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.

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