seismics

orland-and-friends  asked:

Never have I... used a vibrator to attempt to detect seismic activity.

“I’ve used a vibrator to create seismic activity before if you catch my drift, but I don’t think I could ever use it to detect it. Ideally, you want the opposite of a vibrator for that: something that’s static in relation to the tectonic base. I use a hanging needle-pointed stone in a glass case filled partially with sand. The stone acts as a pendulum that sways when the planet moves. Abnormal swaying is caused by tectonic activity. Through a small mesh of electrified copper wires and a conductive stone it becomes an alert. Of course, by then you’d already feel it too. The Tol’vir came up with it, don’t look at me.”

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Cannikin was detonated on November 6, Amchitka island, Alaska, 1971. It was the largest underground nuclear test in US history. The ground lifted 20 feet caused by an explosive force almost 400 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. The explosion caused a seismic shock of 7.0 on the Richter scale, causing rockfalls and turf slides of a total of 35,000 square feet Though earthquakes and tsunamis predicted by environmentalists did not occur, a number of small tectonic events did occur in the following weeks, thought to be due to the interaction of the explosion with local tectonic stresses. (Source)

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Seismic sense is a sub-skill of earthbending that constitutes for physical sense. This skill enables earthbenders to detect vibrations in the ground to perceive objects, people, and other aspects of their environment, essentially acting as sonar, but through earth and metal.

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Latinx x Superhero x Queer

Two films are currently playing in theaters with latinx LGBT representation.

The reboot of the ‘90s children’s TV show Power Rangers is the first big-budget superhero movie to feature an LGBT protagonist.

During Power Rangers’ second act, there’s a scene in which the titular heroes learn that the Yellow Ranger, Trini (portrayed by Mexican American singer Becky G.), is coming to terms with her sexual orientation, with one character assuming she’s having “boyfriend problems,” and soon realizing
that perhaps she’s actually having “girlfriend problems.”

A young Rictor makes his debut in the film “Logan”. Portrayed by Latino actor Jayson Genao, Rictor is a mutant child experiment of Dr. Zander Rice
from Transigen lab escapes Transigen lab along with other children. He helps led the group across the border of Mexico where there is a safe haven for mutant kind.

The Rictor of Logan shares the same seismic powers as his comic book counterpart. His origin is different, but the idea of him being a young mutant used for sinister purposes is still present.

In X-Factor comic #45, in 2009, Rictor kissed Shatterstar. The two character first on-panel kiss became the first male-male kiss between two mainstream male superheroes in mainstream Marvel comic book history.

Fans probably shouldn’t expect the young actor from Logan to reprise his role in the X-Force movie, but it’s one more X-Force character in the film universe’s continuity.

washingtonpost.com
Trump’s budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research
Many targeted research agencies have historically had broad bipartisan support.
By https://www.facebook.com/jlachenbach

President Trump’s budget calls for a seismic disruption in government-funded medical and scientific research. The cuts are deep and broad.

They also go beyond what many political observers expected. Trump had made clear that he would target the Environmental Protection Agency, but the budget blueprint calls for a startling downsizing of agencies that historically have received steady bipartisan support. The National Institutes of Health, for example, would be cut by nearly $6 billion, about a fifth of the NIH budget.

The shock waves of this blueprint will be felt far beyond the walls of government bureaucracies. The scientific endeavor across America depends to a large degree on competitive grants distributed by federal agencies that face dramatic budget cuts. NIH uses only about 10 percent of its $30 billion budget for in-house studies; more than 80 percent goes to some 300,000 outside researchers.

Investment in research and development has been seen since World War II as critical to national prosperity and security. But the Trump administration has signaled that government-funded science, like government more broadly, has become too sprawling.

The result is a budget that takes a sharp bite out of some programs and kills others outright. Those targeted for termination include an EPA program to clean up the Cheseapeake Bay, the accident-investigating Chemical Safety Board, and a NASA satellite program (long ago known as the GoreSat, after the idea was promoted by then-Vice President Al Gore) that monitors solar storms and Earth’s climate.

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“ The seismic waves of our skins”

The seismic waves of our skins is an  eletrical emotional history of our passion…

The seismic waves of our skins  is ,the rush of feeding our insane  hunger…

The seismic waves of our skins is, the flow of our secret painted sin…

The seismic waves of our skins  is , the beating of endless motion of our crusts…

The seismic waves of our skins is,the released feelings over our volcano …

The seismic waves of our skins, are the deep roots of mingle agony of our desire…

The seismic waves of our skins , is a delicious flaming mud between our shapes and devoruring lips…

The sesimic waves of our skins, are fingers over our painted starry heaven …

The seismic waves of our skins, are the layers of juicy liquors dipping through our madness…

The seismic waves of our skins ,is the crush of all universes in a rhythmic symphony of us….

Touching ,shattering ,crashing in one to the summit in explosions carried by a stream of lava …

Flooding the passion of us ,giving a meaning to a new beginning ,feeding til the end …..

The seismic waves of our skins are stronger as never before and even in a slight touch, this  dance of hunger starts again and again  in a rush ,shattering the horizon …

The seismic waves of our skins …repeating once more….

LOGAN SPOILERS!!!
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WE HAVE RICTOR!!!!!!!!!
Jayson Genao appears as Rictor (child version)

Rictor (Julio Esteban “Ric” Richter) is afictional comic book superhero in the Marvel Universe, who appears in the X-Men family of books published by Marvel Comics. In subsequent years, the character was featured as a member of the original New Mutants team and the original X-Force team. Rictor's mutant powers were to generate seismic energy and tremendously powerful vibrations in any nearby object, inducing earthquake-like phenomena and causing objects to shatter or crumble.
Responding to fan interest in the gay subtext surrounding the character in Jeph Loeb's X-Force run, Rictor’s kiss with teammate Shatterstar in the pages of X-Factor vol.3 in 2009 became the first depiction of a same-sex kiss in a mainstream Marvel Comics publication. Since then, Rictor has been written as an outed gay man who is fully accepting of his sexual identity, and one of the few gay superheroes in the Marvel Universe.

OH AND HE’S MEXICAN

voltron avatar au headcanons:
  • shiro and keith are fire benders and pseudo brothers
  • haggar and her druids are blood(water)benders
  • shiro’s arm was created by metal(earth)benders and fused to him via blood bending
  • this makes him hella rad at lightning redirection
  • lance is a  water bender living in an earth kingdom village
  • hunk is an earth bender with an affinity for seismic sense (sensing vibrations through the ground)
  • pidge is a swamp earthbender with skills in mud bending (later on she  and hunk learn how to metal bend)
  • allura is an airbender (avatar)
  • coran is the nonbending friend™ who is their much needed moral support
  • zarkon is the mcfreaking fire lord
  • shiro was captured by zarkon and his posse™ because he opposed the fire nation
  • keith rescues him after the whole arm fiasco and, fleeing the fire nation, they run into hunk, lance and pidge who are travelling together to find a water bending teacher for lance
  • after reaching the northern water tribe, they find allura and coran in a mystical cave preserved in the ice 
  • klance with water bending vs fire bending shenanigans
  • shiro helping allura learn about the changes that have happened when she was frozen
  • the lions are eagle-lions (thas how they fly, my guy) from the spirit world who chose the five as their partners to help take down zarkon
  • keith: lance said i never cradled him in my arms!
  • pidge: that’s rough, buddy

Lyle Ashton Harris’s Once (Now) Again, a site-specific multimedia installation, features a three-channel video work comprised of projected images taken from Harris’s Ektachrome Archive (photographed 1986–2000) as well as three new video works using footage originally recorded on Hi-8 and MiniDV format in the 1990s. The resulting assemblage serves to both memorialize and evoke moments lived at the intersection of the personal and the political.

Bearing witness to a period of seismic shifts—the emergence of multiculturalism, the second wave of AIDS activism, and the interconnection of the contemporary art scene with LGBTQ and African diasporic communities—the Ektachrome Archive, an ongoing project, documents his friends, family, and lovers. By setting intimate moments alongside landmark events (such as the Black Popular Culture Conference in 1991, the truce between the Crips and the Bloods in 1992, the Black Male exhibition at the Whitney in 1994, and the Black Nations/Queer Nations Conference in 1995), the archive constructs collective and private narratives to comment on identity, desire, sexuality, and loss.

Explore the Ektachrome slide images from the three-channel video installation Ektachrome Archives (New York Mix) (2017) on whitney.org

Fallen London Bad End: The Sixth City is Paris. Bad because boring! The most boring! No!

Fallen London Good End: The Sixth City was supposed to be Tokyo, but due to unexpected seismic activity ends up being the entirety of Honshu, saving it from drowning. Hideo Kojima made the sale to save the life of Mads Mikkelsen, yet inadvertently doomed Guillermo del Toro to life as a kaiju wreaking havoc across the Unterzee. del Toro’s 100% okay with this.

Fallen London True End: The Sixth City is accidentally most of the North American west coast (unexpected seismic activity again + uncontrolled urban sprawl): a Google self-driving car made the sale to save Bill Gates, its forbidden true love who does not even know that it exists, from dying of bird flu contracted from all those chickens. The Bazaar fucking loves this shit, it is just so good omg. A change in the car’s programming destroys its ability to love, transforming it into a monster truck.

washingtonpost.com
Trump’s budget calls for seismic disruption in medical and science research
Many targeted research agencies have historically had broad bipartisan support.
By https://www.facebook.com/jlachenbach

Investment in research and development has been seen since World War II as critical to national prosperity and security. But the Trump administration has signaled that government-funded science, like government more broadly, has become too sprawling.

The result is a budget that takes a sharp bite out of some programs and kills others outright. Those targeted for termination include an EPA program to clean up the Cheseapeake Bay, the accident-investigating Chemical Safety Board, and a NASA satellite program that monitors solar storms and Earth’s climate.

The new document — titled “America First: A Budget Blueprint to Make America Great Again” — seems likely to energize scientists and students who have been rattled by Trump’s rhetoric and political appointments and are preparing to participate in the “March for Science” demonstration scheduled for April 22 in Washington.