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2014-04-05 06:41:23

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The contours of the Earth's crust are influenced by the high temperatures deep within the Earth's mantle, according to a new study published in Science. A team of researchers, led by Brown University, demonstrated that those temperature differences control the elevation and volcanic activity along mid-ocean ridges, the colossal mountain ranges that line the ocean floor. Forming at the boundaries of tectonic plates, mid-ocean ridges...

2014-03-26 23:28:05

All Magma Thunderbolt products now ship with twice the speed at the same price. San Diego, Calif (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Magma’s Thunderbolt™ 2 compatible versions of its popular Express Box 1T, Express Box 3T and ROBEN-3 expansion systems are shipping worldwide. The all-new Thunderbolt™ 2 technology, developed by Intel®, is twice as fast as previous platforms which will significantly enhance workflow capabilities. Magma’s Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion offerings will provide a...

2014-03-10 23:24:59

Magma to complete S-OEM certification for high-performance Tesla GPU expansion products. San Diego, Calif. (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 Magma today announced it has joined the NVIDIA® Tesla® Preferred Partner Program, expanding Magma’s reach into high performance computing (HPC) by providing product support for NVIDIA’s Tesla GPU accelerator product line. As a member of the program, Magma has access to NVIDIA’s industry-leading HPC solutions, product and technology support,...

Mount Hood Study Suggests Dormant Volcanoes Quickly Become Active
2014-02-17 07:22:37

[ Watch the Video: Dormant Volcanoes Can Quickly Become Active ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research by UC Davis and Oregon State University may soon lead to new forecasts into how soon volcanoes are ready to erupt. Geologists from both schools, publishing a paper online in the journal Nature, have found that in order for an eruption to occur, molten rock under the volcano must be sufficiently mobile. The evidence comes from a study of Oregon’s...

Large Magma Chamber Sits Below World’s Most Active Volcano
2014-01-29 13:29:50

[ Watch the Video: What's Bubbling Below The Kilauea Volcano? ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science researchers have discovered a large magma chamber below the world’s most active volcano. The new discovery is the first geophysical observation that large magma chambers exist in the deeper parts of Kilauea. For the study, the team analyzed the seismic waves that travel through the volcano....

2014-01-15 23:23:30

Updated products set to ship by the end of February. New versions to be priced the same as original Thunderbolt™ versions. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 Magma today announced the planned release of a Thunderbolt™ 2 compatible version of its popular EB1T, EB3T and ROBEN-3TS and 3TX expansion computing systems. The updated products will carry the same prices as the original, Thunderbolt™ versions, and will begin shipping to select resellers by February 28th. “As with all of...

Supervolcanoes And Volcanic Activity
2014-01-06 03:54:43

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One team of researchers has uncovered the factors that determine the frequency and magnitude of volcanic activity, while another has identified the triggers for the rare and explosive eruptions experienced by supervolcanoes, according to studies currently appearing in the advanced online edition of the journal Nature Geoscience. In one paper, ETH-Zurich professor Carmen Sanchez-Valle and her colleagues used an X-ray beam at the...

Dense Earth Crust Was Recycled Into The Mantle During Archean Eon
2013-12-31 07:31:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The temperature of the Earth’s mantle during the Archean eon some four billion years ago was significantly higher than it is today, causing the crust to become unstable and drip back down into the mantle, according to research published this month in Nature Geoscience. As part of the study, Dr. Tim Johnson of the Institute of Geosciences at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and his colleagues created model calculations...

Geoscientist Leads International Drilling Mission To Lower Crust Of Pacific
2013-12-04 11:33:49

University of Houston A University of Houston (UH) geoscientist and his colleagues are revealing new discoveries about the Earth's development, following a major international expedition that recovered the first-ever drill core from the lower crust of the Pacific Ocean. Co-chief scientists Jonathan Snow from UH and Kathryn Gillis from University of Victoria in Canada led a team of 30 researchers from around the world on the $10 million expedition, finding a few surprises upon...

2013-11-25 23:25:55

Magma hires industry veteran Jim Medeiros to expand presence in U.S. and Europe. San DIego, CA (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 Magma, a developer of computer expansion products for servers, desktops and portable platforms, is pleased to announce its recent hire of Jim Medeiros, who has joined the Magma team as Strategic Business Development Director. This position is a newly created role designed to grow the company’s presence in select U.S. markets and in Europe. Within this role, Medeiros...


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2005-05-25 18:34:42

Scoria is a term used by geologists to describe an igneous rock containing many gas bubbles, or vesicules. Scoria forms when magma rich in dissolved gases is vented. As the magma encounters lower pressures, the gasses are able to escape and form bubbles. These bubbles are trapped when the magma cools and solidifies. Volcanic cones of scoria can be left behind after eruptions, usually forming mountains with a crater at the summit. An example is Mount Wellington, Auckland in New Zealand....

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  • A unit of saved energy.
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