full of dust, a boy died of lung disease. His lungs were filled with fine dust. After his death, people adopted a strict rule for life: ‘Survive’. Many left the city to escape the dust, and those who remained there began to buy and sell fresh air like a drug and never stepped outside without a mask.”   The...