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Scientists Use TNT To Predict Volcanic Explosions
2012-11-26 15:50:37

Researchers chucked some TNT into the Earth in order to study maar craters and help predict the next big eruption.

Monogenetic Volcanoes Lead Violent Lives
2012-10-03 19:23:35

A new study is shedding light on the violent lives of monogenetic volcanoes, which erupt when magma and water meet.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.