Archive for March, 2011

Internet Enables Global Disaster Predictors Including Earthquake Forecasting

Posted on March 27, 2011 by

The worldwide web has spawned the development of disaster forecasting and mitigation websites including a world wide earthquake locator ┬ásite using data based predictive models. The earthquake locator was developed by scientists at the School of Geoscience at The University of Edinburgh. The predictions, based on a developing data base of information which increase […]

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Social Networking World Crises Evolves in Japan Disaster

Posted on March 25, 2011 by

The strength, potency and potential of social networking to help in world disasters is being highlighted now in the midst of the Japanese earthquake devastation. Telephone lines are reported down in most of Japan so communications is difficult. Reports in Facebook and Twitter are the primary source of timely news from the nation. Finding information […]

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10,000 Water Balloons For Reactor 4

Posted on March 17, 2011 by

I worry when I hear that the U.S. is sending in military advisors to help with the nuclear reactor disaster in Japan. Someone with real know how and no mental reservation would be best, not often the notable characteristic, perhaps with the exception of our elite special ops units. What is needed in Japan is […]

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Columbia U Teaches Advanced Argumentive Reasoning Class

Posted on March 16, 2011 by

Americans have an inability to argue well. Now, educators are now teaching the skill in a class called argumentitive reasoning. Deanna Kuhn of Columbia U Teacher’s College have published a study in Psychological Science which shows that dialogue is a better path ti developing argument skills than writing. As part of their new class, they […]

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Risk of Spread Of Radioactivity From Japan Into Atmosphere Evaluated By U.S. Supercomputer Experts

Posted on March 15, 2011 by

The National Nuclear Safety Administration, charged with protecting America from radiation risks is sending a team of U.S. supercomputer experts to Japan to assess the radiation risks posed by the nuclear crisis there. The agency has activated the National Atmospheric Release Advisory Center which is staffed by nuclear scientists, meteorologists and computer scientists to render […]

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FUTURELAND: Dystopian Science Fiction and Filmakers Dream

Posted on March 13, 2011 by

Futureland is a series of nine connected stories of science fiction writer Walter Mosley in a society overseen by rich technocrats. 100 years from now, thngs have become more of what they are now: more drugs, daily grind and the world’s knowledge exists on a computer chip. Then, it is a crime to be poor. […]

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The Philip K. Dick Movie I Would Like To See Them Make THE FATHER THING

Posted on March 2, 2011 by

This story is about a boy who believes his father has been replaced by an alien facsimile. He and his friends create a plan to handle the imposter–without adult assistance. It is a metaphor for the fact the the alien imposter within us is age and our children have to learn on their own to […]

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