earth science

Japan sets new ocean drilling record


September 7th, 2012 - 12:36 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Sep 7 (IANS) Chikyu, a scientific drilling vessel, established a world new record by boring deeper than 2,111 metres below the seafloor off Shimokita Peninsula of Japan in the ... Read more...

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New record for deep-sea drill depth


April 30th, 2012 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 30 (IANS) A Japanese research team has set a new record for deep-sea drilling depth, reaching 25,400 feet below the Pacific Ocean's surface.The Chikyu, operated by the Japan ... Read more...

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Scientist unravels secret of T.rex’s fearsome snarl


March 19th, 2012 - 1:05 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 19 (IANS) The most fearsome feature of any T. rex's full-sized model is its array of massive flesh-ripping, bone-crushing teeth. But scientists have now discovered that beyond the ... Read more...

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Jagged teeth lent cutting edge to T. Rex ferocity


February 29th, 2012 - 2:15 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 29 (IANS) Serrated teeth lent an unparalled cutting-edge to T. Rex, the most fearsome dinosaur, says a new study. Until recently, most researchers only noted the varying size ... Read more...

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Laser tool maps quake-related devastation in 3D


February 12th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 12 (IANS) A new laser guided tool is helping geologists map in 3D exactly how earthquakes wreck landscapes, down to a few square inches of the devasted zone.Scientists ... Read more...

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Indian teacher chosen for US space programme (Lead)


January 31st, 2012 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A teacher from India's Maharashtra state has become the first foreigner to be chosen for the US Space Foundation's elite 2012 Flight of Teacher Liaisons programme ... Read more...

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Indian teacher chosen for US space programme


January 31st, 2012 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 31 (IANS) A teacher from Maharashtra in India has been chosen for the US Space Foundation's elite 2012 Flight of Teacher Liaisons programme.Vandana Suryawanshi of Vidya Valley School ... Read more...

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India, Thailand for cooperation in tsunami warning


October 3rd, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 3 (IANS) India and Thailand Monday discussed possible cooperation in developing regional weather forecasting and a tsunami warning system.The issues came up in a discussion held between ... Read more...

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Human activities putting Antarctica’s marine ecosystems under threat


April 1st, 2011 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01 (ANI): The native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water around the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity, according to a ... Read more...

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Earliest rocks in solar system ‘looked more like candy floss’


March 28th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 28 (ANI): When the earliest rocks were formed in the solar system, they looked more like candy floss than the hard rock that we know today, according to a new ... Read more...

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Deepest secrets of the Marianas Trench revealed


January 17th, 2011 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 17 (ANI): Scientists have unveiled the climate secrets of the deepest part of the ocean-the Marianas Trench in the western Pacific Ocean.An international team of scientists used a submersible, designed ... Read more...

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New sonar detects concealed underwater objects


November 19th, 2010 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 19 (IANS) Scientists have developed a new kind of underwater sonar that can detect objects like reefs and wrecks through bubble clouds that blind conventional sonar.Just as ultrasound is used ... Read more...

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Kapil Sibal assumes charge of telecom ministry


November 16th, 2010 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 16 (IANS) Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal Tuesday assumed additional charge of the ministry of communications and information technology at Sanchar Bhavan, replacing DMK's A. Raja, who stepped ... Read more...

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NASA software could aid interpretation of medical imagery


October 15th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 15 (ANI): Researchers at the Yale University in New Haven, have said that NASA software used to enhance Earth science imagery could help interpret medical imagery."The use of this computer-based ... Read more...

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CO2 emission needs to be curbed to limit ocean acidification: Experts


August 21st, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 20 (ANI): Scientists have called for rapid curbing of carbon dioxide emission levels in order to limit ocean acidification as well as global warming.Dr Toby Tyrrell of the University of ... Read more...

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425 mn-year-old sea creature revealed in 3D


August 5th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 5 (IANS) It might not look like much, but a bizarre green blob that lived in the ocean approximately 425 million years ago was one of the earliest living creatures ... Read more...

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Oil spills raise toxic arsenic levels in ocean


July 3rd, 2010 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 3 (IANS) Oil spills can raise levels of toxic arsenic in the ocean, creating an additional long-term threat to the marine ecosystem, according to new research. Arsenic is a poisonous chemical ... Read more...

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Split in Earth’s crust doesn’t always cause volcanic eruptions: Experts


June 17th, 2010 - 5:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 17 (ANI): New research reveals that when two parts of the Earth's crust break apart, this does not always cause massive volcanic eruptions.When the Earth's crust breaks into plates, these ... Read more...

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NASA to fund innovative museum exhibits and planetrium shows


May 13th, 2010 - 1:54 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – NASA announced Wednesday that it will be funding nine science related projects.NASA's Competitive Program for Science Museums and Planetariums will provide $7 million in grants to enhance ... Read more...

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Silicates relatively uncommon deep within the Earth, finds study


May 11th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 11 (ANI): Using quantum mechanics, scientists have discovered that silicates, the most common minerals on Earth, are relatively uncommon deep within the planet.Researchers, led by a team of physicists led ... Read more...

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Hundreds evacuated as Iceland’s volcano erupts


March 22nd, 2010 - 10:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Reykjavik, Mar 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hundreds of people were evacuated in Southern Iceland, after a volcano erupted there. The volcano spewed ash and molten lava into the air, so the evacuation ... Read more...

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How far South American cities moved in Chile quake


March 9th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 9 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have shown how far South American cities moved in the massive earthquake that struck Chile on February 27.Preliminary measurements, produced from data gathered ... Read more...

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New technique to measure CO2 over oceans more efficiently than existing methods


January 20th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 20 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new method to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) over the ocean in a much better way than existing methods.The method has been developed by researchers ... Read more...

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Earth’s tides may help predict planet’s most violent earthquakes


January 6th, 2010 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 6 (ANI): In a new research, scientists have determined that Earth's tides may help predict some of the most violent earthquakes on the planet.As tectonic stresses build along a fault, ... Read more...

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Scientists discover four new species of King crab


December 3rd, 2009 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 3 (ANI): In a new research, a team of scientists has discovered four new species of king crab, all from the deep sea, thus increasing the family of this species ... Read more...

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Ethiopian desert rift likely the beginning of new sea


November 3rd, 2009 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 3 (ANI): Scientists from several countries have confirmed that the volcanic processes at work beneath the Ethiopian rift are nearly identical to those at the bottom of the world's oceans, ... Read more...

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Scientists peek through window on evolution of earliest shell-covered fossil animals


October 23rd, 2009 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 23 (ANI): In a new research, scientists are studying the fossil remains of some of the first animals with shells, ocean-dwelling creatures that measure a few centimeters in length ... Read more...

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Large quakes can weaken fault zones worldwide


October 1st, 2009 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 1 (ANI): US seismologists have found evidence that the massive 2004 earthquake that triggered killer tsunamis throughout the Indian Ocean weakened at least a portion of California's famed San Andreas ... Read more...

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Eleven scientists to get Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar award


September 26th, 2009 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 26 (IANS) Charusita Chakravarti of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, Santosh G. Honavar of L.V. Prasad Eye Institute and S.K. Satheesh of the Indian Institute of Science ... Read more...

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Rare meteorite found in Australian desert


September 21st, 2009 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 21 (IANS) Researchers have discovered an unusual kind of meteorite in the Western Australian desert and have uncovered where in the solar system it came from, a new finding suggests. Meteorites ... Read more...

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Scientists find meteorite that came from innermost asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter


September 18th, 2009 - 1:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 18 (ANI): In a very rare finding, scientists have discovered an unusual kind of meteorite in the Western Australian desert and have uncovered that it came from the innermost main ... Read more...

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Scientists propose Antarctic location for ice sheet that went missing 34 mln yrs ago


August 26th, 2009 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 26 (ANI): A new research by scientists at UC (University of California) Santa Barbara indicates a possible Antarctic location for ice that seemed to be missing at a key point ... Read more...

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Ocean-drilling expedition cites new evidence related to origin and evolution of quakes


August 18th, 2009 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 18 (ANI): An ocean-drilling expedition in Japan has come across new evidence related to the origin and evolution of earthquakes.The expedition is being conducted as part of the Nankai Trough ... Read more...

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Heating of Arctic current contributes to global warming


August 16th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the warming of the northward-flowing West Spitsbergen current in the Arctic over the last thirty years has contributed to global warming by triggering the ... Read more...

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Sea ice formed in the Arctic before it did in Antarctica


July 16th, 2009 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 16 (ANI): A new study has concluded that significant sea ice formation occurred in the Arctic earlier than previously thought, which suggests that sea ice formed in the Arctic before ... Read more...

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