Archive for February 2, 2013

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Time-series of dome and glacier growth at Mount St. Helens (2004-2012)

The video bellow shows time-lapse changes in the lava dome and Crater Glacier from 2004-2012. The images were created from 1:12,000 scale vertical aerial photographs combined with ground control points from campaign GPS and targets. Photogrammetry software was used...

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First sightings of how a Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) forms

On July 18, 2012, a fairly small explosion of light burst off the lower right limb of the sun. Such flares often come with an associated eruption of solar material, known as a coronal mass ejection or CME - but this one did not.Something interesting did happen,

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Strong M 6.1 earthquake struck Santa Cruz Islands

Another strong and shallow earthquake recorded as magnitude 6.1 (USGS) struck Santa Cruz Islands on February 02, 2013 at 18:58 UTC. Epicenter of the quake was located 66 km (41 miles) WSW of Lata, Solomon Islands and 551 km (342 miles) NNW of Luganville, Vanuatu

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Magnitude 6.9 earthquake hit Hokkaido, Japan

Strong earthquake magnitude 6.9 (USGS) hit Hokkaido, Japan on February 2, 2013 at 14:17 UTC. Epicenter was located 109 km (68 miles) W (261°) from Kushiro, Hokkaido, Japan and 844 km (525 miles) NNE (19°) from TOKYO, Japan at coordinates 42.812°N, 143.078°E.

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Scientists produce hydrogen by mixing silicon and water

Hydrogen is a zero-emission fuel and arguably an excellent candidate of alternative energy. Use of  hydrogen extracted from water  to generate electricity is a topic of an ongoing debate. Recent experiments by University at Buffalo researchers revealed how silicon

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Sea Launch Rocket fails during liftoff

A commercial Sea Launch rocket failed 40 seconds after liftoff from its floating launch platform in the Pacific Ocean on February 1, 2013 destroying the Intelsat IS-27 telecommunications satellite. Sea Launch already experienced one failure in January 2007.Sea Launch