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Lava Formations In Western US Linked To Tear In Giant Slab Of Earth
2012-02-17 04:04:00

Like a stream of air shooting out of an airplane's broken window to relieve cabin pressure, scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego say lava formations in eastern Oregon are the result of an outpouring of magma forced out of a breach in a massive slab of Earth.

Google Earth Ocean Terrain Receives Major Update
2012-02-04 03:58:41

Internet information giant Google updated ocean data in its Google Earth application this week, reflecting new bathymetry data assembled by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, NOAA researchers and many other ocean mapping groups from around the world.

2012-02-02 22:57:31

A first-of-its kind study of extreme temperature shock reveals complexities of climate-induced threats.

A drifting buoy is deployed.
2012-01-28 13:36:26

A team of scientists and conservationists created a plan to survey the debris field and mark it with satellite-tracked drifting buoys.

2011-12-23 08:26:59

A group of 19 scientists from five research organizations have conducted the broadest field study of ocean acidification to date using sensors developed at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego.

2011-11-10 15:27:48

Kawasaki Disease (KD) is a severe childhood disease that many parents, even some doctors, mistake for an inconsequential viral infection.

Giant Amoebas Found Deep in Mariana Trench
2011-10-23 05:33:05

During a summer expedition to the deepest region on the planet, the Mariana Trench, a team of researchers and engineers witnessed a breed of giant amoebas known as xenophyophores living at depths that had never been recorded before.

2011-10-11 12:06:32

A newly developed method for microscopically extracting, or "mining," information from genomes could represent a significant boost in the search for new therapeutic drugs and improve science's understanding of basic functions such as how cells communicate with one another.

Image 1 - Modeling The Local Impact Of Global Climate Change
2011-09-18 06:38:11

Scripps researcher adapts global climate model to improve regional predictions.


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