Ep. 775: Where we <3 Japan Video
As fallout from the earthquake and tsunami continues to devastate Japan, the tech industry there has come to a screeching halt. As production is suspended at several major companies, what long-term effects will this have on global supply and prices of popular electronics? CNET's Kara Tsuboi takes a look.
In the week since the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, Americans have already donated more than $87 million to the ravaged country. But if you're looking to open your wallet, beware--not all solicitors are legitimate or safe. Kara Tsuboi has the story.
The earthquake and tsunami in Japan and flooding in Thailand may have occurred far from U.S. shores, but they are still affecting business here at home. Thousands of factories in Thailand, many of the makers of computer parts, remain shuttered. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the impact of the natural disasters on the technology industry, including potential product shortages on store shelves.
Wilson's still out sick, but it's hard to miss the little guy when we have Natali Del Conte in the studio to keep us company. Our listeners in Southern California must miss him dearly, because they stomped their feet in unison at 4:04AM yesterday and caused a 4.4 magnitude earthquake! No major damage or injuries were caused by the quake, so we're taking this as a friendly warning not to break up the crew!
Well that happened. We're back in the studio after a week of wading through Hurricane Sandy and Jeff got hit the hardest. Check out today's episode for stories of what we saw, how we managed, and what you can do to help the relief effort.
South Beach Sounds-Miami Music Week Volume 1 is a sensory souvenir of the world's largest dance and electronica event, the Winter Music Conference. Recorded in 2005, the DualDisc (and separate DVD, both released on March 21st via Immergent) captures the magnitude of the weeklong event, where over 10,000 people from 60 different countries came together for round the clock parties, industry panels, and cutting edge technological demonstrations. Electronica fans and professionals alike attend the conference, now in its 21st year. The DualDisc version of South Beach Sounds is dominated by tracks from some the conference's most electrifying acts. Trance master Steve Porter, house duo Murk, the jarring and intense Australian electronica trio Infusion, and the influential British DJ Pete Tong offer a dizzying sample of what the best performances of the conference were like.
Today we're talking about engineering for earthquakes, and how what we know about geology affects how buildings and structures are designed for different locations. Our guests: A structural engineer and a geologist from the USGS.
The devastating earthquake and tsunami shuts down Japanese automotive plants, new car hacks, and which car is the last to come with a cassette player.
Brad Aagaard, a geophysicist at USGS and part of the Earthquake Hazards Team, explains live animations he and other geophysicists created to show the magnitude and effect on Earth that the great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 had in exact dimensions.\r\n