One of the ways scientists are attempting to reduce greenhouse gases is to inject these gases into the ground. Specifically, they are testing injecting them, into basalt which is type of igneous rocks usually forming the first (rock) layer (sandwiched between the sedimentary & gabbro layers) in the oceanic crust basalt and in volcanic regions.
The above video features Iceland and its geothermal plants. Iceland is a heaven for geothermal energy as it lies along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) (i.e. where Mid-Atlantic ocean floor is spreading apart in opposite directions forming a ridge). Most notably Iceland lies along the V-Shaped Reykjavik ridge (figure below; Google maps) which is part of the Norther MAR.
For more information: Cassini at Saturn
More on the Grand Finale (2nd dive: May 2, 2017; End of mission: Sept 15, 2017)
In a previous post you read about Jacqueline du Pré‘s loss of ability to play. In this post I share with you a previously unpublished interview with her from 1980. Following that is a re-edited version of a film made in 1967. She was in love with Elgar’s concerto (see previous post for her performance)
If there’s one book that I was to recommend this year and every year it would be The Art of Mental Training by DC Gonzalez.
If you are strong, happy, successful, etc.. or, especially upset, depressed etc… do yourself a favor and read this book.
And If you know someone who is in a tough time in their life I recommend that you gift them this book. Above all be there to support them.
The book sums up, in 25 short lessons, several other books like:
Mindset, Carol Dweck
Emotional Intelligence, Daniel Goleman
On December 15, 2016 NASA successfully launched 8 small satellites by releasing a rocket from an airplane. The 8 satellites form the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) for tracking and studying the inside of tropical storms and hurricanes.
This step of releasing a rocket from an airplane is part of cutting costs.
Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, IRIS, provides an educational visualization tool to aid in teaching about global seismology. Specifically it simulates how P-waves and S-waves travel from the epicenter on the surface of the Earth as well as through Earth’s interior.
It also provides annotations of each travelling ray as it reflects or refracts through the different layers along with their corresponding seismograms. Check it out here (opens in a new tab).
If you are a student, teacher, or just interested I invite you to check out the various learning and teaching resources available from IRIS.