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Undersea Cables Could Be Used as an Early Tsunami Detection System
Existing infrastructure could enhance the current tsunami warning system
Baguette Dropped From Bird’s Beak Shuts Down The Large Hadron Collider (Really)
The Large Hadron Collider, the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, just cannot catch a break. First, a coolant leak destroyed...
Flying Up to Meet Asteroids
A proposed NASA mission to intercept an ill-omened rock in the sky
RIP, Orbiting Carbon Observatory
A promising new climate-monitoring satellite is snuffed out before it reaches orbit
What Is The Worst Possible Disaster That Could Befall Earth?
No question is too dire for our experts
Can I Recover Deleted Files?
Our geek mines his computer for that lost novel
We know where, but we donâ€™t know when. Satellite monitoring provides valuable clues
When Earth Attacks
Tsunamis, volcanoes, hurricanes, landslides--The single certain thing about nature´s killers is that they will strike again, and again. Our only defense: ever better prediction and protection
At 20 feet below sea level, new orleans is a prime target. An ambitious new levee system would decrease the risk