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Articles tagged with: earthquake

Super Moon LED Lamp, A Japanese Symbol Of Hope

A Japanese design studio by the name of Nosigner has created a 3D Lunar Lamp that is illuminated by a LED bulb. The lamp was designed to commemorate the earthquake and tsunami tragedy and looks like a beautiful full moon.

The lamp was first exhibited at a Los Angeles, California design event. The lamp is meant to replicate what the Super Moon looks like (how the moon appeared during the tsunami).

Japan’s Tech Sector Slams Brakes On Production

The recent Japanese earthquakes that have been slamming the country have caused some major issues with power usage. Sony is considering shutting down some of its facilities in Japan, due to the damaged nuclear and thermal power stations. The Japanese Government has asked manufacturers to conserve power whenever possible by lowering energy consumption.

The Japanese Government is very concerned about the state of the its power and the impact it is having on factory production. The Government knows that if the power shortages last longer than anticipated,

Apple Dominates 60% Of Touchscreen Supply

There have been many analysts that foresaw supply issues for Apple’s iPad 2 following Japan’s massive earthquake. To minimize the impact of shortages, Cupertino has been reported to aggressively secure components from overseas suppliers. An analyst of of Ticonderoga Securities, Brian White has said that Apple executives have contacted suppliers immediately after the Japanese quake and offered upfront cash payments to ensure an adequate supply.

Hear Japan’s Earthquake in Real Time Music

Micah Frank is the founder of the Tectonic project, and a sound programmer/engineer from Brooklyn who produces aural interpretations of seismic activity. His project aggregates earthquake data from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and turns it into sound sculptures in real time. The chilling soundscapes create an audio of disasters like the earthquake in Japan.

If you’re looking to interpret the sounds to get an idea of what was happening during the quake — where it took place, how far under the earth it was — there are some specific cues to listen for.

Japan Remains Online Despite Quake Devastation

The ongoing damage and devastation in Japan is of epic proportions. The 8.9-magnitude earthquake and resulting tsunami has claimed the lives of many and destroyed villages along its coast. It is even created a nuclear scare with the possibility of having a meltdown in one the nuclear plants. However, one thing that withstood the ordeal is Internet connectivity.

According to Renesys, only a small fraction of Japan’s Internet connections were affected by this massive catastrophic event. Vital communication systems have not gone down and this has enabled those in Japan to communicate with others in and outside the devastated areas.