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Hottest Place Ever on Earth Is in USA

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September 17, 2012
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Death Valley, California is the hottest place on earth. Scientists determined the hottest air temperature ever recorded, 134 degrees, occurred there in 1913. The finding changes what had been thought to be the hottest temperature - 136 degrees - in Libya in 1922.


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Deutsche Welle (Mar. 21, 2011) Prof. Schorlemmer from the German Research Centre for Geosciences, GFZ, in Potsdam is an expert in the area of earthquake forecasting.DW-TV: Japan is a society that has played a pioneering role in a wide number of technologies -- including of course earthquake warning systems. But even then, people have just five seconds after the warning comes to brace themselves. Cutting straight to the chase, thousands of detection stations around the world, international networks, decades of research -- why can't we predict earthquakes yet? Danijel Schorlemmer: Well, even though we have thousands of stations, we have a big problem. We only measure the signals on the earth’s surface. Unlike in meteorology, where you can measure all the values you’re interested in, like humidity, wind-speed and so on in 3-D, we only see the earth’s surface. We cannot make measurements in the earth, which would be very important to understand what’s going on. And we’re also lacking a precursor phenomenon, a
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Billion Dollar Drilling Project Aims for Earth's Mantle

Billion Dollar Drilling Project Aims for Earth's Mantle

Reuters (Jan. 8, 2013) A Japanese-led project aims to drill to the Earth's mantle, a 3000 kilometer-thick layer of slowly deforming rock between the crust and the core. In its early stages, the $US1 billion mission would deploy a drill just 30 centimeters wide to bore into the Earth's crust to bring back the first ever samples of fresh mantle rock.
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Mega Canyon Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Mega Canyon Discovered Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

Reuters (Aug. 29, 2013) Scientists using ice-penetrating radar have discovered a previously unknown canyon beneath the ice sheet in northern Greenland. They say the canyon is at least 750km long and in places as much as 800m deep and is on the same scale as parts of the Grand Canyon in Arizona, USA. Matthew Stock reports.
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A Life Spent in the Wettest Place on Earth

A Life Spent in the Wettest Place on Earth

AFP (July 29, 2013) Deep in India's northeast, villagers use grass to sound-proof their huts from deafening rain, clouds are a familiar sight inside homes and a suitably rusted sign tells visitors they are in the "wettest place on earth".
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