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Gas-charged fluids creating seismicity associated with a Louisiana sinkhole
In August 2012, the emergence of a very large sinkhole at the Napoleonville Salt Dome in Louisiana offered University of California, Berkeley scientists the opportunity to detect, locate and analyze a rich sequence of 62 seismic events that occurred one day prior to its discovery. (2014-06-30)
Full Scale Expedition Launched This Month At Newly Discovered Columbus-Era Tribal Sites
Archaeological reseachers this month resumed their exploration of recently discovered underwater and land sites used by a little-known tribe that was the first to encounter Columbus and other Europeans in the New World. (1997-03-18)
Sandia experts help when sinkhole opens up in Louisiana
The US Geological Survey turned to Sandia National Laboratories for help when the earth opened up last month near Bayou Corne, La. (2012-09-26)
Hurricane Ivan helps student study sinkholes
Benjamin Schwartz, a Ph.D. student in geosciences in the College of Science, who is from Doe Hill, Va., in Highland County, is using an innovative technique to characterize ground water movement in sinkholes. (2004-11-01)
Genetic study helps resolve years of speculation about first people in the Americas
A new study could help resolve a longstanding debate about the origins of the first people to inhabit the Americas, researchers report in the journal Science. (2014-05-15)
Massive debris pile reveals risk of huge tsunamis in Hawaii
A mass of marine debris discovered in a giant sinkhole in the Hawaiian islands provides evidence that at least one mammoth tsunami, larger than any in Hawaii's recorded history, has struck the islands, and that a similar disaster could happen again, new research finds. (2014-10-20)
Increase in severe poverty in the US has serious implications for public health
Since 2000, Americans have been getting poorer, and national rates of severe poverty have climbed sharply, according to a study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. (2006-08-29)
Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing -- as new ones lurk
Two giant sinkholes that sit between two West Texas oil patch towns are growing -- and two new ones appear to be lurking, say geophysicists at Southern Methodist University, Dallas. (2016-06-14)
NASA-funded robotic sub finds bottom of world's deepest sinkhole
A robotic vehicle designed for underwater exploration plunged repeatedly into the depths of Mexico's mysterious El Zacatón sinkhole in late May, finding its previously undiscovered bottom 318 meters below the surface and generating a sonar map of its inner dimensions. (2007-05-31)
University of Miami unique archeological preserve receives grant from the Selby Foundation
University of Miami receives $100,000 grant from the William G. (2009-01-13)
Fossils excavated from Bahamian blue hole may give clues of early life
Long before tourists arrived in the Bahamas, ancient visitors took up residence in this archipelago off Florida's coast and left remains offering stark evidence that the arrival of humans can permanently change -- and eliminate -- life on what had been isolated islands, says a University of Florida researcher. (2007-12-03)
NASA mission explores world's deepest sinkhole
A NASA-funded expedition, including researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, will begin searching for the submerged bottom of Mexico's El Zacatón sinkhole with a robotic submarine the week of May 14. (2007-05-14)
Prototype space probe prepares to explore Earth's deepest sinkhole
Scientists return this week to the world's deepest known sinkhole for tests of a NASA-funded robot called DEPTHX, designed to survey and explore for life in one of Earth's most extreme regions and potentially in outer space. (2007-03-07)
Physicist Lisa Randall receives 2009 Benjamin Franklin Creativity Award at Smithsonian event
The Smithsonian Associates and the Creativity Foundation have named renowned physicist Lisa Randall as the recipient of the eighth annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award. (2009-04-15)
NASA's robotic sub readies for dive into Earth's deepest sinkhole
Carnegie Mellon researchers are helping a NASA underwater robot probe Earth's deepest sinkhole -- Zacatón. (2007-02-28)
EARTH Magazine: Naturally occurring methane found in groundwater in New York
Since hydraulic fracturing operations began in the Marcellus Shale region, debate has raged over whether drilling operations are causing high levels of methane in drinking-water wells. (2014-05-07)
UCF, US Geological Survey to conduct water research in joint facility
The U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Central Florida will build a joint facility to study Central Florida's water and how it is affected by stresses including urban growth and hurricanes. (2005-04-04)
Little Salt Spring underwater archeological site in Florida receives new funding
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation of Venice has awarded the University of Miami $250,000 toward expansion of research and educational facilities at the underwater archeological and ecological preserve, Little Salt Spring, in North Port, Sarasota County, Fla. (2009-02-19)
Great Lake's sinkholes host exotic ecosystems
Sinkholes penetrating the bottom one of North America's Great Lakes -- Lake Huron -- unexpectedly harbor exotic ecosystems akin to those in permanently iced-over Antarctic lakes and deep-sea, hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. (2009-02-24)
Rosetta spacecraft sees sinkholes on comet
The European Space Agency's Rosetta spacecraft first began orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014. (2015-07-01)
World fertilizer prices drop dramatically after soaring to all-time highs
World fertilizer prices suddenly dropped in late 2008 after a one-year price spike. (2008-12-16)
WSU anthropologist leads genetic study of prehistoric girl
As head of the team studying the DNA of Naia, an adolescent girl who fell into a Yucatan sinkhole some 12,000 years ago, Brian Kemp has helped illuminate the origins of the first people to inhabit the Americas and their possible connection to native people today. (2014-05-15)
A skeleton clue to early American ancestry
In a watery cave on the Yucatán Peninsula, scientists have found an early American skeleton with a combination of gene variants common to modern Native Americans, a new study reports. (2014-05-15)
University of Florida researchers laser mapping WTC, Pentagon sites
Faculty and students in the University of Florida's civil and coastal engineering department are part of a multi-agency collaborative effort to use an entirely new technique to get detailed pictures of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that relies on both airborne laser swath mapping, or ALSM, and ground-based scanning laser technology. (2001-10-03)
NASA-funded robotic sub makes final dive to reach bottom of Earth's deepest sinkhole
Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin's Jackson School of Geosciences and other institutions begin the final leg of a five-year, NASA-funded mission to reach the bottom of Cenote Zacatón in Mexico, the world's deepest known sinkhole, hoping to learn about Zacatón's geology, geothermal vents and forms of life. (2007-05-15)
Genetic study confirms link between earliest Americans and modern Native-Americans
Remains of 12,000- to 13,000-year-old teenage girl found in and underwater Mexican cave establish definitive link between the earliest Americans and modern Native-Americans. (2014-05-15)
DARPA chooses Carnegie Mellon to develop autonomous capability for 'flying car'
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has awarded a 17-month, $988,000 contract to Carnegie Mellon's Robotics Institute to develop an autonomous flight system for the Transformer Program, which is exploring the feasibility of a military ground vehicle that could transform into a vertical-take-off-and-landing air vehicle. (2010-11-09)
Skull Of Refrigerator-Size Ancient Armadillo Finds A Home At UF
At more than 6 feet long and weighingup to 600 pounds, this is one armadillo that likely wouldn't have ended up as road kill. (1997-12-16)
NASA'S Cassini reveals lake-like feature on Titan
Cassini scientists are fascinated by a dark, lake-like feature recently observed on Saturn's moon Titan. (2005-06-28)
Florida archaeological site yields clues to early civilization in southeast US
The discovery of stone tools alongside mastodon bones in a Florida river shows that humans settled the southeastern United States as much as 1,500 years earlier than scientists previously believed, according to a research team led by a Florida State University professor. (2016-05-13)
America's Most Powerful Centrifuge Testing Dam Safety At CU-Boulder
In the basement of the University of Colorado at Boulder's College of Engineering and Applied Science, a monstrous centrifuge sporting an 80,000-pound swinging arm and a box to tote hefty payloads whirls a miniature earthen dam at 200 miles per hour. (1999-04-12)
Eyeless Australian fish have closest relatives in Madagascar
Researchers from Louisiana State University and the American Museum of Natural History has discovered that two groups of blind cave fishes on opposite sides of the Indian Ocean are each other's closest relatives. (2012-08-29)
Neanderthals were not inferior to modern humans, says CU-Boulder study
The widely held notion that Neanderthals were dimwitted and that their inferior intelligence allowed them to be driven to extinction by the much brighter ancestors of modern humans is not supported by scientific evidence. (2014-04-30)
Spam filter design to benefit from internet routing data
A database of more than 10 million spam email messages collected at just one Internet (2006-09-12)
New geology research explores intriguing questions
Can spaceborne radar help predict sinkholes? What do ancient ambers reveal about paleochemotaxonomy? (2013-12-18)
Caves of St. Louis County: A tale of loss
Caves are in trouble, says Robert Criss, Ph.D., professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. (2007-03-12)
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