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  • Huge waves hit Chile and Peru

    07/07/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 54 replies
    BBC ^ | Friday, July 5, 2013 | Reged Ahmad reports
    Waves as high as 7m (22 ft) have hit parts of Chile and coastal areas are on alert as high winds and tidal currents sweep across parts of South America's coast. Footage showed huge waves surging onto the streets of Antofagasta in Chile where at least one injury was reported following the dangerous weather. In Peru, parts of the country's coastline were hit with waves as big as 5m (16 ft) and the weather caused flooded streets in the seaside city of Chimbote.
  • Incoming! Then Outgoing! Waves Generated by Russian Meteor Recorded Crossing the U.S.

    03/10/2013 11:23:58 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 5 replies
    NSF News ^ | 3/4/13 | Press Release
    Network of stations with seismometers and air pressure sensors detected the blast waves A network of seismographic stations recorded spectacular signals from the blast waves of the meteor that landed near Chelyabinsk, Russia, as the waves crossed the United States. The National Science Foundation- (NSF) supported stations are used to study earthquakes and the Earth's deep interior. While thousands of earthquakes around the globe are recorded by seismometers in these stations--part of the permanent Global Seismographic Network (GSN) and EarthScope's temporary Transportable Array (TA)--signals from large meteor impacts are far less common. The meteor explosion near Chelyabinsk on Feb. 15,...
  • Rolling blue waves hit the Antarctic coastline

    11/27/2012 1:12:54 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies
    Yahoo! Photos ^ | 11/27/12 | Tony Travouillon
    These brilliant blue beauties, which look like tidal waves frozen at their highest point, were captured by French astrophysicist (and part-time photographer) Tony Travouillon as he travelled across Antarctica.
  • Washington ,Oregon ,California and The Olmypic Peninsula Choose this day whom you will serve !

    03/18/2011 11:36:42 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 51 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 3-18-11 | Jedediah
    In 2005 the Lord gave me a vision of a mountain range rising up straight down Interstate 5 from Olympia through California . Yesterday I sensed even parts of the Olmypic Peninsula may soon disappear ! There is about to be , A catastrophe , Of human life greater than ever fortold , A separating of the sheep not of my fold , The ones that have gone the way of Cain , Sold their birthright as Esau for a moment of gain, These sheep have already witnessed the wonders of my love , But have rejected the God of...
  • Playing with the Waves

    12/22/2010 9:01:02 AM PST · by hawkins · 1 replies · 1+ views
    That Christian Website ^ | 12/22/2010 | Travis Main
    My idea of the perfect place to live is the mountains with the ocean at their feet. This is a blessing I was fortunate enough to visit frequently when I lived in Oregon. Mountains, hills, and canyons can be found relatively quickly in the United States. However, to reach the ocean, say from Ohio, is a bit of a trip. When my wife and I first married, I said I was willing to travel and live in a great number of places. However, the one caveat that I presented was I wanted to live near the ocean for at least...
  • New device can distinguish over 500 mental choices by reading brain waves

    04/04/2010 2:01:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies · 395+ views
    mainichi.jp ^ | 4/4/10 | staff
    A small system for reading and interpreting the intentions of highly disabled persons who cannot communicate normally has been developed by a team of researchers at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Ibaraki Prefecture. The researchers hope to develop a practical model with a price under 100,000 yen within the next few years. Because specific brain waves strengthen when a person stares at something, senior members of the Hasegawa Ryohei Neurotechnology Research Group developed a system where a person looks at blinking choices on a screen while their brain waves are measured. The choices...
  • Families prepare for monster surf hazards

    12/07/2009 10:55:20 AM PST · by americanophile · 12 replies · 1,115+ views
    Hawaii News Now ^ | December 6, 2009 | Duane Shimogawa
    SUNSET BEACH (HawaiiNewsNow) - It could be the biggest surf Hawaii has seen in the past 40 years. Although the surf calmed down a bit on Sunday, some North Shore of Oahu residents prepared for the worst. Sunset Beach pumped up the hundreds who came to see the big wave spectacular. "We saw that they were big on Surf Net News and thought we'd check it out," Ewa Beach resident Scott Brown said. On Sunday, waves were around 15 feet. But on Monday, they're predicted to be as tall as 50 feet. "This looks to be a very, very large...
  • The new wave of female firebrands striking fear into liberal America (heh)

    11/16/2009 5:53:32 AM PST · by Daisyjane69 · 32 replies · 2,260+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | 11/15/09 | Paul Harris
    She is a striking brunette with a decidedly outspoken attitude. She lambasts President Barack Obama as a socialist and has become the darling of America's right-wing activists who flock to her appearances. She is hated by liberals and loved by conservatives. Sarah Palin? Not quite. Meet Michele Bachmann, a Republican congresswoman from Minnesota who is being hailed as a new and increasingly powerful voice in American politics
  • Inside The Tube: Incredible Wave Photography

    10/17/2009 5:24:43 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 51 replies · 2,125+ views
    InternetPopCulture.com ^ | September 15, 2009 | unknown and Clark Little
    “Tubes” as they are known are a surfers lifeblood and a thing of natural beauty. We salute these adventurous photographers who, one of whom is named Clark Little, armed with a waterproof camera and perfect timing, were able to snap these incredible pictures.
  • Navy moves to put women on submarines

    10/13/2009 1:32:44 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 25 replies · 1,814+ views
    hosted ^ | Oct 13 | RUSS BYNUM and PAULINE JELINEK
    Submariners sleep nine to a bunk room. There are four showers and seven toilets for the roughly 140 enlisted men. The passageways on board the vessel are so narrow that crew members can barely squeeze by each other without touching. And that's on the roomiest submarines. The Navy is considering allowing women to serve aboard submarines for the first time, 16 years after bringing female sailors onto surface combat ships. Some sailors and wives warn that putting men and women together in extremely close quarters underwater for weeks at a time is just asking for sexual harassment cases and wrecked...
  • Geology Pictures of the Week, July 19-25, 2009: Striking Serene Seashores

    07/22/2009 3:49:16 PM PDT · by cogitator · 14 replies · 836+ views
    Various
    Just some striking and serene seashore shots. Bow Fiddle Rock, Scotland The rest of these were taken from Cave Rock on Sumner Beach, Christchurch, New Zealand. The last one shows what Cave Rock looks like; it's a Panoramio picture, so click for full-size.
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • Thune To Honor Aberdeen World War II WAVES Veteran

    01/17/2009 3:29:20 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 4 replies · 415+ views
    Aberdeen News ^ | Saturday, January 17, 2009
    Senator John Thune will present Alvina Pettigrew, a veteran of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) organization during World War II, with an oil painted portrait of her by artist Cynthia Berry, of Great Falls, Virginia. A digital version of the portrait decorates a historic emergency call box in Washington, DC. During the war, Pettigrew served in secrecy at the Naval Communications Annex, deciphering Nazi naval commands. The callbox painting is near the site of the historic Communications Annex, and it serves as a memorial to the work of Pettigrew and other women who labored in secret to...
  • Prehistoric Find Located Beneath The Waves (Switzerland)

    09/11/2007 8:20:43 AM PDT · by blam · 21 replies · 840+ views
    Swiss Info ^ | 9-10-2007
    September 10, 2007 - 12:35 PMPrehistoric find located beneath the waves Archaeologists have discovered traces of Switzerland’s oldest known building, but it will never draw tourists: it lies underwater in the middle of a lake. Since it was made of wood scientists used dendrochronology – the technique of dating by tree rings – to give a precise figure of 3863 BC. The find in Lake Biel, northwest of the Swiss capital, Bern, was described as “sensational” by Albert Hafner, who is in charge of underwater archaeology in the region. Divers working for the cantonal archaeological service came upon the site...
  • Thousand Of New Volcanoes Revealed Beneath The Waves

    07/09/2007 2:56:55 PM PDT · by blam · 64 replies · 1,455+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 7-9-2007 | Catherine Brahic
    Thousand of new volcanoes revealed beneath the waves 10:04 09 July 2007 NewScientist.com news service Catherine Brahic The true extent to which the ocean bed is dotted with volcanoes has been revealed by researchers who have counted 201,055 underwater cones. This is over 10 times more than have been found before. The team estimates that in total there could be about 3 million submarine volcanoes, 39,000 of which rise more than 1000 metres over the sea bed. "The distribution of underwater volcanoes tells us something about what is happening in the centre of the Earth," says John Hillier of the...
  • Map Reveals Secret Of Awesome Mavericks Waves

    04/19/2007 7:42:14 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 1,254+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-19-2007 | Phil McKeena
    Map reveals secret of awesome Mavericks waves 17:27 19 April 2007 NewScientist.com news service Phil McKenna Seafloor map showing a long narrow ramp leading up to the Mavericks break (in black box) off Half Moon Bay in Central California. Blue = deep water, Red = shallow water, White = break zone (Image: Seafloor Mapping Lab, California State University, Monterey Bay)Rikk Kvitek, director of the Seafloor Mapping Lab at California State University-Monterey Bay Center for Habitat Studies at Moss Landing Marine Labs California Coast State Waters Mapping Project Images of the seafloor at Mavericks The magnificent waves in Half Moon Bay...
  • Dashing Rogues (Freak Waves)

    11/18/2006 4:13:28 PM PST · by blam · 15 replies · 1,295+ views
    Science News Magazine ^ | 11-18-2006 | Sid Perkins
    Dashing RoguesFreak ocean waves pose threat to ships, deep-sea oil platforms Sid Perkins In February 1933, the Navy tanker USS Ramapo was steaming its way from the Philippines to San Diego in the midst of an exceptionally strong storm. The 146-meter-long ship was buffeted by near-hurricane–force winds. Early on the morning of Feb. 7, a wave far larger than the others surrounding the ship overtook the Ramapo from behind. New mathematical analyses, backed up by satellite data, hint that dangerous rogue waves are more common than scientists previously recognized. In this archive photo from the National Weather Service, a merchant...
  • Alaskan storm cracks iceberg in Antarctica: study (waves traveled 8300 miles to destroy iceberg)

    10/02/2006 4:48:49 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 40 replies · 1,087+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/2/06 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bad storm in Alaska last October generated an ocean swell that broke apart a giant iceberg near Antarctica six days later, U.S. researchers reported on Monday. The waves traveled 8,300 miles to destroy the iceberg, said Douglas MacAyeal of the University of Chicago and Emile Okal at Northwestern University. Writing in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, they said their study shows how weather in one region can affect events far away. "One of the things we're debating in the world right now is whether global warming might increase the storminess in the oceans," MacAyeal said in...
  • Chaplain Makes Waves with Coffee Shop in Iraq

    09/29/2006 6:54:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 50 replies · 1,353+ views
    Defense News ^ | Cpl. Ray Lewis
    Marines and sailors of 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, enjoy coffee outside He-Brews Coffee, Sept. 23, 2006. Navy Lt. John G. Anderson, the battalion's chaplain, started the coffee shop to provide quality coffee to servicemembers deployed here. Anderson is from Anoka, Minn., and is currently serving under Regimental Combat Team 5 which will be conducting operations in the Habbaniyah area for seven months. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis U.S. Navy Lt. John G. Anderson Chaplain Makes Waves with Coffee Shop in Iraq By Lance Cpl. Ray Lewis 1st Marine Division CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq, Sept. 29,...
  • Hurricane Katrina's Waves Felt In California

    09/24/2006 4:12:07 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 567+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 9-24-2006
    Hurricane Katrina's waves felt in California 11:00 24 September 2006 From New Scientist Print Edition. On 29 August 2005, as hurricane Katrina was rumbling towards New Orleans, a seismic hum more than 1000 times the strength of the average volcanic tremor was felt nearly 3000 kilometres away in southern California. Its source was the hurricane itself. Hurricanes create large ocean waves, which send energy pulsing through the Earth as they pound the shoreline. To determine the power of Katrina's seismic waves, Peter Gerstoft of the University of California, San Diego, and colleagues analysed the signals recorded by a network of...
  • Surfers ride watery giants, chasing 100ft waves

    09/20/2006 10:52:40 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 18 replies · 509+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 9/19/06 | Michael Perry
    MARGARET RIVER, Australia (Reuters) - The waves have been nicknamed Cyclops, Jaws and Dungeons and are the new life-and-death playground for a unique breed of surfers who ride gargantuan ocean waves as big as a seven storey building. Australian surfer Alex Cater, 25, has been chasing giant waves for the past five years and knows only too well the agony and ecstasy of what they call tow-in surfing, where a surfer is whipped by jet ski into giant waves bigger than most tsunamis. "If you don't have a bit of fear then you shouldn't be out there," said Cater. "When...
  • Surf’s Up as Wounded Servicemembers Crest New Waves

    08/25/2006 1:53:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 268+ views
    Surf’s Up as Wounded Servicemembers Crest New WavesBy Mike DulevitzSpecial to American Forces Press Service PISMO BEACH, Aug. 25, 2006 -- For one wounded warrior, the thought of never being able to surf again haunted him after losing his left leg above the knee in Iraq to a vehicle-borne bomb. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Derek McGinnis hits the waves again in Pismo Beach, Calif. McGinnis and 12 other wounded warriors from Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, took part in the six-day event Aug. 15 to 20. McGinnis hoped to surf again after losing his leg in...
  • Waves destroy homes in Central America

    06/20/2006 9:21:39 AM PDT · by I still care · 32 replies · 25,637+ views
    Contracosta Times ^ | June 20,2006 | AP
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua - Big waves generated by a storm thousands of miles away battered Central America's Pacific Coast, destroying at least 20 houses and a small hotel in Nicaragua and Guatemala, civil defense authorities said Tuesday. The Hurricane Center in Miami said the waves were caused by a poweful South Pacific storm that was sending 10- to 12-foot swells across the ocean. Authorities ordered evacuations in Nicaragua as reports of high tides came in from Mexico and several Central American countries.
  • On the Effectiveness of Aluminium Foil Helmets:

    06/05/2006 8:14:08 PM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 54 replies · 1,242+ views
    Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department, MIT. ^ | February 17, 2005 | Ali Rahimi1, Recht 2, Taylor 2, Vawter
    Abstract: Among a fringe community of paranoids, aluminum helmets serve as the protective measure of choice against invasive radio signals. We investigate the efficacy of three aluminum helmet designs on a sample group of four individuals. Using a $250,000 network analyser, we find that although on average all helmets attenuate invasive radio frequencies in either directions (either emanating from an outside source, or emanating from the cranium of the subject), certain frequencies are in fact greatly amplified. These amplified frequencies coincide with radio bands reserved for government use according to the Federal Communication Commission (FCC). Statistical evidence suggests the use...
  • People run away from huge waves crashing onto San Sebastian's seafront

    02/17/2006 9:15:06 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 29 replies · 2,425+ views
    People run away from huge waves crashing onto San Sebastian's seafront 17 Feb 2006 Source: Reuters People run away from huge waves crashing onto San Sebastian's seafront February 17, 2006. A combination of several circumstances such as the full moon season, a squall over the Cantabrian Sea and heavy wind gusts reaching speeds of 110 km (68 miles) per hour contributed to create sea tides to levels not seen in the area for the past 3 years, with waves as high as 10 meters (33 feet). REUTERS/PABLO SANCHEZ
  • Fears For Ancient Remains Below Waves

    01/12/2006 11:42:35 AM PST · by blam · 23 replies · 1,099+ views
    Isle Of Wight County Press ^ | 1-12-2006 | Martin Neville
    FEARS FOR ANCIENT REMAINS BELOW WAVESBy Martin Neville DIVERS face a desperate race against time to recover 8,000-year-old artefacts from the bottom of The Solent before they are lost forever. The underwater site, off Bouldnor, is the only one yet discovered in Britain and dates from when the sea level was 12 metres lower than today, when the IW would have been much larger and The Solent was a dry coastal valley. It remains because it was covered in silt and protected from erosion as the sea rose above it. Most Stone Age sites on land have lost all associated...
  • California Prepares For Monster Surf

    12/21/2005 4:36:05 AM PST · by lemura · 37 replies · 1,044+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/21/2005
    SAN DIEGO -- Lifeguards Tuesday prepared for waves up to 18 feet that are expected to arrive Wednesday. "We've increased our staff a little in anticipation of the high surf and we're doing a bit of predeployment in the rescue-prone areas," said San Diego Lifeguard Lt. Greg Buchanan. Eight lifeguards will be on duty at daybreak Wednesday, and a special unit will be in place at Sunset Cliffs, he said.
  • Despite domestic waves, Iran will keep its president

    12/09/2005 8:40:41 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 251+ views
    CSM on yahoo ^ | 12/9/05 | Abbas William Samii - CSM
    BEIRUT, LEBANON - Tehran and Iranian opposition websites in recent weeks are rife with rumors that the regime is about to replace ultraconservative President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Such allegations feature claims that the new president was rebuffed when he tried to meet with regime stalwarts, such as the head of the country's wealthiest religious foundation, and when he sought guidance from leading mainstream clerics. Contributing to the speculation on official displeasure with Mr. Ahmadinejad was Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's grant of executive branch oversight powers in October to the Expediency Council, a state agency headed by Ayatollah Ali-Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani, who...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Revisits World War II era WAVES - July 29th, 2005

    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Dale Velzy, surf pioneer who popularized the sport in California, dies at 77

    05/30/2005 12:40:56 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 12 replies · 480+ views
    wfrv.com ^ | 05/30/2005 | Associated Press
    Dale Velzy, surf pioneer who popularized the sport in California, dies at 77 Monday May 30, 2005 MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) Master surfboard designer Dale Velzy, who helped popularize surfing along the California coast and at one time was the world's largest maker of surfboards, has died. He was 77.Velzy died Thursday of lung cancer at the Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center in Mission Viejo, hospital administrative supervisor Brian Noakes said Monday.``Velzy's lasting legacy is the billion-dollar surf industry,'' said Sam George, global editor for Surfer Magazine. ``He created the archetype and everyone has followed it: Get the hottest guys...
  • Magnitude 6.7 (ELEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY) Northridge, CA 1994 Jan 17 12:30:55 UTC local time 4:30AM

    01/17/2005 3:45:05 AM PST · by bd476 · 79 replies · 2,350+ views
    USGS Earthquake Hazards ^ | 17 January 1994
    Earthquake Hazards Program: Northridge, California 1994 01 17 "The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program provides earthquake information for current and past earthquakes, hazards and preparedness information, and education resources for teachers and students." Latest Quakes   EQ Facts & Lists   Hazards & Preparedness   For Kids Only   Regional Websites   Science & Technology    HOME | ABOUT US | EQ GLOSSARY | FOR TEACHERS | PRODUCTS & SERVICES | DID YOU FEEL IT? | FAQ | SEARCH    EQ Facts & Lists Large Earthquakes in the United States Northridge, California 1994 01 17 12:30:55 UTC (local time: 4:30 a.m.)...
  • Scientists Spy Cosmic Waves Around Black Hole

    01/10/2005 7:32:40 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 33 replies · 1,327+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 1/10/05 | Deborah Zaborenko - Reuters
    SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Black holes may actually drag the fabric of space and time around them as they spin, creating waves for cosmic material to surf on, astronomers said on Monday. This is new evidence that some black holes spin, even as they pull in everything around them, including light. Additional research shows that black holes can twirl material at tremendous speed, as fast as 20,000 miles per second. "Gas whipping around the black hole has no choice but to ride that wave," Jon Miller of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics said. "Albert Einstein predicted this over 80 years...
  • CA: `Making waves' nothing new for fiery California Democrat ('Babs' Boxer)

    01/06/2005 4:42:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 1,136+ views
    Bakersfield Californian ^ | 1/6/05 | Erica Werner - AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) - When House Democrats needed just one senator to sign a challenge to Ohio's electoral votes, they knew who to ask - California's Barbara Boxer, among the fieriest liberals in a state full of them. More than a decade after she led fellow congresswomen up the steps of the Senate to demand hearings into Anita Hill's sexual harassment claims against Clarence Thomas, Boxer staged her latest - and perhaps most dramatic - rebellion Thursday. By joining Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones, D-Ohio, in lodging a formal protest against how Ohio's electoral votes were tallied, Boxer provided the needed Senate...
  • In Angry Waves, the Devout See an Angry God

    01/04/2005 8:17:27 PM PST · by crushelits · 11 replies · 705+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Wednesday, January 5, 2005 | Edward Cody
    In Angry Waves, the Devout See an Angry God BANDA ACEH, Indonesia, Jan. 4 - Aceh's highly influential Islamic clergy have explained the giant wave that devastated this overwhelmingly Muslim region as a warning to the faithful that they must more strictly observe their religion, including a ban on Muslims killing Muslims. The infusion of religious meaning into the tragedy, in a province already known as Indonesia's most fervently Muslim area, suggested the consequences of the Dec. 26 tsunami could extend well beyond the death toll. The sweeping destruction has torn apart the infrastructure on the northern part of Sumatra...
  • The Worst Natural Disaster Ever?

    12/29/2004 1:48:49 PM PST · by paudio · 79 replies · 9,970+ views
    The Disaster Center ^ | 12/29/04 | Me
    As sad as it is, the SE Asia earthquake is not the worst natural disaster ever. In 1991, Bangladesh suffered from Typhoon that killed about 140,000 people. Before that, in 1970, the country also lost 300,000 people from natural disaster. The SE Asia disaster, however, seems to be a significant one because there are many Westerners, including 'celebrities', died in this unfortunate event. Please look at the website that list of the worst 100 natural disaster in the 20th century. They also include famine and epidemic, though.
  • Diego Garcia, Was It Hit, Did It Survive?

    12/28/2004 8:30:46 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 31 replies · 2,620+ views
    DIego Garcia has a decent sized base on it and if I remember correctly, not a lot of height to the island. Anyone know if it was hit and if so how much damage?
  • Waves 2 stories tall lash Jamaica

    09/10/2004 11:59:36 PM PDT · by ETERNAL WARMING · 89 replies · 3,292+ views
    WND ^ | Sep 11, 2004 | STEVENSON JACOBS
    Hurricane Ivan begins lashing Jamaica, threatens direct hit on capital; death toll rises to 33 in Caribbean STEVENSON JACOBS, Associated Press Writer Friday, September 10, 2004 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (09-10) 14:56 PDT KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- Waves two-stories high crashed on Jamaica's eastern shore Friday, flooding homes and washing away roads as Hurricane Ivan's ferocious winds and pounding rains began to lash the island and threatened a direct hit on its densely populated capital. The death toll elsewhere in the Caribbean rose to 33. Jamaican Prime Minister P.J. Patterson declared a public emergency and pleaded with the half million people considered in...
  • SHIP-SINKING MONSTER WAVES REVEALED BY ESA SATELLITES

    07/25/2004 12:36:29 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 42 replies · 4,157+ views
    Ship-sinking monster waves revealed by ESA satellites   Rare photo of a rogue wave     21 July 2004  Once dismissed as a nautical myth, freakish ocean waves that rise as tall as ten-storey apartment blocks have been accepted as a leading cause of large ship sinkings. Results from ESA's ERS satellites helped establish the widespread existence of these 'rogue' waves and are now being used to study their origins.  Severe weather has sunk more than 200 supertankers and container ships exceeding 200 metres in length during the last two decades. Rogue waves are believed to be the major...
  • "Rogue Waves" Reported by Mariners get Scientific Backing

    07/22/2004 11:14:14 AM PDT · by Strategerist · 43 replies · 4,276+ views
    PARIS (AFP) - European satellites have given confirmation to terrified mariners who describe seeing freak waves as tall as 10-storey buildings, the European Space Agency (ESA) said. "Rogue waves" have been the anecdotal cause behind scores of sinkings of vessels as large as container ships and supertankers over the past two decades. But evidence to support this has been sketchy, and many marine scientists have clung to statistical models that say monstrous deviations from the normal sea state only occur once every thousand years. Testing this promise, ESA tasked two of its Earth-scanning satellites, ERS-1 and ERS-2, to monitor the...
  • Geology Picture of the Week, July 4-10, 2004: Blowing Rocks Presere, Florida

    07/09/2004 10:16:19 AM PDT · by cogitator · 1 replies · 1,016+ views
    The site (linked above) includes some 360-degree panoramas of this area, but you have to download the viewer. I didn't do that.
  • Oh Brother! Yoga For Peace..(Please Get A Job Alert!)

    03/19/2004 4:02:03 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 20 replies · 199+ views
    AP/Yahoo News Photos ^ | 3/19/04 | AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez
    Oh My! What choreography! Pee-ew. Anti-war Protesters flash peace signs as they peform yoga in downtown San Francisco on Friday, March 19, 2004. Demonstrations in several U.S. cities are taking place Friday on the anniversary of the start of the war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) This one is just plain scary!
  • The FReeper Foxhole Profiles World War II era WAVES - March 14th, 2004

    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. ...................................................................................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should feel...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 9-12-03

    09/11/2003 9:19:34 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 8 replies · 274+ views
    NASA ^ | 9-12-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day 5-04-03

    05/03/2003 10:55:37 PM PDT · by petuniasevan · 6 replies · 261+ views
    NASA ^ | 5-04-03 | Robert Nemiroff and Jerry Bonnell
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  • Sky News Shows 'Waves' of Fighter Jets Taking off USS Constellation

    03/20/2003 11:19:35 AM PST · by ewing · 9 replies · 330+ views
    FOX /Sky News UK ^ | March 20, 2003 | military report staff
    Time to kick the tires and light the fires!
  • USO Canteen FReeper Style ~ W.W. II WAVES ~ February 25 2003

    02/25/2003 3:10:53 AM PST · by snippy_about_it · 406 replies · 7,746+ views
    Naval Military History | February 25 2003 | snippy about it
    World War II era WAVES -- Overview and Special Image Selection After a twenty-three-year absence, women returned to general Navy service in early August 1942, when Mildred McAfee was sworn in as a Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, the first female commissioned officer in U.S. Navy history, and the first Director of the WAVES, or "Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service". In the decades since the last of the Yeomen left active duty, only a relatively small corps of Navy Nurses represented their gender in the Naval service, and they had never had formal officer status. Now, the Navy was...