Category: SciTech

2017-07-25 23:57:50 (M4.9) southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia -5.6 101.4 (29192)

8:16 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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2017-07-25 23:23:23 (M5.5) southwest of Sumatra, Indonesia -5.7 101.4 (29192)

7:43 pm Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: southwest of Sumatra, Indonesiaread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

6:01 pm Eastern | SciTech

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

2017-07-25 19:51:48 (M4.9) Panay, Philippines 10.3 122.1 (29192)

5:40 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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2017-07-25 21:12:19 (M4.9) west of Macquarie Island -56.9 147.4 (29192)

5:31 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: west of Macquarie Islandread more »

Dog Walking Could Be Key To Ensuring Activity In Later Life

5:10 pm Eastern | SciTech

A new study has shown that regularly walking a dog boosts levels of physical activity in older people, especially during the winter.read more »

AVO Pavlof YELLOW/ADVISORY - No significant activity observed in seismic, infrasound or satellite data.

5:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Jul 25, 2017 20:11 - No unusual activity has been detected in seismic and infrasound data. Web-camera and satellite views of the summit have been obscured by clouds. The level of unrest at Pavlof can change quickly and the progression to eruptive activity can occur with little or no warning. We continue to monitor Pavlof closely and will provide any new information about the status of the volcano when or if it becomes available.read more »

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

5:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Jul 25, 2017 20:11 - No significant activity was detected in seismic or infrasound data from Cleveland in the past 24 hours. Web-camera views this morning showed a weak steam plume emanating from the summit crater. No activity was observed in partially cloudy satellite images. 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 activity detected in seismic, infrasound or satellite data.

5:06 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Jul 25, 2017 20:11 - No activity was detected in seismic, infrasound, or lightning data over the past day. Nothing significant observed in mostly cloudy satellite images. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Activity can escalate quickly with additional explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds with little to no detectable 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 ...read more »

U. of I. News: Culture’s influence on testing, evaluation to be focus of conference

4:21 pm Eastern | SciTech

Click here to see this online 7/25/17

Culture’s influence on testing, evaluation to be focus of conferenceread more »

Investigation of Possible Misappropriation of Funds

4:20 pm Eastern | SciTech

Story Contact: Liz McCune, mccunee@missouri.edu, 573-882-6212

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2017-07-25 19:23:32 (M4.6) south of the Fiji Islands -22.4 -178.1 (29192)

3:59 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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2017-07-25 16:24:53 (M4.4) near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russia 54.0 159.3 (29192)

3:42 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: near the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, Russiaread more »

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

3:36 pm Eastern | SciTech

Jul 25, 2017 19:09 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna. Surface flows are active above the pali, with continued activity on the coastal plain. These flows pose no threat to nearby communities. There have been no significant changes in seismicity levels across the volcano. At the summit, there was no significant change in ground tilt and the lake level is roughly 27 m (89 ft) below the Overlook crater rim this morning. ...read more »

Study Finds 90 Percent Of American Men Overfat

3:16 pm Eastern | U.S. News

Does your waist measure more than half your height? If so, you may be part of the global overfat pandemic.read more »

2017-07-25 16:55:20 (M4.5) Hokkaido, Japan region 42.4 145.6 (29192)

2:56 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Hokkaido, Japan regionread more »

2017-07-25 16:17:02 (M4.4) Pagan region, Northern Mariana Islands 18.8 145.5 (29192)

2:37 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: Pagan region, Northern Mariana Islandsread more »

2017-07-25 15:50:34 (M4.4) near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 37.6 141.4 (29192)

1:18 pm Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: near the east coast of Honshu, Japanread more »

U. of I. News: University of Illinois alumnus to head Rare Book and Manuscript Library

1:05 pm Eastern | SciTech

Click here to see this online 7/25/17

University of Illinois alumnus to head Rare Book and Manuscript Libraryread more »

2017-07-25 14:10:03 (M4.2) off the coast of Guatemala 12.1 -92.7 (29192)

11:13 am Eastern | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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U. of I. News: Physical activity could combat fatigue, cognitive decline in cancer survivors

10:51 am Eastern | SciTech

Click here to see this online 7/25/17

Physical activity could combat fatigue, cognitive decline in cancer survivorsread more »

U. of I. News: Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds

10:47 am Eastern | SciTech

Click here to see this online 7/25/17

Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study findsread more »

Helping journalists experiment with 360 content

9:00 am Eastern | Media

There’s already a huge amount of innovation in virtual reality and immersive storytelling—with many newsrooms experimenting and succeeding in the field—but for some, the ability to create 360 content can still be limited.Perhaps predicting the rise of 360 technology, in 2014 Australian creative agency Grumpy Sailor worked with Google’s Creative Lab in Sydney on an experiment called Story Spheres, which stitches together photos and audio. It allows journalists, documentary makers and educators to tell powerful stories if they don’t have access to video. Working with the same team behind the first prototype, the Google News Lab is now supporting the next iteration of the project. Today new features will help publishers—from individual journalists to large newsrooms—create and brand their immersive audio experead more »

2017-07-25 12:08:05 (M4.5) near the east coast of Honshu, Japan 39.5 142.0 (29192)

8:41 am Eastern | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: near the east coast of Honshu, Japanread more »

Helping people in a crisis

25 Jul 06:00 | Media

In times of crisis, access to timely, actionable information is crucial. Working alongside trained responders and volunteers on the ground, technology plays a vital role in providing information to help keep you and loved ones safe and informed. SOS alerts is a new set of features in Google Search and Maps to help you quickly understand what’s going on and decide what to do during a crisis. How SOS Alerts WorkDuring a crisis, you may see an SOS Alert at the top of search results when searching for the incident or location. You’ll see maps, top stories and—when available—authoritative local information such as emergency phone numbers, websites, and translations of useful phrases. Depending on how close you are to the affected area, you may also get a notification on your mobile device that directs you to thiread more »

Helping people in a crisis

25 Jul 06:00 | Media

In times of crisis, access to timely, actionable information is crucial. Working alongside trained responders and volunteers on the ground, technology plays a vital role in providing information to help keep you and loved ones safe and informed. SOS alerts is a new set of features in Google Search and Maps to help you quickly understand what’s going on and decide what to do during a crisis. How SOS Alerts WorkDuring a crisis, you may see an SOS Alert at the top of search results when searching for the incident or location. You’ll see maps, top stories and—when available—authoritative local information such as emergency phone numbers, websites, and translations of useful phrases. Depending on how close you are to the affected area, you may also get a notification on your mobile device that directs you to thiread more »

2017-07-25 07:13:33 (M4.8) south of the Kermadec Islands -34.5 -179.8 (29192)

25 Jul 03:35 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: south of the Kermadec Islandsread more »

2017-07-25 01:11:33 (M5.0) south of the Fiji Islands -24.1 -176.5 (29192)

24 Jul 21:45 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: south of the Fiji Islandsread more »

Report of Solar Geophysical Activity (RSGA)

24 Jul 18:01 | SciTech

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

2017-07-24 21:26:40 (M4.0) Southern Alaska 59.6 -152.5 (29192)

24 Jul 17:58 | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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AVO Pavlof YELLOW/ADVISORY - Elevated surface temperatures in satellite data; unchanged seismicity, infrasound.

24 Jul 17:04 | U.S. News

Jul 24, 2017 19:35 - No unusual activity has been detected in seismic and infrasound data. Elevated surface temperatures at the summit were observed in satellite data. Web-camera views of the summit have been obscured by clouds. The level of unrest at Pavlof can change quickly and the progression to eruptive activity can occur with little or no warning. We continue to monitor Pavlof closely and will provide any new information about the status of the volcano when or if it becomes available.read more »

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

24 Jul 17:04 | U.S. News

Jul 24, 2017 19:35 - No activity was detected in seismic, infrasound, or lightning data over the past day. Nothing significant observed in mostly cloudy satellite images. Bogoslof volcano remains at a heightened state of unrest and in an unpredictable condition. Activity can escalate quickly with additional explosions producing high-altitude (>15,000 ft) volcanic clouds with little to no detectable 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 ...read more »

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

24 Jul 17:04 | SciTech

Jul 24, 2017 19:35 - No significant activity in seismic or infrasound from Cleveland has been detected in the past 24 hours. Weakly elevated surface temperatures at the summit were observed in partly cloudy satellite images over the past 24 hours. Web-camera views were obscured by clouds. 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 ...read more »

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

24 Jul 17:00 | U.S. News

The first in-car measurements of exposure to pollutants that cause oxidative stress during rush hour commutes has turned up potentially alarming results.read more »

2017-07-24 15:50:12 (M5.0) Balleny Islands region -61.6 160.8 (29192)

24 Jul 15:42 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

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

24 Jul 15:36 | U.S. News

Jul 24, 2017 19:18 - Activity Summary: Kīlauea Volcano continues to erupt at its summit and from the Puʻu ʻŌʻō vent on its East Rift Zone. The episode 61g lava flow from Puʻu ʻŌʻō continues to enter the ocean at Kamokuna. Surface flows are active above the pali, with continued activity on the coastal plain. These flows pose no threat to nearby communities. There have been no significant changes in seismicity levels across the volcano. At the summit, there was no significant change in ground tilt and the lake level is roughly 24 m (79 ft) below the Overlook crater rim this morning. ...read more »

2017-07-24 15:04:44 (M4.8) off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand -36.1 178.6 (29192)

24 Jul 15:21 | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: off the east coast of the North Island of New Zealandread more »

CDC Press Release: Protect Against Measles, More Than 100 Americans Have Diabetes, CDC Awards $12 Million to Fight Opiod Overdose Epidemic

24 Jul 15:12 | U.S. News

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2017-07-24 18:33:51 (M5.0) southern Mid-Atlantic Ridge -47.3 -11.9 (29192)

24 Jul 14:50 | U.S. News

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: southern Mid-Atlantic Ridgeread more »

G4NP Around the Globe - Zooming in on Action Against Hunger

24 Jul 14:30 | Media

Every dollar and minute count to further your cause and focus on your mission. We’re pleased to highlight nonprofits who were able to make greater impact with fewer resources by using Google tools—from G Suite to Google Ad Grants–made available through Google for Nonprofits (G4NP) at no charge. Varying in size, scope, and timezones, these nonprofits from around the world share one thing in common: utilizing the G4NP suite of tools to help their specific needs. G4NP offers nonprofit organizations across 50 countries access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Ad Grants and more at no cost. This week, we’ll take a look at how the nonprofit Action Against Hunger utilizes these tools to increase productivity, visibility, and donations,  in order to improve lives in  the communities they serve. Action Against HungerIn 2016 alone, Action Against Hungerread more »

G4NP Around the Globe - Zooming in on Action Against Hunger

24 Jul 14:30 | Media

Every dollar and minute count to further your cause and focus on your mission. We’re pleased to highlight nonprofits who were able to make greater impact with fewer resources by using Google tools—from G Suite to Google AdGrants–made available through Google for Nonprofits (G4NP) at no charge. Varying in size, scope, and timezones, these nonprofits from around the world share one thing in common: utilizing the G4NP suite of tools to help their specific needs. G4NP offers nonprofit organizations across 50 countries access to Google tools like Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Ad Grants and more at no cost. This week, we’ll take a look at how the nonprofit Action Against Hunger utilizes these tools to increase productivity, visibility, and donations,  in order to improve lives in  the communities they serve. Action Against HungerIn 2016 alone, Action Against Hungerread more »

U. of I. News: Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds

24 Jul 14:17 | SciTech

Click here to see this online 7/24/17

Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study findsread more »

Clues To A 'Ghost' Species Of Ancient Human

24 Jul 13:08 | World

In saliva, scientists have found hints that a "ghost" species of archaic humans may have contributed genetic material to ancestors of people living in Sub-Saharan Africa today.read more »

Experience Tunisia’s rich culture with Street View Imagery

24 Jul 13:00 | Media

My Street View journey took me to Tunisia, home to beautiful sun soaked beaches, ancient Roman ruins, and Islamic monuments. And now you can explore Tunisia on Street view too. The first stop is the Amphitheatre of El Djem, the largest Roman amphitheatre in North Africa, located in the heart of Tunisia. This beautiful monument stands in the midst of a lively and vibrant town—El Djem—-previously known as “Thysdrus,” a prosperous town during the reign of the Roman Empire. read more »

Experience Tunisia’s rich culture with Street View Imagery

24 Jul 13:00 | Media

My Street View journey took me to Tunisia, home to beautiful sun soaked beaches, ancient Roman ruins, and Islamic monuments. And now you can explore Tunisia on Street view too. The first stop is the Amphitheatre of El Djem, the largest Roman amphitheatre in North Africa, located in the heart of Tunisia. This beautiful monument stands in the midst of a lively and vibrant town—El Djem—-previously known as “Thysdrus,” a prosperous town during the reign of the Roman Empire. read more »

U. of I. News: Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle models

24 Jul 11:17 | SciTech

Click here to see this online Researchers found that plants vary a lot in the efficiency with which they uptake carbon dioxide and conserve water. Plant biology professor Andrew Leakey, left, mentored Kevin Wolz, who was an undergraduate at the time he conducted the research. Wolz now holds degrees in civil engineering and biology and is pursuing a doctorate in biology. Two undergrads improve plant carbon-cycle modelsread more »

Social Media: Simplifying Surveillance

24 Jul 11:15 | SciTech

The controversial Snap Map app enables Snapchat users to track their friends. This is the latest in a series of monitoring tools to be built on social media platforms. A new study assesses the benefits and risks associated with their use.read more »

U of I News: Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of Tibetan Plateau, study finds

24 Jul 10:50 | SciTech

Click here to see this online 7/24/17

Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of Tibetan Plateau, study findsread more »

2017-07-24 13:25:02 (M4.7) northern Colombia 6.8 -73.0 (29192)

24 Jul 09:41 | SciTech

== PRELIMINARY EARTHQUAKE REPORT ==

Region: northern Colombiaread more »

Rice News Release: New books detail Gulf of Mexico before the spill

24 Jul 07:15 | SciTech

SUMMARY: A retired Rice University professor of civil and environmental engineering produces an extensive, open-access overview of the Gulf of Mexico prior to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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