Popular Science

Volcanic eruptions are incredibly hard to predict. Here's why.

After 54 years, a Bali Volcano erupts.
Mount Agung

Mount Agung in 2015

The Indonesian volcano Agung on the island of Bali is rumbling, shooting a mix of gases and sharp fragments of ash in a column thousands of feet high into the sky. Airports are closed , and Indonesia’s National Board for Disaster Management announced on Monday the highest alert level for residents in the area, triggering evacuations from the immediate vicinity.

A live video of the eruption is available here:

For locals and volcanologists, it’s deja vu all over again. In September, on the volcano forced area officials to max up the alert level. But the

Você está lendo uma amostra, registre-se para ler mais.

Mais de Popular Science

Popular ScienceLeitura de 4 mins
Credit Card Stolen Or Lost? Here's What To Do.
Your credit card information is vulnerable. Depositphotos It’s become a sad reality of the modern world: Someday, your credit card information will fall into the wrong hands. Maybe hackers will compromise the number in a large data breach like the re
Popular ScienceLeitura de 4 mins
The Best New Cameras And Photography Gear From Photo Plus 2018
Photo Plus Expo is underway in New York City. Jeanette D. Moses The Photo Plus Expo kicked off yesterday morning in New York City with three days of talks, workshops, portfolio reviews, and, of course, new cameras and accessories. Although a lot of t
Popular ScienceLeitura de 4 mins
Black Widow Spiders Could Teach Nanomaterial Experts A Thing Or Two
Black widows spin some of the strongest strands of all the spiders, so researchers zapped its silk fluid with an electron beam to see what it was made of. Depositphotos It appears that spiders beat us to the age of nanomaterials by about 300 million