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Monday, 31 August 2015

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Geochemists: Living in the Lab of Luxury 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-08-31 16:55:05]  recommend  recommend this post  info
Most of the scientists are based up on the core deck, where they have easy access to the sediment as it comes in. The downside is they don't have much space to spread out, and if people aren't watching where they're going, someone's likely to get a core section to the back of the head. read

Mechanical Mystery Tour 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-08-30 12:34:17]  recommend  recommend this post  (11 visits) info
The JR has pulled into site U1462, and while we wait for the first cores to come up, the scientists get a tour of the parts of the ships we normally don't get to see. For most of the expedition, we live and work near the bow (front) of the ship, in the laboratories, accommodation, mess hall, and rec areas. So let's explore the noisy world of heavy marine industry! read

Terraced craters: Windows into Mars’ icy past 

AGU Meetings [2015-08-26 20:47:14]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info

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Scientists studied terraced craters on Mars and found an underground chunk of ice the size of California and Texas

Spanish Lakes May Have Held Earth’s First Flowers 

Lake Scientist [2015-08-18 22:01:30]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

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According to scientists at Indiana University, freshwater lakes in Spain may have held the world’s first flowers hundreds of millions of years ago. Their work investigating the possibility, published in[...] The post Spanish Lakes May Have Held Earth’s First Flowers appeared first on Lake

Team of Univ. of Utah scientists and students hired to study the Bonneville Salt Flats 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-08-18 18:03:41]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

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Earlier we posted how the unsafe conditions at the Bonneville Salt Flats cancelled Speed Week. Now a team of scientists and students from the University of Utah have been hired in an effort to research the reasoning for these changes at the Salt Flats. good4utah.com A team of scientists and students from the University of

Can We Save Coral Reefs? 

State of the Planet [2015-08-17 16:39:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (26 visits) info
We are losing coral reefs at an alarming rate and scientists believe that with business as usual they will likely be gone by the end of the century. However, better local management, coupled with new research on coral reef resilience and adaptability, may help buy some time for these indispensable

Scientists track air pollution by meal times 

AGU Meetings [2015-08-13 16:57:05]  recommend  recommend this post  (31 visits) info

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Cars and trucks shouldn’t take all of the blame for air pollution in Hong Kong. Smoke from cooking adds more of a specific type of pollution – organic aerosols – to the city’s air than traffic emissions, a new study

Natural arches hum their health and scientists are listening 

AGU Meetings [2015-08-07 17:56:50]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 visits) info

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Natural arches ring like guitar strings, plucked by seismic energy and the wind. New research shows how those seismic chords can be used to determine whether the arches are in danger of

A slight impediment to our sediment 

JOIDES Resolution blogs [2015-08-05 05:02:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (39 visits) info
The first coring has NOT run entirely as planned. The scientists had their tools ready at 7pm, eagerly awaiting the first core. For many, this is their first expedition with the JOIDES Resolution, and the whole process is new and exciting (and a little mysterious).  read

Stay Tuned for SUGAR 2!! 

SUGAR [2015-07-23 03:57:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

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In just a few short weeks a mass of students and scientists will descend on southern Georgia with work boots and sunscreen in hand to take part in the second portion of the SUGAR active source experiment.  Make sure to stay tuned for regular updates on our progress and to learn more about the exciting science that motivates this amazing field

Increased ground heat measured in Surtsey island 

Iceland Volcano and Earthquake blog [2015-07-22 02:31:06]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

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It was in the news yesterday (21-July-2015) that scientists have measured higher ground heat in Surtsey Island. The change is 10 degrees (Celsius) from measurements taken some two to three years ago. The theory is that the ground … Continue reading

Sediment Core Yields Ancient Pike In Alaska’s Quartz Lake 

Lake Scientist [2015-07-21 15:22:54]  recommend  recommend this post  (30 visits) info
Most of the lake sediment cores that scientists gather are pretty consistent in terms of what they contain. Pulling up mud is a reliable find, as are bits of rocks,[...] The post Sediment Core Yields Ancient Pike In Alaska’s Quartz Lake appeared first on Lake

Glacial Lakes Increase In Third Pole Region 

Lake Scientist [2015-07-14 23:33:09]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

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In an area of Earth that many call the Third Pole region, near the Tibetan Plateau, scientists with the University of Texas and the Chinese Academy of Sciences say that[...] The post Glacial Lakes Increase In Third Pole Region appeared first on Lake

Ancient underwater volcanic range may explain why Australia and New Zealand separated 

Geology in the West Country [2015-07-14 10:04:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (34 visits) info

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A chance discovery by an Australian scientific vessel searching for lobster larvae has uncovered a range of underwater volcanoes that have remained inactive, and unknown, for an estimated  50 million years.While scanning the seabed more than 150 miles off the coast of Sydney, scientists found a cluster of volcanoes sitting three miles beneath the ocean’s surface. In all there were four extinct volcanoes, the largest nearly a mile wide and rising some 2,000ft above the sea floor.The [...]

Commentary: ‘Globalize Geoscience’ and International Capacity Strengthening 

Geology for Global Development [2015-07-13 13:43:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

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The international community will soon agree on a set of sustainable development goals. This is a significant moment for the international community, and a great opportunity for geoscience. Over the coming months a broad discussion is needed as to how we can best support this global effort to eradicate extreme poverty. One important way this can be done is through ‘globalizing geoscience’ as was suggested in the recent Nature Geoscience Editorial. Universal access to water and [...]

'Mini ice age' coming in next fifteen years! 

James’ Empty Blog [2015-07-12 17:47:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (76 visits) info
Oh no it isn't, despite what you can read in the Indescribablyoverhyped. At most, a solar min might make a detectable reduction in the warming trend. It won't cause significant cooling. It is not clear to me who is responsible for this made-up story, it could be due to exaggeration from the scientists, a badly worded press release, or a journalist trying to get their story published. But

An Algorithm to Investigate Unwelcome Plankton 

State of the Planet [2015-07-07 17:39:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

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Computer scientists at Columbia University will work with oceanographers to understand what has caused an unusual plankton-like species to rapidly invade the Arabian Sea food chain, threatening fisheries that sustain more than 100 million people living at the sea’s edge. In the last decade, the dinoflagellate Noctiluca scintillans has pushed out diatoms, the plankton species that... read

Effective Stress - Part 4 

Ontario-geofish [2015-07-02 15:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (36 visits) info

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Ok, enough of the basics, it'll just zoom over the heads of all those 'non-math' scientists who seem to control our lives through oral skills. Let's get down to injection.  If I insert my hose into a bed of clay, nothing much happens.  The water stops, since the clay is impermeable, that is, a very low permeability.  I can pump up the water, which produces a very high pressure gradient in

Significance of bizarre exteinct creature revealed 

Geology in the West Country [2015-06-30 13:54:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (80 visits) info

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A bizarre extinct creature that has mystified scientists since its 500m-year fossil was first unearthed more than a century ago has finally revealed its teeth – placing it centre stage in the evolution of many complex life-forms living today.Hallucigenia, which owes its name to its unworldly appearance, was so odd that scientists initially confused its top from its bottom and its head from its tail. However, a study has now unequivocally identified its mouth, complete with a fearsome ring of [...]

Glacial Earthquakes May Help Forecast Sea-Level Rise 

State of the Planet [2015-06-25 20:21:03]  recommend  recommend this post  (49 visits) info

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It is only recently that scientists learned of the existence of glacial earthquakes–seismic rumblings produced as massive ice chunks fall off the fronts of advancing glaciers into the ocean. In Greenland, where they have been extensively measured, such quakes have grown sevenfold over the last two decades and they are advancing northward. This suggests that ice loss is increasing
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