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2011-06-30 17:43:43

Scientists and drillers recovered a remarkable suite of heat-tempered basalts that provide a detailed picture of the rarely seen boundary between magma and seawater.

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2011-04-06 07:25:00

The Chicxulub crater in Mexico, the site of the asteroid strike that brought the dinosaurs to extinction 65 million years ago, is among the highlights of ocean drilling projects proposed for the next decade.

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2009-10-10 08:06:32

IODP Expedition 322 of the Nankai Trough Seismogenic Zone Experiment Stage 2 complete.

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2009-09-05 14:09:27

Scientists return from first ever riser drilling operations in seismogenic zone.

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2009-07-30 10:50:00

Kumano Basin off Kii Peninsula, approximately 58 km southeast of Japan— Despite harsh atmospheric and ocean conditions, and complex geological characteristics of its drill site, the deep-sea drilling vessel CHIKYU, for the first time in the history of scientific ocean drilling

2009-07-30 10:25:11

Researchers aboard drilling vessel Chikyu report successful completion of first riser-drilling operations in earthquake zone.

2009-05-01 08:23:11

The drillship JOIDES Resolution ("JR") has returned to international operations, and will make a port call in Honolulu, Hawaii, May 5-9, 2009.

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2008-07-21 12:58:19

Biogeoscientists show evidence of 90 billion tons of microbial organisms—expressed in terms of carbon mass—living in the deep biosphere, in a research article published online by Nature, July 20, 2008.

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2008-02-05 13:35:00

Cores provide new data source on how earthquakes are generated

2008-01-17 09:50:22

Rice University Earth scientist Dale Sawyer and colleagues last month reported the discovery of a strong variation in the tectonic stresses in a region of the Pacific Ocean notorious for generating devastating earthquakes and tsunamis in southeastern Japan.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.