Posts treating: "Africa"
Thursday, 12 December 2013
Mi sono imbattuto in questa foto: si tratta di un escavatore gigante mobile, in azione in una miniera a cielo aperto. La testa dell'escavatore è sulla sinistra, e letteralmente "mangia" il sedimento man mano che procede. Questa struttura può continuare a scavare a terra mentre si muove, mantenendo per lunghi periodi di tempo la "testa" inclinata verso il terreno, con un ridotto consumo di
Cavers discovered a what appeared to be a human mandible and other bones while exploring a remove and tight portion of the Rising Star Cave in South Africa. Three weeks later a team of archaeologists had recovered over 1000 fossils with no end in
Cobalt International Energy reports a discovery off the coast of Angola that could hold 700 million to 1.1 billion barrels of oil
“The price for high-quality emeralds has increased by a factor of 10 since 2009, and the price of Colombian emeralds is set to increase by at least 25% this year alone.” Quoted from the CNN
L'"overbite" è una caratteristica del cranio nei theropodi muniti di dentatura. L'overbite consiste nella presenza della mandibola che è più corta e stretta rispetto al cranio: questa conformazione fa sì che la mandibola alloggi nella regione palatale quando la bocca è chiusa, conformandosi leggermente al suo interno. L'overbite è documentato in molti crani articolati, ed è deducibile in molti
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2013-11-26 15:21:49]
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For the past ten years, the EGU’s Geosciences Information for Teachers (GIFT) workshops – spreading first hand scientific research to teachers of primary and secondary schools – have been hugely successful in shortening the time that research takes to disseminate from scientist to textbook to teacher and offering usable practical activities for the classroom. GIFT
“An analysis of one of the 70-odd Martian meteorites discovered so far, a chunk of rock found several years ago by Bedouins in the Sahara Desert, has revealed the first known fragments of zircon from the red planet.” Quoted from The Australian press release. Related: Meteorite
This video shows a few activities at Gemfields’s Kagem Emerald Mine in
“Libya is a member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, the holder of Africa’s largest proved oil reserves, and an important contributor to the global supply of light, sweet crude oil.” Quoted from the Energy Information Administration country
In about a few hours, observers in Nigeria will experience a partial eclipse of the Sun. The eclipse actually what is known as a hybrid Eclipse. A hybrid eclipse occurs when a Solar eclipse is seen as Total and Annular at the same time. A total eclipse occurs when the silhouette of the Moon completely obscures the Sun, … Continue reading
AFRICA is a continent rich in minerals and oil. China has an economy that requires them in abundance. Since the mid-1990s the economy of sub-Saharan Africa has grown by an average of 5% a year. At the start of this period Africa’s trade with China was negligible. It is now worth around $200 billion a year. Most of Africa’s exports are raw materials. China sends manufactured goods back
Egypt Fears a Dam on the Nile in Ethiopia 235 Carat Diamond Found in Siberia Status of Recent Geoscience Graduates Nice Yellow Diamond Found in Arkansas What Caused the Sudden Explosion of Animal Life 520MYA? Walking Away from One of the World’s Largest Gold Discoveries? Shell Walks Away from Oil Shale Granitizers vs
Sub-Saharan Africa's economic growth is expected to increase to six percent in 2014, from five percent this year, supported by investment in infrastructure and production capacity, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) said on Thursday.
The IMF had predicted in May that the region would grow 5.7 percent this year and 6.1 percent in 2014.
It said the slight downward revisions were due
Ricostruzione generalizzata di un titanosauriforme basale (opera di Davide Bonadonna)
La Settimana Super-Mesozoica sta per raggiungere il suo clou, e non potevo non partecipare direttamente...
Infatti, continua la serie di pubblicazioni della premiata ditta Fanti and Cau.
Mentre preparavamo lo studio su Tataouinea, Federico Fanti mi mostrò degli esemplari rinvenuti in alcune località
Niger has accepted a controversial $1 billion loan from the Export-Import Bank of China (China Exim Bank) to finance development projects, the West African nation's planning minister said Tuesday.
Repayment of the 25-year loan will start in eight years' time "thanks to resources from the sale of oil being produced" by China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) in the east of the
Depositional age, provenance, and tectonic and paleoclimatic settings of the late Mesoproterozoic–middle Neoproterozoic Mbuji-Mayi Supergroup, Democratic Republic of Congo
Delpomdor et al.
The late Mesoproterozoic–middle Neoproterozoic period (ca. 1300 Ma–800 Ma) heralded extraordinary climatic and biological changes related to the tectonic changes that resulted in
Le differenze tra le vertebre di Spinosaurus e di Sigilmassasaurus possono essere ricondotte alla stessa variabilità osservata lungo la colonna vertebrale di Baryonyx. Per confermare questa ipotesi occorre rinvenire un singolo esemplare che includa le due morfologie. Forse, quell'esemplare è già stato scoperto...
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The Friday fold is a trio of hand samples of folded banded iron formation from South Africa. Collected in 2012 as float from the "contorted bed" outcrop in downtown Johannesburg, these samples are only now being cut and polished in the lab at