Thursday, October 23, 2003

Excerpts from ResearchBuzz#254

Press release junkies, if you're looking for a new place to

read the wires you can find it at the LA Times. If you go to and then look under

Business Tools/Press Releases on the left, you'll find PR

Newswire releases divided into much more specific categories

than I ever found on the PR Newswire site (am I just not

looking in the right place?)

** Database of Nuclear Explosions

Geoscience Australia has an available database of Nuclear

Explosions at

. This site was last updated in May and contains information

on nuclear explosions all over the world.

You have two search choices. You need to choose an area

(China, France, Great Britain, India, Pakistan, South

Africa, the Soviet Union, or the US) and a span of years

(from 1945 to 2001.) I searched US from 1950 to 1965.

The database listed 424 explosions. Details given for each

explosion include date, origin time, site, name (name?),

yield (in kT -- kilotons?), and decimal latitude/longitude.

Actually this site has several other information sources as

well, including a table of recent earthquakes ( ), a place name search

(Australia only) and a distance calculator.

Reproduced with permission of ResearchBuzz ( ).

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