Category Archives: Italy

Beauty and the Beast.

June 29, 2014 – Beauty and the Beast: Near the beauty of the Grand Tetons lurks a “beast” of unimaginable power and evil. A volcano, so powerful, it could wipe out civilization as we know it. The volcanic feature commonly called the … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy Around the World!

May 25, 2014 – Life Expectancy Around the World:  The World Map, above, is color coded by life expectancy. The color scale is in the lower left. Dark red is greater than 76 years, red is 70.3 to 76 yrs, … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day – St. Peter’s Basilica – Rome.

March 2, 2014 – Picture of the Day: St.Peter’s Basilica, at sunset in Rome. The Master of Disaster

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Picture of the Day – The Running of the Bulls.

Picture of the Day – Year in Pictures: People stood on balconies too watch the first bull run of the San Fermin Festival, on July 7, in Pamplona, northern Spain. (Credits – The Wall Street Journal, Pedro Armestre, AFP and … Continue reading

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Mount Etna Eruption Video.

November 26, 2013 – Mount Etna Eruption Video: The citizens of nearby town Taormina were showered with volcanic ash as Mount Etna erupted again. No evacuations were called for; however there was a half an hour delay on a nearby … Continue reading

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To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills.

October 27, 2013 – To Expand Offshore Power, Japan Builds Floating Windmills: Twelve miles out to sea from the severely damaged and leaking nuclear reactors at Fukushima, a giant floating wind turbine signals the start of Japan’s most ambitious bet … Continue reading

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Weekly Global Volcano Report (September 4 to 10, 2013).

September 15, 2013 – Weekly Volcano Activity Report: Activity for the week of 4 September-10 September 2013 – The Weekly Volcanic Activity Report is a cooperative project between the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards … Continue reading

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Family Travel at $300,000 Per Car – NYTimes.com

August 13, 2013 – Want to Get the Family Away From that Disaster Quickly? – The Ferrari FF is the Car for You:  The Ferrari FF has four seats, all-wheel drive, two transmissions and a 651 horsepower V-12 Engine.  With … Continue reading

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Major Global Earthquakes Over the Last 2,000 Years.

June 27, 2013 – Major Global Earthquakes Over the last 2,000 Years: The world map above was produced from the NOAA website. It reflects all global earthquakes greater than or equal to 7.0 magnitude. To interpret the map, use the following … Continue reading

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Archimedes: Separating Myth From Science

June 25, 2013 – For the last time, Archimedes did not invent a death ray: But more than 2,200 years after his death, his inventions are still driving technological innovations — so much so that experts from around the world … Continue reading

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