With extreme weather on the rise, researchers are seeking to understand the specific risks of severe weather events. One insurance company, FM Global, employs an entire team of researchers who spend their days breaking things, setting fires and simulating natural disasters.
How can insurers find out the true risks of severe storms and hurricanes? And how do missile launchers help them predict damage from flying debris? Read the full article—and see the entertaining videos—in the full article at the New York Times.