Archives for March, 2011

Crowd sourcing is now being used to report, in real time, reliable data of Japan’s radiation levels. According to the developers:

In honor of Twitter’s 5th birthday today!

The cover of Time magazine heralds “Target Gaddafi.” Haven’t read it yet? Read on.

Source. Casualties in time and space. The seasonal rhythms and shifting battlefields of the war emerge in this view of the 8131 Afghan civilians killed or injured over the past 2 years, recorded in a military database called CIVCAS. (No data were available for the first 5 months of 2010 in the Southwest region.) CREDIT:…

Fukushima’s Organic Produce Hot, Hotter?

Source. Local produce, such as milk and spinach, are beginning to show potentially alarming signs of radiation up to 90 miles away from the damaged Fukushima nuclear power plants, according to Japanese officials. Will this be temporary or of long range concern?

Oil Clock A Wake Up Call?

Source. Engaged in the tragedy in Japan unfolding since March 11, getting reliable, consistent information can seem to be an impossible task. Do you ever feel like this hapless character trying to absorb information coming in so fast and furious, it’s like trying to drink from a fire hose?

Source. The days of “free clicks” to access news media articles could be ending soon. But don’t worry. Newspapers need to reinvent themselves for the new media and The New York Times will be launching a “newsonomics” model that makes sense – at least to a news junky like me.

Think Japanese March 18 日蓮系諸宗派

Source. In a matter of hours, it will be exactly one week since the devastating earthquake struck Japan (Friday, March 11, 2011 at 12:46:23 AM (EST)). In honor of the victims and their families, let’s think Japanese and offer whatever we can to help them through this tragedy so that they can emerge strong and…

Radiation levels at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant have been reported to significantly increase on Tuesday during a fire near reactor No. 4. Fortunately, these levels dropped rapidly after the fire was extinguished. The measured unit, in millisieverts, is difficult to put into perspective in our daily lives. How do these levels compare to a…