Category Archives: Disasters

2013 Dragon Con schedule — asteroids and disasters and scifi, oh my!

Officially, I’ll be visiting the Space, Science, Stargate, Science Fiction Literature, Apocalypse Rising and American Science Fiction and Fantasy Media. As always, Dragon Con schedules are subject to change with very little notice, so use the Dragon Con mobile app … Continue reading

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Dragon*Con: Apocalypse Rising

I’m visiting the DragonCon Apocalypse Rising Track for two panels on Friday afternoon and Monday morning; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. 2012: It’s Here Friday, August 31: 4:00pm-5:00pm Westin Vinings 1-2, 6th … Continue reading

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DragonCon: Science Track

I’m visiting the DragonCon Science Track for one panel on Sunday; check my schedule for the other tracks I’ll be at during DragonCon 2012. Disasters Past, Present, and Future – Hear from the Feds Sunday September 2: 11:30am-12:30pm Hilton 202, … Continue reading

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Supervolcano

I haven’t watched Supervolcano, but Erik Klemetti wrote up some science-centric thoughts on the docudrama.

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The Tsunami of “Deep Impact”

At the AGU 2010 Fall meeting, the Science & Entertainment Exchange hosted a panel on Hollywood science. On it, screenwriter for Deep Impact, Bruce Joel Rubin, revealed that he got a bit carried away doing science research while writing. For … Continue reading

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The Tsunami of Hawaii Five-0 “Kai e’e”

I am in no way affiliated with Hawaii Five-0, but as a disaster specialist and instructor of a university course on tsunami, I can’t refrain from commenting on season 1, episode 15: “Kai e’e”, where the science of tsunami and … Continue reading

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Melbourne: a disaster-movie trailer

This week Melbourne, Australia had an intense, sudden storm, with huge hailstones (up to 10cm diameter observed) and enough rain to flood the downtown core. Although rare, this is not a unique event for Melbourne. The cold southern oceans have … Continue reading

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More reasons to love Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Check out the clip titled “Earth Not Good for Life”. You can see why we had enough to chat about on set when filming “Brain Storm”.

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The Physics of “Brain Storm”

Stargate: Atlantis, “Brain Storm,” is the last episode of the series for which I was a physics consultant for Props. That means anywhere you see science-scribbles is my handwriting, not that I vetted the script for science. I need to … Continue reading

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