All The News You Missed Overnight: Technology Gets Obsolete, Fast

Good morning! It’s a busy world out there. All The News You Missed Overnight gives you a guide to everything techy that happened while you were sleeping.

Human-Caused Earthquakes Are So Common That US Geologists Had To Change Their Maps

For the first time ever, the United States Geological Survey has published earthquake hazard maps that includes both human-induced as well as naturally occurring earthquakes. USGS maps had previously only featured natural earthquake hazards, but thanks to the alarming rise of man-made quakes, the scientific body has now started to track both kinds.

Published on Monday, the maps identify potential activity in the central and eastern parts of the US and are accompanied by a detailed report. The writeup includes a number of eye-popping figures, including the conclusion that roughly seven million Americans live in places that are at risk for man-made earthquakes. Even more alarmingly, some of those regions are just as vulnerable to seismic activity as noted earthquake oasis California.

22 Obsolete Technologies That People Thought Would Last Forever

We live in an era of accelerating technological change, and with it, accelerated rates of obsolescence. Here are 22 antiquated technologies that are actually quite young — and which people thought would be around for much longer than they were.

Every Time Travel Movie Ever, Ranked

Let’s look back at the great time travel movies of our past. Here are all the major time travel movies ever, ranked.

Here are the rules: No animation. No short films. And no movies that where someone is frozen (or something) and then they wake up in the future (so Mel Gibson’s Forever Young, Encino Man are OUT).

Also on Gizmodo:

How Effects Artists Make Fake Wounds Look Real Watch An Underground Nuclear Explosion Melt The Ground Into A Giant Crater Obama Keeps Inviting Star Wars Stormtroopers To The White House


Comments

Be the first to comment on this story!

Trending Stories Right Now