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P, S, and surface wave animation.
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The earthquake that struck San Francisco on April 18, 1906 remains one of the strongest and most significant earthquakes in US history. The fire that developed in its aftermath brought the city to its knees. This collection presents links to images, films, panoramas and animations about the...
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Published in 2018
"Google recently unveiled a new feature, """"Waterways from Earth,"""" on Google Earth. The program relies on NASA and NOAA images to show our dynamic planet's waterways from space. This article tells more about the science and stories behind those images."
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164
Published in 2007
"With its rolling hills and winter storms, the Bay Area has been a landslide hotspot. Now geologists are using new high-tech tools to understand and predict these natural disasters. In this QUEST video produced by KQED, find an explanation of """"deep-seated"""" and """"shallow"""" landslides and...
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165
By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
Why do we see those stunning lights in the northern- and southernmost portions of the night sky? The Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis occur when high-energy particles are flung from the Sun's corona toward the Earth and mingle with the neutral atoms in our atmosphere -- ultimately emitting...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2013
How can the shadow of the tiny moon eclipse the sight of the gargantuan sun? By sheer coincedence, the dsc of the sun in 400x larger than the disc of the moon, but it's 390x farther from Earth -- which means that when they align just right, the moon blocks all but the sun's glowing corona. Andy...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
The immense swell of a tsunami can grow up to 100 feet, hitting speeds over 500 mph -- a treacherous combination for anyone or anything in its path. Alex Gendler details the causes of these towering terrors and explains how scientists are seeking to reduce their destruction in the future.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
"In 1816, Europe and North America were plagued by heavy rains, odd-colored snow, famines, strange fogs and very cold weather well into June. Though many people believed it to be the apocalypse, this """"year without a summer"""" was actually the result of a supervolcano eruption that happened one...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
Earthquakes have always been a terrifying phenomenon, and they’ve become more deadly as our cities have grown — with collapsing buildings posing one of the largest risks. But why do buildings collapse in an earthquake? And how can it be prevented? Vicki V. May explains the physics of why it is...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2015
The study of clouds has always been a daydreamer’s science, aptly founded by a thoughtful young man whose favorite activity was staring out of the window at the sky. Richard Hamblyn tells the history of Luke Howard, the man who classified the clouds and forever changed humanity’s understanding...
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2016
At 8,850 meters above sea level, Qomolangma, also known as Mount Everest, has the highest altitude on the planet. But how did this towering formation get so tall? Michele Koppe peers deep into our planet's crust, where continental plates collede, to find the answer.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2017
In 1995, scientists pointed the Hubble Telescope at an area of the sky near the Big Dipper. The location was apparently empty, and the whole endeavor was risky -- what, if anything, was going to show up? But what came back was nothing short of spectacular: an image of over 1,500 galaxies glimmering...
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Published in 2017
"For a few minutes on August 21, the sun will disappear behind the moon in a total solar eclipse visible from a streak of locations across the United States. Now, for those who cannot view the eclipse from its """"path of totality,"""" or even for those who just want to preview the live event, NOAA...
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174
Published in 1998
"Here is the original Virtual Cave, devoted to the astounding variety of nature's handiwork found in solution caves, those dissolved out of solid rock by acidic waters. Most solution caves are found in carbonate rocks (limestone, dolomite, or marble) or gypsum. They may occur in sandstones, since...
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By TED
Published in 2011
"Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy a spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASA JPL's """"Eyes on the Solar System"""" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time."
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"A visualization on global weather conditions forecast by supercomputers updated every three hours. Click on the """"earth"""" at the bottom left hand side to activate a menu accessing various weather parameters by height."
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Published in 2015
In 1959 the Soviet Space Craft Luna 3 beamed back images of something earthlings have never before seen, the far side of the moon.” Watch the You Tube video to learn more about the moon and to learn why earth can only see one side.
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178
Published in 2015
This video describes the features geologists use to classify common types of volcanoes. We compare and contrast the features of two types of large volcanoes - shield volcanoes and composite volcanoes. One of these types produces structures that can be larger than Mount Everest while the other...
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179
Published in 2013
Why does the Earth have deserts? For the same reason it has rainforests -- Hadley Cells! Watch this video to see how Hadley cells create rainforests and deserts on Earth.
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Published in 2016
"If you've ever spent time on the summit with me, I call all wind from 40-70 miles per hour """"a bit breezy."""" With winds pushing the century mark, and gusts up to 109 mph, I think I will upgrade that to """"blustery."""" But how windy is too windy? Enjoy this article of wind speeds on Mount...
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