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Evacuations begin amid warnings of 'one of biggest' cyclones - with video|
February 1, 2011 - 5:00AM
Cyclone Yasi could be one of the biggest cyclones ever to hit Queensland, Premier Anna Bligh warned, as island resorts began evacuations and residents in low-lying areas were urged to leave.
Ports between Cairns and Mackay will close by late today and some nursing homes last night began moving residents.
Evacuations will begin on Tuesday in Queensland as a severe cyclone is expected to strike the flood ravaged state on Wednesday evening.
SATELITE LOOP of YASI
Posted: 9:37:59 PM
Residents seek shelter as volcano erupts|
The 1421-metre Shinmoedake volcano erupted last week for the first time in 52 years.
The volcano is located in a remote part of the Kirishima range on the southern Japan island of Kyushu.
Posted: 6:53:24 PM
Get Internet Access When Your Government Shuts It Down|
These days, no popular movement goes without an Internet presence of some kind, whether it's organizing on Facebook or spreading the word through Twitter. And as we've seen in Egypt, that means that your Internet connection can be the first to go.
Whether you're trying to check in with your family, contact your friends, or simply spread the word, here are a few ways to build some basic network connectivity when you can't rely on your cellular or landline Internet connections.
Posted: 10:06:52 AM
Teenager builds 'death-ray' in the garden, which can burn through almost anything
A 'death ray' satellite dish that could heat objects 5,000 times the power of the sun has got internet users hot under the collar.
Eric Jacqmain, from Indiana in the US, covered an ordinary fibreglass satellite dish with 5,800 tiny mirror tiles.
When aligned correctly it can generate a heat spot a couple of centimetres across, with an intensity of 5,000 suns, the 19-year-old claims.
Posted: 9:44:16 AM
Australia's north braces for massive cyclone|
Australia's flood-stricken state of Queensland closed major coal ports, evacuated tourists from vulnerable resorts and warned of heavy rain on Monday ahead of a massive cyclone due to slam into its coast this week.
"This is a very serious threat," Queensland Premier Anna Bligh told reporters.
"It may be one of the largest and most significant cyclones we've ever had to deal with."
Evacuations begin amid warnings of 'one of biggest' cyclones - Brisbane Times
Posted: 9:40:20 AM
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