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Tweets give USGS early warning on earthquakes - FCW.com

Tweets give USGS early warning on earthquakes - FCW.com | Geology | Scoop.it
Tweets give USGS early warning on earthquakes
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USGS can often learn of earthquakes via Twitter before seismograph data can be transmitted – and even before some affected individuals begin to feel tremors.
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How were tracks made by Early Triassic swimming reptiles preserved?

How were tracks made by Early Triassic swimming reptiles preserved? | Geology | Scoop.it
Environment was just right--a 'Goldilocks effect'-- for well-preserved swim tracks from the Early Triassic age.
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Plasma Irregularities in the Polar Ionosphere Can Distort GPS Signals

Plasma Irregularities in the Polar Ionosphere Can Distort GPS Signals | Geology | Scoop.it
New research from scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and at the University of New Brunswick looks at irregularities in the ionosphere, comparing turbulence in the auroral region to that at higher latitudes.
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6 must-see geological wonders in and around Nevada

6 must-see geological wonders in and around Nevada | Geology | Scoop.it
From prismatic geysers, to strange rock formations, to little known lakes, Nevada and the deserts just outside it boast strange places just begging to be put on — and immediately ticked off — the bucket lists of anyone who yearns to travel off the...
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PaleoPrint 3D Fossil Printing Looking for a Kickstarter Push

PaleoPrint 3D Fossil Printing Looking for a Kickstarter Push | Geology | Scoop.it
Paleontology, the study of what fossils can tell us about the ecology of the past and about evolution, now incorporates facets of biology, geology, ecology, ant
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International team of scientists launches fossil database

International team of scientists launches fossil database | Geology | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered exactly when a certain group of plants or animals first evolved? This week a groundbreaking new resource for scientists will go live, and it is designed to help answer just those kinds of questions.
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Faster and more efficient processing of large data sets in sedimentology

Faster and more efficient processing of large data sets in sedimentology | Geology | Scoop.it
University-industry collaboration to enable revelation of new insights in the study of sedimentary geology.
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Mummy Hair Reveals Ancient South American Diet

Mummy Hair Reveals Ancient South American Diet | Geology | Scoop.it
A chemical analysis of the mummies' hair suggests these ancient individuals, who once lived on the southern coast of modern-day Peru, likely ate corn, beans, and marine plants and animals, the researchers found.
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Volcano Models 3D Printed to Point Out Hazards

Volcano Models 3D Printed to Point Out Hazards | Geology | Scoop.it
In 1815, the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia began in April and ultimately lowered global temperatures, leading to 1816 becoming known as the Year With
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New Volcano Identified in Central Colombia

New Volcano Identified in Central Colombia | Geology | Scoop.it
The rapid recovery of the land after a volcanic eruption means that some impressive eruptions can be obscured geologically quick.
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Tremble in the Shadow of New York's 50-Foot 'Ice Volcano'

Tremble in the Shadow of New York's 50-Foot 'Ice Volcano' | Geology | Scoop.it
The massive, frozen cone is the product of this winter's bitter temperatures.
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USGS mines Alaska data for new map of potential gold, minerals

USGS mines Alaska data for new map of potential gold, minerals | Geology | Scoop.it
A new map covering a broad swath of northern Alaska offers a data-driven look, one federal officials say is the first of its kind publicly available in the state, at possible locations for deposits of gold and rare-earth minerals.
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Mystery solved of how Earth's tectonic plates move solved: Plates 'float' on jelly-like layer of soft rock

Mystery solved of how Earth's tectonic plates move solved: Plates 'float' on jelly-like layer of soft rock | Geology | Scoop.it
Together with experts from the US and Japan, a team of geologists from Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand, produced their own seismic waves using dynamite to discover the unusual layer of rock.
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Earth-like planets are more likely to orbit sun-like stars rather than lower-mass stars

Earth-like planets are more likely to orbit sun-like stars rather than lower-mass stars | Geology | Scoop.it
Simulations by researchers at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Tsinghua University indicate that Earth-like planets are more likely to be found orbiting Sun-like stars rather than lower-mass stars that are currently targeted, in terms of water...
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Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake

Map outlines western Oregon landslide risks from a subduction zone earthquake | Geology | Scoop.it
New landslide maps have been developed that will help the Oregon Department of Transportation determine which coastal roads and bridges in Oregon are most likely to be usable following a major subduction zone earthquake that is expected in the...
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Cuadrilla: Fracking firm seismic monitor plan refused

Cuadrilla: Fracking firm seismic monitor plan refused | Geology | Scoop.it
Energy firm Cuadrilla is refused permission to carry out seismic monitoring at a Lancashire site.
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At last, Ceres is a geological world!

At last, Ceres is a geological world! | Geology | Scoop.it
I've been resisting all urges to speculate on what kinds of geological features are present on Ceres, until now.
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Volcanologist: End of Eruption Not Necessarily Good News

Volcanologist: End of Eruption Not Necessarily Good News | Geology | Scoop.it
The activity in the Holuhraun eruption has decreased significantly in February. While the eruption’s end seems to be near, volcanologist Ármann Höskuldsson stated a bigger event may be imminent.
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Drone Vs. Volcano: How Robotic Flyers are Changing Exploration

Drone Vs. Volcano: How Robotic Flyers are Changing Exploration | Geology | Scoop.it
UAVs let volcano scientists get unprecedented views of molten craters.
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La Nina-like conditions associated with 2500-year-long shutdown of coral reef development

La Nina-like conditions associated with 2500-year-long shutdown of coral reef development | Geology | Scoop.it
A new study has found that La Niña-like conditions in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Panamá were closely associated with an abrupt shutdown in coral reef growth that lasted 2,500 years.
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Museum staff thought this fossil was a plaster model, but it turned out to be a new species

Museum staff thought this fossil was a plaster model, but it turned out to be a new species | Geology | Scoop.it
A newly discovered species of ichthyosaur languished in a British museum for 30 years.
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Are we independent of rare metals?

Numerous metallic elements are regarded as 'critical': on one hand, they play an ever more important role in so-called future technologies and on the other, there is a high risk of supply bottlenecks.
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Dawn Meets Ceres: Expect A Weird World Of Ice Volcanoes, Mud Oceans

Dawn Meets Ceres: Expect A Weird World Of Ice Volcanoes, Mud Oceans | Geology | Scoop.it
NASA's Dawn spacecraft is set to begin orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres next month, and a new series of simulations indicate that it may find a strange world of ice volcanoes and a thin frozen shell covering a mud ocean that might harbor life.
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Nearly complete fossil of Cretaceous marine reptile found in Colombia

Nearly complete fossil of Cretaceous marine reptile found in Colombia | Geology | Scoop.it
A nearly complete fossil of a prehistoric marine reptile with preserved soft tissue has been found in central-western Colombia, at a spot several hundred miles from the Caribbean coast, a university in this capital said.
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Fossils reveal South American monkeys drifted across Atlantic from Africa

Fossils reveal South American monkeys drifted across Atlantic from Africa | Geology | Scoop.it
The revealing fossils were discovered along a riverbank in the east Peruvian Amazon in 2010 near a notoriously challenging place for researchers to work.
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