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2012-08-10 23:01:52

Officials with the City of Boston are now testing a new app designed to detect potholes. A mathematics professor and student from Grand Valley State University, in Michigan, had a hand in its design. Allendale, Michigan (PRWEB) August 10, 2012 Yet, another good use for those complicated formulas from advanced math class. Officials with the City of Boston, Massachusetts, are now testing a new app designed to detect potholes, and a Grand Valley State University math professor and student had...

Ancient Asteroid Crater Discovered
2012-06-29 14:19:28

DM Crumbliss for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Asteroid impact craters are found all over the Earth, but most are erased by erosion or covered by time. The date has moved a billion years back by the discovery of the oldest impact crater yet at 3 billion years old. The crater is 100 kilometers wide and is the result of an asteroid or comet impact. The crater was discovered near the Maniitsoq region of West Greenland by a team of scientists from the Geological Survey of...

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2012-06-12 07:55:15

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com Researchers from the University of Colorado in Boulder have cataloged over 635,000 Martian craters. The research team just recently finished up counting, outlining and cataloging the 635,000 impact craters on Mars that are roughly a half-mile in diameter. “This database is a giant tool that will be helpful in scores of future Mars studies ranging from age-dating and erosion to planetary habitability and to other applications we have not even thought...

Image 1 - New Research Reveals Details About Earth's Asteroid Impacts
2012-04-25 13:53:40

Lee Rannals for RedOrbit.com Researchers are reporting in the journal Nature that tiny "spherules" embedded in layers of rock have given them details about Earth's asteroid impacts. According to the team, the spherules were created when asteroids crashed into the Earth, vaporizing rock that expanded into space as a giant vapor plume. Small droplets of molten and vaporized rock in the plume then condensed and solidified, falling back to Earth as a thin layer.  These particles...

2011-07-29 13:00:00

POTTSVILLE, Pa., July 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection today approved a 50-foot, next-level excavation that will allow New Hope Crushed Stone & Lime to excavate limestone to a depth of 170 feet below sea level at its Bucks County quarry. The quarry, which has been in operation since the 1930s, has already been permitted to mine limestone to 200 feet below mean sea level, but approval must be granted at each 50-foot increment to continue to...

2011-03-28 05:00:00

BLOOMINGTON, Ill., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Winter brings a number of driving hazards, but one of the most dreaded is the pothole. An encounter with one can leave damaged tires, wheels and suspension components in its wake. State Farm estimates the average damage can put a big dent in drivers' pocketbooks - costing anywhere from $300 to $700. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/statefarm/49038/ (Photo:...

2011-02-28 10:04:00

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - As we leave behind the worst winter in recent memory, there are many reminders left in the form of potholes. Drivers know immediately when they hit a pothole, but what they don't know is if their vehicle has been damaged in the process. To help determine if hitting a pothole has damaged your vehicle, watch for the following warning signs provided by the Car Care Council. Loss of control, swaying when making routine turns,...

2011-02-10 03:00:00

AURORA, Ill., Feb. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- When winter's snow and ice finally melt away, they invariably leave behind an unpleasant reminder of this winter's severe storm season--potholes. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100506/AAACHILOGO) "Major winter storms have affected much of the country this season. While many motorists' cars have made it through the winter storm season unscathed, they could still fall victim to a pothole left in its aftermath," said Beth Mosher,...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Crater -- A crater is a circular depression on the surface of a planet, moon, asteroid, or other celestial body. Craters are typically caused by meteorite impacts, although some are caused by volcanic activity. In the center of craters on Earth a crater lake often accumulates, and in craters formed by meteorites a central island (caused by rebounding crustal rock after the impact) is usually a prominent feature in the lake. Ancient craters whose relief has disappeared leaving only a...

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