News Company Makes CO2 Into Liquid Fuel, with Help from a Volcano
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An Icelandic company figures out how to make methanol from waste CO2, but the economics may not work without a nearby volcano.
News Eruption at Nishino-shima in the Pacific Produces a New Island
Somehow as November slipped by, I missed marking the 50th anniversary of the eruption at Surtsey off the coast of Iceland.
News Geological Survey says now earthquake caused tremors
The U.S. Geological Survey says it has changed its mind and now believes an earthquake caused the tremors that rippled through the Chicago area earlier this month, not a quarry blast.
News Ice Age Alluvial Origin of Loess
In the last ice age it is acknowledged that global sea level fell below -100m asl as ice sheets develop on land and in polar waters. Then with deglaciation, meltwater inundated the northern watershed areas to drain via river systems into the low lyi
News 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan near Fukushima
A 7.3-magnitude earthquake shook Japan early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. The quake was off the Fukushima region of Japan, 231 miles east off the island of Honshu. It was 6.2 miles deep and was felt 300 miles away in Tokyo.
News Deep Giant Reservoir of Magma Under Ethiopia
n the case of the magma under the Afar Rift, though, it's quite far down, roughly 10 kilometres below the surface, and the blob is huge extending downward to a total depth of around 35 kilometres and it's roughly 30 kilometres wide. Also, this ap
News Researchers discover first ever evidence of a comet striking Earth
The focus of attention in this research endeavor was on a strange black pebble found many years ago by an Egyptian geologist working in the area of the silica glass.
News Drones Support Prospecting
He and his team also do geophysical surveys of the area they string out a 420-metre cable over an area that soil sampling has already indicated may have potential. The cable has electrodes spaced out every five metres that send electrical currents
News Earths oxygen appeared 700 million years earlier than believed, researchers say
Earlier research endeavors indicated that oxygen started to accumulate in the atmosphere 2.3 billion years ago.
News Largest Volcano on Earth
Until now, geologists thought Tamu Massif was simply part of an oceanic plateau called Shatsky Rise in the northwest Pacific Ocean. Oceanic plateaus are massive piles of lava whose origins are still a matter of active scientific debate. Some research
News Crustal Tomography Advances
The process, known as seismic tomography, works in much the same way that CT scans (computed tomography) reveal structures hidden beneath the surface of the human body. But since we know much less about the structures below
News Greenland Mega Canyon
A large portion of this data was collected from 2009 through 2012 by NASA's Operation IceBridge, an airborne science campaign that studies polar ice. One of IceBridge's scientific instruments, the Multichannel Coherent Radar Depth Sounder, can see
News NASA considering four landing site options for 2016 Mars mission
The specific area that InSight occupies is not critical since it will be studying the planet as a whole, rather than a specific region.
Headlines: NASA considering four landing site options for 2016 Mars mission
-- Greenland Mega Canyon -- Crustal Tomography Advances -- Largest Volcano on Earth -- Earths oxygen appeared 700 million years earlier than believed, researchers say
-- Pakistan quake island off Gwadar 'emits flammable gas' -- Drones Support Prospecting -- Researchers discover first ever evidence of a comet striking Earth
-- Deep Giant Reservoir of Magma Under Ethiopia -- 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Japan near Fukushima -- Ice Age Alluvial Origin of Loess -- Geological Survey says now earthquake caused tremors -- Seething volcano buried under Antarctica's ice -- Eruption at Nishino-shima in the Pacific Produces a New Island -- Company Makes CO2 Into Liquid Fuel, with Help from a Volcano --