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Light from huge explosion 12 billion years ago reaches Earth

Known as a gamma-ray burst, the intense light captured in the night sky resulted from one of the biggest and hottest explosions in the universe, occurring shortly after the Big Bang.Intense light from the enormous explosion of a star more than 12 billion years ago—shortly after the Big Bang—recently reached Earth and was visible in […]

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Satellite view of volcanoes finds the link between ground deformation and eruption

Using satellite imagery to monitor which volcanoes are deforming provides statistical evidence of their eruption potential, according to a new study in Nature Communications. READ MORE HERE

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Renewable Energy World: Where’s the Heat? Geothermal Industry Seeks Resource Assessment Tools to Spur Development

SMU geothermal energy expert David Blackwell gave a Capitol Hill briefing Tuesday, March 27, 2012, on the growing opportunities for geothermal energy production in the United States, calling “unconventional” geothermal techniques a potential game changer for U.S. energy policy. READ MORE HERE

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KERA: What’s Causing Quakes? SMU Scientists Aim To Finish Seismic Study In Two Years

Researchers from Southern Methodist University say folks shouldn’t rush to conclusions about what’s been causing the swarm of more than 30 earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth since November.  READ MORE HERE

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First dinosaur bones in Saudi Arabia discovered

Louis Jacobs, a vertebrate palaeontologist and professor at Southern Methodist University, explains that the discovery could also help find much sought-after answers about the history of the Earth and its land formations. READ HERE