Category Archives: Geology

VIDEO REPORT: Deep Space Industries plans on mining asteroids in space by the year 2015

Deep Space Industries, a newly established private company, has announced it plans to deploy a mining company into space by the year 2015 with the goal of extracting raw materials from nearby asteroids. The asteroids are believed to contain gases … Continue reading

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Large Sinkhole Swallows 3 Story Building in South China

Sinkhole swallows buildings in Guangzhou A large sinkhole has appeared next to the construction site of an underground rail station in Guangzhou, Southern China. The hole appeared in the ground next to the boundary of the construction site on the … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT: The Human Role in Global Climate Change

Proof of How Humans Effect Global Climate Change from GREGinSD on Vimeo. Produced by WPSU (a PBS affiliate) and the Rock Ethics Institute, this short film reviews the current state of scientific understanding about the human influences on climate change … Continue reading

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VIDEO REPORT w/ INFO GRAPHIC: NASA’s Curiosity lands on Mars – 7 minutes of TERROR

For more info, visit NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory in Pasadena, California at: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

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CNNMoney / RBC Capital Markets Suggest Now is a Good Time to Buy Energy Stocks

Many experts believe that global oil supplies are near or past their peak, while demand for energy products shows no signs of abating. “If you went to China a decade ago, all you saw were bicycles. Now it’s all automobiles,” … Continue reading

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East Coast of Honshu, Japan gets rocked with a 6.7 Magnitude earthquake

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake rocked the northeastern coast of Honshu, Japan early Thursday morning, local time. The epicenter of the quake was close to where the devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck on March 11, 2011. The center of the magnitude 6.7 earthquake … Continue reading

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Radiation From Fukushima Reached the California Coast in less than 3 days

MONDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) — New research finds that radiation from the nuclear plant accident in Japan in March reached California within days, showing how quickly air pollution can travel, but scientists say the radiation will not hurt people. … Continue reading

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TEPCO officials claim that installing proper containment vessels to prevent melted fuel from seeping into ground water will cost to much

TEPCO: Stopping melt-through fuel from contaminating groundwater will cost too much, hurt company stock price.            The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), which owns the crippled Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power facility struck by the massive earthquake and tsunami on March 11, … Continue reading

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NEW VIDEO: See the extent of the damage inside the Fukushima Daiichi complex

New video footage has been released by the operators of Japan’s crippled nuclear power plant, which shows the scale of destruction and workers inside buildings. The Fukushima Dai-ichi complex was badly damaged during the earthquake and tsunami in March. Its … Continue reading

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For the First Time, Simulation Predicts Precisely How Materials Fracture

Puzzlement over how to predict fractures in real-world materials has finally given way before a new mathematical model that describes exactly how materials crack under pressure. Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)-Barcelona Tech in Spain-A simulation can predict crack patterns in materials … Continue reading

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