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August 19, 2009

 

Damage from 2008 Sichuan earthquake

How To Keep Buildings From Falling During Earthquakes

During earthquakes, why is it that some buildings tumble to the ground, while others stand tall?

April 3, 2008

 

Cobalt blue amythest crystals

The Earth’s Crystalline Inner Core

How big is a really big crystal? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 11, 2005

 

Sensing Disaster

You know how animals are supposed to be able sense disasters before they happen? Well some believe it’s a myth, though there are lots of reports of animals behaving strangely days before the tsunamis hit in Indonesia. Hundreds of thousands of ants were seen scurrying away from the beach. Elephants, dogs, and zoo animals were all reported to have been acting strangely. What can explain it? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

August 11, 2005

 

Sensing Tsunamis

The deep sea earthquake and resulting Tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people in 2004 was a natural disaster of epic proportions. There’s no way it could have been avoided, the tectonic plates that caused the quake had simply reached their breaking point. However, people living in India and Sri Lanka could have been alerted before the tsunami hit their communities. Sadly, there were no adequate warning systems in place. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

September 9, 2004

 

Ice Quake!

Over a hundred quakes have happened in the last decade. But they didn't occur near fault lines. What were they near? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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