News tagged with rocks

Creating a hotspot for understanding Venus

A new simulation facility at the Planetary Spectroscopy Laboratory of the German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) could help revolutionise our understanding of the hot, hidden surface of ...

dateFeb 08, 2018 in Space Exploration
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Phosphate rock an effective fertilizer in Kenya

Farming in western Kenya is challenging, to put it mildly. Although farmers can cycle two full crops in a single year, extremely poor soils and expensive traditional fertilizers, such as triple superphosphate (TSP), keep ...

dateFeb 07, 2018 in Environment
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Permafrost in continuous motion

ETH researchers have identified a rock glacier in canton Valais that is degrading and moving very quickly. Fortunately, it does not present an immediate threat to people and infrastructure.

dateJan 25, 2018 in Earth Sciences
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