What’s Shaking

The Raspberry Shake is not a new type of smoothie, but a new tool for detecting earthquakes and other seismic activity. Developed by a startup in Panama, the Raspberry shake is a powerful tool for people interested in earthquakes and citizen science. The Raspberry Shake, designed initially as a maker project for home use, has… Continue reading What’s Shaking

The Beaufort Scale

Talking about the weather is usually a sign of conversational desperation and that is particularly true in California. The weather patterns here are fairly regular and predictable. Recently, however, a long series of very stormy and rainy weather has buffeted California. Watching the trees bend and sway in the gusty winds reminded me of the… Continue reading The Beaufort Scale