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The Late Movies: Erupting Volcanoes

On this date 6 years ago, Alaska’s Fourpeaked Mountain erupted (at left), its first eruption in at least 10,000 years. Fourpeaked had been dormant for so long that many geologists believed it to be extinct. To mark the anniversary of Fourpeaked Mountain’s re-entry into the active volcano category, tonight we present a variety of videos [...]

Can a volcano’s past predict its future ?

New research in to the history of a volcano could one day allow scientists to predict future eruptions. University of Bristol’s Kate Saunders and her …

Project to generate power from volcanoes

Plans are being made to pump 24 million gallons of water into the side of a dormant volcano. Geothermal energy developers are hoping to go ahead with …

Inflating volcano intrigues scientists

A 20,000-foot-high volcano in Bolivia appears to be inflating like a balloon at breakneck speed. Geologists first discovered that Uturuncu was inflati…

10 Cities in the Sights of Deadly Volcanoes

Would you live in a city near an active volcano? Many people do, all over the world. Environmental Graffiti shows us ten cities in which the people live side-by-side with the threat of explosions, ash, and lava. Shown is the city of Pasto, Colombia, (population 450,000) which is only 9 kilometers from the active volcano [...]

The 25 Coolest College Labs

If you want white tiled floors and cleanrooms, these are not the labs you’re looking for. PopSci has ranked their choices for the 25 most awesome college labs, and the diversity and locations might surprise you. From the experimental mine for demolitions students (who learn to “blow things up extremely well”) at the Missouri University [...]

Pocket Volcano

Pocket Volcano - $3.95 Is that a volcano in your pocket or are you just happy to see me. Oh, it is just a volcano in your pocket. How embarrassing. Wow, that Pocket Volcano from the NeatoShop gives off some eruption. Did you say it can be used over and over again? That’s fantastic. Be sure to check [...]

World’s largest mud volcano to last 26 years

The eruption began in 2005 and is believed to have been started by gas drilling in the area. Located in Indonesia the Lusi volcano initially killed 13…

The Ice Caves of Mt. Erebus

A volcano in Antarctica called Erebus is home to a network of ice caves. Hot gasses from the volcano carves through the thick ice to leave channels where ice crystals then grow. Dr. Kayla Iacovino wrote about visiting one of them called Warren Cave, and included more photographs. Link -via The Dystenium Science Daily Previously: Ice [...]

2009: The Volcanic Year in Review

Who knew there were so many volcanoes in the news? If you were a volcano blogger like Dr. Erik Klemetti, you’d keep up with these kinds of things. Now he’s posted the volcanic activity from each month of 2009. Shown is the eruption of Mayon in the Philippines in December. Link