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2010-07-15 02:57:06

While prospectors and geologists have been successful in finding diamonds through diligent searching, one University of Houston professor and his team's work could help improve the odds by focusing future searches in particular areas.

2009-05-27 15:56:08

Arizona State University researchers say they have discovered a large cylindrical blob of cold material far below the surface of central Nevada. Led by geologist John West, the scientists determined the blob was formed when portions of the lithosphere -- the Earth's crust and uppermost mantle -- had sunk into the more fluid upper mantle beneath the U.S.

2009-04-09 08:00:00

Geothermal company relocating to Los Angeles area LOS ANGELES, April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Craton Equity Partners (http://cratonep.com/) has commenced its second round of funding for EnLink Geoenergy Services (http://www.enlinkgeoenergy.com/).


Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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