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by Newsman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Oldest Roman military fort: airborne lasers uncover fort from 178BC
Replies: 0
Views: 784

Oldest Roman military fort: airborne lasers uncover fort from 178BC

When archaeologists announced recently they had discovered one of the oldest known ancient Roman military forts in Italy you might have imagined the ruins were unearthed during excavations. Or perhaps you envisaged a Raiders of the Lost Ark-style expedition on which a real-life Indiana Jones uncover...
by Newsman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:19 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Five companies submit tenders for offshore seismic survey
Replies: 2
Views: 1504

Five companies submit tenders for offshore seismic survey

Five international geophysics companies yesterday submitted tender documents to conduct a 2D seismic marine survey of Bangladesh’s offshore areas. The objective of the survey is to provide the oil and gas industry with 2D seismic data of the offshore areas of Bangladesh to aid basin evaluation, pros...
by Newsman
Thu Apr 02, 2015 9:09 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Safe Seismic Testing Devices Introduced in Midland Neighborhoods (Video)
Replies: 1
Views: 939

Safe Seismic Testing Devices Introduced in Midland Neighborhoods (Video)

"I didn't know what exactly they were. I understand now they're some sort of seismic thing," said Midlander Roger Wells. This is Dawson Geophysical's latest project in seismic testing. Seismic? Not to worry. Jason Stockstill with Dawson Geophysical says the testing involves no dynamite or heavy dril...
by Newsman
Sun Mar 22, 2015 12:05 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Frontier beneath our feet: Seismic study aims to map Earth's interior in 3-D
Replies: 0
Views: 701

Frontier beneath our feet: Seismic study aims to map Earth's interior in 3-D

When a 7.9-magnitude earthquake struck central China's Sichuan province in 2008, seismic waves rippled through the region, toppling apartment houses in the city of Chengdu and swaying office buildings 1,000 miles away in Shanghai. Though destructive, earthquakes provide benefit in one respect: they ...
by Newsman
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Mt. Baldy unlikely to reopen before end of summer
Replies: 0
Views: 697

Mt. Baldy unlikely to reopen before end of summer

Another summer likely will pass before visitors can return to Mount Baldy in the Indiana dunes, as scientists try to determine what causes mysterious holes in the sand like the one that swallowed a 6-year-old boy in 2013. Mount Baldy, which stands 126 feet tall and covers 43 acres, has been closed s...
by Newsman
Sun Mar 22, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: OSBI buys ground penetrating radar to find human remains, quickly makes discovery (video)
Replies: 0
Views: 685

OSBI buys ground penetrating radar to find human remains, quickly makes discovery (video)

Due to a reported increase in the amount of clandestine graves around Oklahoma, an independent state agency has invested in a radar to locate human remains more easily.

http://www.koco.com/news/osbi-buys-rada ... y/31791268
by Newsman
Sat Mar 21, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Giant saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, says Hubble Space Telescope
Replies: 0
Views: 3116

Giant saltwater ocean on Ganymede, Jupiter’s largest moon, says Hubble Space Telescope

Ganymede is Jupiter’s largest moon, and also the biggest moon in our solar system. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has provided compelling evidence of an underground saltwater ocean on Ganymede with more water than there is on Earth. Scientists searching for habitable world’s beyond Earth say that liq...
by Newsman
Sat Mar 21, 2015 6:57 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Otto Marine posts loss of USD 41.5M (Singapore)
Replies: 0
Views: 635

Otto Marine posts loss of USD 41.5M (Singapore)

Singapore-listed offshore services provider Otto Marine posted a full-year loss of USD41.5 million for fiscal year 2014 (FY2014), from a profit of USD15.9 million in fiscal year 2013 (FY 2013). The company's revenue went down 30.5% to USD355.9 million in FY 2014 from USD511.9 million in FY 2013. The...
by Newsman
Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:20 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Geoscience employment numbers fall again in Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 3293

Geoscience employment numbers fall again in Australia

After a slight recovery in geoscientist unemployment numbers prospects have again dimmed for the sector. The last quarter saw the first bright light for an industry that has suffered heavily, with the end of September 2014 recording an unemployment rate of 13.5 per cent, down from 15.4 per cent in J...
by Newsman
Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:56 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: New fiber-optic monitoring tools could help industry unlock geothermal energy
Replies: 12
Views: 3701

New fiber-optic monitoring tools could help industry unlock geothermal energy

University of Wisconsin-Madison geoscientists and engineers are working with industry partners and the U.S. Department of Energy to develop a highly detailed monitoring system for geothermal wells. Man-made geothermal systems that emulate natural ones could, by some conservative estimates, produce a...
by Newsman
Tue Mar 17, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Video: Human remains found outside Shawnee connected to missing woman case (GPR)
Replies: 0
Views: 614

Video: Human remains found outside Shawnee connected to missing woman case (GPR)

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation said they used a ground-penetrating radar at the location after receiving a tip that Weaver was buried in a clandestine grave. It was the first time that the OSBI had made use of the new radar. "Without that technology it’s possible that we would not have f...
by Newsman
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:25 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: China's Yutu rover finds layers inside the moon
Replies: 0
Views: 1206

China's Yutu rover finds layers inside the moon

The moon has a more complex history than previously thought with at least nine subsurface layers, results from ground-penetrating radar aboard China’s Yutu lunar rover shows, scientists said on Thursday. Researchers suspect the layering is due to ancient lava flows interspersed with layers of the lu...
by Newsman
Sat Mar 14, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit purchases state-of-the art equipment
Replies: 0
Views: 666

Seismic Monitoring and Research Unit purchases state-of-the art equipment

State-of-the-art seismographs have been purchased by the Seis­mic Monitoring and Research Unit at the University of Malta’s Depart­ment of Physics. These instruments will be used to establish the Malta Seismic Network, and also comple­ment the increasing number of sophis­ticated geophysical equip­me...
by Newsman
Sun Mar 08, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle
Replies: 1
Views: 1011

Archaeologists find two lost cities deep in Honduras jungle

Archaeologists have discovered two lost cities in the deep jungle of Honduras, emerging from the forest with evidence of a pyramid, plazas and artifacts that include the effigy of a half-human, half-jaguar spirit. The team of specialists in archaeology and other fields, escorted by three British bus...
by Newsman
Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Could New Geophysics Technology Spark Exploration?
Replies: 0
Views: 1186

Could New Geophysics Technology Spark Exploration?

Abitibi Geophysics, a mining exploration services company, reported that its new induced-polarization survey technology recently documented the existence of mineral deposits as deep as 450 metres under the bed of Quebec's frozen Lake Pusticamica. Under contract to Cartier Resources Inc., a Quebec ju...
by Newsman
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:11 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Earth inner core has its own inner core
Replies: 0
Views: 637

Earth inner core has its own inner core

Seismic waves are helping scientists to plumb the world's deepest mystery: the planet's inner core. Thanks to a novel application of earthquake-reading technology, a research team at the University of Illinois and colleagues at Nanjing University in China have found that the Earth's inner core has a...
by Newsman
Tue Feb 10, 2015 10:47 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: The Moon’s Mysterious Magnetic Field
Replies: 0
Views: 642

The Moon’s Mysterious Magnetic Field

Today, the Moon has a very weak magnetic field, but researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) recently released a paper in Nature showing that the Moon used to have a much stronger magnetic field. In fact, they believe the Moon’s magnetic field was even stronger than the Earth...
by Newsman
Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Methane leakage from Arctic seabed for millions of years (3D seismic exploration using P-Cable)
Replies: 0
Views: 649

Methane leakage from Arctic seabed for millions of years (3D seismic exploration using P-Cable)

Natural seepage of methane offshore the Arctic archipelago Svalbard has been occurring periodically for at least 2,7 million years. Major events of methane emissions happened at least twice during this period, according to a new study. We worry about greenhouse gas methane. Its lifetime in the atmos...
by Newsman
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter's Ice Ocean Moon
Replies: 1
Views: 998

NASA Eyes Mission to Jupiter's Ice Ocean Moon

Jupiter's mysterious moon Europa, famed for its role in 2001: A Space Odyssey, may soon host an intense search for life. The White House this week presented a 2016 U.S. budget that includes $30 million in funding for the development of an ambitious mission to explore Europa. The ice-covered moon has...
by Newsman
Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Ancient snow patches melting at record speed
Replies: 0
Views: 1216

Ancient snow patches melting at record speed

Climate change is about to wipe out snowfields that have survived in the Norwegian mountains for 5,000 years. They actually shouldn’t exist in Norway. Summers are too hot and winters too dry for glaciers or perennial snow patches to form here. Yet, the Kringsollfonna ice patch in Sør-Trøndelag count...
by Newsman
Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:25 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Top 10 Mining Colleges and Schools in the United States
Replies: 0
Views: 1171

Top 10 Mining Colleges and Schools in the United States

University of Alaska - Fairbanks (Fairbanks, Alaska) Pennsylvania State University (State College, Pennsylvania) Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, Missouri) The University of Utah (Salt Lake City, Utah) Montana Tech - The University of Montana (Butte, Montana) University of Kentu...
by Newsman
Tue Feb 03, 2015 9:38 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel
Replies: 1
Views: 1461

China is going to mine the Moon for helium-3 fusion fuel

China’s Chang’e lunar probe dynasty is already having a great year. The Chang’e 3 lunar lander surpassed all expectations last week to emerge from its 14th hibernation while the Chang’e 5-T1 just completed its transfer from the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 2 into a stable orbit around the Moon. Chang’e...
by Newsman
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:36 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Seismologist investigating tremors
Replies: 0
Views: 693

Seismologist investigating tremors

Northern B.C. will soon have its own independent seismologist. Five partner agencies have pooled their resources so Dr. Alireza Babaie Mahani can spend the next two years checking on the underground tremors that are or are not caused by hydraulic fracturing and other industrial activity going on in ...
by Newsman
Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: NASA Data Peers into Greenland’s Ice Sheet
Replies: 0
Views: 666

NASA Data Peers into Greenland’s Ice Sheet

A three-dimensional view of the age and structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet Scientists using ice-penetrating radar data collected by NASA’s Operation IceBridge and earlier airborne campaigns have built the first-ever comprehensive map of layers deep inside the Greenland Ice Sheet. http://www.nasa.g...