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A massive avalanche violently invaded the Passeier Valley — in South Tyrol — yesterday. In this video it looks harmless until you get to the 1:30 mark. Then things start to get scary and weird.
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Most of us only think about natural disasters when we absolutely have to (or when it’s, uh, for fun). But for scientists and analysts who work for global insurance companies, predicting the next big catastrophe is a business — and an increasingly lucrative one, at that.
After Hurricane Sandy decimated the New York City subway system last year, officials pledged to install new devices to help halt the rising tides — including flood gates and, more intriguingly, a device called a “tunnel plug”.
One year ago, Hurricane Sandy tore a path of destruction up and down the Eastern Seaboard. Earlier this week, 10 architecture and planning teams revealed their solutions for rebuilding the city in a way that would promote resilience when the next hurricane comes along. One big takeaway? We need new islands.
Both the major and the minor parties are angling for your vote right now in the Federal Election, promising more and more for the nation’s 23 million residents. This time, the Coalition under Tony Abbott has promised to throw $100 million at the nation’s telcos to improve mobile phone blackspots and dropout areas around the country should it be elected come-September.
You’d think that in this day in age of digital software, scientists wouldn’t need to destroy a real building to test the strength of its materials. But that’s exactly what’s happening this summer in Buffalo, where a team of Johns Hopkins engineers are using a hydraulic “shake table” to recreate the 1994 Northridge earthquake in Los Angeles.