From earthquakes and volcanoes to tornadoes and hurricanes, nature’s forces shape our dynamic planet and often endanger people around the world. This exhibition explores the causes of these natural forces, considers the consequences, and assesses the risks they pose.
Interactive stations will help visitors discover the processes behind each of these natural phenomena, with opportunities to manipulate a model earthquake fault, generate a virtual volcano, stand in the still eye of a roaring tornado, and assess the power of Hurricane Sandy via an interactive map of New York City.
3 more days till the anniversary of hurricane Sandy.. Worst time of my life.. No power for 14 days..A horrific natural disaster.. But 2 yrs later were stronger then ever and the jersey shore is back 💜💜💜💜
Humorous responses to Sandy’s destruction rose, peaked, and eventually fell over the course of 100 days. We find that temporal distance creates a comedic sweet spot. A tragic event is difficult to joke about at first, but the passage of time initially increases humor as the event becomes less threatening. Eventually, however, distance decreases humor by making the event seem completely benign.