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2010-11-01 09:59:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The project known as The World Park, an event and campaign created for New York's Parks and Recreation group, launched in Central Park on Arbor Day weekend 2010. The event received over 1,500 participants and has been announced the FWA Mobile Site of the Day and finalist at the 2011 One Show Interactive for its innovative and integrated branding campaign. "The project has received so much recognition from the industry -- we couldn't be more excited....

2010-09-27 07:30:00

A better way to pinpoint where volcanic eruptions are likely to occur has been produced by an international team of geophysicists. Scientists from the universities of Leeds, Purdue, Indiana and Addis Ababa, investigated volcanic activity occurring in the remote Afar desert of Northern Ethiopia between 2005 and 2009. By studying a rare sequence of 13 magmatic events "“ where hot molten rock was intruded into a crack between the African and Arabian plates "“ they found that the...

2010-09-21 11:43:19

The heat in the atmosphere of Venus, induced from a strong greenhouse warming, might actually have a cooling effect on the planet's interior. This counter-intuitive theory is based on calculations from a new model presented at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) in Rome on Tuesday September 21st. "For some decades we've known that the large amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of Venus cause the extreme heat we observe presently", explains Lena Noack from the German...

2010-09-21 08:00:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX:MXY) today announced that its audited 2010 year end results and Annual Information Form will be released on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 after markets close. A conference call and live audio webcast to discuss the results will be held on Wednesday, September 29, 2010 at 11:30 am ET (8:30 am PT). Fiscal Year End 2010 and Q4 Results Conference Call and Webcast...

2010-09-18 08:14:00

The Earth's mantle and its core mix at a distance of 2900 km under our feet in a mysterious zone. A team of geophysicists has just verified that the partial fusion of the mantle is possible in this area when the temperature reaches 4200 Kelvin. This reinforces the hypothesis of the presence of a deep magma ocean. The originality of this work, carried out by the scientists of the Institut de min©ralogie et de physique des milieux condens©s (UPMC/Universit© Paris Diderot/Institut...

2010-09-17 10:58:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) reports that a Special Committee appointed by the Icelandic government to review Magma's acquisition of a 98.53% stake in Icelandic geothermal company HS Orka has concluded that Magma acted in full compliance with Icelandic law. At an HS Orka shareholders meeting today, a new Board of Directors was elected, where three new Magma appointees were elected, including Asgeir Margeirsson as Chairman. Mr. Margeirsson...

2010-09-03 09:33:00

(all amounts in USD unless stated otherwise) VANCOUVER, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magma Energy Sweden A.B., today has closed the final portion of a previously announced agreement to acquire further shares of Iceland geothermal company HS Orka hf. Magma Sweden now holds a 98.53% interest in HS Orka. In today's transaction, Magma Sweden acquired 14.32% of HS Orka's outstanding shares from Geysir Green Energy ehf...

2010-08-17 10:36:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) announces that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Magma Energy Sweden A.B., today has closed a portion of a previously announced agreement to acquire further shares of Iceland geothermal company HS Orka hf. Magma Sweden now holds an 84.21% interest in HS Orka. The acquisition was originally announced in a press release dated May 17, 2010. In today's transaction, Magma Sweden acquired 38.03% of HS Orka's outstanding shares...

2010-08-03 16:09:00

VANCOUVER, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Magma Energy Corp. (TSX: MXY) ("Magma" or the "Company") today announced that it has extended the deadline for holding its annual general meeting from September 2, 2010 to December 2, 2010 in order to provide sufficient time for the Company, and its external auditors, to finalize the Company's audited annual financial statements. The Company held an annual general meeting on June 2, 2009 prior to its initial public offering. Pursuant to corporate...

2010-08-03 09:20:21

A new study has found that a mixing of two different types of magma is the key to the historic eruptions of Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest mountain, and that eruptions often happen in a relatively short time "“ weeks or months "“ after this mixing occurs. This behavior is somewhat different than that of most other Cascade Range volcanoes, researchers said, including Mount Hood's nearby, more explosive neighbor, Mount St. Helens. The research is being reported this week in Nature...

Latest Magma Reference Libraries

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
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.