The Wave You Can’t See From the Beach
An Indonesian submarine, the Nanggala, was lost in April, causing an international search. New evidence shows it might have been sunk by an internal wave. Internal waves are gravity waves that take place below the surface of a body of water. These waves can be huge, but they only happen where there are layers of water with different densities. That can be caused by differences in temperatures or salt levels between layers of water. If an internal wave hit the Nanggala, the submarine could have been pushed below its crush depth without much warning.
The loss of the Nanggala is under investigation, and scientists will keep studying internal waves.
“My Bad” a Farmer Relocates French/Belgium Border
The farmer was clearing his field for planting, and the stone was blocking his path. So, he moved it. Historians later noticed the move as they walked the border. The stone was only moved seven and a half feet, but that was enough to give Belgium some of the French village of Bousignies-sur-Roc.
From the Desk of …
After the January 6 protest at Capitol Hill, former President Donald Trump was banned by social media websites like Twitter and YouTube. Facebook had temporarily banned Trump. After months of review, Facebook’s Oversight Board has decided that Trump not be allowed back on the site.
It seems Trump may have seen the result coming. He recently launched a new website where he can post messages. The website, called From the Desk of Donald J. Trump, states:
“… the Office of Donald J. Trump will strive to inform, educate, and inspire Americans from all walks of life as we seek to build a truly great American Future.”