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wolves isle royale
2015-04-21 19:51:53

The wolf population at Isle Royale National Park in Michigan has reached a historic low, with only three members of the group remaining alive – just one-third the amount that were spotted in 2014, according to wildlife experts from Michigan Technical University.

2015-04-20 23:00:47

The Church of Scientology announces a new video published April 20: Mr.

2015-04-20 12:34:44

PARIS, April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - Mexico is the second largest medical device market in Latin America after Brazil - The local distributor,

2015-04-15 12:30:55

PARIS, April 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- - 300 physicians and surgeons gathered in Lisbon at the International Conference of Cellvizio Users to discuss

2015-03-31 12:35:07

The Grenoble University Hospital has acquired two Cellvizio endomicroscopy systems for the gastroenterology, interventional pulmonology and urology departments PARIS, March 31, 2015 /PRNewswire/

2015-03-25 12:28:51

PARIS, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Investigator-Initiated DETECT Study shows benefits of using Cellvizio to safely differentiate the nature of pancreas cysts

2015-03-17 16:26:11

New code reflects rapidly expanding recognition of positive clinical results involving use of endomicroscopy to enhance diagnostic accuracy during ERCP procedures PARIS, March 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/

giant tortoise
2015-03-16 08:48:01

While not exactly in the Bambi league when it comes to cute, wild baby giant tortoises are a rare and exciting find. So, when scientists working in the Galapagos on the second Pinzón Island Giant Tortoise Survey found the first young Pinzón tortoises on the island for the first time in 100 years they were delighted. The find represents a major success story for conservation on the Galapagos Islands.

2015-03-11 20:23:35

Cellvizio is now available in ten leading hospitals involving multiple specialties in Japan PARIS, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Technology highlighted in

volcano drone
2015-03-02 11:30:48

Crawling down into a volcano and drawing a map of what it looks like from the inside would be a painful experience. You know, since the insides of volcanoes are made of lava. Enter the drones!


Latest Volcanism Reference Libraries

Irazú Volcano
2014-10-04 18:35:23

Irazú Volcano, known as Volcán Irazú in Spanish, is an active stratovolcano that is located in Costa Rica. The origin of the volcano’s name is unknown, but it is thought to be a variant of the word Iztarú, which is the name of a village that was near the volcano, or a mixture of the words ara, meaning point, and tzu, meaning thunder. It is locally known as The Colossus due to large past eruptions. This volcano is located within Irazú Volcano National Park, which holds montane forests...

Rincón de la Vieja
2014-10-04 18:29:11

Rincón de la Vieja is an active complex volcano that is located in northwestern Costa Rica. Its name, meaning The Old Woman's Corner, refers to a legend that says that a woman’s lover was thrown into the volcano by her father, after which she lived on the volcano as a recluse. This volcano reaches 6,286 feet in elevation and is the tallest volcano in Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park. Visitors were once permitted to climb up to the crater, but a recent eruption caused this area to...

Chimborazo
2014-10-04 18:25:34

Chimborazo is an inactive stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. This volcano reaches an elevation of 20,564 feet and although it is not the tallest mountain measured above sea level, its proximity to the equator makes its summit the farthest away from the center of the earth. The origin of its name is unknown, but it could have received its name from several words in the Quichua or Quechua language or from the Cayapa language....

Cotopaxi
2014-10-04 18:16:10

Cotopaxi is an active stratovolcano that is located in Ecuador and is part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. This volcano, reaching an elevation of 19,347 feet above sea level, is the second tallest volcano in Ecuador and one of the tallest active volcanoes in the world. The origin of its name is unknown, but some sources say that it means Neck of the Moon in the language of the indigenous people and it has been considered sacred in their culture. Cotopaxi is shaped like a cone that is almost...

Mount Hudson
2014-10-04 18:07:58

Mount Hudson, also known as Volcán Hudson, is an active stratovolcano that is located in southern Chile, named after 9th-century Chilean Navy hydrographer Francisco Hudson. Its summit, which is covered in glaciers, holds a caldera that was created from a large eruption that occurred in 4750 BCE or 1890 BCE. Based on evidence found at the Los Toldos archaeological site, it is thought that the early eruption destroyed most settlements in the area at that time. Modern eruptions occurred in...

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cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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