Massive Hunga Volcano Eruption Created an Atmospheric Pulse That Caused an Unusual Tsunami-Like Disturbance

This looping video shows a series of GOES-17 satellite images that caught an umbrella cloud generated by the underwater eruption of the Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha’apai volcano on January 15, 2022. Crescent-shaped bow shock waves and numerous lighting strikes are also visible. Credit: NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens using GOES imagery courtesy of NOAA … Read more

ATLAS Experiment at Large Hadron Collider Seeks Out Unusual Signatures of Long-Lived Particles

ATLAS event display for a data event with a pair of “displaced jets”, which are narrow, largely trackless and have most of their energy in the hadronic part of the calorimeter. Credit: CERN Physicists at the ATLAS experiment are on the hunt for new, long-lived particles to help explain several outstanding mysteries of our Universe. … Read more

Life as we know it would not exist without this highly unusual number

Paul M. Sutter is an astrophysicist at SUNY Stony Brook and the Flatiron Institute, host of “Ask a Spaceman” and “Space Radio“and author of”How to Die in Space. “ A seemingly harmless, random number with no units or dimensions has cropped up in so many places in physics and seems to control one of the … Read more

Unusual partners aid blood vessel growth – BIOENGINEER.ORG

AUGUSTA, Ga. (March 8, 2022) – Insufficient oxygen to an area like the heart or legs, called hypoxia, is a cue to our bodies to make more blood vessels, and scientists have found some unusual partners are key to making that happen. AUGUSTA, Ga. (March 8, 2022) – Insufficient oxygen to an area like the … Read more

Unusual Story of an Energy System Developed by a Handful of Activists and Used by 36 Million People

In the mid-1990s, a few energy activists in Massachusetts had a vision: What if consumers had choice about the energy they consumed? Instead of being force-fed electricity sources selected by a utility company, what if cities, towns, and groups of individuals could purchase power that was cleaner and cheaper? Thirty-six million people in the US … Read more

Unusual Topology of Sodium Chloride – Table Salt – Revealed by Researchers

The crystal structure and emergent fractional corner charges of table salt. Credit: HKUST A joint research team from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and the University of Tokyo discovered an unusual topological aspect of sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, which will not only facilitate the understanding of the mechanism … Read more

Earthly Musings – My Travel and Geology Blog: A Spectacular and Unusual Trilobite Trackway in Grand Canyon

I enjoy sharing my 47 years of experience in the Grand Canyon with interested readers. Although much travel has been suspended during the Covid pandemic, I reach back into the archives of photos I have accumulated to share interesting items of Grand Canyon and World geology – enjoy! The Grand Canyon is nearly 280 miles … Read more