From 'San Andreas,' the stuff of San Francisco nightmares. Well, this and affordable housing.
Noted U.S. Geological Survey seismologist Lucy Jones attended a recent Hollywood premiere of "San Andreas," the latest in a long line of Los Angeles natural disaster action flicks.
She had some funny things to say about the film, and she said them on Twitter. Nobody expects movies like this to be too accurate, but the particular way that this one twists science should be pretty funny to geology and seismology nerds. LA Observed has a collection of Jones' tweets from Grauman's Chinese in Hollywood.
On a reporting trip in the mid-1990s, I visited the headquarters of a major Japanese construction company. I was there to talk about their plans (unrealized, thus far) to build hotels on the moon. During the tour, they took me underneath the building to show me their state-of-the-art (at the time) seismic base isolators to […]
In a guest piece at Scientific American, David Ropeik argues that an Italian court’s decision to charge scientists and a government official with manslaughter isn’t about quake prediction per se, but a failure to communicate science effectively. Snip: But, contrary to the majority of the news coverage this decision is getting and the gnashing of […]
The National Research Council published a report today, reviewing and analyzing peer-reviewed literature, federal and state documents, data requested from private companies, and more … all in an effort to better understand the link between earthquakes and natural gas fracking techniques. Because this is the National Research Council, you can read the whole thing online […]
People who ask themselves why they need a dashcam usually have one thing in common: They’ve never been a serious collision. Even in fender benders, these gadgets can save you an immense amount of time and hassle, stopping headaches before they even start. If you’re looking for a reliable starter cam, the myGEKOgear Orbit 110 […]
There’s no shortage of wireless chargers out there. So when one scores a Best of Innovation Award at the Consumer Electronics Show, we take notice. And, those industry nods mean good news for just about anybody with a smartphone, because the HyperCharger X Wireless Charger means there’s no excuse for losing power when you’re out […]
Once you’ve cut steak or poultry with some actual quality knives, it’s really tough to go back to those budget blades you bought at the department store a couple of decades ago. Consider that a fair warning about this 5-Piece Professional Damascus Chef’s Kitchen Set. The holiday discount makes it easy to buy for a […]