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30 April 2015

U.S. Seismic Network Sees Nepal Quake

A big hat tip to IRIS for this. Keep in mind that the shortest distance to Nepal from the U.S. is over the North Pole, so the seismic waves come from that direction.   From IRIS: IRIS Ground Motion Visualization for the M7.9 earthquake in Nepal April 15, 2015. The visualization shows EarthScope seismic stations picking up the seismic waves generated from the earthquake. Red stations mean the station is …

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The View From A Window at Le Gras Keeps Changing How We See the World

You must admit, It’s not a very good photo, but there is good reason for that, because it’s the first one. Ever. Joseph Neipce took it in Saint-Loup-de-Varennes in France, and he called it “A view from a window at Le Gras”. That photo was made a few weeks after the death of Thomas Jefferson in the summer of 1826, and while it may not look like much the science …

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