Experimental evidence for the mantle plume hypothesis: X-rays used to illuminate the origin of volcanic hotspots
Scientists have recreated the extreme conditions at the boundary between Earth's core and its mantle, 2,900 km beneath the surface. Using the world's most brilliant beam of X-rays, they probed speck-sized ...
Hawaiian hot spot has deep roots
(PhysOrg.com) -- Hawaii may be paradise for vacationers, but for geologists it has long been a puzzle. Plate tectonic theory readily explains the existence of volcanoes at boundaries where plates split apart ...
Microsoft Incorporates Virtual WiFi Technology into Windows 7
How cracking explains underwater volcanoes and the Hawaiian bend
The discovery helps explain the spectacular bend in the famous underwater range, the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain, where the bottom half kinks at a sixty degree angle to the east of its top half.
Ultrasonic hammer sets off tiny explosions
Giving new meaning to the term "sonic boom," University of Illinois chemists have used sound to trigger microscopic explosions.
Study looks at tree harvesting as a means to stem beetle spread
Climate change has been linked to the recent surge in natural disturbances, such as storms, wildfires, and insect outbreaks. That's led scientists to look at preemptive measures to mitigate the damage.
Researchers build a map of sites where genetic information is swapped between chromosomes
Cassini spacecraft reveals 101 geysers and more on icy Saturn moon
Scientists using mission data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn's icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach ...
Google Glass available in US as of April 15
Google will makes it controversial Internet-linked Glass eyewear available for purchase for a limited time in the United States beginning on April 15.
Thefts via public Wi-Fi are grounds for warning
Mysterious hot spots observed in a cool red supergiant
(Phys.org) —Astronomers have released a new image of the outer atmosphere of Betelgeuse – one of the nearest red supergiants to Earth – revealing the detailed structure of the matter being thrown off ...
'Hot spots' ride a merry-go-round on Jupiter
(Phys.org) —In the swirling canopy of Jupiter's atmosphere, cloudless patches are so exceptional that the big ones get the special name "hot spots." Exactly how these clearings form and why they're only ...
US regulators give Wi-Fi more breathing space
US telecom regulators have moved to expand the capacities for Wi-Fi Internet access with more room on the broadcast spectrum and "more flexible" rules.
Oceanic islands preferred thin crust
(Phys.org)—Debate over how and where oceanic island chains, like Hawaii, form, is at an end according to an academic from The Australian National University.