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National ICT Australia (NICTA) and the University of Sydney have collaborated to create the first digital map of seafloor sediments using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data.

Published in Climate

Geological Data Design's Field Data Integrator tablet app collects data from a variety of instruments, synchronises it with an Actian Vectorwise database, and presents the results of analysis.

Published in Enterprise
Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:52

Thoughts on the recent Oslo meteorite discovery

Basically, the tale is garbage!  It's a nice rock, but it certainly doesn't appear to be a meteorite.

Published in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!
Sunday, 08 November 2009 19:18

New Zealand's South Island had dinosaurs, too

New Zealand geologists have uncovered the first evidence with respect to footprints that dinosaurs roamed New Zealand over seventy million years ago, and the first evidence ever of dinosaurs on South Island.

Published in Biology
A U.S.-German study has shown that mountains in the western United States formed much earlier than once thought by geologists--specifically about 12 million years ago, approximately 9 or 10 million years earlier than previous research had shown.

Published in Climate
Scientists with the NASA MESSENGER mission announced that the first image back from Mercury indicate the presence of solidified lava flows on the planet’s surface. Such discoveries are very important in unraveling its geological history.          
Published in Space
The citizens of the United States are in the midst of its election of a new president in 2008. Their responses to the topics of space, science, and education say much about their campaigns and how they will direct the country.        
Published in UNI-verse
NASA scientists report that Mars Exploration Rover Spirit found ground on Mars earlier in 2007 that shows evidence of possible past microbial life. However, now, Spirit only has until Christmas to find a sunny spot to recharge its batteries in preparation for Martian winter.         
Published in Space
Genetic data shows that about 12,000 years ago eastern Asian peoples walked over the Bering Strait land bridge that temporarily connected Siberia and North America.         
Published in Biology
Australian and German geologists have found the oldest diamonds ever discovered in the Earth. The 4.25 billion old diamonds were found in Western Australia. The valuable find could help scientists learn more about Earth’s past, which is thought to extend back for 4.5 billion years.
Published in Climate
The Sudbury Basin is the site of the second-oldest and second-largest impact crater ever found on the Earth. A U.S. geologist has just discovered debris in Minnesota from the impact of the meteorite about 500 miles away in Ontario, Canada.
Published in Energy
On July 10, 2007, the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) chose the abandoned Homestake gold mine in South Dakota as the location for its newest national underground laboratory—for the study of the evolution and characteristics of the universe.
Published in Energy
German researchers have measured the Earth’s diameter to be 0.2 inches (5 millimeters) shorter than the previous measurement. Such preciseness is important for ground and space measurements such as with global warming.
Published in Space
With over 80% of Greenland a massive ice cap, it seems unlikely but a Danish scientist has discovered that between 450,000 and 800,000 years ago Greenland was the home to a green forest full of plants, trees, and insects.
Published in Climate
Two independent studies on Saturn's moon Enceladus show that geyser formation may be due to ice plates grinding together to produce eruptions of vapor into the atmosphere.
Published in Space
Thursday, 19 April 2007 03:09

385-million-year-old fossil reveals first tree

British scientists have discovered a 385 myo fossil that contains a fern-like frond that shows the tree was about eight meters (26 feet) tall. It is the oldest known tree based on fossil records.
Published in Biology
Scientists find 3.8 billion year old rocks that were part of the Earth’s early crust on the Isua Greenstone Belt in Greenland.
Published in Climate
Using a ground-penetrating instrument for the first time, Mars Express scientists conclude nearly pure water ice, laced with dust particles, exist almost 4 kilometers under the frozen surface of Mars'  South Pole.
Published in Space
Friday, 16 March 2007 04:06

Silent earthquake: TREMOR!!!

Scientists have just verified that soft rumbling sounds heard by seismic equipment come from two tectonic plates sliding across each other. Such an early warning system could predict earthquakes in the future.
Published in Energy
Geologists begin this week, March 12-16, 2007,  an ambitious project to develop the first geological map of the world.
Published in Climate
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