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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...

Volcanic Rock Research Sheds New Light On Earth’s Formation
2013-11-08 12:29:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By analyzing basalt, a substance formed from cooling lava, a team of European scientists have gained new insight into how the Earth’s core, crust and atmosphere formed, as well as how volcanic activity originated. According to UPI, the researchers recreated the conditions of the Earth approximately 4.5 billion years ago, when much of the world was molten and the crust formed as lava cooled. Their goal was to develop a...

2013-11-06 23:03:21

ROBEN-3, Available in Three Thunderbolt Expansion and Two Pci Express Configurations, the Perfect Mac Pro Sidekick San Diego, CA (PRWEB) November 06, 2013 Magma announced the specifications, price and availability for the new ROBEN-3 line of computer expansion systems, featuring Thunderbolt™ and Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) connectivity in a package that is powerful, versatile and rack-mountable. Engineered to Magma’s “mission critical” standards for...

2013-11-04 23:25:18

San Diego-Based Developer of Computer Expansion Products Supports Independent Filmmakers San Diego, Calif (PRWEB) November 04, 2013 Magma, a developer of computer expansion products for servers, desktops and portable platforms, is pleased to announce the winner of its People’s Choice Award. Spencer Gillis, a New York-based independent filmmaker, received the award for his short film, GUN, which debuted earlier this month at the San Diego Film Festival. Magma sponsored the San Diego...


Latest Magma Reference Libraries

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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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.