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Microsoft releases Visual Studio Emulator for Android preview

One of the most unexpected announcements at Microsoft’s Connect() developer event in New York City today, aside from .NET going open source and cross-platform, is the release of a Visual Studio Emulator for Android. The new tool is currently available in preview, but it comes with the Visual Studio …

How the Missing Malaysia Airlines Jet Could Have Been Hijacked

In the hours after Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 vanished, the notion that hijackers were responsible seemed far-fetched. Since the 9/11 attacks, …

Why Gravity Director Alfonso Cuarón Will Never Make a Space Movie Again | WIRED

Back when you dreamed about being an astronaut, you imagined floating in space, looking back at Earth, and it sounded amazing. Not so much if you’re …

How It's Possible to Lose an Airplane in 2014

In an era when we've all got GPS in our pockets, OnStar in our cars and the NSA tracking anyone, anywhere, it is still possible–although rare–for an …

Climate Change And Tsunamis: Ice Melt May Cause Underwater Avalanches, Research Shows

<i>From Charles Q. Choi, OurAmazingPlanet Contributor:</i><p>If melting ice caps trigger rapid sea level rise, the strain that the edges of continents could experience might set off underwater landslides, new research suggests.<p>Submarine landslides happen on every continental margin, the underwater parts of …

What would flood if a huge tsunami hit Southern California?

The<p>U.S. Geological Surveythis week released a report assessing the tsunami risk in California. The research simulated a 9.1 quake off the Alaska coast that would send damaging waves to California.<p>Here are some highlights.<p><b>1) What are the parts of Southern California most vulnerable to tsunami</b> …

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Alaskan Earthquake Could Hit California with a Monster Tsunami Costing $700 Million

<i>Photo via Shutterstock</i><p>Natural disasters tend to strike when we’re least prepared. Horrified by the long-term damage caused by the 2011 earthquake and …

USGS on Twitter: "Today in 1883, Krakatau #volcano erupted in Indonesia. This photo: Mount St. Helens, May 1980: http://t.co/9LC7A04mV7 http://t.co/fnW71geURO"

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How Did the Pakistan Earthquake Create a Mud Island?

A mud volcano is thought to be behind new landmass.<p><b>On Tuesday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck a remote part of western Pakistan, killing more than 260 people and displacing hundreds of thousands. It also triggered formation of a new island off the coast, which has quickly become a global</b> …

One of the solar system's largest volcanoes discovered in the Pacific Ocean

One of the largest known single volcanoes in the solar system is right here on Earth. Researchers from the University of Houston have determined that a structure long-hidden beneath the ocean, Tamu Massif, is actually one large volcano — not a series of smaller ones. At just over 400 miles wide, it …