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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

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2015-04-04 12:38:23

Sweet! Underground moon cities might be possible if large lunar lava tubes exist beneath the lunar surface that could protect people from extreme temperature and radiation.

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

lunar volcanic eruption
2015-03-19 14:29:08

A team of scientists have discovered that a volcanic eruption on the Moon was much larger than previously thought – with debris from the eruption covering an area about the size of South Carolina.

kite volcano
2015-03-17 08:48:06

What can flying a kite over the Hawaiian islands tell us about past events that helped shape the landscape of Mars? Quite a lot, apparently, according to scientist from the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory (LPL) at the University of Arizona.

volcano tonga island
2015-03-13 10:59:49

Thanks to volcanic activity, a new island has risen out of the waters of the South Pacific. Just don't start making Spring Break plans to go there yet. Scientists are warning that the new island is highly unstable and even boats should avoid passing too close.

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!

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2015-02-25 13:45:18

Geyser accuracy appears to be caused by chambers in their plumbing, according to a new study.


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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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