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Untouched cave to provide clues to Black Hills history
"On Monday, a team of scientists led by East Tennessee State University professor Jim Mead will begin unearthing the entrance of the cave, hauling out bags of sediment and animal bones to be carefully analyzed. They have already found bones dating back nearly 11,000 years and the remains of at least three species that hadn't been found in the region before—the pika, pine marten and platygonus, an extinct relative of the modern-day peccary."

"Persistence Cave"
history  geo 
june 2015 by warrenellis
LAURIE FRICK | FRICKbits? Where did this come from?
"FRICKbits iphone app, captures your pattern of movement and turns it into art – coming to iphone  in Sep/Oct 2014."
apps  geo 
august 2014 by warrenellis
Atlantropa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Atlantropa, also referred to as Panropa,[1] was a gigantic engineering and colonization project devised by the German architect Herman Sörgel in the 1920s and promulgated by him until his death in 1952. Its central feature was a hydroelectric dam to be built across the Strait of Gibraltar, which would have provided enormous amounts of hydroelectricity[2] and would have led to the lowering of the surface of the Mediterranean Sea by up to 200 metres (660 ft), opening up large new lands for settlement, for example in a now almost totally drained Adriatic Sea."
history  engineering  geoengineering  geo 
july 2014 by warrenellis
Gem discovered on Australian sheep farm is oldest piece of the planet | Science | theguardian.com
"Scientists using two different age-determining techniques have found that a tiny zircon crystal discovered on a sheep station in Western Australia is the oldest known piece of our planet, dating to 4.4bn years ago."
history  geo 
february 2014 by warrenellis
Big hollow rooms | Matthew Sheret
"Out of Ice down at Ambika P3. Blending AV and actual ice with documentary footage from a trip with the British Antarctic Survey"
art  geo 
february 2014 by warrenellis
Indian-run New Zealand firm designs UAV for cloud seeding | sUAS News
"Auckland-based Apeiron Aerospace, an innovative aerospace company focussed on delivering technology to the global UAV sector, has designed a tactical UAV system for cloud seeding as the existing process involving manned aircraft endangers the lives of pilots."
weather  geoengineering  geo  eco  drones 
march 2012 by warrenellis
Mystery of Britain’s Largest Meteorite Solved. Found at Druids burial site near Stonehenge « Stonehenge News and Information
"With a weight that rivals a baby elephant, a meteorite that fell from space some 30,000 years ago is likely Britain’s largest space rock. And after much sleuthing, researchers think they know where it came from and how it survived so long without weathering away."
space  geo 
february 2012 by warrenellis
Scientists Use Google Earth to Understand Mysterious Giant Wheels
"Thousands of geoglyph "wheels," almost completely unknown to the public, are now part of public knowledge thanks to advances in technology, both photographic and social. These wheels are scattered across the deserts of Jordan and adjacent countries."
geo  history  cult 
september 2011 by warrenellis
The Dynamic Earth: Backup Amazon (in case the other one breaks?)
The whole thing makes me mad, but now when you search "Amazon River" on the Googles, you're going to be faced with a bullshit story about a "second River", without any attempt by any of the "journalists" to point out that, well, you know, water might be moving underground and all, but it sure as shit ain't a river, and it certainly ain't on the goddamn scale of the, you know, ACTUAL RIVER sittin' up there on the surface.  My prediction: you will never hear about this work again, because future work is going to DRASTICALLY reduce the actual discharge estimates from the groundwater.
eco  geo 
august 2011 by warrenellis
Scientists find underground river beneath Amazon
Brazilian scientists have discovered an underground river some 4,000 meters (13,000) feet deep, which flows from west to east like the country's famous waterway.
eco  geo 
august 2011 by warrenellis
English Russia » Underground World Is Calling
"It still remains unknown who discovered the Kungur Ice Cave. It is cloaked with legends which is actually easy to understand judging from the mysterious atmosphere inside."
history  geo  photography 
february 2011 by warrenellis
The Nottingham Caves Survey Homepage
"The Nottingham Caves Survey is in the process of recording all of Nottingham’s 450+ sandstone caves. The project is now underway and we are surveying caves even as you read this."
history  geo 
february 2011 by warrenellis
Found Objects: Landscape and Perception
"A research project investigating the sonic properties of the rock outcrops at Preseli in SW Wales, source of the original bluestones transported to Stonehenge."
history  archaeoacoustics  geo 
january 2011 by warrenellis

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