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Finding Clandestine Graves with Geophysics
May 14, 2013 | Keele University

Researchers at Keele University are developing new methods of finding clandestine graves using geophysical methods. Some of their methods are being adopted for use in forensic cases.


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Prospecting for Graves with Geophysical Tools
August 22, 2013 | EarthMagazine
An article on the EarthMagazine.org website reports on the use of geophysical tools (ground penetrating radar, electrical resistivity, bulk ground conductivity, gradient magnetometry) for finding graves in Colombia.

Possible Exomoon Found
April 13, 2014 | NASA
NASA-funded researchers have spotted the first signs of an "exomoon," and though they say it's impossible to confirm its presence, the finding is a tantalizing first step toward locating others. The discovery was made by watching a chance encounter of objects in our galaxy, which can be witnessed only once.

Micronutrient Plumes from Hydrothermal Vents
September 16, 2013 | Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
"Scientists have discovered a vast plume of iron and other micronutrients more than 1,000 km long billowing from hydrothermal vents in the South Atlantic Ocean. The finding [...] calls past estimates of iron abundances into question, and may challenge researchers' assumptions about iron sources in the world's seas." Quoted from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution press release.


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