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The Philae instrumentation and the importance of anticipated measurements

The Philae instrumentation and the importance of anticipated measurements

News on Projects / Industry

The instruments' weight sum up to one fourth of the total mass of the lander

While Philae's landing attempts are still under progress, a set of 10 high end instruments will significantly contribute to the…

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Deadly landslides occur in Italy and Switzerland due to torrential rainfall

Deadly landslides occur in Italy and Switzerland due to torrential rainfall

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

Extensive flooding has also caused sever damage

Switzerland and northern Italy are severely battered by heavy rain in the last days, which caused extensive landslides and cost…

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Philae makes historic landing on comet 510 million kilometers away. Anchoring system fails. Are unexpected site conditions to be blamed for failure to anchor?

Philae makes historic landing on comet 510 million kilometers away. Anchoring system fails. Are unexpected site conditions to be blamed for failure to anchor?

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The European Space Agency made history yesterday by successfully landing Philae to Comet 67P. Philae was carried by…

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A start up company partners with USGS to launch a new application

A start up company partners with USGS to launch a new application

News on Projects / Industry

The application will issue 30-second warnings

Earthquake prediction and warning is an evolving technology, which is going to significantly contribute to civil and property protection. The…

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Landslides and earthquakes to be correlated, according to recent study

Landslides and earthquakes to be correlated, according to recent study

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

Scientists reached the conclusion after studying cobbles in the area

A recently published study demonstrates that earthquakes instead of climate change as previously thought, have an effect on the rate…

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Video: A 2,000 year old tunnel and its ancient mysteries in Teotihuacan, Mexico

Video: A 2,000 year old tunnel and its ancient mysteries in Teotihuacan, Mexico

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The tunnel was deliberately filled with mud and debris in the ancient times

More than a decade after the initial discovery of a secret tunnel underneath the ancient city of Teotihuacan, researchers have…

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Sri Lanka: Fatal landslides devastate the country

Sri Lanka: Fatal landslides devastate the country

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

300 people are reported missing, little hope for survivors

Fatal landslides are triggered by monsoon rains in Sri Lanka on Wednesday, causing many casualties, leaving hundreds of missing and…

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October's e-newsletter of Geoengineer.org, is out !

October's e-newsletter of Geoengineer.org, is out !

News on Publications

Learn about news, events and more!

The October issue #116 of our monthly e-newsletter has been sent out today !

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New GEER report on the 2014 Iquique, Chile Earthquake

New GEER report on the 2014 Iquique, Chile Earthquake

News on Publications

Read more on the geotechnical aspects of the earthquake!

A new GEER report was recently released on the geotechnical aspects of the April 1, 2014 M8.2 Iquique, Chile earthquake and…

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Photo gallery: The flood damage to Kashmir's cultural heritage

Photo gallery: The flood damage to Kashmir's cultural heritage

News on Natural Disasters / Failures

The floods damaged about 150 historical buildings in the region

The recently and extensively flooded region of Kashmir is still trying to recover from the disaster and starts evaluating the…

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Richat: The Giant Blue Eye of Africa

Richat: The Giant Blue Eye of Africa

Geology Highlights

The dome is very visible from space!

The Richat Structure, also known as the Eye of the Sahara or blue eye of Africa, is a peculiar geological formation…

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