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Tsunamis, hurricanes hit 'Second Life'

NOAA demonstrates weather phenomena on the virtual world 'Second Life.'

By Apr. 30, 2007


Images: Tsunamis, hurricanes hit 'Second Life'

On Thursday, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration launched an immersive, interactive 3D presence in the virtual world Second Life.

The site, created by NOAA's Earth Research Lab, gives Second Life users the opportunity to walk through a series of interactive exhibits, showing, for example, the effects of global warming on large glaciers; what it's like to fly in a NOAA plane or weather balloon into, through or around a hurricane; and what undersea caves and marine life look like from a submarine.

11 Images By Apr. 27, 2007


Google extends helping hand to Philippines typhoon survivors

Creating a Person Finder and Relief Map, the Web giant looks to help people find loved ones, along with food and shelter, in the aftermath of the devastating natural disaster.

By Nov. 11, 2013


Russia aims to open floating nuclear power plant in 2016

The long journey to supply power to remote locations could culminate in these floating vessels.

By Jul. 8, 2013


Underwater Internet may be coming to an ocean near you

Researchers are developing a "deep-sea computing network" that could bring Wi-Fi access underwater to better detect tsunamis, collect data, and monitor offshore activity.

By Oct. 15, 2013


Supermoon will be big, bright, and full on June 23

The perigee full moon, which happens once every 14 months, is happening next weekend and will likely bring with it tales of impending calamity and natural disaster.

By Jun. 16, 2013


U.S. military blocks sites to free space for quake relief

Amazon, YouTube, 11 other sites popular with military personnel are blocked from the .mil computer system in effort to reserve bandwidth for use in quake recovery efforts.

By Mar. 15, 2011


Storm Shield

If you live in an area with frequent or seasonal severe weather, Storm Shield is a good app to have around for updates about your immediate location.

By Aug. 15, 2012

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Hitachi seawall closes automatically in tsunami

Hitachi Zosen has developed a seawall that closes automatically when under tsumani threat and doesn't require a power source or human control.

By Jun. 10, 2010


Tsunami warning knocks out Zoho phone support

An earthquake monitoring system triggered tsunami warnings for Indian Ocean countries, causing at least one company to evacuate offices as a precaution.

By Apr. 11, 2012