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by Newsman
Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: High-Tech Tools Yield Roman Discovery
Replies: 0
Views: 915

High-Tech Tools Yield Roman Discovery

A team of Duke scholars and students spent this summer at two historic sites in Italy and made significant discoveries. The team, based in part in the dig@lab, a digital laboratory run by Maurizio Forte, a professor of classical studies and art, art history and visual studies, discovered two Roman E...
by Newsman
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Scientists offer possible explanation for how oil and gas activity may have triggered Dallas earthquakes
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Scientists offer possible explanation for how oil and gas activity may have triggered Dallas earthquakes

In a long-awaited study, researchers have offered a possible explanation for how oil and gas activity may have triggered earthquakes in Dallas and Irving last year. The disposal of wastewater from oil and gas production and hydraulic fracturing “plausibly” set off the tremors, which shook Dallas, Ir...
by Newsman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: They’re Giving Away Exploration Data In Kenya
Replies: 0
Views: 3572

They’re Giving Away Exploration Data In Kenya

A little government aid can go a long way in creating exploration success. As has been witnessed in places like Australia and Canada — where publicly-funded mapping and geophysics has helped private firms make billion-dollar discoveries. And news this week suggests one upstart country on the explora...
by Newsman
Sun Jun 26, 2016 7:40 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Could Ion Geophysical Corp Recover After Today’s Gap Down?
Replies: 0
Views: 951

Could Ion Geophysical Corp Recover After Today’s Gap Down?

The stock of Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO) gapped down by $0.03 today and has $5.22 target or 12.00% below today’s $5.93 share price. The 6 months technical chart setup indicates high risk for the $72.82M company. The gap down was reported on Jun, 25 by Barchart.com. If the $5.22 price target is re...
by Newsman
Tue May 17, 2016 10:02 am
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: Seismic Testing Q&A: The Pros and Cons
Replies: 0
Views: 1043

Seismic Testing Q&A: The Pros and Cons

Though drilling for oil or natural gas off the East Coast coast is currently off the table, the federal government is still evaluating permits from several companies to use sonic air guns to survey the Atlantic seabed for oil and gas deposits. The National Marine Fisheries Service, known as NOAA Fis...
by Newsman
Tue May 17, 2016 9:54 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Archean Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Was Oxygen-Rich, Scientists Discover
Replies: 0
Views: 3184

Archean Earth’s Upper Atmosphere Was Oxygen-Rich, Scientists Discover

An international team of researchers from Australia and the United Kingdom has made a surprising discovery about the chemistry of Earth’s upper atmosphere in the Archean era, about 2.7 billion years ago. The study, led by Monash University scientist Andrew Tomkins, indicates that Archean Earth’s upp...
by Newsman
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Non-invasive exploration of underground wombat tunnels
Replies: 0
Views: 1003

Non-invasive exploration of underground wombat tunnels

Ground penetrating radar was used for the first mapping of southern hairy-nosed wombat warrens under layers of limestone. http://spie.org/Images/Graphics/Newsroom/Imported-2016/006452/006452_10_fig2.jpg Wombat warrens in sandy soil usually have simple or interlinking tunnels that end in a sleeping c...
by Newsman
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:46 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: What's hiding under the Antarctic ice? Researchers believe giant buried lake could hold ‘unique forms of life
Replies: 0
Views: 936

What's hiding under the Antarctic ice? Researchers believe giant buried lake could hold ‘unique forms of life

The lake is believed to be 60 miles (100km) long by 6 miles (10km) If it exists, it would be the second largest subglacial lakes in Antarctica It is located in Princess Elizabeth Land in the Antarctic region Scientists also found a canyon believed to have been carved by water http://i.dailymail.co.u...
by Newsman
Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Why Python beats MATLAB for geophysics
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

Why Python beats MATLAB for geophysics

... So there you have it. It's time to switch to Python. If you're new to programming, there's no contest. I suppose if you're productive in MATLAB, and have access to all the toolboxes, then admittedly it's hard to say you should switch. ... http://www.agilegeoscience.com/blog/2016/4/6/why-python-b...
by Newsman
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: How to speed up landmine clearance
Replies: 0
Views: 947

How to speed up landmine clearance

http://horizon-magazine.eu/sites/default/files/xlandmine,P20finder_0.png.pagespeed.ic.YfxhBPwcXp.jpg TIRAMISU opted for an incremental, rather than a revolutionary, philosophy — building on the many innovations that already exist. And because they were careful to build connections with the mine act...
by Newsman
Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Subsite Electronics Introduces New 2550GR Utility Locating System
Replies: 0
Views: 1226

Subsite Electronics Introduces New 2550GR Utility Locating System

https://s3.amazonaws.com/editorial.ceg/1000px/s3-27939-Subsite_Electronics_2550GR.jpg Subsite Electronics, a Charles Machine Works Company, has introduced the 2550GR Ground Penetrating Radar System featuring a new, user-friendly Window's-based interface that will provide operators with a number of ...
by Newsman
Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:00 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: New insights into Pluto’s geology, composition, and haze presented at conference
Replies: 0
Views: 3341

New insights into Pluto’s geology, composition, and haze presented at conference

Members of the New Horizons team discussed new details about Pluto’s complex geological processes, varied composition, and layered hazes at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco. The latest data sent back by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft shows geological evidence for g...
by Newsman
Sun Dec 20, 2015 12:23 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: There is no ‘Nazi Train’, Polish geophysicists find
Replies: 0
Views: 1010

There is no ‘Nazi Train’, Polish geophysicists find

This summer in Poland, two treasure hunters discovered what they believe was a WWII Nazi train filled with treasure, in a buried tunnel. Poland’s Deputy Culture Minister Piotr Zuchowski said authorities were led to the spot and that he was 99% convinced that the treasure had been located. But accord...
by Newsman
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:09 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Explore Texas Geology - The History of Texas is Under Your Feet and at Your Fingertips!
Replies: 0
Views: 3600

Explore Texas Geology - The History of Texas is Under Your Feet and at Your Fingertips!

The new Texas Geology Web Map Viewer is an interactive web-based tool that allows a broad range of users to explore the geology of the Lone Star State at a scale of 1:250,000. Users can navigate the map with a simple click-and-point tool, or by using the location search tool to search for common geo...
by Newsman
Thu May 28, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Ground penetrating radar used to investigate tunnel deterioration
Replies: 0
Views: 931

Ground penetrating radar used to investigate tunnel deterioration

Just a few years after the opening of the Cumberland Gap Tunnel, highway officials noticed moderate to severe settling of the continuously reinforced concrete pavement. The mountain tunnel provides an important link between Kentucky and Tennessee along US25E and the problem looked serious, with many...
by Newsman
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:12 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Sacred Ground: Bartow Spending $25,000 to Survey Land, Identify Grave Locations (Ground penetrating radar)
Replies: 0
Views: 955

Sacred Ground: Bartow Spending $25,000 to Survey Land, Identify Grave Locations (Ground penetrating radar)

A team of radar experts has spent the past couple weeks in Bartow planting tiny flags in the ground at Evergreen Cemetery, each flag identifying that something is buried there. Sometimes the flags indicate a burial vault, said Les Barr, the city's interim director of parks and recreation, and someti...
by Newsman
Wed Apr 29, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Salty aquifer, previously unknown microbial habitat discovered under Antarctica
Replies: 0
Views: 867

Salty aquifer, previously unknown microbial habitat discovered under Antarctica

Many view Antarctica as a frozen wasteland. Turns out there are hidden interconnected lakes underneath its dry valleys that could sustain life and shed light on ancient climate change. http://images.sciencedaily.com/2015/04/150428125258_1_540x360.jpg Jill Mikucki, a University of Tennessee, Knoxvill...
by Newsman
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:34 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's Investment in GPR Technology Pays Off
Replies: 0
Views: 808

Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation's Investment in GPR Technology Pays Off

In Oklahoma the State Bureau of Investigation discovered the body of a homicide victim. Officials are quick to say that without FINDAR ground penetrating radar technology the grave would probably never have been located. Read more: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/oklahoma-state-bureau-of-inv...
by Newsman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: The impact of the oil price crisis on E&P plans in the MENA region
Replies: 0
Views: 752

The impact of the oil price crisis on E&P plans in the MENA region

Despite recent concerns caused by unpredictable future oil prices, E&P plans and activities in Middle East and North Africa have continued as normal, if not increased. When an industry like oil and gas faces a crisis, obtaining the most up-to-date and accurate information is more crucial than ever f...
by Newsman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:27 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: 2014 named the hottest year on record
Replies: 0
Views: 734

2014 named the hottest year on record

For the third time in a decade, the globe sizzled to the hottest year on record in 2014, federal scientists said Friday. Scientists said 2014 was the hottest year on Earth in the past 135 years of record-keeping. According to NASA and NOAA, 2014 was the warmest year on record. In fact, all of the wa...
by Newsman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:53 pm
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Good news for Cape Clear as water is 'discovered'
Replies: 0
Views: 1044

Good news for Cape Clear as water is 'discovered'

THE days of water shortages on Cape Clear are at an end after abundant sources were identified on the island. Following months of surveys, drilling and water testing, commissioned by Cape Clear Co-Operative, four new sources of water were found on the island. Last August, Bruno Teillard, a hydrologi...
by Newsman
Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:39 pm
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: Earth Has a Hidden Layer
Replies: 0
Views: 808

Earth Has a Hidden Layer

By crushing minerals between diamonds, a Univ. of Utah study has suggested the existence of an unknown layer inside Earth: part of the lower mantle where the rock gets three times stiffer. The discovery may explain a mystery: why slabs of Earth's sinking tectonic plates sometimes stall and thicken 9...
by Newsman
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Oil and Gas Exploration
Topic: When times are tough, they’re toughest on junior oil and gas geologists
Replies: 0
Views: 746

When times are tough, they’re toughest on junior oil and gas geologists

Right now, hundreds of newly minted geologists are preparing to don caps and gowns and collect their diplomas on university campuses across the country. But when they do, they will be crossing the stage into a future that’s very different from the one they’d expected. When they started their degrees...
by Newsman
Sat Apr 04, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: General Geophysics and Geoscience
Topic: NASA study reveals new threat to rapidly melting East Antarctic glacier
Replies: 1
Views: 3488

NASA study reveals new threat to rapidly melting East Antarctic glacier

Researchers at NASA and the University of Texas at Austin, along with other research organizations, have discovered two seafloor troughs that could allow warm ocean water to reach the base of Totten Glacier, East Antarctica's largest and most rapidly thinning glacier. The discovery may explain the g...
by Newsman
Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Near Surface Geophysics
Topic: Case Study: Environmental Geophysics on Frozen Hammond Lake
Replies: 0
Views: 747

Case Study: Environmental Geophysics on Frozen Hammond Lake

While it is commonly known that Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) can be a valuable method to accurately locate subsurface objects, radars can also be deployed to profile freshwater lake bottoms from a boat or frozen lake surface. Many scientists and non-professionals require data on ice thickness, wat...