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2012-01-10 23:43:22

A new analysis of satellite data from the late 1990s documents for the first time the “uplift” of ground above a site of underground nuclear testing, providing researchers a potential new tool for analyzing the strength of detonation. The study has just been published in Geophysical Research Letters. Lead author Paul Vincent, a geophysicist at Oregon State University, cautions that the findings won´t lead to dramatic new ability to detect secret nuclear explosions...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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