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Deep Magma Imaged Beneath Pacific Seafloor Volcano
2013-03-28 04:51:18

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online By using electromagnetic technology to map a large area of seafloor near Central America and the northern East Pacific Rise, researchers from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography report that they have a better idea of the origin of the erupted magma that eventually becomes new seafloor. Scientists have known for several decades that the seafloor is formed throughout the major ocean basins at the linear chains of volcanoes known...

2008-12-08 12:50:34

The U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the Scripps Institution of Oceanography $12 million to construct a state-of-the-art ocean science research lab. The award, from the department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, will allow Scripps to construct the Marine Ecosystem Sensing, Observation and Modeling Laboratory on its University of California-San Diego campus. Officials said the new lab will conduct research on marine ecosystem forecasting and become a resource for other...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'