We’re still not over the whole earthquake thing

Plus, the best memes from yesterday's eclipse.
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Why the east coast earthquake covered so much ground | Wired

“For a region not accustomed to earthquakes, [Friday’s incident] was a jolt. Its wide-ranging impact turns out to be not a quirk, but a byproduct of the East Coast’s unique geology of ancient fault lines and rock composition. … Because the western U.S. has so many faults along an active plate, it has a lot of channels to absorb earthquake energy — subterranean shock-absorbers, of sorts. … ‘We don't have that tectonic complexity on the East Coast,’ says Gregory Mountain, a geophysicist at Rutgers University. ‘We had it in the geologic past, hundreds of millions of years ago, but things are pretty well solidified — is one way to call it — and stabilized. For that reason, on the East Coast, seismic energy could actually probably travel quite a bit farther and have less energy loss with distance.’”

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New U.S. passport app removes friction amid business-leisure travel shifts | PYMNTS

“The cost of skipping long airport queues is set to increase due a hike in fees for expedited security programs, according to a recent press release by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), but a passport app may help. … For those who would like to avoid the extra $20 fee [for Global Entry] or deal with the potentially lengthy wait times, CBP suggests an alternative: a passport app called Mobile Passport Control (MPC). The free app allows travelers to submit their photo, customs declaration and passport information to expedite their re-entry into the country at participating airports.”

We were very wrong about birds | Popular Science

“In two studies published April 1 in the journals Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) and Nature, scientists reveal that a genetic event about 65 million years ago has misled them about the true history of avian evolution. A section of one chromosome hasn’t mixed together with nearby DNA as it should have. This section is only a tiny fraction of the bird genome, but was enough to make it difficult for scientists to build a more detailed bird family tree.”

Jurny - AI in hospitality: Just how smart can your hotel stay get? [Partner]

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Alaska will try to use a robot to scare wildlife from around an airport | The Verge

“The Alaskan government has a new four-legged friend keeping migratory birds and other animals away from the runways at Fairbanks International Airport: a dog-like Boston Dynamics robot dubbed ‘Aurora.’ The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities posted its ‘new hire’ on Instagram last month, saying that the robot will be trialed to ‘enhance and augment airport safety’ by trying to prevent hazardous encounters between planes and wildlife.”


Last shot: Best memes from the 2024 Total Eclipse

Last shot: Best memes from the 2024 Total Eclipse
Last shot: Best memes from the 2024 Total Eclipse
Last shot: Best memes from the 2024 Total Eclipse
Last shot: Best memes from the 2024 Total Eclipse
Last shot: Best memes from the 2024 Total Eclipse
Last shot: Best memes from the 2024 Total Eclipse


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