Category: SciTech

U. of I. News: Paper: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrests

10:48 am Eastern | SciTech

Click here to see this online 5/23/17

Paper: DNA may have only modest impact on sexual assault arrestsread more »

2017-05-23 12:51:22 (m4.4) Fiji Region -21.4 -177.9 (29192)

9:41 am Eastern | SciTech

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2017-05-23 05:35:20 (m4.3) Gulf of California 27.8 -111.5 (29192)

9:18 am Eastern | U.S. News

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Google Maps can be your travel guide this summer

6:00 am Eastern | Media

The unofficial kick-off to summer is just around the corner. To give you some travel planning inspiration this year, we looked at historical Google Maps data to find the top trending places of the season throughout the U.S. Follow our summer lists below to head to the hot spots or avoid the crowds–the choice is yours. Already know where you’re going? Then create your own lists and share them with friends via your favorite messaging and social apps.Drinks with a view When the weather is warm, bars with outdoor patios, views of the water, rooftops, and creative cocktails draw the biggest crowds. This summer bars list is NYC-heavy so if you’re thinking about the Big Apple this summer–this one’s for you. Education + eread more »

2017-05-23 09:05:57 (m4.6) South of Fiji Islands -24.1 179.0 (29192)

5:25 am Eastern | SciTech

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2017-05-23 07:02:36 (m4.8) Kermadec Islands, New Zealand -29.4 -178.4 (29192)

4:13 am Eastern | SciTech

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Android Pay says "Привет" to Russia

2:00 am Eastern | Media

Stepping out for groceries or an afternoon coffee? You’ll no longer need to bring anything more than your phone. Starting today, Android Pay is available in Russia – which means you’ll be able to enjoy a simpler and more secure way to pay across all 11 time zones.Android Pay lets you check out quickly and easily in some of your favorite stores and apps – gone are the days of fumbling for credit cards and counting cash. Get the Android Pay app from Google Play and add your eligible card to get started. When you’re ready to pay, just hold your phone near the payment terminal and wait for the checkmark to appear. You can also add all your loyalty cards to Android Pay so they’re easily accessible. read more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

22 May 18:01 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

2017-05-22 20:35:54 (m4.3) Banda Sea -4.7 126.6 (29192)

22 May 17:45 | U.S. News

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Toy Unboxing Lucrative But Sensitive

22 May 17:09 | Entertainment

The global social media phenomenon of toy unboxing is causing concern for parents and other child welfare advocates. Now new research recommends regulation to address it.read more »

AVO Bogoslof ORANGE/WATCH - No significant activity in seismic, infrasound or satellite data.

22 May 17:09 | SciTech

May 22, 2017 20:31 - No significant volcanic activity was observed at Bogoslof volcano in seismic, infrasound, or satellite data over the past day. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Activity may ramp back up with additional explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds with little precursory activity. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for short-term forecasts of imminent significant explosive activity. Although we are able to detect energetic explosive ...read more »

AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - No significant activity in seismic, infrasound or satellite data.

22 May 17:09 | SciTech

May 22, 2017 20:31 - No significant activity was observed in cloudy satellite and images, and no activity was detected in seismic or infrasound data over the past day. A steam and gas plume was observed in web camera images of the summit this morning. Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data. read more »

HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

22 May 15:37 | U.S. News

May 22, 2017 18:06 - Activity Summary: No significant change. Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit in Halemaʻumaʻu and at Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the East Rift Zone. This morning the summit lava lake was about 32 m (105 ft) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu. The episode 61g lava flow continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna. Active surface flows persist above and on the pali southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. These pose no threat to nearby communities. Low rates of ground surface deformation and seismicity continue across the volcano. Summit Observations: Inflationary tilt continues ...read more »

2017-05-22 16:51:22 (m4.3) Fox Islands, Aleutian Islands 51.3 -169.0 (29192)

22 May 15:19 | SciTech

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3.3 Million-Year-Old Fossil Reveals the Antiquity of the Human Spine

22 May 15:03 | SciTech

Portions of human skeletal structure were established millions of years earlier than previously thought, Mizzou researcher findsread more »

Media Invited to Demonstration of NASA UAS Traffic Management Technologies

22 May 14:52 | SciTech

Media are invited to see the latest technologies NASA is working on as part of its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) project Thursday, May 25, at the Reno-Stead Airport in Reno, Nevada.read more »

NASA TV Coverage Set for May 23 Space Station Contingency Spacewalk

22 May 14:30 | SciTech

NASA astronauts Peggy Whitson and Jack Fischer are preparing for an unscheduled spacewalk outside the International Space Station Tuesday, May 23. Live coverage will begin at 6:30 a.m. EDT on NASA Television and the agency’s website.read more »

NASA to Discuss First Science Results from Juno Mission to Jupiter

22 May 13:25 | SciTech

Scientists from NASA’s Juno mission to Jupiter will discuss their first in-depth science results in a media teleconference at 2 p.m. EDT Thursday, May 25, when multiple papers with early findings will be published online by the journal Science and Geophysical Research Letters.read more »

Air Pollution May Disrupt Sleep

22 May 13:12 | World

High levels of air pollution over time may get in the way of a good night's sleep, according to new research presented at the ATS 2017 International Conference.read more »

2017-05-22 16:41:06 (m5.3) Tonga -17.1 -173.4 (29192)

22 May 13:03 | U.S. News

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Empowering a new generation of localization professionals

22 May 13:00 | Media

When her grandmother Chadia turned 80, Christina Hayek—an Arabic Language Manager at Google—and her sisters wanted to give their beloved sitto a gift that would bring her closer to them. Chadia lives in Lebanon, but her children and grandchildren are spread across the world. To bridge this geographical gap, Christina and her siblings gave their grandmother an Android smartphone. Much to Chadia’s surprise, she was able to use her phone in Arabic straight out of the box.This isn’t magic—it’s the work of a dedicated localization team at Google, whose mission is to create a diverse user experience that fits every language and every culture. Spread over more than 30 countries, our team of passionate translators and reviewers makes sure that all Google products are fun and easy to use in 70+ languages—and sound natural to people everywhere. Localization goes beyond translation. For example, while references to baseball and donuts read more »

2017-05-22 15:47:32 (m4.2) Salta, Argentina -24.2 -67.3 (29192)

22 May 12:40 | U.S. News

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Cultural Backgrounds of Media Organizations Affect International News Coverage, Study Finds

22 May 12:36 | SciTech

Journalists should be aware of how their backgrounds shape coverage of international eventsread more »

2017-05-22 15:14:16 (m4.3) Banda Sea -6.0 130.9 (29192)

22 May 12:24 | SciTech

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2017-05-22 14:27:30 (m4.5) Southern Peru -16.2 -70.5 (29192)

22 May 11:37 | U.S. News

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U. of I. News: Paper: State of Illinois’ middle class shrinking

22 May 10:58 | SciTech

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Paper: State of Illinois’ middle class shrinkingread more »

2017-05-22 14:23:09 (m4.2) Antofagasta, Chile -23.1 -69.1 (29192)

22 May 10:49 | SciTech

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U. of I. News: Paper: ‘No admit-No deny’ settlements undercut accountability in civil enforcement

22 May 09:54 | SciTech

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NASA to Discuss FY2018 Budget Proposal, Provide Virtual Tours of Centers

22 May 09:12 | SciTech

NASA will hold a series of events May 23, highlighting the agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget proposal, including a televised State of NASA address by acting Administrator Robert Lightfoot and Facebook Live virtual tours of NASA’s 10 centers, where innovation is enabling exploration and discovery.read more »

2017-05-22 11:00:57 (m5.4) Kuril Islands 43.9 147.7 (29192)

22 May 07:20 | SciTech

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2017-05-22 09:23:09 (m4.9) Tajikistan 39.4 73.5 (29192)

22 May 06:41 | U.S. News

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Introducing Searching for Syria, a project made in partnership with UNHCR

22 May 03:01 | Media

It was six years ago in March that the Syrian civil war began, and since then more than five million people have been forced to leave their homes, their possessions, their families, and their education to seek shelter throughout the Middle East, Europe, and around the world. The scale of the crisis is hard for most of us to fathom, and the experiences of the refugee population can often feel too remote for most of us to understand.Since 2015, we’ve tried to do our part to help. Google.org has invested more than $20 million in grants supporting solutions to provide 800,000+ refugees with emergency support and access to vital information and education. read more »

2017-05-22 03:25:47 (m4.5) Near S. Coast of Honshu, Japan 34.5 139.4 (29192)

21 May 23:45 | SciTech

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2017-05-22 02:10:03 (m4.2) South Island of New Zealand -42.2 173.7 (29192)

21 May 22:50 | U.S. News

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2017-05-22 01:35:51 (m4.6) Baffin Bay 75.1 -72.7 (29192)

21 May 22:12 | SciTech

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Space Weather Outlook

21 May 22:05 | Weather

Official Space Weather Advisory issued by NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center read more »

2017-05-22 01:10:44 (m4.4) Tarapaca, Chile -20.4 -69.0 (29192)

21 May 21:52 | U.S. News

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2017-05-22 00:19:00 (m5.2) New Ireland Region, P.n.g. -5.0 153.6 (29192)

21 May 20:37 | U.S. News

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Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

21 May 18:02 | Weather

Joint USAF/NOAA Solar Geophysical Activity Report and Forecastread more »

2017-05-21 19:33:38 Updated: (m4.3) Southeastern Alaska 59.8 -136.5 (29192)

21 May 16:07 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

***This event supersedes event AK16095377.

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2017-05-21 19:33:38 (m4.3) Southeastern Alaska 59.8 -136.6 (29192)

21 May 15:37 | SciTech

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HVO Kilauea ORANGE/WATCH - Eruption continues at summit and East Rift Zone. Flows pose no threat to nearby communities.

21 May 15:35 | SciTech

May 21, 2017 18:51 - Activity Summary: No significant change. Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit in Halemaʻumaʻu and at Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the East Rift Zone. This morning the summit lava lake was about 35 m (115 ft) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu. The episode 61g lava flow continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna. Active surface flows persist above and on the pali southeast of Puʻu ʻŌʻō. These pose no threat to nearby communities. Low rates of ground surface deformation and seismicity continue across the volcano. Summit Observations: Deflationary tilt measured ...read more »

AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - No significant activity in seismic, infrasound or satellite data.

21 May 14:12 | SciTech

May 21, 2017 18:03 - No significant activity was observed in cloudy satellite and webcamera images, and no activity was detected in seismic or infrasound data. Cleveland volcano is monitored with a limited real-time seismic network, which inhibits AVO's ability to detect precursory unrest that may lead to an explosive eruption. Rapid detection of an ash-producing eruption may be possible using a combination of seismic, infrasound, lightning, and satellite data. read more »

AVO Bogoslof ORANGE/WATCH - No significant activity in seismic, infrasound or satellite data.

21 May 14:12 | U.S. News

May 21, 2017 18:03 - No significant volcanic activity was observed at Bogoslof volcano in seismic, infrasound, or satellite data over the past day. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Activity may ramp back up with additional explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds with little precursory activity. Some previous explosions have been preceded by an increase in earthquake activity that allowed for short-term forecasts of imminent significant explosive activity. Although we are able to detect energetic explosive ...read more »

2017-05-21 09:26:17 (m4.8) Loyalty Islands -20.3 168.4 (29192)

21 May 05:47 | U.S. News

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2017-05-21 08:43:49 (m4.3) Off Coast of Central America 12.6 -90.2 (29192)

21 May 05:10 | U.S. News

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2017-05-21 08:12:08 (m5.0) Mid-indian Ridge -28.6 74.2 (29192)

21 May 04:37 | SciTech

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2017-05-21 07:10:37 (m4.9) Vanuatu -20.4 169.4 (29192)

21 May 03:34 | SciTech

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2017-05-21 05:55:00 (m4.3) Papua, Indonesia -2.0 133.7 (29192)

21 May 02:24 | SciTech

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Region: PAPUA, INDONESIAread more »

2017-05-21 05:33:35 (m4.0) Hindu Kush Region, Afghanistan 36.3 70.8 (29192)

21 May 02:10 | U.S. News

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Region: HINDU KUSH REGION, AFGHANISTANread more »

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