Category: SciTech

2017-04-26 22:57:52 (m4.5) Carlsberg Ridge 10.1 57.4 (29192)

7:16 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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2017-04-26 21:59:00 (m4.2) Tarapaca, Chile -21.0 -69.1 (29192)

7:00 pm Eastern | SciTech

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2017-04-26 22:28:31 (m5.0) Pacific-antarctic Ridge -54.9 -130.3 (29192)

6:51 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

6:01 pm Eastern | SciTech

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

AVO Bogoslof YELLOW/ADVISORY - Unrest continues. No significant activity observed in seismic or satellite data.

5:10 pm Eastern | SciTech

Apr 26, 2017 20:00 - No significant volcanic activity was observed at Bogoslof volcano in seismic, infrasound data 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 ...read more »

AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - Unrest continues. No significant activity observed in seismic or satellite data.

5:10 pm Eastern | SciTech

Apr 26, 2017 20:00 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in satellite, seismic or infrasound data over the past day. 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 »

2017-04-26 18:26:24 (m4.2) Kepulauan Kai, Indonesia -5.3 133.8 (29192)

4:26 pm Eastern | SciTech

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2017-04-26 18:00:20 (m4.2) Biak Region, Indonesia -0.8 135.3 (29192)

4:12 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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

3:35 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Apr 26, 2017 18:57 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at the summit and at Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna, where a small lava delta has been growing since late March. Surface flows remain active above the pali near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. These flows pose no threat to nearby communities. At the summit, the lava lake level is about 14 m (46 ft) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater and is visible from the Jaggar Museum overlook this morning. Summit Observations: Tiltmeters at Kīlauea's summit ...read more »

Fraikin’s road warriors work anywhere with Chrome devices

3:00 pm Eastern | Media

Editor’s note: Today’s blog post comes from Franck Lerivrain, Development Manager at Fraikin, one of Europe’s largest commercial vehicle rental and fleet management companies. Fraikin uses Chromebooks, Chromebits and G Suite to enable mobile employee productivity and to reduce IT maintenance efforts.Every day, Fraikin’s 57,000 trucks travel thousands of miles across Europe, Asia and the Middle East, delivering everything from fresh produce to hospital supplies and newspapers. In France, where we operate 135 branch offices, we want our office employees to be as mobile as our drivers and trucks. They can do their best work when they can go on the road to meet with customers, maintain trucks, and travel between our truread more »

Google Classroom outside the classroom

3:00 pm Eastern | Media

Technology makes learning possible anytime, anywhere. Learners aren’t always sitting in a classroom, and educators aren’t always lecturing at a chalkboard. That’s why last month we made Google Classroom available to users without G Suite for Education accounts. Now, using a personal Google account, teachers and learners in many different settings can teach or attend classes, manage assignments, and instantly collaborate.Starting today, users can do more than join classes—they can create them, too. Over the past few weeks, teachers and students have been piloting this new feature, and they’ve already created some great new classes for adult education, hobbies, and after school programs. Below we’ll share some of these classes with you. read more »

2017-04-26 18:12:32 (m5.2) Tarapaca, Chile -19.7 -69.3 (29192)

2:30 pm Eastern | U.S. News

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AAU Campus Climate Report Commends Universities on Actions Taken to Combat Sexual Misconduct

2:07 pm Eastern | SciTech

University of Missouri’s Green Dot program, Office for Civil Rights & Title IX are highlighted in the reportread more »

2017-04-26 17:31:14 (m5.0) Fiji Region -17.8 -178.5 (29192)

1:49 pm Eastern | SciTech

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Media Portrayal of Public Shooters Can Perpetuate Stereotypes

1:36 pm Eastern | SciTech

Study highlights need for journalists to examine implicit bias when reporting on shootingsread more »

In A Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need To Be Revisited

1:09 pm Eastern | World

New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology that put the 'freedom of the mind' at risk have been proposed in the journal Life Sciences, Society and Policy.read more »

Five ways Google Trips can help you enjoy your next vacation

12:00 pm Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Everyone loves vacation, but the work that goes into planning one—well, can be a lot of work.That’s why last year we launched Google Trips on Android and iOS to help you experience more and plan less on vacation. All your travel info automatically organized in one place and available offline? Check. Activity suggestions based on what’s nearby and popular itineraries you can customize? Check.The exciting (and often challenging) part of traveling is that things can sometimes change last minute. You need to be able to easily track updates to your travel plans and share them with your travel buddies. That’s where Google Trips comes in. We’ve added three new features to make your summer travel easier to plan and enjoy—even as thingsread more »

How British charity Comic Relief processed millions of UK pounds in seven hours on Red Nose Day

12:00 pm Eastern | Media

When you concentrate two years worth of fundraising into seven hours, every second counts. That’s the reality for Comic Relief, one of the U.K.’s most notable charities. Held every two years, Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day encourages the public to make the world a better place in the easiest way imaginable: by having a great time. For this year’s fundraising event, Comic Relief turned to Google Cloud’s technology partner Pivotal to host its donation-processing systems. The platform also automated management of the underlying cloud infrastructure. Cloud services from Google Cloud Platform (GCP) were used to run Pivotal Cloud Foundry during Red Nose Day. In advance of the 2017 event, the charity was forecasting peaks of several hundred transactions a second for its online donation system. The staread more »

Now we're cooking—the Assistant on Google Home is your secret ingredient

11:00 am Eastern | US Politics and Govt

Cooking without burning the food can be hard enough. But before you even get there you have to prep your ingredients, all while trying not to get flour and eggs on, well, everything. Unless you’re a graceful TV chef, your favorite recipe book may end up covered in unbaked cookie. But what if you could listen to a recipe and your favorite music, all at the same time? To help you perfect your kitchen skills, we’re introducing the ability to cook with the Google Assistant on Google Home.Thanks to Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food Network and more, you’ll be able to follow step-by-step cooking instructions for more than 5 million recipes. Creating your next banana bread masterpiece or stuffed chicken valentino for a dinner party feast will be easier than ever.So here’s your recipe … for recipes on Google Home: read more »

Now we're cooking—the Assistant on Google Home is your secret ingredient

11:00 am Eastern | Media

Cooking without burning the food can be hard enough. But before you even get there you have to prep your ingredients, all while trying not to get flour and eggs on, well, everything. Unless you’re a graceful TV chef, your favorite recipe book may end up covered in unbaked cookie. But what if you could listen to a recipe and your favorite music, all at the same time? To help you perfect your kitchen skills, we’re introducing the ability to cook with the Google Assistant on Google Home.Thanks to Bon Appetit, The New York Times, Food Network and more, you’ll be able to follow step-by-step cooking instructions for more than 5 million recipes. Creating your next banana bread masterpiece or stuffed chicken valentino for a dinner party feast will be easier than ever.So here’s your recipe … for recipes on Google Home: read more »

2017-04-26 13:25:52 (m4.8) Tonga -20.5 -173.3 (29192)

9:48 am Eastern | SciTech

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2017-04-26 07:02:28 (m4.9) Near East Coast of Kamchatka 53.8 160.6 (29192)

26 Apr 07:10 | U.S. News

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Bringing Alexander Hamilton’s history to life

26 Apr 06:00 | US Politics and Govt

In November 2009, the White House uploaded a video to YouTube of playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda performing a piece called “The Hamilton Mixtape.” In the video, Miranda proclaims to then President Obama that he would use hip-hop and spoken word to tell the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The room erupts in curious laughter. Hip-hop and 18th century history? How could these seemingly different worlds come together?Nearly eight years later, Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton: An American Musical has blown us all away. The show is a cultural phenomenon, uniting history buffs, musical theater fans, political wonks and beyond. Through its innovative storytelling and deliberately diverse cast, the show remixes American history into a powerful lesson that resonates with society’s current challenges.Google.org supported the read more »

Bringing Alexander Hamilton’s history to life

26 Apr 06:00 | Media

In November 2009, the White House uploaded a video to YouTube of playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda performing a piece called “The Hamilton Mixtape.” In the video, Miranda proclaims to then President Obama that he would use hip-hop and spoken word to tell the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The room erupts in curious laughter. Hip-hop and 18th century history? How could these seemingly different worlds come together?Nearly eight years later, Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton: An American Musical has blown us all away. The show is a cultural phenomenon, uniting history buffs, musical theater fans, political wonks and beyond. Through its innovative storytelling and deliberately diverse cast, the show remixes American history into a powerful lesson that resonates with society’s current challenges.Google.org supported the read more »

Bringing Alexander Hamilton’s history to life

26 Apr 06:00 | Media

In November 2009, the White House uploaded a video to YouTube of playwright and composer Lin-Manuel Miranda performing a piece called “The Hamilton Mixtape.” In the video, Miranda proclaims to then President Obama that he would use hip-hop and spoken word to tell the story of founding father Alexander Hamilton. The room erupts in curious laughter. Hip-hop and 18th century history? How could these seemingly different worlds come together?Nearly eight years later, Lin-Manuel’s Hamilton: An American Musical has blown us all away. The show is a cultural phenomenon, uniting history buffs, musical theater fans, political wonks and beyond. Through its innovative storytelling and deliberately diverse cast, the show remixes American history into a powerful lesson that resonates with society’s current challenges.Google.org supported the read more »

2017-04-26 04:52:02 (m5.0) Halmahera, Indonesia 1.4 128.1 (29192)

26 Apr 01:16 | SciTech

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2017-04-26 03:29:09 Updated: (m4.2) Central Alaska 62.2 -149.4 (29192)

25 Apr 23:32 | U.S. News

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***This event supersedes event AT00oozz0l.

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2017-04-25 21:20:27 (m5.2) Balleny Islands Region -65.0 177.9 (29192)

25 Apr 17:38 | SciTech

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AVO Cleveland ORANGE/WATCH - Unrest continues. No significant activity observed in seismic or satellite data.

25 Apr 17:08 | U.S. News

Apr 25, 2017 20:00 - No significant volcanic activity has been detected in satellite, seismic or infrasound data over the past day. 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 YELLOW/ADVISORY - Unrest continues. No significant activity observed in seismic or satellite data.

25 Apr 17:08 | SciTech

Apr 25, 2017 20:00 - No significant volcanic activity was observed at Bogoslof volcano in seismic, infrasound data 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 ...read more »

Remember where you parked with Google Maps

25 Apr 17:00 | Media

Some say it’s about the journey, not the destination—but we think it’s about a little of both. Now, Google Maps for Android and iOS will not only help you get where you’re going, but it’ll help you remember where you parked once you’ve arrived. Here’s how it works:For Android users, tap the blue dot and then tap “Save your parking” to add your parking location to the map. You’ll see a label on the map itself identifying where you parked your car. Tap on that label to open up your parking card, where you can add additional details about your parking spot. You can add a note like “level 3, spot 35,” add the amount of time left before the meter expires (and even get a reminder alert 15 minutes before it does), save an image of your parking spot, and send your parking location to friends. read more »

Remember where you parked with Google Maps

25 Apr 17:00 | Media

Some say it’s about the journey, not the destination—but we think it’s about a little of both. Now, Google Maps for Android and iOS will not only help you get where you’re going, but it’ll help you remember where you parked once you’ve arrived. Here’s how it works:For Android users, tap the blue dot and then tap “Save your parking” to add your parking location to the map. You’ll see a label on the map itself identifying where you parked your car. Tap on that label to open up your parking card, where you can add additional details about your parking spot. You can add a note like “level 3, spot 35,” add the amount of time left before the meter expires (and even get a reminder alert 15 minutes before it does), save an image of your parking spot, and send your parking location to friends. read more »

Remember where you parked with Google Maps

25 Apr 17:00 | Media

Some say it’s about the journey, not the destination—but we think it’s about a little of both. Now, Google Maps for Android and iOS will not only help you get where you’re going, but it’ll help you remember where you parked once you’ve arrived. Here’s how it works:For Android users, tap the blue dot and then tap “Save your parking” to add your parking location to the map. You’ll see a label on the map itself identifying where you parked your car. Tap on that label to open up your parking card, where you can add additional details about your parking spot. You can add a note like “level 3, spot 35,” add the amount of time left before the meter expires (and even get a reminder alert 15 minutes before it does), save an image of your parking spot, and send your parking location to friends. read more »

2017-04-25 04:56:27 (m4.2) Cuba Region 19.7 -75.5 (29192)

25 Apr 16:55 | U.S. News

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2017-04-25 16:37:38 (m4.7) Java, Indonesia -7.2 105.3 (29192)

25 Apr 16:25 | SciTech

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2017-04-25 14:35:14 Updated: (m5.3) Tonga -20.5 -173.6 (29192)

25 Apr 15:38 | U.S. News

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***This event has been revised.

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Could France be the next chapter in a populist surge?

25 Apr 15:36 | SciTech

Click here to see this online 4/25/17

Could France be the next chapter in a populist surge?read more »

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

25 Apr 15:36 | SciTech

Apr 25, 2017 18:34 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at the summit and at Puʻu ʻŌʻō on the East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna, where a small lava delta has been growing since late March. Surface flows remain active above the pali near Puʻu ʻŌʻō. These flows pose no threat to nearby communities. At the summit, the lava lake level is about 19 m (62 ft) below the floor of Halemaʻumaʻu Crater and is visible from the Jaggar Museum overlook this morning. Summit Observations: Tiltmeters at Kīlauea's summit ...read more »

Making the internet more inclusive in India

25 Apr 15:30 | Media

More than 400 million people in India use the internet, and more are coming online every day. But the vast majority of India’s online content is in English, which only 20 percent of the country’s population speaks—meaning most Indians have a hard time finding content and services in their language.Building for everyone means first and foremost making things work in the languages people speak. That’s why we’ve now brought our new neural machine translation technology to translations between English and nine widely used Indian languages—Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.Neural machine translation translates full sentences at a time, instead of pieces of a sentence, using this broader context to help it figure out the most relevant translation. The result is higher-quality, more humaread more »

Making the internet more inclusive in India

25 Apr 15:30 | Media

More than 400 million people in India use the internet, and more are coming online every day. But the vast majority of India’s online content is in English, which only 20 percent of the country’s population speaks—meaning most Indians have a hard time finding content and services in their language.Building for everyone means first and foremost making things work in the languages people speak. That’s why we’ve now brought our new neural machine translation technology to translations between English and nine widely used Indian languages—Hindi, Bengali, Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada.Neural machine translation translates full sentences at a time, instead of pieces of a sentence, using this broader context to help it figure out the most relevant translation. The result is higher-quality, more humaread more »

NASA Digital Communications Honored with 2017 Webby Awards

25 Apr 15:02 | SciTech

NASA's digital communications team will be honored at the 21st Annual Webby Awards on May 16 in New York. For the first time, NASA’s social media presence has been recognized by the Webby Awards, winning in corporate communications and being honored with the People's Voice Award.read more »

Media Advisory: Rice's Kinder Institute to release findings from 36th Kinder Houston Area Survey

25 Apr 14:45 | SciTech

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

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2017-04-25 14:33:46 (m4.3) Southern Xinjiang, China 37.5 75.5 (29192)

25 Apr 14:35 | U.S. News

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Even better translations in Chrome, with one tap

25 Apr 14:30 | Media

Half the world’s webpages are in English, but less than 15 percent of the global population speaks it as a primary or secondary language. It’s no surprise that Chrome’s built-in Translate functionality is one of the most beloved Chrome features. Every day Chrome users translate more than 150 million webpages with just one click or tap.Last year, Google Translate introduced neural machine translation, which uses deep neural networks to translate entire sentences, rather than just phrases, to figure out the most relevant translation. Since then we’ve been gradually making these improvements available for Chrome’s built-in translation for select language pairs. The result is higher-quality, full-page translations that are more accurate and easier to rread more »

Even better translations in Chrome, with one tap

25 Apr 14:30 | Media

Half the world’s webpages are in English, but less than 15 percent of the global population speaks it as a primary or secondary language. It’s no surprise that Chrome’s built-in Translate functionality is one of the most beloved Chrome features. Every day Chrome users translate more than 150 million webpages with just one click or tap.Last year, Google Translate introduced neural machine translation, which uses deep neural networks to translate entire sentences, rather than just phrases, to figure out the most relevant translation. Since then we’ve been gradually making these improvements available for Chrome’s built-in translation for select language pairs. The result is higher-quality, full-page translations that are more accurate and easier to rread more »

2017-04-25 06:52:30 (m4.1) Andreanof Islands, Aleutian Is. 51.8 -175.3 (29192)

25 Apr 13:46 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: ANDREANOF ISLANDS, ALEUTIAN IS.read more »

2017-04-25 17:23:44 (m4.5) Alaska Peninsula 54.9 -161.5 (29192)

25 Apr 13:39 | SciTech

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Region: ALASKA PENINSULAread more »

U. of I. News: Diversity external review team submits report and recommendations

25 Apr 13:34 | SciTech

Click here to see this online 4/25/17

Diversity external review team submits report and recommendationsread more »

Rice News Release: Religious people more likely to oppose reproductive technologies

25 Apr 11:40 | SciTech

Rice University Office of Public Affairs / News & Media Relations

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2017-04-25 14:42:58 (m4.7) Cuba Region 19.6 -75.5 (29192)

25 Apr 11:25 | SciTech

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