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Audio Created From Japanese Seismic Wave Records
2012-03-07 05:43:29

A scientist has converted last year's 9.0-magnitude Tohoku-Oki, Japan earthquake's seismic waves into audio files to allow researchers to "hear" what the quake sounded like as it moved through the earth. Zhigang Peng, associate professor in Georgia Tech´s School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, was able to capture the sound because of thousands of seismometers in the region and Japan's willingness to share their measurements. “We´re able to bring earthquake data to...

2009-05-19 05:16:00

LONDON, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- A BBC Poetry Season football video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ej6v7yNLN8) has been created solely for the web. This video uses the idea of a breaking news story of a football signing as a surprising place for hearing a poem - 'Jerusalem' by William Blake. A second exclusive Poetry Season rock video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyNzXZka2pk) sees The King Blues, an upcoming band (new single, I Got Love, released 4th May) end their gig with an...


Word of the Day
Cthulhu
  • A gigantic fictional humanoid alien god being described with a head resembling an octopus and dragon wings and claws, around whom an insane cult developed.
  • Pertaining to the mythos of Cthulhu and additional otherworldly beings created by H. P. Lovecraft or inspired by his writings and imitators.
This word was invented in 1926 by H.P. Lovecraft for his short story, 'The Call of Cthulhu.' 'Cthulhu' may be based on the word 'chthonic,' which in Greek mythology refers to the underworld.
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