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Volcanic eruptions serve to sustain reefs


July 24th, 2012 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 24 (IANS) Could the pumice, a light and porous volcanic rock, that surges into the ocean once a volcano erupts in Tonga or elsewhere in the south-west Pacific ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Russia and Iceland sign geothermal energy deal


October 24th, 2011 - 9:09 pm ICT by BNO News
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (BNO NEWS) -- Officials from the governments of Russia and Iceland signed an agreement on Monday morning to produce geothermal energy, local media reported.The two European countries agreed to design ... Read more...

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Experts warn of another ash volcano in Iceland


February 10th, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 10 (IANS) Scientists have warned of the eruption of yet another volcano in Iceland, more devastating than last year's eruption which spewed out blanket of dust and ash, disrupting air ... Read more...

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Largest volcano ‘to erupt after 600,000 yrs, wipe out two-thirds of the U.S’


January 25th, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 25 (ANI): Scientists have predicted that the world's largest volcano beneath Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming could erupt for the first time in 600,000 years and wipe out 66 ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study says ‘alien’ bombardment brought gold to Earth


December 10th, 2010 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A new research has suggested that massive planetoids which crashed into the Earth late in its formation some 4.5 billion years ago might have brought gold and other ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Venus’ hot atmosphere may cool down its interior


September 21st, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Based on calculations from a new model, researchers have proposed a counter-intuitive theory, which claims that the heat in the atmosphere of Venus, induced from a strong greenhouse ... Read more...

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Moon ‘isn’t as watery as previously believed’


August 6th, 2010 - 11:43 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the inside of the moon isn't as watery as previously reported.For decades, astronomers had thought the moon is bone dry inside ... Read more...

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Moon’s craters can help improve Solar System surface-dating methods


July 28th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 28 (ANI): Images of the Moon's surface, sent by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), are shedding new light into the mechanics of asteroid and comet impacts and how frequently they ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Geologists in Ethiopia Say Africa is Witnessing The ‘Birth of a New Ocean’


June 29th, 2010 - 2:42 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
June 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) According to reports from geologists who are working in the Afar regions of Ethiopia, the ocean will eventually split the continent of Africa, and form a new ocean, ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

People Flee From Erupting Guatemala Volcano


May 30th, 2010 - 7:32 pm ICT by Pen Men At Work
May 30, 2010 (Pen Men at Work): The Guatemala volcano Pacaya erupted in a shower of molten rock, lava and debris last Thursday, leaving a person dead and a number of ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Giant asteroid collision created 50 km wide undersea dome


May 24th, 2010 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 24 (IANS) Scientists have identified a dome, rather than a crater, at least 50 km across, buried under the Timor Sea. It was created by a giant asteroid smashing into ... Read more...

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Iceland’s volcanic eruptions could continue for months: Experts


April 18th, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): Experts have warned that Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcanic activity, which is still pumping ash into the sky and disrupting European air traffic, could last for months.When asked if it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Icelandic volcanic ash will ground UK for days to come


April 18th, 2010 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): UK's airspace faces the possibility of not being is use this coming week because the cloud of volcanic ash hovering over the country threatens to stay put until Friday. ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Nuclear explosion may have given birth to the Moon


January 30th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 30 (ANI): A team of scientists has proposed a new theory regarding the formation of the Moon, which suggests that a massive nuclear explosion that occurred at the edge of ... Read more...

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Scientists get an “Opportunity” to see interior of Mars


January 22nd, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 22 (ANI): NASA's Mars exploration rover Opportunity is allowing scientists to get a glimpse into the interior of Mars.Perched on a rippled Martian plain, a dark rock not much ... Read more...

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Magma body beneath Yellowstone supervolcano 20 percent larger than thought


December 14th, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, December 14 (ANI): A new study has shown that the banana-shaped magma chamber of hot and molten rock a few miles beneath the supervolcano in Yellowstone National Park in the US ... Read more...

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Scientists find “Rosetta Stone” of supervolcanoes in Italian Alps


September 22nd, 2009 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 22 (ANI): A team of scientists has found the "Rosetta Stone" of supervolcanoes, in the form of a fossil supervolcano in the Italian Alps' Sesia Valley.A team led by James ... Read more...

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Indian origin scientist finds active African volcano to have most fluid lava in world


March 15th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 15 (ANI): A geochemist of Indian origin has determined that an active African volcano possesses the most fluid lava in the world, which points toward its source being a ... Read more...

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Saturn’’s moon Titan may have ‘’super chilly” volcanoes


December 17th, 2008 - 12:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 17 (ANI): Data collected during several recent flybys of Titan by NASA''s Cassini spacecraft has revealed new evidence for existence of cryovolcaones on the Saturnian moon that spew a ... Read more...

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Scientists record key event that breaks continents apart


December 10th, 2008 - 4:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): An international research team has captured for the first time a geological event considered key in shaping the Earths landscape, by breaking apart the continents.The team, led ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Quakes can trigger volcano explosions with champagne effect


December 9th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 9 (ANI): A new study has suggested that earthquakes can set off volcanoes by shaking up molten rock like champagne in a bottle until they explode.According to a report ... Read more...

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Volcanoes shook up Moons far side for far longer than previously believed


November 7th, 2008 - 3:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): New images from the Japanese lunar satellite KAGUYA have revealed dark seas of volcanic rock that are as young as 2.5 million years old, which indicates that ... Read more...

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Newborn Earth-like planets could be easier to spot than earlier believed


October 17th, 2008 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 17 (ANI): A new study has determined that newborn Earth-like planets that are hot may be easier to spot because they stay that way longer than astronomers have thought.The ... Read more...

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Detective work solves origin mystery of 3 bln-yr-old molten rock


October 16th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A new technique using X-rays has enabled scientists to play detective and solve the debate about the origins of a 3 billion-year-old molten rock fragment.The technique can ... Read more...

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Icelandic volcanoes help scientists understand potential effects of eruptions


July 15th, 2008 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Scientists have mapped an elaborate maze of magma chambers that lie beneath Iceland''s volcanoes, which could one day help in better understanding of how earthquakes and volcanic ... Read more...

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Sierra Nevada in US rose to current height earlier than thought


April 24th, 2008 - 3:45 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 24 (ANI): Geologists studying deposits of volcanic glass in the western United States have found that the central Sierra Nevada largely attained its present elevation 12 million years ago, ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Molten rock erupts near Indore


April 16th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
Sendhwa (Madhya Pradesh), Apr 16 (ANI): Small quantities of molten rock erupted near a habitation at Sendhwa near Indore, leaving neighbourhoods awestruck. Locals said the eruption began with a small explosion on ... Read more...

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Molten rocks under Atlantic Ocean may shed light on break up of continents


March 28th, 2008 - 2:33 pm ICT by admin
London, March 28 (ANI): Scientists have for the first time explored a huge volume of molten rock frozen into the crust under the Atlantic Ocean, which might gives them a better ... Read more...

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Researchers develop computer model of key component of Earth’s crust


March 6th, 2008 - 3:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 6 (ANI): A team of Cornell researchers has created a mathematical computer model of the formation of granulite, a fine-grained metamorphic rock, in the Earth's crust.Granulite, composed mainly of ... Read more...

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Seismic model to figure out internal functioning of Mount St. Helens


February 20th, 2008 - 4:32 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 20 (ANI): Geophysicists have produced a new seismic model for figuring out whats going on inside Mount St. Helens, North Americas most active volcano.The research, led by Gregory P. Waite, ... Read more...

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Earths magma sculpted valleys and mountains 180 mln years ago: Study


December 4th, 2007 - 6:24 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec.4 (ANI): A professor of earth and planetary sciences at the Johns Hopkins University who challenged the century-old concept that the Earth's outer layer formed when crystal-free molten rock called magma ... Read more...

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Yellowstone National Park rising three inches every year


November 14th, 2007 - 10:22 am ICT by admin
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