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LONG-STANDING radio show Gardeners' Question Time will be visiting a Notts village next month. Gardening enthusiasts will have the opportunity to put their questions to an expert panel at the British Geological Survey, in Keyworth. This rare opportunity has proved extremely popular in the village, with all 130 tickets being snapped-up the day they were released.

2014-01-16


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SKY WATCHERS in Shetland will have their cameras ready tonight (Thursday) after the British Geological Survey issued an aurora alert. The survey said that following a fast coronal mass ejection (CME) leaving the sun on Tuesday (7 January) a geomagnetic storm is expected to arrive on earth increasing the chance of viewing the northern lights over the next few nights.

2014-01-10


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SKY WATCHERS in Shetland will have their cameras ready tonight (Thursday) after the British Geological Survey issued an aurora alert. The survey said that following a fast coronal mass ejection (CME) leaving the sun on Tuesday (7 January) a geomagnetic storm is expected to arrive on earth increasing the chance of viewing the northern lights over the next few nights.

2014-01-10


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Twenty small earthquakes have been recorded around a Nottinghamshire town in a month, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed. .. The organisation said the activity had been recorded around New Ollerton since 10 December and was likely to have been caused by mining at Thoresby Colliery.

2014-01-10


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Twenty small earthquakes have been recorded around a Nottinghamshire town in a month, the British Geological Survey (BGS) has confirmed. .. The organisation said the activity had been recorded around New Ollerton since 10 December and was likely to have been caused by mining at Thoresby Colliery.

2014-01-10


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...The BGS broke ground in the field of mobile GIS, becoming one of the first organisations in the UK to develop free GIS apps for smart phones, developing four GIS-enabled solutions as part of OpenGeoscience, each one designed to deliver BGS data in a convenient format to a different audience - Web-based viewers, Mobile apps for iphone, ipad and android, web mapping services and a 3D data viewer.

2014-01-09


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...The BGS broke ground in the field of mobile GIS, becoming one of the first organisations in the UK to develop free GIS apps for smart phones, developing four GIS-enabled solutions as part of OpenGeoscience, each one designed to deliver BGS data in a convenient format to a different audience - Web-based viewers, Mobile apps for iphone, ipad and android, web mapping services and a 3D data viewer.

2014-01-09


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A report by the British Geological Survey shows there have been 18 earthquakes in Ollerton over the past four weeks... Brian Baptie, a seismologist at the Edinburgh’s British Geological Survey, said the small quakes presented no hazard at all and the most folk would have felt was a small swaying.

2014-01-07


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A report by the British Geological Survey shows there have been 18 earthquakes in Ollerton over the past four weeks... Brian Baptie, a seismologist at the Edinburgh’s British Geological Survey, said the small quakes presented no hazard at all and the most folk would have felt was a small swaying.

2014-01-07


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The rapid evolution of technology in recent years has produced everything from smaller, more powerful computers and sharper display screens to smarter mobile phones and more efficient electric motors... Andrew Bloodworth, an expert in metal resource management at the British Geological Survey, agrees. ‘We use these metals because they are the best materials available – a simple substitution will almost certainly lead to decreased performance.

2014-01-06


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The rapid evolution of technology in recent years has produced everything from smaller, more powerful computers and sharper display screens to smarter mobile phones and more efficient electric motors... Andrew Bloodworth, an expert in metal resource management at the British Geological Survey, agrees. ‘We use these metals because they are the best materials available – a simple substitution will almost certainly lead to decreased performance.

2014-01-06


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Scientists have launched a project to create the government's first comprehensive civil contingency plan in the event of a catastrophic volcanic eruption... Dr Susan Loughlin, volcanology team leader at the British Geological Society in Edinburgh, which is heading the project, said: 'This is a specific ongoing research project funded by several departments of the UK government...'

2014-01-04


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The dedication, sacrifice and achievements of local heroes were recognised today in the New Year's Honours List... MBE... Dr Susan Loughlin. Head of Volcanology, British Geological Survey. For services to volcanology. (Edinburgh)

2013-12-31


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Members of the public have been warned to stay away from an 'unpredictable' sinkhole in Derbyshire's Peak District... Why do sinkholes form? Some sinkholes can happen when a layer of rock underneath the ground is dissolved by acidic water... ... Source: British Geological Survey

2013-12-31


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An earthquake hit the Channel island of Jersey yesterday. A tremor initially thought to have been 2.9 on the Richter scale woke residents at 1.37am. Its epicentre was around 2km east of the isle's capital of St Helier and was recorded by the British Geological Survey.

2013-12-26


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The Met Office is to begin offering daily forecasts about the weather in space. The 24 hour service will aim to help businesses and government departments by providing early warnings of solar storms that can disrupt satellites, radio communications and power grids... UK partners involved in the project include the British Geological Survey, Bath University and RAL Space.

2013-12-26


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The 2011 Japan tsunami, which killed up to 20,000 people and caused the partial meltdown of the Fukushima nuclear plant, was made worse by an underwater landslide, according to scientists... But an international team, led by Professor Dave Tappin of NERC's British Geological Survey, say the earthquake can't explain the full extent of the waves.

2013-12-17


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According to a government-commissioned report, more than half of the UK could be suitable for shale gas fracking... BBC reporter John Moylan visited the British Geological Survey to find out which areas of the UK offer the best potential for fracking.

2013-12-17


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The Earth could have been struck by many more huge earthquakes in its recent history than was previously thought, scientists say... Dr Roger Musson from the British Geological Survey said the database provided a 'warning from history'. 'For example, with the Fukushima disaster - people were surprised that there was such a large tsunami,' he told BBC News.

2013-12-12


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Oil and gas experts have been meeting in Edinburgh to debate whether Scotland could benefit from a shale gas revolution. Ineos-owned Grangemouth looks set to become the first chemical plant in the UK to receive shale gas from the United States. A British geological survey will look at the potential of fracking for shale gas in the central lowlands of Scotland, but environmentalists are concerned.

2013-12-11

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