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New hydrothermal vents discovered as 'South Pacific Odyssey' research begins

...d Charlie Langmuir of Harvard University, a marine geologist who is the chief scientist of the current cruise and a veteran of over 20 deep-sea expeditions in the last two decades. "If we're successful, it will also be the first time that a systematic exploration and discovery of hydrothermal vents over hundre...

Computer imaging of Archeopteryx skull suggests this dinosaur-bird link could fly

...ntific team led by a University of Texas at Austin geologist has provided strong evidence that the forerunner to birds had a brain equipped to handle delicate flight maneuvers. "This animal had huge eyes and a huge vision region in its brain to go along with that, and a great sense of balance," said Dr. Timot...

Brood X cicadas will cause limited damage to trees, yard plants across eastern U.S.

...eographer John Odland, biologist Heather Reynolds, geologist Greg Olyphant and anthropologist Emilio Moran -- have also received NSF grants to study periodical cicadas in general or Brood X specifically....

Penguin bones from 'land of fire' rewrite bird's evolution

...nent, means "land of fire" in English. Argentinean geologist Eduardo B. Olivero's team discovered the fossils in 1999, and Olivero asked Clarke to help identify the bones. "This early part of the penguin lineage must have arrived in South America during a comparatively warm period in Earth's history," said Cla...

If airbags work well, then Mars landing sites can be chosen more boldly, says UB geologist

...ew years ago by Matt P. Golombek, Ph.D., planetary geologist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and, at the time, the principal investigator on the Mars Pathfinder mission, in which he proposed the airbag landing technology. "He listed the 15 steps that had to happen at exactly the right time and in exactly the...

Pack rat middens give unique view on evolution and climate change in past million years

... only through the miners' adit. That was until oil geologist Don Rasmussen and his son Larry stumbled in in 1981 and noticed the rich bone deposits in the cave. Since then, the cave's history has been reconstructed from the sediments and the bones, which are in collections at the Carnegie Museum, the Denver Mu...

AGI Foundation endows congressional geoscience fellowship honoring William L. Fisher

...e Bureau of Economic Geology, Fisher was the state geologist of Texas. At the national level, Fisher served as Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Energy and Minerals under President Ford. Over several administrations, he has been an advisor to the President and to the Secretaries of Energy and the Interio...

Science writer Ron Redfern to receive geoscience Award for Outstanding Contribution

...f modern civilization. The award may be given to a geologist or non-geologist, or to an organization or an institution that is geologic or non-geologic in character. Recipients in the recent past include Richard S. Fiske, John Noble Wilford, Esther and Sherwood Tuttle and Ann Harris, and M. Dane "Duke" Picard....

Indiana University to become NASA base for space biology studies

...ton biogeochemist Lisa Pratt. Other IU members are geologist Edward Ripley, artist Ruth Droppo and Digital Media Services managers Douglas Pearson and Michael Jasiak of University Information Technology Services. NASA will provide IPTAI with $5 million in funding over five years, and the institute will be able...

Volcanologist Richard S. Fiske receives award

...r. Dr. Fiske is an internationally known research geologist whose passion is volcanoes. For more than 40 years...f modern civilization. The award may be given to a geologist or non-geologist, or to an organization or an institution that is geologic or non-geologic in charac...

Dinosaur, crab fossils reveal ecosystem secrets

...escribe a crab, Smith wanted to clarify and sought geologist Carrie E. Schweitzer, Ph.D., of the Kent State University Department of Geology. "As far as we can tell from the literature, this is the first confirmed notice of a crab associated with a dinosaur," said Schweitzer, who is the lead author on the crab...

New age for Mungo Man, new human history

...of the Lake Mungo remains, Professor Jim Bowler, a geologist and Professorial Fellow with the University of Melbourne. The research will be published in the 20 February issue of Nature In 1999, Australian National University scientists estimated the age of Mungo Man to be 62,000 years. This created a frenzy...

Rutgers explorer describes sea floor hot springs as teeming with valuable minerals and microbes

...ts to pharmaceuticals. That is the view of marine geologist and geophysicist Peter A. Rona of the department of geological sciences and the Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Rona, a sea-floor mineral resources consultant to the United Nations, has spent...

UMass team to study bioremediation of acid, heavy metals from collapsed mind

...at their actual function is," he said. Yuretich, a geologist who has brought classes to the site for more than 20 years, will study what role geology is playing in the natural clean-up: "The acid and the heavy metals react with bedrock and other glacial deposits and are neutralized. It's similar to a person wi...

New England lakes hold clues to lurking storms and floods

...people and destroying $30 million in property. But geologist Anders Noren says the 1927 flood was merely a drop in the bucket compared to earlier and future hydrologic hassles. "If this cycle continues, the frequency and severity of intense rainstorms that can cause massive flooding should continue to increa...

Scientists confirm age of the oldest meteorite collision on Earth

...dings Lowe and Louisiana State University (LSU) geologist Gary R. Byerly lead author of the Science study began collecting samples from the South African and Australian formations more than 20 years ago. Although thousands of miles apart, both sites contain 3.5-billion-year-old layers of rock embedded wit...

Study of fossils found in arctic shows plants more developed at earlier time

...ewan, and Dr. Tim A. de Freitas, a Calgary, Canada geologist working for Nexen Inc. Bits and pieces of the earliest known land plants date back almost 500 million years to the Ordovician Period, and their fragmentary remains indicate the plants were related to liverworts that exist today, Gensel said. The earl...

DNA testing identifies suspect bacteria in coral reef disease

...genetic fingerprint found in all living organisms geologist Bruce Fouke and postdoctoral microbiologist researchers Jorge Frias-Lopez and George Bonheyo at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have now identified the main bacteria associated with the black band bacterial mat causing the disease. Th...

UF expert: ancient fossil suggests flowers may be underwater gift

...nt family, he said. Dilcher, along with Ge Sun, a geologist at Jilin University in Changchun, China, and other researchers propose Archaefructaceae as the new basal angiosperm family for this ancient specimen. These are the earliest most complete remains of flowering plants yet discovered, Dilcher said. Wha...

Mississippi and Missouri River flood levels underestimated

...fts, or engineering structures. Nicholas Pinter, a geologist at Southern Illinois University, has been using a new technique that isolates the effects of engineering modifications of rivers. Looking at the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers, he's found that the same quantities of water have systematically caused ...

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