A View from Will Knight The world’s only earthquake warning system likely helped limit damage and loss of life. March 11, 2011 The earthquake that struck Japan early this morning was the worst seen in that country for over 300 years (with a local magnitude of 8.9). Hundreds have been killed and injured so far, but the loss of life was likely limited by two vital early warning technologies: a new earthquake alert system, and ocean-based tsunami warning system. The earthquake warning system, which has never been triggered before, automatically issued alerts via television and cell phones shortly after the first, less harmful, shock wave was detected, providing time for many people to prepare for the more powerful shock wave that followed. It also caused many energy and industrial facilities, and transportation services to shut down automatically. A string of detection buoys in the Pacific Ocean detected the tsunami that resulted from the earthquake, sending warnings of … [Read more...] about How Japan’s Earthquake and Tsunami Warning Systems Work
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web Supported by ByPaul Mozur, Mark Scott and Mike Isaac Sept. 17, 2017 阅读简体中文版 閱讀繁體中文版 On a muggy, late spring evening, Tuan Pham awoke to the police storming his house in Hanoi, Vietnam. They marched him to a police station and made their demand: Hand over your Facebook password. Mr. Tuan, a computer engineer, had recently written a poem on the social network called “Mother’s Lullaby,” which criticized how the communist country was run. One line read, “One century has passed, we are still poor and hungry, do you ask why?” Mr. Tuan’s arrest came just weeks after Facebook offered a major olive branch to … [Read more...] about Facebook Faces a New World as Officials Rein In a Wild Web
Rebecca Kelley, a 40 Under 40 Award winner, skydives over South County with instructor Vanessa Poteet of Skydive San Diego A salute to 40 outstanding San Diegans SD Metro is proud to present winners of our 40 Under 40 Awards for 2012, a group of men and women who represent some of the the best and brightest minds of San Diego County. A record 103 nominations were received, an indication of this region’s reputation for attracting top talent. The 2012 40 Under 40 Awards Luncheon will be held Sept. 25 at the Sheraton Hotel and Marina. The winners: April Alvillar April Alvillar is the founder of Dog on the Run. The company has more than 45 pet care professionals in several cities and states. She is involved in numerous groups and places a great emphasis on educating others on pet health and behaviors. In addition to her involvement with animal welfare, she works with Oceanside-based Brother Bennos to provide pet food, leashes, collars and other pet supplies to the … [Read more...] about Cover Story — 40 Under 40 Awards 2012, San Diego Metro Magazine
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByHiroko Tabuchi Sept. 7, 2018 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. As a powerful typhoon tore through Japan this week, travelers at Kansai International Airport looked out on a terrifying void They Airports Council International and OpenFlights. Twelve of those airports — including hubs in Shanghai, Rome, San Francisco and New York — are less than 5 meters above sea level. 関空の滑走路、海でした。 pic.twitter.com/h7Wg9T8jE3— 小畑 タカユキ🌴 (@kobatatakayuki) September 4, 2018 “We were trapped,” said Takayuki Kobata, a web entrepreneur who had hoped to board a Honolulu-bound plane from … [Read more...] about Many Major Airports Are Near Sea Level. A Disaster in Japan Shows What Can Go Wrong.
Stefan Nicola, Bloomberg Published 4:26 am PDT, Sunday, August 12, 2018 Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Rolf Schulten. Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Axel Springer CEO Mathias Doepfner poses for a photograph on the construction site of German publishing house's new digital headquarters in Berlin on July 20, 2018. Axel Springer CEO Mathias Doepfner poses for a photograph on the construction site of German publishing house's new digital headquarters in Berlin on July 20, 2018. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Rolf Schulten. Business Insider helps German publisher Springer win the web 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Weaving past workers in orange vests and hard hats, Mathias Doepfner struts through what looks like a giant steel-and-concrete bird's nest in central Berlin, which will become the digital headquarters of German … [Read more...] about Business Insider helps German publisher Springer win the web