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Blimp FlyingJeff Wise is a science writer, outdoor adventurer, and pilot of airplanes and gliders. A contributing editor at Popular Mechanics and Travel + Leisure, he has also written for The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Details, Popular Science, Men’s Journal, and many others. In the course of his journalism career he has surfed in Alaska, scuba dived the South China Sea, piloted a WWII fighter plane, and mushed a dog team in Montana. He lives in New York City.

3 Responses

  1. Luba Ostashevsky says:

    looks great!

  2. Hi Jeff,
    I just got through reading your article on EEW. The Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG) (Palm Springs Region) has a current program to expand its 12 EEW systems that are located at fire stations to 120 cites which will include all of our public schools. Fox News ( and local media have covered the story. Here is the link to Sacbee (

    This is not a prototype system, this system is actually working in our fire stations and was activated during the Calexico/Mexicali Easter quake event.

    Please feel free to contact me. I would like to further discuss our project with you. Thanks

    Jacob Alvarez,

  3. David Bainbridge says:

    Jeff – good to see the UCSD seismic site getting a nod. The challenge is getting seismic research into other countries at less than $10 million a pop.

    My Mobile Seismic Safety (MOSES) system might provide the answer. Happy to send a copy to you if you provide an email.

    Cost very low. And more critically ideal for monolithic building systems (adobe, rammed earth, straw bale/limeplaster, cob that must age for a while in situ… and are therefor too expensive to test on a platform like UCSD.

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Thinking About Fear & the Brain

If I find myself in a severe crisis, will I be able to keep it together? How can I control anxiety and panic? Is it possible to lead a life less bounded by fear? These are the sorts of questions that I'll be exploring in this blog, an offshoot of my book, Extreme Fear: The Science of Your Mind in Danger, published on December 8, 2009 by Palgrave Macmillan.

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