Daily Archives: August 18, 2019

ORBIT – A Journey Around Earth in Real Time

Seán Doran
Published on Feb 9, 2018

NASA / ESRSU / Sean Doran© / Unauthorized use prohibited Meditate on the beauty of our home. Orbit is a real time reconstruction of time lapse photography taken on board the International Space Station by NASA’s Earth Science & Remote Sensing Unit.

BBC – Discovery – 22 July 2019 – What next for the Moon?

The Moon rush is back on. And this time it’s a global race. The USA has promised boots on the lunar surface by 2024. But China already has a rover exploring the farside. India is on the point of sending one too. Europe and Russia are cooperating to deliver more robots. And that’s not to mention the private companies also getting into the competition. Roland Pease looks at the prospects and challenges for all the participants. (Image caption: Chinese lunar probe and rover lands on the far…


The View from Space – Earth’s Countries and Coastlines


Published on Dec 21, 2011

These high-res time-lapse sequences captured by astronauts aboard the International Space Station give us a beautiful and clear view of some well-known coastlines and countries around the world. Get a good look at England, France, Italy, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Greece, the island of Crete, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan, the United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Cuba, and more. We’ve attempted to show as many countries as we would, but inevitably we’ve left many out. Please write to the the astronaut photography office at NASA’s Johnson Space Center to request inclusion in this amazing series of sequences.

Megatsunami Scenario – La Palma Landslide

Naked Science

Published on Jun 21, 2017

Every other Wednesday we present a new video, so join us to see the truth laid bare… A slide from this mountain could kill millions of people in Europe and along Northern America’s eastern seaboard. Some eminent scientists warn that it’s purely a matter of time until it happens. This is the volcanic island of La Palma, 700 miles off the northwest coast of Africa. It’s a new-born baby island barely past its 4 millionth Birthday, created in the last stage of what geologists call the rock cycle. Clip taken from the Naked Science documentary “Landslides”.

Watch it here – http://youtu.be/ugxt_dq0FOg

Mega Tsunami could hit the US – La Palma

Published on Mar 14, 2011

A theory surrounding a landslide on a small African island could potentially cause a mega tsunami hurdling toward eastern United States. (From Discovery Channel’s “Assignment Discovery”)

San Francisco high-rise is sinking and leaning

CBS This Morning

Published on Aug 4, 2016

Homeowners in a luxury San Francisco high rise are furious over their sinking investment. The 58-story Millennium Tower has reportedly sunk 16 inches since its completion in 2009. Carter Evans reports.

This Climate Pioneer Is Trying To Stop The Arctic From Melting | VICE on HBO


Published on Jan 18, 2018

Permafrost refers to frozen soil and water that covers nearly a quarter of the Northern Hemisphere. With climate change warming the Arctic at an alarming rate, the permafrost is beginning to thaw. While this phenomenon can wreak havoc on infrastructure and transportation in places like Northern Alaska and Siberia, the real danger is the release of carbon and methane gas. There are more greenhouse gases trapped in these deep layers of permafrost than all human fossil fuel emissions released since the industrial age. Due to permafrost thaw, that trapped carbon is starting to escape into the atmosphere, creating a warming feedback loop that will make climate change even worse, and cause the permafrost to thaw even faster. If this continues unchecked, scientists warn we could be on the verge of awakening ” the sleeping giant” of climate change. But some innovative climate pioneers are changing that. With the use of both cutting edge genetics, and an experiment that relies on geo-engineering, there is hope that the permafrost thaw can be slowed. VICE Correspondent, Ben Anderson, travels across the Arctic to see the devastating impact of thawing permafrost, and the astonishing solution that might keep it frozen.