Vakho Chikvaidze

Vakho Chikvaidze

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The closest images ever of a distant Kuiper Belt object - 1994 JR1

There is a region of space filled with comets beyond the gas giant Neptune known as the Kuiper Belt. This expanse holds trillions of objects - remnants of the early Solar System - and NASA's New Horizons spacecraft recently took the closest images of one of...

December 08, 2015


Deadly landslides hit Sumatra, Indonesia

A landslide caused by heavy rainfall hit a village in western Indonesia on Thursday, December 3, burying the local villagers. This is the second deadly landslip at this area for this week. Twenty huts were brought under the rubble up to 5 meters (16 feet) high...

December 04, 2015


Massive fish die-off along Glen Cove Creek, Long Island, NY

Another massive fish die-off has been spotted near the shores of Glen Cove Creek, Long Island, NY on November 30, 2015. Since this is not the first time such massive die-off was spotted near the Long Island's East End, environmentalists are calling the state to...

December 03, 2015


Rock salt for isolating nuclear waste not as capable as thought

A new research from The University of Texas at Austin shows that rock salt, used by Germany and the United States as a subsurface storage for nuclear waste, might not be as impermeable as thought or as capable of isolating nuclear waste from groundwater in the event...

November 30, 2015

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Rapid beach erosion event leaves 100 meter (328 ft) wide hole in Queensland, Australia

A rapid beach erosion, known as a 'flow slide' has swallowed up a 100 m (328 feet) wide section of a beach in North Stradbroke Island, Queensland, Australia, locals reported on November 25, 2015. The beach, which is popular with fishermen, swimmers and...

November 27, 2015