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2012 Indian Ocean Earthquake May Be Dry Run for Devastating Tsunami

Photo: Dem Romero Pristine Phuket, Thailand was spared a tsunami on April 11, 2012. Early warning worked well. On April 11, 2012, a massive earthquake with a magnitude of 8.6 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Indonesia. Unlike what happened with the 2004 Great Sumatra Earthquake and Indian Ocean Tsunami – which …

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The Awesome Energy Of Earthquakes

Photo: Kordian In 2010 alone, over 21,000 earthquakes were recorded around the world. While tragedies like the earthquakes in Japan and Haiti are an important reminder of the power of these natural disasters, knowing more about how and why these tremors occur can help relieve some of the fear. As news of the Japanese earthquake …

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When Quantum Physics Becomes Modern Art

Photo: © Eric J. HellerA sincere artist is not one who makes a faithful attempt to put on to canvas what is in front of him, but one who tries to create something which is, in itself, a living thing. ~ William Dobell The image above represents two kinds of chaos. One is a quantum …

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10 Most Incredible Snapshots of Sonic Booms

Image: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Jarod Hodge F-18 diamondback blast The sound is deafening. It hits your ears like a thunderclap or a shot. The noise fades and then everything is still as you look around to find the source. Suddenly you see something that shouldn’t be there: the sight …

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What Does the Theory of Relativity Mean?

Photo: Oren Jack Turner / The Library of Congress Most people are familiar with Einstein’s theory of relativity, or at least the phrase “Einstein’s Theory or Relativity” – without really knowing what it means. And it really is a mind bending presentation of information that is almost impossible to explain in great detail without everybody …