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2013-01-11 05:03:46

The Melbourne Area Association of Realtors® (MAAR) has signed an agreement to become the 16th Shareholder of My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS). MFRMLS is the largest MLS in Florida, and one of the largest MLS companies in the United States. MAITLAND, Fl (PRWEB) January 10, 2013 The Melbourne Area Association of Realtors® (MAAR) has signed an agreement to become the 16th Shareholder of My Florida Regional MLS (MFRMLS). MFRMLS Shareholders actively participate in shaping MFRMLS policy...

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

[WATCH VIDEO: Using TNT To Understand Volcanoes] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers chucked some TNT into the Earth in order to study maar craters and help predict the next big volcano. University at Buffalo scientists reported in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that they performed experiments to help examine maar carters, which resemble the bowl-like cavities formed by meteorites. By measuring meteorite impacts, scientists are able...

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

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A new study is shedding light on the violent lives of monogenetic volcanoes, which erupt when magma and water meet. These volcanoes erupt beneath the surface of the Earth just once before dying, although some eruptions can last for years. Greg A. Valentine, PhD, a University at Buffalo geology professor, said not much is known about maar-diatremes volcanoes. "The hazards that are associated with these volcanoes tend to be...

Death Valley Crater May Have Future Big Bang Potential
2012-01-24 10:22:17

In California's Death Valley, death is looking just a bit closer. Geologists have determined that the half-mile-wide Ubehebe Crater, formed by a prehistoric volcanic explosion, was created far more recently than previously thought–and that conditions for a sequel may exist today. Up to now, geologists were vague on the age of the 600-foot deep crater, which formed when a rising plume of magma hit a pocket of underground water, creating an explosion. The most common estimate was about...