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Seattle start-up pledges to offer 6,000 Bitcoin ($ 270 million) to El Salvador and other countries adopting Bitcoin as legal offering, launch of LITHO utility token

SEATTLE, September 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – El Salvador is the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Today, Joel Kasr, founder of KaJ Laboratories and Lithosphere, pledged to offer 6,000 BTC to El Salvador and nations like Panama who adopt bitcoin as legal tender. …

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Seattle-based start-up KaJ Labs pledges to donate 6,000 Bitcoin ($ 270 million) to El Salvador and other nations adopting Bitcoin as legal offering, LITHO Utility token launched

SEATTLE, September 14, 2021 / PRNewswire / – El Salvador is the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender. Today, Joel Kasr, founder of KaJ Laboratories and Lithosphere, pledged to offer 6,000 BTC to El Salvador and nations like Panama who adopt bitcoin as legal tender. …

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Mercury’s mantle goes with the flow

As the smallest of the terrestrial planets in our solar system, Mercury has much to teach us about the evolution of small rocky planets. Unlike Earth, whose tough outer layer, the lithosphere, is divided into a mosaic of plates that move relative to each other, Mercury is a single-plate planet. …

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March? This is old news. Welcome to the decade of Venus

When it comes to exploring the solar system, the last few decades have undeniably been focused on visiting Mars. From sending rovers to its surface to making plans for possible crewed missions, the Red Planet holds an important place in our understanding of planetary science. But what about our other …

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Us and our house | Cyprus Mail

Earth is the only planet we know where we can live By Roberto Sciffo The blue planet, planet Earth, is unique to our solar system and, given our current state of technological advancement, it is the only planet we know of where we can live. The “big picture effect” is …

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A seismometer maps the anatomy of Mars

Unlike the eight orbiters that currently monitor the planet and the six rovers that have explored its chemistry and geology, InSight is the only spacecraft to directly probe the planet’s interior. Orbital measurements of Mars’ moment of inertia and gravity field have provided indirect clues about internal anatomy: its central …

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Melting glaciers trigger movement of the earth’s crust

The Earth’s crust is shifting as climate change wreaks havoc on ice caps and glaciers around the world. The continued melting of these Greenland and Antarctic ice caps causes the earth’s crust to deform as water is redistributed into the world’s oceans, causing sea levels to rise. The movement is …

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The world’s first seismic activity monitoring system involving interdisciplinary research in test operation in Sichuan, southwest China

Lithosphere, Atmosphere and Ionosphere Vibration and Disturbance Monitoring System (MVP-LAI) in Leshan City, Southwest China’s Sichuan Province Photo: Courtesy by Chen Jiehong Researchers of the world’s first interdisciplinary research-based and integration-based seismic activity monitoring system that can simultaneously monitor approximately 20 physical parameters related to the lithosphere, atmosphere and ionosphere, …

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Deep diamonds have a surprising organic composition

While most diamonds form under continents, at depths between 150 and 300 kilometers, a document published in Scientific reports has shown that two rarer types of diamonds – those found in oceanic rocks and those that form more than 300 kilometers below the continental crust – have a common and …

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The definition of ecocide | WilmerHale

The climate crisis, an issue that once took the form of abstract temperature charts and projections, is now a dizzying parade of broken weather records and natural disasters. The time therefore seemed opportune when in June, the editorial group of experts of the Stop Ecocide Foundation (SEF) published his definition …

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New evidence of geologically recent Venusian volcanism

Magellan SAR image of Aramaiti Corona. Narina Tholus (center left) appears as two adjacent domes superimposed on the outer west fracture ring. Credit: Institute of Planetary Sciences New data analysis techniques are finding evidence of recent volcanism in old data from Magellanic spacecraft. It is not known if this activity …

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InSight reveals detailed interior structure of Mars

The InSight lander recorded seismic waves that revealed the thickness of the Martian crust and detected its unusually large liquid core. Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech. Seismic observations from the InSight lander have revealed structural details of the Martian interior, constituting the first seismic exploration of a non-Earth planet and a …

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AI Startup KaJ Labs to Launch Blockchain Rival on Ethereum

SEATTLE, July 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Joel Kasr, Founder of KaJ Laboratories, announced the upcoming launch of Lithosphere (LITHO), a unique new AI blockchain platform. Kasr is the creator of Lithosphere, the first blockchain to use deep neural networks (DNN) in smart contracts. Litho is the native token …

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Earthquakes reveal the planetary core | SETI Institute

It has been an exciting week in the world of space science, with the publication of some groundbreaking stories. Let’s look at the results of three separate articles published this week in the journal. Science on the structure of Mars. The teams involved analyzed the data from NASA InSight lander. …

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This week in science | Science

Neuroimmunology The meninges consist of three membranes that surround and protect the central nervous system (CNS). Recent studies have noted the existence of myeloid cells residing there, but little is known about their ontogenesis and function, and it is not known whether other populations of meningeal immune cells play an …

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Ugly diamonds hold more than a billion years of Earth’s history

Cloudy and yellowish “fibrous diamonds” are too unsightly for most jewelers. But for scientists, their crystal structure holds precious secrets dating back a billion years or more. Yaakov Weiss, an Earth scientist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and his colleagues crushed portions of South African fibrous diamonds to extract …

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It turns out that Venus (almost) has tectonic plates

Beneath Venus’s acidic clouds and crushing atmospheric pressure lies a rocky surface strewn with geological mysteries. Sometimes referred to as Earth’s “sister planet” because it is similar in size with a similar iron core, molten mantle, and rocky crust, there is evidence that Venus was once a aquatic world like …

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Venus’s cracked surface behaves like sea ice

The Magellan spacecraft captured this radar view of Venus, showing the largest dark red tectonic block in the center, which is roughly the size of Alaska. The lighter colors around the block are warps and ridges. Image via NASA-JPL / Paul Byrne / NCSU. Cracked surface of Venus Venus is …

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The surface of Venus could be shattered into pieces

No other solid body in the solar system has an Earth-like crust. From Mercury to Mars, passing through many moons, most worlds have a one-piece crust. Rather, our planet has tectonics, large plates moving across the molten upper mantle. Another exception to the one-piece surface could be Venus, new evidence …

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USGS issued a yellow advisory for 6 U.S. volcanoes today

The Gareloi stratovolcano is the westernmost volcano in the United States. Image: USGS / McGimsey RG The USGS has issued a code yellow and advisory alert for six volcanoes they are tracking across the country; The USGS says these volcanoes “are showing signs of elevated unrest above known background level.” …

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The active surface of Venus examined

Credit: NC State University, based on original NASA / JPL images Despite their close similarities in terms of mass and composition, Earth and Venus have evolved differently, at least for the past 0.5 to 1 billion years. On the one hand, an uncontrollable greenhouse effect on Venus produced an average …

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Plastic is now in the blood of mankind

Along with research, policy and technology, it is now a global environmental concern that requires individual or personal effort to restrict the use of plastics. Oceans have the highest concentration of microplastics according to an American study According to a study by Utah State University and Cornell University in the …

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New WonderWorks exhibit showcases Earth’s spheres

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (WVLT) – A new interactive exhibit focuses on the layers or spheres of the Earth at WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge. The exhibition focuses on the four layers of the earth, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and atmosphere. “This is a great new exhibit that helps us learn …

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Scientists find signs of geological activity on Venus

There is evidence that parts of Venus’ surface move in the same way as the Earth’s, scientists have said. “We have identified a previously unrecognized tectonic deformation pattern on Venus, which is driven by inner movement just as it is on Earth,” said Paul Byrne, a professor at North Carolina …

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Renato Funiciello, an inspiration for modern geology in Italy

The Tethyan Belt is an area of ​​tectonic activity and mountain ranges stretching from northwest Africa and western Europe through Turkey, the Caucasus and Iran to southwestern Africa. the Pacific Ocean. It is the longest continuous orogenic belt on Earth. One of the sections of particular interest to geoscientists is …

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Tectonic movements over Venus suggest hell planet may still be geologically alive | The Weather Channel – Articles de The Weather Channel

This image is a composite of data from NASA’s Magellan spacecraft and Pioneer Venus Orbiter. (NASA / JPL-Caltech) Venus, the “lost habitable” world of our solar system, is now considered a dead planet surrounded by a highly toxic environment. But in 2020, Venus hit the headlines after the detection of …

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2021 WAN Awards Nomination: Taichung Central Park

Located in the Tropic of Cancer, Taiwan’s climate is warmed by the Kuro-Shio, one of the largest ocean currents in the world. The island has a hot and humid tropical climate which counterbalances the mountain range which has a cooler environment. Central Park’s goal is to bring the outdoors back …

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You Better Believe It: Fascinating Facts About Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Credit: Christophe Meneboeuf/CC BY-SA 3.0 Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western civilization, the cradle of democracy, that it has a breathtakingly beautiful coastline and that our Independence Day is March 25. However, there are some facts that very few people know about. …

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20 fascinating facts about Greece

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece. Credit: Christophe Meneboeuf/CC BY-SA 3.0 Everyone knows that Greece is the cradle of Western civilization, the cradle of democracy, that it has a breathtakingly beautiful coastline and that our Independence Day is March 25. However, there are some facts that very few people know about. …

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Hydrogen enrichment after fusion in the oceanic lithosphere

Abstract The wide range of H2The O contents recorded in the minerals of the exhumed mantle rocks have been difficult to interpret, as they often record a combination of melting, metasomatism and diffusion processes in spatially isolated samples. Here we determine the temporal variations of H2O content in pyroxenes from …

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Is carbon the “culture” of the future?

Growing awareness and concern for the environment, changes in government policy, America’s return to the Paris Agreement and high demand for carbon offsets all indicate an appetite for another type of agricultural crop – carbon. “There has been growing discussion of how to create a way for farmers to earn …

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Conscious Mode – OrissaPOST

Iit’s not just what you eat that kills the earth and all of its inhabitants. This is also what you wear. Every time you buy an item of clothing, you are making a choice between the biosphere and the lithosphere. The biosphere is an agricultural area where cotton, flax (from …

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Magnitude 2.6 earthquake rocked parts of Southern California

According to the US Geological Survey, a magnitude 2.6 earthquake centered approximately east of Anaheim shook Orange County and other parts of southern California on Thursday May 27. Cali earthquake (Photo: Getty Images) At around 5:07 p.m., the earthquake struck. According to the USGS, the epicenter was about two and …

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Is carbon farming the “culture” of the future?

Growing awareness and concern for the environment, changes in government policy, America’s return to the Paris Agreement and high demand for carbon offsets all indicate an appetite for a different type of agricultural crop – carbon. There is growing interest in the possibilities of carbon farming. (Photo Texas A&M AgriLife) …

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Alarm over unprecedented accumulation of mercury in Pacific Ocean trenches – Eurasia Review

A scientific article recently published in Nature Publishing’s Scientific reports The newspaper found unprecedented amounts of highly toxic mercury being deposited in the deepest trenches in the Pacific Ocean. The study, a multinational effort involving scientists from Denmark, Canada, Germany and Japan, reports the first-ever direct measurements of mercury deposition …

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Spinoffs could help unlock lithium industry for Alberta

Reading time: 4 minutes Alberta’s oil and gas fields could be in store for another natural resource boom thanks to University of Alberta-based lithium mining technology with the ability to unlock the growing metal. more valuable. Dan Alessi Faculty of Science geochemist Dan Alessi, professor in the Department of Earth …

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What is plate tectonics? | Tectonic plates

From the deepest ocean trench to the highest mountain, plate tectonics explains the characteristics and movement of the Earth’s surface in the present and the past. Developed from the 1950s to the 1970s, the theory of plate tectonics is the modern update of continental drift, an idea first proposed by …

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Deep Pahala Earthquake Swarm Update

(BIVN) – From this week Volcano watch article written by scientists and affiliates of the US Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Many people in Kaʻū have noticed the swarm of earthquakes in recent years. These earthquakes occur in an area that is 29 to 40 km (18 to 25 miles) …

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Rock alterations | UDaily

Adam Thomas article Photos and illustrations courtesy of Jessica Warren and Tammy Beeson May 20, 2021 Sierra Patterson’s interest in rocks, a recent University of Delaware graduate, began when she was a child and her great-uncle sent Patterson’s grandmother’s letters from her home in Arizona. Along with these letters he …

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Anthony Brian Watts receives the 2020 Maurice Ewing Medal

Quote Anthony Brian Watts Anthony “Tony” Watts, a distinguished marine geophysicist, has made a number of fundamental contributions to the study of the structure and evolution of the world’s ocean basins and their margins. His pioneering work on isostasis and bending of the oceanic lithosphere led to the explanation of …

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Susan L. Beck receives the 2020 Walter H. Bucher Medal

Quote Susan L. beck Susan Beck is an internationally recognized leader who has made fundamental contributions to the study of mountain belts, subduction systems, and the evolution of the crustal and mantle lithosphere. His research embodies a unique combination of seismology and structural geology that has advanced fundamental interpretations of …

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Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes off Indonesia’s Sumatra, USGS reports

Asia Pacific 06:58 GMT 05/14/2021(updated 07:20 GMT 14.05.2021) Get a short url https://cdn1.img.sputniknews.com/img/107737/60/1077376001_0:0:1200:600_1200x675_80_0_0_e75e2653ce77c473d1ca748795390cf1.jpg Sputnik International https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png Sputnik https://cdn2.img.sputniknews.com/i/logo.png https://sputniknews.com/asia/202105141082886180-66-magnitude-earthquake-hits-off-indonesias-sumatra-usgs-reports/ The archipelago nation is located in a seismically active area of ​​the Pacific known as the Ring of Fire that regularly experiences powerful earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, caused by the collision …

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Two Houghton students win NASA internship

Micaela Geborkoff and Logan Sandell of Houghton High School have both been selected to be part of NASA’s prestigious STEM Enhancement and Space Science summer internship program. SEES studies the Earth’s atmosphere and its nearest neighboring planets. Normally, students stay at the University of Texas while working at NASA’s Austin …

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Small volcanoes are a big deal on Mars

Life may be at the center of exploration of Mars today, but our planetary neighbor is home to the largest volcanoes in the solar system. Olympus Mons towers 23 kilometers (75,000 feet) above the surrounding landscape, and its neighbors, the Tharsis Montes (Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons and Ascraeus Mons), stand …

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The African continent is slowly splitting in two

By David STEIN May 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. An impressive sinkhole has appeared in southwestern Kenya following heavy rains. Scientists see it as another sign of the gradual break-up of the African continent. The events giving rise to this news took place on the morning of March 19, 2018. …

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Geomojis translates geoscience into any language

The newly created pictograms aim to easily communicate geoscientific and geo-hazardous terms. By Megan Sever Emojis are pictograms used to convey specific messages. They have the same basic meaning in any language: a smile means a smile. What if geoscience fields could create their own pictograms that anyone, anywhere could …

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Meteorite impacts may have triggered an ancient subduction

Meteorite impacts may have triggered an ancient subduction by Sarah Derouin Thursday February 15th, 2018 The frequent impacts of large meteorites during the Hadean Aeon may have caused temporary episodes of subduction and active plate tectonics on Earth. Credit: Conceptual Imagery Lab at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. The Earth …

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Meteorites may have created Earth’s first continents

Meteorites may have created Earth’s first continents by Timothy Oleson Wednesday December 23rd, 2015 Earth and Venus were probably much more tectonically similar billions of years ago, when massive impact meteorites could have triggered the creation of an early continental crust, according to a new study. Credit: VL Hansen, Lithosphere, …

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5.1 Quake Rattles Atlantic; No threat of tsunami

The strong earthquake was located near the equator in the Atlantic Ocean. Image: USGS A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck a few moments ago under the central Atlantic Ocean; fortunately, there is no threat of a tsunami. The strong earthquake took place at an epicenter about 6 miles deep, located at …

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Semi-brittle seismic deformation in the high temperature mantle mylonite shear zone along the Romanche transform fault

Abstract Ocean transformation faults, a key component of plate tectonics, represent first-order discontinuities along mid-ocean ridges, host large earthquakes, and induce extreme thermal gradients in the lithosphere. However, the thermal structure along transformation faults and its effects on generating earthquakes are poorly understood. We report here the presence of a …

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The four spheres of the earth

The earth can be divided into one of the four main subsystems, namely: earth, water, air and all living things. These categories are called spheres and are the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and biosphere, respectively. The first three of these spheres are abiotic, meaning that they are not living things, while …

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Aging satellite reveals Earth’s inner structure

The European Space Agency’s GOCE mission ended more than seven years ago, but scientists are still discovering substantial discoveries from gravity data from the retired satellite – allowing us to dive deep into the interior of the Earth and learn what makes him tick. Scientists have combined GOCE data with …

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A revolution is underway in Earth system science

Photo: USGS. Throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, the earth sciences were primarily used as a tool for exploiting natural resources. Towards the end of this period, industrial production increased 13-fold and energy consumption 16-fold, with a concomitant increase in water consumption by a factor of 7. The resulting industrial …

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