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September 12, 2014
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Ein Vulkan erwacht – Satellitenbild vom Bardarbunga auf Island

Er ist einer der größten Vulkane Europas, befindet sich unter dem größten Gletscher Europas und ist seit Mitte August 2014 wieder aktiv – der Bardarbunga auf Island. DLR-Wissenschaftler haben ihn und das dazugehörige Vulkansystem, ein gewaltiges Netz aus unterirdischen Magmakanälen, Schloten … Continue reading

September 26, 2013
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Surveying Ice and Fire: The First Map of All of Iceland’s Glaciers and Subglacier Volcanic Calderas Released

For the first time, all of Iceland’s glaciers are shown on a single map, produced by the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), in collaboration with the U. S. Geological Survey (USGS) and Iceland Geosurvey.  The map is the first to incorporate … Continue reading

May 7, 2011
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New Use for Kinect: Teaching Kids in Africa

*Microsoft employee Larry Venter, a native South African, had a hunch that Kinect for Xbox 360 could help the children at a rural school in his hometown get excited about learning English and that gaming could help in the fight … Continue reading

April 17, 2011
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Ceramic Coatings May Protect Jet Engines From Volcanic Ash

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Last year’s $2 billion shutdown of European airspace following a volcanic eruption in Iceland alerted everyone to the danger that ash clouds can pose to aircraft engines. Now, researchers have discovered that a new class of ceramic … Continue reading

November 20, 2010
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Months of Geologic Unrest Signaled Reawakening of Icelandic Volcano

*Monitoring volcanoes helps researchers understand the processes that drive them to erupt* Months of volcanic restlessness preceded the eruptions this spring of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, providing insight into what roused it from its centuries of slumber. An international team of … Continue reading

April 19, 2010
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Eyjafjallajokull

Eyjafjallajökull. While some say it is “unpronounceable”, it would be a good idea to get used to the name because for sure it is going to be around the international media for a long time to come.