News tagged with california

With El Nino, be careful what you wish for

A few weeks ago in the hills north of Los Angeles, heavy rain set off widespread mudslides that blocked roads and covered highways, burying hundreds of vehicles and bringing much of Los Angeles' infamous traffic to a standstill.

dateNov 17, 2015 in Environment
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Titan takes on the big one

The San Andreas Fault system, which runs almost the entire length of California, is prone to shaking, causing about 10,000 minor earthquakes each year just in the southern California area.

dateNov 11, 2015 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers analyze the benefits of urban trees

What have your trees done for you lately? According to UC Riverside Professor of Botany and Plant Science Darrel Jenerette, trees cool our homes, neighborhoods, and improve our health. Now he is exploring the hypothesis ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Environment
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Research boosts optical fiber data speeds

In the latest advance to boost the speed of the Internet, a research team including, the City College of New York, University of Southern California, University of Glasgow, and Corning Incorporated, has demonstrated a way ...

dateOct 16, 2015 in Optics & Photonics
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