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Tsunamis are rare and unlikely events but should there be one, Oceanside has been designated by the National Weather Service as one of a handful of tsunami-ready communities in the county. City law enforcement officials worked with federal weather
Rogue waves are a little-understood phenomenon of ocean dynamics. The colossal swells, which seem to appear out of nowhere in otherwise calm seas, were reported for centuries before their existence was confirmed in 1995 . To better understand them,
Cellphone video captured a flash flood rushing through the small town of Fish Springs, Nev...The area received about an inch and three quarters of rain in just 30 minutes, triggering the flash floods. People living in the area also had to deal with
Concrete walls could ultimately stretch 140 miles along Japan's tsunami-damaged northeast coast. The project's breathtaking scale and cost as well as doubts about its effectiveness are drawing ire. July 15, 2014 Tokyo Fear of a giant tsunami prompted
But, as I learned from Gavin Pretor-Pinney's The Wavewatcher's Companion , when breezes start to blow, "tiny ripples dance across the surface, each no higher than a centimeter or so." As the wind grows stronger, moving air pushes against these teeny
Philippines Some one billion yen (about P518 million) worth of earthquake and tsunami monitoring systems, as well as mobile flood control equipment, were turned over on Tuesday by the Japanese government to the Department of Public Works and Highways.
In recent years, scientists have used lasers to construct crude tractor beams that, one day, might be used as grappling hooks in space. Now, for the first time, physicists have succeeded in creating the same effect using water. Thanks to Star Trek
PhilippinsIn case of a tsunami or storm surge, residents of this coastal city in Pangasinan province will no longer have to crowd public school buildings and other usual evacuation sites. The city government has identified at least 500 high-rise
Could a really clever person, Feynman asks, just by looking at the waves on the pool's surface, imagine those waves rippling backwards and "figure out who jumped in where and when?"...As Feynman ponders his own question, he falls into a wonderful,
dive into our digital wave machine video Ever wondered what a wave looks like in extreme closeup? For Waves, the artist and programmer Memo Atkin has mapped the motion of the ocean in digital images. Currently on show in France , it shows the '