Breaking News:

Floods

Add to Favorites | Subscribe | Share

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Science

Channels:

INMM Extends Condolences and Support to Japan

Institute of Nuclear Materials Management encourages donations to Red Cross for Japan disaster Relief.

Life

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Channels:

Nuclear, nuclear meltdown, fukushima, core meltdown, japanese quake, Tsunami, Earthquake, Alternative Energy, Nuclear Power

Japan and the Coming Nuclear Energy Re-Evaluation

The damage to three nuclear power plants in Japan will renew debate worldwide, prompting a new look at needed levels of safety and redundancy, says University of Maryland energy policy expert Nathan Hultman. “The events at Fukushima Daiichi will complicate planning for nuclear expansion for the coming years in all countries.”

Science

Channels:

Japan earthquake, Tsunami

Structural Engineer, Loading Expert Available to Comment on Stability of Nuclear Reactors

Panneer Selvam, professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas, is available to discuss structural stability of reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear complex in Japan. Selvam has taught structural loading 20 years. His research has focused on methods for obtaining design loadings for wind, earthquakes and other natural disasters relevant to national and local building codes. He uses computer simulation in nanostructures to model the effect of natural forces on buildings.

Science

Channels:

Japan, Earthquake, mega-quakes, Tsumani, seismic activity, Plate Tectonics

Japan Latest in String of Mega-Quakes Since 2004: UMD Expert

The devastating Japan earthquake is the latest in a series of 'mega-quakes' over the past seven years, says University of Maryland geophysicist Laurent Montesi, an expert in earthquakes and related phenomena. "I am struck by the frequency of large seismic events we have been having since the 2004 Sumatra one," Montesi notes.

Science

Channels:

Japan Experts

Hundreds are confirmed dead and thousands without shelter or power after an earthquake of 8.9 magnitude, and resulting tsunami, near the Japanese island of Honshu. These University of Wisconsin-Madison experts can provide context and analysis for interested media.

Life

Education

Channels:

Family, Natural Disaster, Website, Parents, Parents And Children, Learning, Earthquake, Tsumani

Family Websites Helps Parents Explain Natural Disasters

The National Center for Family Literacy’s homepage as well as its Wonderopolis.org site will have special lessons on the disaster in Japan beginning Saturday, March 12. The free, online lessons and activities will help parents explain the natural disasters to their children.

Science

Channels:

Earthquake, Japan earthquake, Rebuilding, Nuclear Power Plants, radiation risk, seismic analysis, Tsunami, damage assesment

Experts on Earthquakes, Tsunamis and Power Plant Damage, Rebuilding

Seismology, geophysics, civil engineering and nuclear power experts at the University of Utah are available for comment and questions about today’s earthquake in Japan and its potential aftermath.

Science

Channels:

Japan, Earthquake, Tsunami, Public Health, Shinto, Buddhism, Tectonic, Nuclear, Japanese, Nuclear Facilities, Disaster, Seismic, Ocean, Waves, Geologic, Florida State University, Fault, structural geology, Plates, Oceanographic, FSU

Earthquake, Tsunami Experts at Florida State University

The Florida State University has internationally recognized faculty researchers who stand ready to comment on a variety of topics related to the March 11 Japanese earthquake and resulting tsunami. The following experts are available to speak with the news media on potential dangers at Japan’s nuclear facilities, the physical processes that underlie the formation of a tsunami, the challenges that the public health sector faces in the coming hours and days, and how religion figures in to the way the Japanese people react to and deal with a disaster of this magnitude.

Science

Channels:

Earthquake, Japan, Tsunami, Expert, Seismic

Earthquake Expert Explains the Science of Japan Tsunami

JapanQuake.jpg

An earthquake expert at Michigan Technological University can explain the phenomenon of the life-threatening tsunami that often follows a major earthquake.

Science

Channels:

Expert Available to Discuss Japan Earthquake

Cox-JapanEQ-RoadSUV.jpg

For questions about damage to buildings and infrastructure due to the earthquake in Japan, please contact Brady Cox, assistant professor of civil engineering at the University of Arkansas. A geotechnical engineer, Cox specializes in issues related to earthquake loading, soil dynamics and material characterization and response to stress waves.







Chat now!