Earthquakes

How To : Prevent Post-Earthquake Nuclear Meltdown in the US

After getting slammed with a crazy-big earthquake/tsunami, the Japanese nuclear plant Fukushima Daiichi might be on the brink of meltdown. Not as bad as Chernobyl, but maybe as bad as Three Mile Island. Nobody wishes such a disaster on anyone...anywhere in the world. In the US ...more

How To : Survive an earthquake

Feeling unprepared for the next earthquake? In this tutorial, learn what to do and what not to do to survive "the big one". You'll be surprised to learn that hiding in a doorway is a myth! You Will Need: • A safe place • Sturdy shoes • A fire extinguisher • A flashlight ...more

News : New Google App Locates Chilean Earthquake Victims

Wow, what can't Google do? Check out the winter Olympics, ride the Trans-Siberian railway, explore the world's largest airplane graveyard, and now, locate Chilean earthquake victims. Inhabitat reports, "Looking for friends and relatives who were affected by the recent 8.8 ma ...more

How To : Prepare for an earthquake

Mark Benthien (Director of Communication, Education, and Outreach, Southern California Earthquake Center ) gives expert video advice on: What are the key considerations when preparing for an earthquake? | What are the essential elements of an earthquake disaster plan? | What t ...more

News : Iran Government Criticised Over Earthquake Response

Iran's government faced criticism on Monday over its response to two earthquakes that killed 306 people, with complaints of a lack of tents and about President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's decision to go ahead with an overseas trip Iran government criticised over earthquake response| ...more

How To : Calculate probability in "at least one" problems

Calculating probablities can be used to help us make decision. PatrickJMT explains how to calculate probability in an "either A or not A" scenario. The probability of A plus the probability of not A is equal to one. Therefore, the probability of A is equal to one minus the pro ...more

The Art of Farting : Extreme Jedi Anus Control

Nearly all humans (admittedly childishly) admire the ability to emit uncannily musical armpit or hand farts, or even rarer- mouth fart motor engine aping. However, it is the rare occasion that a performer's gaseous-sounding melodic notes are indeed truly gaseous (meaning liter ...more

How To : Teach kids about natural disasters

Natural disasters happen for different reasons. Some are related to weather such as lightning storms, hurricanes, tornados and winter storms. This videos describes the results of each. Other natural disasters are earthquakes, volcanos, tsunamis and wild fires. Teach kids about ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

News : Barn as a Balancing Act

Here in Los Angeles, there are a plethora of amazing houses precariously perched on the hillsides of Hollywood, Pacific Palisades and Malibu. Striking to look at, the thought "earthquake" is never far from one's mind, however. But earthquakes aren't a likely problem for the B ...more

News : Info on Prop. 22

Proposition 22 Prohibits the state from borrowing or taking funds used for transportation, redevelopment, or local, government projects and services. Initiative constitution amendment. No on Prop 22: · Proposition 22 reduces funding for education, shrink budgets for fire an ...more

Camera Phone Photo Challenge : 33 Worcester Boulevard

Over the past 10 months the once peaceful city of Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand has been haunted by a plethora of devastating earthquakes with hundreds of fatalities. To date there have been over 7000 earthquakes. This photo was taken on Worcester Boulevard, ...more

How To : Prepare a storm shelter

Depending on where you live, you will have to prepare for the hazards from different types of natural disasters. You can sleep easy if you have a secure location, stalked with food and supplied you might need if there is an emergency. Don’t panic when the skies turn dark – th ...more

News : Get High Without Taking Drugs

I recently went to see a friend's group show at the San Antonio Museum of Art, Psychedelic: Optical and Visionary Art since the 1960s (it's a great show- if there are any Texans reading right now, don't miss it. It's up until August). A couple of mind bending op art paintings ...more

How To : Purify muddy river water

In this video, we learn how to purify muddy river water. First, take a bucket of dirty river water straight from the river. This will be in a 2-5 gallon bucket. Now, add 1 packet of water Purifier per every 2 gallons. Stir this in for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Once the p ...more

News : DIY Papercraft Architecture with Lighting

This is probably the least "Mathy" thing I will ever post. In my opinion, it's impossible to have architecture that isn't mathematical in some sense, so I am posting it anyway. Two years ago, I made a papercraft version of a cathedral in Christchurch New Zealand (It was severe ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : COLOSSUS

COLOSSUS n pl. COLOSSUSES or COLOSSI a gigantic statue 60 points (10 points without the bingo) A colossus is a huge statue with great size and proportions, but it could also mean a person or thing of immense size or power. It comes from the Latin word colosseus and the Greek ...more

News : 10 Google Privacy Settings You Should Know About

Google has caught a lot of flack for various privacy infringements over time. Google Buzz was the latest uproar, when lack of proper prior testing allowed the tool to expose a slew of information users did not necessarily want shared, resulting in massive complaints. A Harvard ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : UTILIDOR

UTILIDOR n pl. -S an insulated system of pipes for use in arctic regions 59 points (9 points without the bingo) UTILIDOR is a portmanteau word for "utility" and "corridor" used to describe a large enclosed and insulated conduit built either above or below the ground surface ...more

How To : Play "We Are the World" Haiti relief song

There's been no greater spiritual and musical collaboration in recent times than the "We are the World" song by artists like Justin Bieber and Jennifer Hudson for the Haiti relief effort. A song composed of voices from 25 different celebrity singers, the song symbolizes the p ...more

News : Ellen apologizes to Apple

Apple makes Ellen Apologize Publicly No. Not about her dancing. Here is the apology and the offending material: What did Apple do to this poor woman. That's the most sincere apology I've ever seen FOR A COMMERCIAL PRODUCT. Not even murderers apologize as honestly. Does this ...more

How To : Secure a water heater

Leave it to Seattle to take care of every detail of earthquake prevention safety. Learn how to safely secure and anchor down your water heater Secure a water heater. Click through to watch this video on seattlechannel.org

News : The Ultimate Prank - End of the World

Got to be convince someone or a few innocent, young by-standers that the world is ending. Could maybe have a small group of student in an interview situation, maybe in a waiting room. Then you could play reports on news brodcast of mass casualties and disasters happening acros ...more

News : Japan Nuclear Update New Images of The Plant

Have a look inside Japan's stricken nuclear plant. A new video has emerged showing the interiors and exteriors of Japan's stricken nuclear power plant. The pictures show workers inside the Fukushima plant. They have been trying to prevent a nuclear disaster after some explosio ...more

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