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Microbial Life In Undersea Volcanoes Provide Exciting New Research Opportunities
2012-08-07 13:38:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although some have estimated a third of the Earth's biomass lives in our planet's rocks and sediments, little is known about these hard to reach organisms. A new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), with possibly wide reaching implications, looks to study one group of methane-producing microbes that live deep in the cracks of hot undersea volcanoes. Because of the alien nature of these...

2012-07-17 10:21:48

FARMINGTON, Conn., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Global Information Inc. announces limited available registration remaining for two very important Shale Gas and Coal Methane conferences: (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/CG41638) Shale World 2012 30 July - 1 August 2012 | Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, Australia Shale gas exploitation is an increasingly important segment of the energy sector, and has the potential to greatly expand worldwide energy supply. However,...

2012-07-11 02:21:47

HOUSTON, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTC:BB FEEC) announced today the release of an independent engineering report prepared by Resource Investment Strategy Consultants (RISC) with respect to its coalbed methane (CBM) contingent resources located in its Shouyang block in Shanxi Province, China as of December 31, 2011. The contingent resource estimates in the RISC report were prepared to the standards recognized by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) in the...

2012-07-09 02:21:19

HOUSTON, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB: FEEC) announced today that the Modification Agreement extending the exploration period of its Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for coalbed methane (CBM) in the Shouyang Block in Shanxi Province has received formal approval from the Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Among other provisions, the Modification Agreement with China United Coalbed Methane Corporation (CUCBM) provides a...

Cassini, Titan, Water, Saturn
2012-06-29 04:55:20

[ Watch the Video ] Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers using data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have revealed that Titan has a layer of liquid water under its ice shell. During their study, they saw a large amount of squeezing and stretching as the moon orbited Saturn. They determined that if Titan were composed entirely of stiff rock, the gravitational attraction of Saturn would cause bulges, or solid "tides," 3 feet of height. Cassini reveled that...

2012-06-21 06:21:16

FARMINGTON, Conn., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For most people, the term "Clean Energy": brings to mind images of wind turbines and solar photovoltaic panels, but these represent just a small portion of available clean energy technologies. Global Information is pleased to provide two excellent new reports that focus on lesser-known but high-potential sources of environment-friendly power: Biogas and Biopellets. Premium market research reports like these help businesses stay on the...

2012-06-19 06:23:03

HOUSTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC) announced today that its Modification Agreement extending the exploration period of its Production Sharing Contract for the Enhong and Laochang Area in Yunnan Province has received formal approval from the Ministry of Commerce (MofCom) of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Michael R. McElwrath, CEO and President, said, "We are delighted to have received news of MofCom's approval of the...

2012-06-19 06:22:33

Reflecting Clear Biases and Cherry Picking of Information, Fracking Study Is "Industry Garbage In, Industry Garbage Out" That Does Not Hold Up to Close Review ITHACA, N.Y., June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The nonprofit Physicians Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy (PSE) today issued the following joint statement by Profs. Anthony Ingraffea and Robert Howarth, and research technician Renee Santoro of Cornell University: "We have analyzed the widely publicized report...

2012-06-18 23:33:20

The ancient reserves of methane gas seeping from the melting Arctic ice cap told Jeff Chanton and fellow researchers what they already knew: As the permafrost thaws, there is a release of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas that causes climate warming. The trick was figuring out how much, said Chanton, the John W. Winchester Professor of Oceanography at Florida State University. The four-member team – whose findings were published in the respected journal Nature Geoscience –...

Saturnian Moon Titan Has Tropical Lakes, Cassini Finds
2012-06-14 12:02:30

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com NASA's Cassini spacecraft has discovered tropical lakes on Saturn's moon Titan, one of which is about half the size of Utah's Great Salt Lake. Previous models had assumed the long-standing bodies of liquid only existed at the poles on the moon, but the latest findings published in this week's issue of the journal Nature shows the methane lakes in the "tropics" of Titan. Caitlin Griffith, the paper's lead author, said that the liquid for these lakes likely...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Umbriel -- Umbriel is a moon of Uranus discovered in 1851 by William Lassell. It was named after the 'dusky melancholy sprite' in Alexander Pope's The Rape of the Lock. Umbriel's surface is the darkest of the Uranian moons, and it is also the least geologically active. It is mostly composed of water ice, with the balance made up of silicate rock and methane ice. Most of its methane ice is on its surface. ----- Discovery Discovered by William Lassell...

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Uranus' moon Ariel -- Ariel is a moon of Uranus discovered in 1851 by William Lassell. Its composition is roughly 50% water ice, 30% silicate rock, and 20% methane ice, and it appears to have regions of fresh frost in places. Largely devoid of impact craters, Ariel appears to have undergone a period of intense geological activity that has produced a huge network of fault canyons and liquid water outflows over its surface. ----- Discovery Discovered by William Lassell...

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