3MIN News March 19, 2013: Fukushima, STARWATER, Global Update

Here are 10 Things You Need to Know as you start your Tuesday:

1. POPE IS INSTALLED BEFORE THOUSANDS. Francis began his ministry with the ring symbolizing the papacy and a wool stole symbolizing his role as shepherd of 1.2 billion Catholics.

2. BANKS SHUT IN CYPRUS. Parliament delayed a vote that would seize up to 10 percent of savings accounts to pay for a financial bailout.

3. THE 100-YEAR COSTS OF WAR. The AP reports the government still makes monthly payments to Civil War veterans and spends more than $40 billion a year compensating survivors of other wars dating to 1898.

4. PLANNED MASS ATTACK ENDS IN SUICIDE. A Florida college student pulled a fire alarm to bring students out so he could kill them with explosives, but killed himself as police closed in.

5. LOW EXPECTATIONS FOR OBAMA’S MIDEAST TRIP. U.S. officials say the president hopes to support both Israelis and Palestinians, but has no new plan to bring them to negotiating table.

6. VOTE NEARS TO AVERT GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. The full-year funding bill that averts a shutdown after March 1 budget cuts is likely to clear Congress this week.

7. WHO STOLE $500 MILLION IN ART FROM BOSTON MUSEUM. The FBI says it has solved the decades-old mystery and knows who the thieves are, but won’t identify them and still can’t find the missing paintings.

8. GRIM STAT FOR ALZHEIMER’S SUFFERERS. A new report says one out of three seniors dies with the mind-destroying disease or other types of dementia.

9. LOHAN ACCEPTS PLEA DEAL IN CAR CRASH. Before the “Mean Girls” actress leaves the courtroom, the judge makes a suggestion: “Don’t drive.”

10. THE MATHEMATICS OF MARCH MADNESS. An NCAA tournament bracket presents more than 9.2 quintillion (a 9, followed by 18 zeroes) possible combinations.

TODAY’s LINKS:
US Solar: http://phys.org/news/2013-03-solar-so…
Mars Water: http://www.astrobio.net/pressrelease/…
Hail: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-s…

REPEAT LINKS:

WORLD WEATHER:
NDBC Buoys: http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/
Tropical Storms: http://www.wunderground.com/tropical/
HurricaneZone Satellite Images: http://www.hurricanezone.net/westpaci…
Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/
NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory: http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/Default.php
Pressure Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-bin/expe…
Satellite Maps: http://www.woweather.com/cgi-app/sate…
Forecast Maps: http://www.woweather.com/weather/maps…
EL DORADO WORLD WEATHER MAP: http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/…
TORCON: http://www.weather.com/news/tornado-t… [Tornado Forecast for the day]
HURRICANE TRACKER: http://www.weather.com/weather/hurric…

US WEATHER:
Precipitation Totals: http://www.cocorahs.org/ViewData/List…
GOES Satellites: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/
THE WINDMAP: http://hint.fm/wind/
Severe Weather Threats: http://www.weather.com/news/weather-s…
Canada Weather Office Satellite Composites: http://www.weatheroffice.gc.ca/satell…
Temperature Delta: http://www.intellicast.com/National/T…
Records/Extremes: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/extremes/rec…

SPACEWEATHER:
Spaceweather: http://spaceweather.com
SOHO Solar Wind: http://umtof.umd.edu/pm/
HAARP Data Meters: http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/haarp/dat…
Planetary Orbital Diagram – Ceres1 JPL: http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr…
SDO: http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/
Helioviewer: http://www.helioviewer.org/
SOHO: http://sohodata.nascom.nasa.gov/cgi-b…
Stereo: http://stereo.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/i…
SOLARIMG: http://solarimg.org/artis/
iSWA: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/iswa/iSWA.html
NASA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/IswaSy…
NOAA ENLIL SPIRAL: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/wsa-enlil/
GOES Xray: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/sxi/goes15/i…
Gamma Ray Bursts: http://grb.sonoma.edu/
BARTOL Cosmic Rays: http://neutronm.bartol.udel.edu//spac…
ISWA: http://iswa.ccmc.gsfc.nasa.gov:8080/I…
NOAA Sunspot Classifications: http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/ftpdir/lates…
GONG: http://gong2.nso.edu/dailyimages/
GONG Magnetic Maps: http://gong.nso.edu/data/magmap/ondem…

MISC Links:
JAPAN Radiation Map: http://jciv.iidj.net/map/
RADIATION Network: http://radiationnetwork.com/
LISS: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/monitoring…
QUAKES LIST FULL: http://www.emsc-csem.org/Earthquake/s…
RSOE: http://hisz.rsoe.hu/alertmap/index2.php [That cool alert map I use]
Moon: http://www.fourmilab.ch/earthview/pac…

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