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Study finds lightning reshapes rocks at the atomic level
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At a rock outcropping in southern France, a jagged fracture runs along the granite. The surface in and around the crevice is discolored black, as if wet or covered in algae. But, according to a new paper coauthored by the University of Pennsylvania's Reto Gieré, the real explanation for the rock's unusual features is more dramatic: a powerful bolt of lightning.
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Live streaming video from the ocean floor
Hydro International
From July 10 to Sept. 30, NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer will explore largely unknown deep-sea ecosystems in the Hawaiian Archipelago and offshore Johnston Atoll as part of the Hohonu Moana: Exploring the Deep Waters off Hawaii expedition. Telepresence technology is used to transmit data in real-time to a shore-based hub where the video is then transmitted to a number of Exploration Command Centers located in the U.S. Access to the video and a suite of Internet-based collaboration tools allow scientists on shore to join the operation in real-time, and allows the general public to follow the expedition online.
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Explore the surface of Mars with NASA's latest Web tools
Gizmodo
Most of us will never set foot on Mars, but thanks to NASA's unceasing public outreach campaign, now we can all imagine what that might be like. To commemorate the three year anniversary of the Curiosity rover's Martian landing, NASA has unveiled two new Web tools that allow you to explore the Red Planet's surface and ride alongside the social media savvy rover.
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AIPG 52nd Annual Conference: Early Bird registration prices extended
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Register for AIPG's 52nd Annual Conference, "Fire & Ice," Sept. 19-22, in Anchorage, Alaska. Register online or use the registration form. Early Bird registration has been extended. Save $100. Click here for meeting details. The presentation schedule is now online.
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    AIPG executive director position announcement
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    The American Institute of Professional Geologists is accepting applications for the position of Executive Director. The position is to be filled as soon as a qualified candidate is vetted. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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    Minecraft goes 3-D at the British Geological Survey
    PennEnergy
    Inspired by the Ordnance Survey (Britain's mapping agency), The British Geological Survey initially reproduced a 2-D geology of mainland Great Britain and surrounding islands within the world of Minecraft. Initial map data showed the surface and the rough position of real geology beneath, repeated down to the bedrock. In reality, the geology varies with depth, like cake layers. In July, BGS took another step into the world of Minecraft by creating three-dimensional representations of geology at locations across the U.K.
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    Risk of future Nepal-India earthquake increases
    BBC News
    New data has revealed that the devastating quake that hit Nepal in April did not release all of the stress that had built up underground, and has pushed some of it westwards. The research is published in the journals Nature Geoscience and Science. Its authors say more monitoring is now needed in this area.
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    Abandoned mine leaks millions of gallons of bright orange, toxic water into a Colorado river
    Climate Progress
    Three million gallons of bright orange wastewater has spilled from an abandoned mine in Colorado, after Environmental Protection Agency efforts to contain the mine's toxic water went awry. According to the EPA's onsite coordinator, a team was working to "investigate and address contamination" at a nearby mine when they unexpectedly triggered the spill from the Gold King Mine, which is still pumping 500 gallons of contaminated water per minute into the Animas River, near Silverton, Colorado.
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    Scientists: Ancient oceans were rich in gold
    The Times of India
    Australian researchers have struck gold, formulating a new technique to measure how much of the precious metal existed in the world's oceans over the past 3 1/2 billion years. Geologists from the University of Tasmania's ARC Center of Excellence in Ore Deposits) have developed a "time curve series" to show the variation of gold concentration in the ocean over that enormous length of time.
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    GSSI seeks to perfect ground penetrating radar technology at new Nashua facility
    New Hampshire Business Review
    Ground penetrating radar, or GPR, enables visibility below the surface. The technology sends signals into the ground or infrastructure, some of which bounce off objects and return to the machine, which then interprets the data, giving the user information about objects below or defects in the infrastructure. GSSI first developed the technology for geologists in 1970 before introducing its first commercial ground penetrating radar system in 1974.
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    Rocks' balancing act gives new insight into earthquakes
    Popular Science
    Conventional wisdom in a large earthquake is that large unstable objects tend to fall down in the midst of all the shaking. But not always. In one area of California, close to the famous San Andreas fault, there are a few delicate geological formations that have weathered intense historical earthquakes without falling down.
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    These petroglyphs believed to be drawn 8,000 to 10,000 years ago in remotest Siberia
    The Siberian Times
    A new expedition to the Ukok plateau, some 2,500 meters high in the Altai Mountains close to the modern-day Russian border with Mongolia, China and Kazakhstan, has found evidence that a set of intriguing petroglyphs are far older than previously thought. Stylistically, the drawings match the Paleolithic tradition, some 8,000 to 10,000 years ago. If this is true, they will be the oldest in Siberia by several millennia.
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