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Nix

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Very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.5 struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile

A very strong and shallow earthquake M 6.8 (preliminary data) struck off the coast of Aisen, Chile on May 20, 2013 at 09:49 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 597km (371mi) WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile and 606km (377mi) WSW of Chonchi, Chile at

May 20, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.1 struck near east coast of Honshu, Japan

A strong earthquake M 6.1 struck near east coast of Honshu, Japan on May 18, 2013 at 05:48 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 50 km (31mi) NE of Namie, Japan and 61 km (38mi) ESE of Watari, Japan at coordinates 37.761°N 141.454°E.

May 18, 2013

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Strong M6.2 earthquake struck southern Iran - numerous aftershocks

A strong earthquake registered by the USGS as M6.2 struck southern Iran at 02:08 UTC on May 11, 2013. The epicenter was located 85 km (53 miles) ESE of Minab and 157 km (98 miles) E of Qeshm, Iran at coordinates 26.784°N 57.841°E. USGS reported a depth of...

May 11, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: May 1 – May 7, 2013

This week, 5 volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 11 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from May 1 – May 7, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

May 08, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 24 – April 30, 2013

This week, two volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 19 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from April 24 – April 30, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria. New

May 02, 2013

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Strong and shallow earthquake M 5.4 struck eastern Kashmir

A strong and shallow earthquake M 5.4 struck eastern Kashmir region, India on Wednesday, May 01, 2013 at 06:57 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 17 km (10 miles) NE of Bhadarwah, India and 23 km (14 miles) SSE of Kishtwar, India at

May 01, 2013

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Water in Jupiter's atmosphere came from 1994 comet impact

Observations by ESA's Herschel space observatory have revealed origin of water's mysterious presence in Jupiter's atmosphere. Using sensitive spectral imaging, researchers were able to confirm that water came from historic comet impact in July

April 26, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 17 – April 23, 2013

This week, one volcano had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 10 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from April 17 – April 23, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Soputan,

April 25, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.5 struck New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea

A strong earthquake M 6.5 struck New Ireland Region, Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 23:14 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 30 km (18 miles) N of Rabaul, Papua New Guinea and 50 km (31 miles) NNW of Kokopo, Papua

April 24, 2013

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Moderate solar flare reaching M1.0 erupted from Region 1726

A moderate solar flare measuring M1.0 erupted from Region 1726 on April 22, 2013 at 10:29 UTC. The event started at 10:22, peaked at 10:29 and ended at 10:31 UTC. A Type IV Radio Emission was associated with the event. Type IV radio emissions occur in association

April 22, 2013

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ESA's Aeolus mission - profiling winds around the globe with UV laser

ESA's wind mission ADM-Aeolus is going to probe global atmosphere using novel UV laser technique. Undergone rigorous testing, the Aeolus satellite is equipped with innovative instruments to improve weather forecasts and contribute to climate research.

April 22, 2013

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Kepler mission finds 2 most Earth-like planets

Continuing its hunt for habitable planets, Kepler mission has discovered 3 new planets in "habitable zones" of their solar system, NASA revealed on Thursday, April 18, 2013. Two of the newly discovered planets are most Earth-like planets found to date. They belong to

April 18, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 10 – April 16, 2013

This week, 2 volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 16 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from April 10 – April 16, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Galeras,

April 18, 2013

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Medical application of 'graphene foam' in neural stem cell therapy

Neural stem cell (NSC) based therapy holds promise for treating numerous neurological disorders. In this treatment, NSCs require scaffolds to provide micro-environments for their growth and differentiation. In 2011, Korean researchers had reported that graphene sheets

April 17, 2013

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Extremely dangerous earthquake M 7.8 struck Iran-Pakistan border region

A very strong earthquake magnitude 7.8 (USGS) struck Iran-Pakistan border region on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at 10:44 UTC. By latest reports USGS calculated depth at 82 km, their initial report measured 15.2 km which placed it as extremely dangerous earthquake because

April 16, 2013

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Very strong earthquake M 6.6 hit Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea

A very strong earthquake magnitude 6.6 hit Bougainville region, Papua New Guinea on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at 01:32 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 105 km (65 miles) W of Panguna, Papua New Guinea and 113 km (70 miles) WSW of Arawa, Papua New Guinea

April 14, 2013

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Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck Vanuatu

Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck Vanuatu region on Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 22:49 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was 61 km (37 miles) NE of Isangel, Vanuatu and 204 km (126 miles) SE of Port-Vila, Vanuatu at coordinates 19.135°S, 169.637°E. Depth of the

April 14, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: April 3 – April 9, 2013

This week, 6 volcanoes had new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from April 3 – April 9, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: | Grozny Group,

April 11, 2013

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California sea lion stranding crisis escalates to 'epic proportions'

The mass stranding of sea lions at Californian shores doesn't seem stopping anytime soon and condition has deteriorated even more. The stranding(s) spiked in January and have intensified in recent weeks, the numbers have already surpassed total number of an average

April 07, 2013

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Magnitude 6.2 deep earthquake strikes border region of Russia, China and North Korea

Deep earthquake with recorded magnitude of 6.2 struck border region of Russia, China and North Korea on Friday, April 05, 2013 at 13:00 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 9 km (5 miles) N of Zarubino, Russia and 28 km (17 miles) SW of Slavyanka,

April 05, 2013

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NASA's unmanned aircraft surveys volcano

To improve understanding of volcanoes, researchers need to gather data about volcanic ash and gases. However, volcanic airspace contains noxious gases that can be dangerous for researchers as well as conventional combustion engines. Considering the nature and magnitude

April 05, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world - March 27 – April 2, 2013

This week, 8 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from March 27 – April 2, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest: |

April 04, 2013

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Solar-powered airplane to embark on cross-country tour in May

Swiss team Solar Impulse has announced on March 29, 2013 that they will fly from US west coast to the east coast in May '2013 using their solar-powered airplane HB-SIA. It will be a public awareness trip from California to New York ending early July. By 2015, the

April 03, 2013

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Dangerous gas emissions at Dieng volcano in Central Java, Indonesia

Reports say dangerous gas emissions have surpassed normal levels at Mt. Dieng, Central Java, Indonesia. CO2 concentration has significantly increased from 0.01% in early March to 2.5% around March 15th within 500 meters of the Timbang crater. Additionally, increased...

March 29, 2013

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Devastating hailstorm leaves thousands homeless in northern Vietnam

More than 10 000 homes were damaged and 26 people injured during a 20-minute long hailstorm in northern Lao Cai province, Vietnam. The hailstones, 8 - 10 centimeters in diameter, were reported to have lashed the 26 communes and towns in the district of Muong Khuong...

March 28, 2013

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Earthquake swarm at El Hierro intensifies with an increase in CO2 emission

The intensity of ongoing earthquake swarm at El Hierro island increased on March 28, 2013. 119 earthquakes have been recorded so far at depths of 16-18 km. A few weaker quakes have also been recorded at lower depth of 7-10 km, possibly related to release of stress

March 28, 2013

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Seismic activity increases at Hekla volcano, alert level raised

One of the Iceland's most active and hazardous volcano, Hekla volcano, is having unusual seismicity according to the report issued by Icelandic Meteorological Office. Given possibility of a new eruption, volcanic alert level has been raised to yellow and monitoring

March 28, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 20 – March 26, 2013

This week, 3 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 12 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from March 20 – March 26, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest:

March 28, 2013

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MAVEN gets magnetometers to study the Red planet's magnetic field

Could Mars have supported life? Many scientists think that long ago it had a denser atmosphere, cloudy skies that supported liquid water flowing over the surface. They propose the red planet lost its atmosphere due to sputtering as it eroded by

March 27, 2013

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Deadly earthquake M 6.0 struck Taiwan, leaves at least 94 injured

Strong earthquake M 6.0 struck Taiwan on Wednesday, March 27, 2013 at 02:03 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 21 km (13 miles) SE of Buli, Taiwan and 39 km (24 miles) ENE of Lugu, Taiwan at coordinates 23.840°N, 121.135°E. USGS reported depth

March 27, 2013

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Strong and shallow earthquake M6.0 struck Vanuatu region

A strong and shallow earthquake M6.0 struck Vanuatu region on March 24, 2013 at 08:13:44 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was 454 km (282 miles) ESE (108°) from Isangel, Vanuatu and 602 km (374 miles) WSW (240°) from SUVA, Fiji at coordinates 20.777°S,

March 24, 2013

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Strong and shallow earthquake M6.1 hit east of Kuril Islands, Russia

A strong and shallow earthquake M6.1 hit east of the Kuril Islands on March 24, 2013 at 04:18:34 UTC. Depth of the earthquake was just 9.7 km (6.0 miles), and epicenter was 268 km (166 miles) ESE of Ozernovskiy, Russia and 273 km (169 miles) SSE of Vilyuchinsk,

March 24, 2013

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Previously unknown magma layer in Earth's mantle offers new insights into tectonics

Scientists have debated for decades as to what forces allow the planet's tectonic plates to slide across the Earth's mantle. Now, researchers have found a layer of liquefied molten rock in Earth's mantle, which could potentially be that cause of the tectonic

March 22, 2013

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Active volcanoes in the world: March 13 – March 19, 2013

This week, 8 volcanoes were noticed to have new activity, whereas ongoing activity was reported for 13 volcanoes. This report covers active volcanoes in the world recorded from March 13 – March 19, 2013 based on Smithsonian/USGS criteria.New activity/unrest:

March 21, 2013

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Mt. Lokon erupts with 2,000 meter-high ash plume, Indonesia

This morning, March 20, 2013 at 07:57 local time, Mt. Lokon in Tomhon City of North Sulawesi province erupted again spewing 2,000 meter-high ash plume. Volcano's Tompaluan crater had erupted with loud bangs, which led neighboring residents to leave their homes in

March 20, 2013

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Organic computers - scientists build interfaces for brain networks

Researchers at Duke University linked brains of rats across continents via internet in a demonstration of what they call the world's first  'organic computer'. Surprisingly, rats were able to share sensory information through interfaces developed by researchers and

March 20, 2013

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Strong earthquake M6.1 struck South Sandwich Islands

Strong earthquake M6.1 struck South Sandwich Islands on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 03:29:00 UTC. Epicenter of the earthquake was located 121 km (75 miles) E of Bristol Island, Antarctica at coordinates 58.915°S, 24.410°W. USGS registered depth of 31.3 km (19.4)

March 19, 2013

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Californian shores witness mysterious mass stranding of sea lion pups

A worrying large number of dehydrated and emaciated sea lions are washing ashore Central and Southern Californian coastline from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Hundreds of these sick sea lion have been admitted to rescue centers so far and rescue groups are reporting

March 18, 2013

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New technology aims at improvising exoplanet discovery

A new advanced telescope imaging system is expected to improve detection of exoplanets obscured by exponentially bright stars. Unlike Kepler mission which uses the transit method to find out exoplanets transiting in front of their stars, this one actually blots out

March 18, 2013

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Strong CME impact - G2 Geomagnetic Storm

Long duration M 1.2 solar flare erupted on March 15, 2013 and launched a Full-Halo Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) toward Earth. It hit Earth's magnetic field at 06:01 UTC on March 17, 2013 and Geomagnetic K-index of 6 reached threshold on March 17, 2013 at 08:42

March 17, 2013