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What Does Earthquake Magnitude Really Mean? Short Video Gives Great Visual Comparison

Posted by on April 25, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
What Does Earthquake Magnitude Really Mean? Short Video Gives Great Visual Comparison

Today’s earthquake in Nepal is reportedly a 7.8 – 7.9 magnitude. What does that mean in actual terms? We’ve all heard earthquakes described by magnitude number, and yet most of us have a relatively vague or distorted perception of what these numbers mean in the real world. This video illustrates the variation of energy released in easy-to-understand terms.

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Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on April 22 (Earth Day) With ‘Unpredictable’ Show

Posted by on April 22, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Lyrid Meteor Shower Peaks on April 22 (Earth Day) With ‘Unpredictable’ Show

The Lyrid Meteor shower will reach its peak late on April 22 (Earth Day) when as many as 20 meteors per hour are expected to whiz through the night sky.

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Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Fading, MAJOR Sunspot | Earth & Space News April 11, 2015

Posted by on April 11, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Earth’s Magnetic Field Is Fading, MAJOR Sunspot | Earth & Space News April 11, 2015

Earth & Space News April 11, 2015: Space weather – major sunspot coming into view; Earthquake watch; Global weather; Illinois Tornado; Earth’s magnetic field is fading

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Magnetic Storm, Earthquake Uptick Watch | Earth & Space News April 10, 2015

Posted by on April 10, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Magnetic Storm, Earthquake Uptick Watch | Earth & Space News April 10, 2015

Earth & Space News April 10, 2015: Space weather – solar wind stream triggered a magnetic storm; Earthquake Uptick Watch – April 10-15, 2015; NASA Study Finds Small Solar Eruptions Can Have Profound Effects On Unprotected Planets; Global weather;

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Smart Meters Can Spy on You, Then Set Your House on Fire

Smart Meters Can Spy on You, Then Set Your House on Fire

Government’s latest Orwellian tools to spy on citizens, known as “smart meters,” are literally blowing up and catching fire, risking lives and property to facilitate what even officials acknowledge amounts to intrusive state surveillance. In fact, your home may already have been fitted with one of the dangerous meters in recent years. The latest explosions of the controversial espionage devices, used to monitor citizens’ electricity and water usage, happened in California last week. Amid a government-caused water shortage across the state, bureaucrats are hoping to use the hazardous meters to catch citizens consuming more than their government-approved water rations. As more and more “smart” meters explode and burst into flames, though, citizens concerned about safety — not to mention privacy and liberty — are increasingly fighting back.

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Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA Chief Scientist Predicts

Posted by on April 9, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
Signs of Alien Life Will Be Found by 2025, NASA Chief Scientist Predicts

NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said on Tuesday that, within a decade, humanity will have found ‘strong indications’ of alien life. “I think we’re going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we’re going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years,” NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday (April 7).

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Interplanetary Shockwave, M Flare, Building Blocks of Life Are Universal | Earth & Space News April 9, 2015

Posted by on April 9, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Interplanetary Shockwave, M Flare, Building Blocks of Life Are Universal | Earth & Space News April 9, 2015

Earth & Space News April 9, 2015: Space weather M-class solar flare, interplanetary shockwave; Seasonal, Year-Long Cycles Seen on the Sun;Mars has belts of glaciers consisting of frozen water; Planets in the habitable zone around most stars, calculate researchers; Two-thirds of Australias warming due to “adjustments” — according to 84 historic stations; Complex Organic Molecules Discovered in Infant Star System; Ubinas volcano explodes, spreads ashes over nearby village; State of the Climate Report for March 2015; Global weather;

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CME Impact Watch, Solar System is Awash With Water, Earthquake Season | Earth & Space News April 8, 2015

Posted by on April 8, 2015 in Earth & Space with 2 Comments
CME Impact Watch, Solar System is Awash With Water, Earthquake Season | Earth & Space News April 8, 2015

Earth & Space News April 8, 2015: Space weather – CME impact watch; Earthquake watch; The Solar System and Beyond is Awash in Water; Sand Storm in the Rub Al Khali Desert, Arabian Peninsula; Global weather;

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CME Impact Coming, Turrialba Volcano Erupts | Earth & Space News April 6, 2015

Posted by on April 6, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
CME Impact Coming, Turrialba Volcano Erupts | Earth & Space News April 6, 2015

Earth & Space News April 6, 2015: Space weather – Multiple CMEs, CME impact coming; Turrialba Volcano Erupts On Easter Sunday;Earthquake watch; Global weather – Earthspots;

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Solar Explosion, Mount Sinabung Eruption, Moon Tubes | Earth & Space News April 5, 2015

Posted by on April 5, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Solar Explosion, Mount Sinabung Eruption, Moon Tubes | Earth & Space News April 5, 2015

Earth & Space News April 5, 2015: Space weather- a piece of the mega-filament on sun erupted last night, expect CME impact as early as tomorrow night; Theoretical study suggests huge lava tubes could exist on moon; Record-breaking temperature across the Globe; Mount Sinabung Volcano in North Sumatra Indonesia erupts ;Global weather;

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Stunning Video of the Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century on April 4, 2015

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Stunning Video of the Shortest Lunar Eclipse of the Century on April 4, 2015

On Saturday morning, April 4, 2015 not long before sunrise, the bright full moon over North America turned a lovely shade of celestial red during a total lunar eclipse. This stunning video captures the entire celestial event.

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Space Weather, Frustrated Magnets | Earth & Space News April 4, 2015

Posted by on April 4, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Space Weather, Frustrated Magnets | Earth & Space News April 4, 2015

Earth & Space News April 4, 2015: Space weather; Frustrated Magnets; STATE OF THE OBSERVERS; Global weather;

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All the Info You Need to View Total Lunar Eclipse (Shortest of 21st Century)

Posted by on April 3, 2015 in Earth & Space, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
All the Info You Need to View Total Lunar Eclipse (Shortest of 21st Century)

This Saturday, you’ll be able to witness a total lunar eclipse if you live in western North America, eastern Asia, the Pacific, Australia or New Zealand. The astronomical happening will be “the shortest total lunar eclipse of the 21st century” according to EarthSky.org

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Massive Solar Filament, Why You May Soon Be Eating More GMO Produce | Earth & Space News April 2, 2015

Posted by on April 2, 2015 in Earth & Space with 0 Comments
Massive Solar Filament, Why You May Soon Be Eating More GMO Produce  | Earth & Space News April 2, 2015

Earth & Space News April 2, 2015: Space weather – massive solar filament snaps; Earthquake watch; SWPC Backup System Testing Today; Why You May Soon Be Eating More GMO Produce; STATE OF THE OBSERVERS – Q1 2015; Global weather; TOR:CON Index

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Total Lunar Eclipse Coming on April 4, Major Weather Shifts | Earth & Space News April 1, 2015

Posted by on April 1, 2015 in Earth & Space with 1 Comment
Total Lunar Eclipse Coming on April 4, Major Weather Shifts | Earth & Space News April 1, 2015

Earth & Space News April 1, 2015: Space weather; Total Lunar Eclipse on April 4, 2015; Hershel & Planck Find Missing Clue to Galaxy Cluster Formation; Electrostatic reconnection in the ionosphere; Global weather – major weather shifts; Hurricane in Germany; Hurricane-Force Winds Cause Infrastructure Collapse in Moscow; Kazakhstan Cold; Freak Snow Storm Swallows Bridge In Siberia!; Dozens of goats killed by snow and cold temperatures in Lebanon

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