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More Gold Along With Other Minerals Found 'In Them Thar Hills'
2012-07-24 12:59:15

TAU researcher's new method uncovers half-million ton mineral deposit in rough mountain terrain Though technology has taken much of the guesswork out of mining, mountain ranges are still notoriously difficult environments in which to hunt for valuable minerals. Various methods used to draw a picture of the underground environment, including the measurement of gravitational and magnetic fields, are easily thrown off by factors such as changes in topography height, surrounding temperature,...

Travelling Gnome Studying Earth's Varying Gravity
2012-03-25 05:39:18

A globetrotting garden gnome isn't merely wandering from place to place on a sightseeing tour -- it is actually part of a precision scale manufacturer's attempt to illustrate the changes in gravity that can occur depending on which part of the Earth a person (or lawn ornament) calls home. According to LiveScience reporter Stephanie Pappas, the project is a collaboration between Kern & Sohn and schools and research centers throughout the globe in order to show how the gnome's weight...

2012-03-19 04:15:51

How much ice is Greenland is really losing? - Movement in the Earth's mantle? - Enough water for all? For the first time, the melting of glaciers in Greenland could now be measured with high accuracy from space. Just in time for the tenth anniversary of the twin satellites GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) a sharp image has surface, which also renders the spatial distribution of the glacial melt more precisely. The Greenland ice shield had to cope with up to 240 gigatons of...

2012-02-01 09:55:13

On Earth all biology is subjected to gravity. Some biological systems require gravity for correct orientation (geotropism: plants grow up, roots grow down). In the absence of gravity even human biology is affected: astronauts lose bone density at 1-2% a month rather than the usual 1-2% a year on Earth. But the effects of gravity on cellular processes are less well understood. New research published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Genomics has used diamagnetic levitation to...

2011-12-02 13:20:49

The December GSA TODAY science article, "Unique geologic insights from “non-unique” gravity and magnetic interpretation,” is now online at www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/. All GSA Today articles are open access. In many fields of applied science, such as geology, there are often tensions and disagreements between scientists who specialize in analyses of problems using mathematical models to describe sets of collected data, and those that rely on on-the-ground observations...

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2011-03-31 09:55:00

A team working with Europe's GOCE satellite has shed light on the way the Earth looks from a gravitational point of view. Scientists use the data gathered by the space probe to show how gravity varies across the Earth. The data has revealed how the oceans are moving and how they redistribute the heat from the Sun around the world. GOCE has also helped scientists understand that the earthquakes that struck Japan last month and Chile last year occurred because of huge masses of rock that...

2011-01-10 06:55:00

GRANTS PASS, Ore., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In "Tidal Forces: A Different Theory," as presented at Caltech to the American Physical Society on Oct. 30, 2010, Roy Masters revisits the theories describing the moon raising the tides by virtue of pull gravity combined with the moon's centripetal angular momentum. Masters shows that if gravity is considered the attractive interaction between individual bodies, then a working moon would have fallen to earth eons ago. Masters, founder of...

2010-06-23 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 4, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G) G-FORCE ONE will take off from Dulles International Airport offering flyers a chance to experience independence from the law of gravity. Flyers will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness and celebrate the nation's birthday onboard ZERO-G's weightless flight. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. (Photo:...

2010-05-19 12:19:00

LAS VEGAS, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 29, Zero Gravity Corporation's (ZERO-G), G-FORCE ONE will take off from LAS airport offering flyers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to defy the laws of gravity. Guests will have the unique opportunity to float freely in complete weightlessness during ZERO-G's weightless flight. ZERO-G is the first and only FAA-approved provider of commercial weightless flights. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100519/NE07654 ) Flying ZERO-G is a...


Word of the Day
lambent
  • Licking.
  • Hence Running along or over a surface, as if in the act of licking; flowing over or along; lapping or bathing; softly bright; gleaming.
This word comes the Latin 'lambere,' to lick.
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