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Naples’ sleeping volcano might be waking up
Campi Flegrei is a caldera—a collapsed volcanic crater—near Naples, Italy that formed 39,000 years ago in the biggest eruption in Europe’s last 200,000 years. It now sports fields of gaseous vents indicating that the volcano is still alive below the surface. The...
NEW ENERGY RESOURCE OF ICELAND
Iceland where is famous for Active spa, has been using geothermal energy to supply energy requirement for a long time. Iceland found new way to get more energy from volcanic area. Iceland has started a new project to get energy from volcanoes with deep hot holes that...
Wonderfull world of agates
Agate is a cryptocrystalline variety of silica, chiefly chalcedony, characterised by its fineness of grain and brightness of color. Although agates may be found in various kinds of rock, they are classically associated with volcanic rocks and can be common in certain metamorphic rocks
Volcano near Rome starts rumbling after earthquakes hit central Italy.
A series of earthquakes which struck central Italy in the past two months has sparked fears that the country's capital may be at risk from a "big one". The tremors – all followed by powerful aftershocks – proved the final straw for a number of important architectural...
The association of gold mineralization with volcanic
The association of gold mineralization with volcanic and geothermal hot spring activity has long been recognized by prospectors and geologists. We now know that this association is a consequence of the hot magmas which not only produce volcanic eruptions and volcanic rocks but also are the source of the hot fluids that transport gold and other metals and may in fact be the source of gold itself.
3D Tour of a Villa in Ancient Pompeii
By combining traditional archaeology with 3D technology, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have managed to reconstruct a house in Pompeii to its original state before the volcano eruption of Mount Vesuvius thousands of years ago. Unique video material has now been produced, showing their creation of a 3D model of an entire block of houses.
Volcanoes & Earthquakes – free App for Android
Volcanoes & Earthquakes – the new free App for Android shows the latest earthquakes and active volcanoes on a map and as list, as well as volcano news from all the world. You can filter the data shown in various ways, e.g. by magnitude or age of earthquakes, the distance from your location, the status of volcanoes and so on.
The Moon – European Space Agency
European Space Agency’s interactive guide to our satellite. Explore this wonderful interactive page, packed with science facts about how the Moon came to be, details about how technology has allowed us to learn more about our rocky neighbour and a full run down of past missions to the Moon.
Volcanoes kick-start life
Some 720–640 million years ago, the Earth was virtually frozen, buried in massive ice sheets with surface temperatures as low as -50°C. One of the big mysteries of this ‘Snowball Earth’ is how and why the ocean chemistry changed as the ice suddenly melted,” reports the University of Southampton.