Hurricane Matthew threatens Haiti, Jamaica and Cuba One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent years is expected to cause flooding and landslides when it passes by Jamaica and Haiti. The fast-approaching Matthew, a Category Four storm, could bring up to 40 inches (102cm) of rain. Heavy rain and winds have already hit parts of Jamaica, with floodwaters blocking roads in the capital Kingston. Haiti could be more seriously affected when the hurricane passes over the country's south-west. Haitian authorities have urged people to stock up on food and water and secure their homes. Geophysics Age of the sea floor. Much of the dating information comes from magnetic anomalies. Geophysics /dʒiːoʊfɪzɪks/ is the physics of the Earth and its environment in space; also the study of the Earth using quantitative physical methods. The term geophysics sometimes refers only to the geological applications: Earth's shape; its gravitational and magnetic fields; its internal structure and composition; its dynamics and their surface expression in plate tectonics, the generation of magmas, volcanism and rock formation. However, modern geophysics organizations use a broader definition that includes the hydrological cycle including snow and ice; fluid dynamics of the oceans and the atmosphere; electricity and magnetism in the ionosphere and magnetosphere and solar-terrestrial relations; and analogous problems associated with the Moon and other planets. Although geophysics was only recognized as a separate discipline in the 19th century, its origins go back to ancient history.
100 Examples of Japanese Municipal Flags In this post, we focus on Japanese design by taking a closer look at the design of Japanese municipal flags. These flags feature highly stylized bicolor geometric symbols, often incorporating Japanese or Latin characters, making them especially interesting from a designer’s perspective. The symbols that are featured are representative of the foundation on which the municipality is built. We’ve put together a compilation of 100 Japanese municipal flags which we thought were the most graphically appealing, especially to those with an interest in logo or Japanese design. Here’s an explanation of some of the Japanese words that appear in this article:
CHAPTER 8: Cryptozoic (Precambrian) History CHAPTER 8: Cryptozoic (Precambrian) History (4.6 b.y. to 600 m.y.) Overview Little reactors may be best path to nuclear fusion - tech - 05 November 2014 IT ALWAYS seems to be 30 years away. Controlled nuclear fusion seems no closer to being realised now than it was when the idea was put forward in the 1950s. But fusion power stations might be closer than anyone suspected – if we think small. Bigger is better, or so goes the accepted wisdom with nuclear fusion.
Hurricane Matthew is strongest storm in Atlantic in nine years Image copyright Reuters The most powerful hurricane in the Atlantic for nine years is moving towards Jamaica with wind speeds of up to 260km/h (160mph), strong enough to wreck houses. Weather forecasters have upgraded Hurricane Matthew to category five, the highest on the scale of intensity. Jamaican PM Andrew Holness has called an urgent meeting of parliament to discuss hurricane preparedness. Scientists gauge power of mighty asteroid that shaped Earth A monster asteroid, far more massive than the one that drove the dinosaurs to extinction, punched a huge hole in the Earth's crust billions of years ago and triggered global earthquakes that sent waves of towering tsunamis across all the world's oceans. Stanford scientists studying ancient rocks in a region of East Africa known as the Barberton Greenstone have for the first time modeled the asteroid's impact and concluded that it must have been one of the most powerful events to ever shape the face of Earth. The jumbled rocks there hold clear evidence of the stuff thrown up by the asteroid's impact roughly 3.26 billion years ago, but no one has found just where the crater-forming asteroid actually hit, said Stanford geologist Donald Lowe, who has explored the jumbled rocks of the Barberton area for more than a decade. "There's widespread evidence that the asteroid's impact caused the ground to fail from earthquakes everywhere around the world," said Norman H.
Graphic Design Examples Worldwide: How Nationality Reflects In Artworks Graphic design is a lot like languages. It’s an identity; beautiful and enigmatic. Graphic design varies from culture to culture, influenced by a country’s culture, history and way of life. Just like art and music, graphic design aesthetics differ from culture to culture. There may be common elements found in a culture’s graphic design, not found in other cultures and vice versa.
Hearst Memorial Mining Building The Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the University of California, Berkeley, is home to the university's Materials Science and Engineering Department, with research and teaching spaces for the subdisciplines of biomaterials; chemical and electrochemical materials; computational materials; electronic, magnetic, and optical materials; and structural materials. The Beaux-Arts-style Classical Revival building is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as part of California Historical Landmark #946. It was designed by John Galen Howard, with the assistance of the UC Berkeley-educated architect Julia Morgan and the Dean of the College of Mines at that time, Samuel B. Christy. It was the first building on that campus designed by Howard. Construction began in 1902 as part of the Phoebe Hearst campus development plan.
Longer distance quantum teleportation achieved Physicists at the University of Geneva have succeeded in teleporting the quantum state of a photon to a crystal over 25 kilometers of optical fiber. The experiment, carried out in the laboratory of Professor Nicolas Gisin, constitutes a first, and simply pulverises the previous record of 6 kilometres achieved ten years ago by the same UNIGE team. Passing from light into matter, using teleportation of a photon to a crystal, shows that, in quantum physics, it is not the composition of a particle which is important, but rather its state, since this can exist and persist outside such extreme differences as those which distinguish light from matter. The results obtained by Félix Bussières and his colleagues are reported in the latest edition of Nature Photonics. Quantum physics, and with it the UNIGE, is again being talked about around the world with the Marcel Benoist Prize for 2014 being awarded to Professor Nicolas Gisin, and the publication of experiments in Nature Photonics.
Earth's tectonic plates have doubled their speed By Jeff Hecht (Image: Alex Mustard/naturepl.com) SO MUCH for slowing down as you age. GISS: G.Projector - Global Map Projector G.Projector transforms an equirectangular map image into any of over 125 global and regional map projections. Longitude-latitude gridlines and continental outlines may be drawn on the map, and the resulting image may be saved to disk in GIF, JPEG, PDF, PNG, PS or TIFF form. G.Projector is a cross-platform application that runs on Macintosh, Windows, Linux and other desktop computers. The current version of G.Projector is 1.8, released 2015-09-18. Get G.Projector G.Projector requires that your computer have a Java 7 or 8 runtime environment, or better, installed. 50 Striking Vintage and Retro Logo Designs Old really is the new new, and we are about to show you exactly why! These days there are so many web 2.0 logo designs. If you don’t know what that is, then let us explain. These logos probably include on of the following elements: shiny, gradients, drop shadows, rounded corners, futuristic looks, and much more.
Using QAPF diagram to classify Igneous rocks Igneous rocks are classified on the basis of mineralogy, chemistry, and texture. As discussed earlier, texture is used to subdivide igneous rocks into two major groups: (1) the plutonic rocks, with mineral grain sizes that are visible to the naked eye, and (2) the volcanic rocks, which are usually too fine-grained or glassy for their mineral composition to be observed without the use of a petrographic microscope. As noted in the sidebar to the left, this is largely a genetic classification based on the depth of origin of the rock (volcanic at or near the surface, and plutonic at depth). Remember that porphyritic rocks have spent time in both worlds. Let's first examine the classification of plutonic rocks.