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Hot spot at Hawaii? Not so fast

Fri, 18/08/2017 - 16:58
Geophysicists use a new model to conclude that volcanic hot spots around the globe aren't moving as fast as recently thought.

Supervolcanoes: A key to America's electric future?

Wed, 16/08/2017 - 13:49
Researchers show that lake sediments preserved within ancient supervolcanoes can host large lithium-rich clay deposits. A domestic source of lithium would help meet the rising demand for this valuable metal, which is critical for modern technology.

Scientists improve forecast of increasing hazard on Ecuadorian volcano

Mon, 07/08/2017 - 20:17
Researchers have shown an increasing volcanic danger on Cotopaxi in Ecuador using a powerful technique known as Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR).

'Shadow network' keeps communities safe from deadly volcano

Wed, 19/07/2017 - 14:01
'Shadow networks' linking volunteers with authorities can help keep some of the millions of people living near dangerous volcanoes safer, suggests a new study. These informal networks see community members working in close collaboration with scientists and government officials on monitoring, communications, training and evacuation processes.

New research uses satellites to predict end of volcanic eruptions

Fri, 14/07/2017 - 14:38
Infrared satellite data could be used to predict when lava flow-forming eruptions will end, researchers recently discovered.

Crystals help volcanoes cope with pressure

Tue, 11/07/2017 - 14:28
Researchers have discovered that volcanoes have a unique way of dealing with pressure -- through crystals. If enough crystals can develop in rising magma then a network of microscopic crystals can lessen the internal pressure of rising magma and reduce the explosiveness of eruptions.

'Bulges' in volcanoes could be used to predict eruptions

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 19:49
Researchers have developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside volcanoes, and found that it can be a reliable indicator of future eruptions.

Predicting eruptions using satellites and math

Wed, 28/06/2017 - 14:58
Volcanologists are beginning to use satellite measurements and mathematical methods to forecast eruptions and to better understand how volcanoes work, shows a new article.

Volcanic crystals give a new view of magma

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 19:27
Volcanologists are gaining a new understanding of what's going on inside the magma reservoir that lies below an active volcano and they're finding a colder, more solid place than previously thought, according to new research.

Deep magma reservoirs are key to volcanic 'super-eruptions,' new research suggests

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 13:50
A new study shows the importance of large reservoirs in creating Earth’s most powerful volcanic eruptions and explains why they are so rare.

How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks in the ocean

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 19:41
Experiments have helped scientists to solve a mystery of why some rocks can float for years in the ocean, traveling thousands of miles before sinking.

Supercomputing helps researchers understand Earth's interior

Tue, 23/05/2017 - 13:19
Geologists have created a computer model of tectonic activity so effective that they believe it has potential to predict where earthquakes and volcanoes will occur. Scientists focused on the deep mantle and its relationship to plate tectonics.

Kamchatkan volcanic ash travels half the world

Fri, 19/05/2017 - 18:16
Geochemical fingerprinting links microscopic ash found on the bottom of a Svalbard lake to volcanic event happening 7,000 years ago and 5,000 km away.

Aftermath of supereruption shows Toba magma system's great size

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 19:34
The rare but spectacular eruptions of supervolcanoes can cause massive destruction and affect climate patterns on a global scale for decades -- and a new study has found that these sites also may experience ongoing, albeit smaller eruptions for tens of thousands of years after.

Campi Flegrei Volcano eruption possibly closer than thought

Mon, 15/05/2017 - 14:11
The Campi Flegrei Volcano in southern Italy may be closer to an eruption than previously thought, according to new research.

Anticancer nanomaterials created by simulating underwater volcanic conditions

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 13:13
Researchers have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner, without the use of additional chemicals. The as-synthesised zinc peroxide nanoparticles can be used as a tool for cancer therapy and against other complicated diseases.

Hawaii: How the world's biggest volcanoes formed

Wed, 03/05/2017 - 18:19
A new study has solved the 168-year-old mystery of how the world's biggest and most active volcanoes formed in Hawaii.