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3Qs: An engineer's breakdown of a landslide

On March 22, a hillside collapsed near Oso, Wash., causing a 1,500-foot wide mudslide in what has been dubbed a "high-risk area" and which claimed at least two dozen lives. A mudslide, a subset of the larger ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Environment
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A wet Moon

The Moon's status as a "dry" rock in space has long been questioned. Competing theories abound as to the source of the H20 in the lunar soil, including delivery of water to the Moon by comets.

dateMar 26, 2014 in Space Exploration
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When waters rise: NASA improves flood safety

Flooding is the most frequent and widespread weather-related natural disaster, taking a huge toll in lives and property each year. NASA Earth-observing satellites and airborne missions provide vital information ...

dateMar 20, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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