In Australia, the number of earthquakes

September 11, 2013. Scientists in Victoria trying to understand the reasons for the increase of earthquakes in the region of Gippsland. Seismologists describe the area as a hot spot of earthquakes. Prior to 2009, there was recorded a total of 50 earthquakes, but since then has 700.

A particularly high number of tremors observed area between Latrobe Valley and the coastline Gippsland. Local people also want to know why, in recent time, the land under their feet more often shakes. According to Gary Gibsona from the University of Melbourne, there are other areas which are active from a geological point

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The first summer cold snap almost turned into frost

June 6, 2013. Yesterday morning the territory of the metropolitan area crossed the cold front, behind which the arctic air began to spread from the area of the Kara Sea. While the sun was shining it was almost imperceptible. However, on the evening of Muscovites feel the difference between the Middle Russia and northern summer.

In the morning before it got cold at all … +6 +9, by region, the temperature was lowered to 3. In particular, this value is fixed at the "Pole of Cold" in the capital region Cherusti. For comparison, exactly the same as it was in

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Black Sea Fleet forces begin to survey the war dead Soviet submarine Sch-216

Black Sea Fleet in conjunction with Ukrainian specialists proceed to the practical implementation of the tasks on the survey and determine the feasibility of increasing Soviet submarine "u-216" sunk during World War II at Cape Tarkhankut (Crimea). 

In the management of search and rescue (UPASR) BSF noted that, given the finding of the wreck at a depth of 50 meters, the possible presence of explosives on the boat itself, and near it, the operation for further examination and recovery require significant forces on the part of the Black Sea Fleet ,

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Building a nuclear reactor the size of footballs

Alexander Berezin. Plutonium-238 was long the only convenient source of cosmic energy for ships beyond the orbit of Mars, where solar radiation is very weak. But it supplies coming to an end, as once completed and spawned their cool war. And even this is no alternative supplier — Russia. The United States, absolutely dependent on this source, there is something in the warehouses, but before the end of the decade, and those supplies are exhausted.   There are various deployment scenarios of production of plutonium-238. But even they are expensive for NASA. That’s why researchers at the Los Alamos

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NW Lotus launched the supporting part of LSP-1

"Shipbuilding Plant" Lotus "(Astrakhan region) May 15, 2013 launched the supporting part ice-resistant fixed platform (LSP-1) — the first object of a name of the field development Filanovskogo in the Caspian Sea. The press service of the Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS), which experts carry out technical supervision of the construction of the platform.

 

Technical project LFA-1 approved by the General Directorate of MS.

LSP-support portion 1 comprises two support blocks caisson type (wellhead and auxiliary) are steel bulk structure having vertical and inclined walls. The units

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Forest fires in Colorado Springs got to the home

June 12, 2013. In the area of the Black Forest of Colorado raging forest fires — fire swept area of 3.2 hectares. Emergency Services announced the evacuation of local residents. Between 40 and 60 homes have been destroyed flames, reports The Denver Post.

Near the Colorado Springs because of the proximity of forest fires evacuated residents in an area of 10 hectares. It is more than 2 million homes. The cost of some houses is more than $ 1 million

The cause of fires in the region has become drought and strong winds. Rescuers fly around the disaster zone

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Hurricane "Rina" has weakened to a tropical storm

Hurricane "Rina" weakened to a tropical cyclone Natural Disasters

Sixth hurricane and seventeenth named tropical cyclone for 2011 hurricane season in the Atlantic 27 October weakened to the cyclone. At this point the speed of wind gusts up to 110 kilometers per hour. "Rina" is moving toward the northwest at a speed of 9 miles per hour.

It is believed that the cyclone will pass the State of Florida, although rainfall in this area is inevitable. The greatest danger, "Rina" is for the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. Flooding in the area can reach 12.8 centimeters, and in some parts —

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Seven thousand young pines planted in the walnut Zuyevsky forestry (Moscow region).

In a nut-Zuev in honor of Marines killed in fighting fires, planted forest. Since the beginning of autumn this is the second such action. Many residents of the area responded to the call of environmentalists to take part in the event. This time, foresters together with pupils, students and volunteers have planted seven thousand pine trees. By the end of the year in the area is planned to plant 60 hectares of forest.

In Mytishchi tree planting took place on the Boulevard of youth. 27 chestnut trees were planted by representatives of the Youth Council, the district administration, honorable

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Seven new factories — in the SEZ Dubna

2013th — a year of intensive building residents of the Special Economic Zone "Dubna" Research and production of their own. Five companies have completed or are building their NPK on the right bank of the SEZ area (area of nuclear physics and nanotechnology), three of them are scheduled to launch later this year. Two more companies are built on the left bank area of the SEZ, one of them is also launching its first new plant this year. Development of the area is complex: both sites are built utilities and roads are being built on the right bank

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Humanoids in the zone of silence

31.03.2013

On the border of the United States and Mexico, 400 miles from El Paso, is a deserted place, within which for some strange reason, refuse to work televisions and radios. It is called the zone of silence.

In the next town Ceballos, located 25 miles from the anomalous area, unknown force from time to time jamming signals to television and radio, despite the absence of visible noise. In the area of radio silence finally calms down, and other devices invariably fail: stop watch and a compass spinning like mad.

The story goes that back in the

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