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NASA gives jet engines layer of glass with injection of volcanic ash

By April Gocha / December 6, 2015

Scientists at NASA have taken measurements of what happens in full-scale tests—in which the scientists injected actual volcanic ash into an operating jet engine—and will spend the next several months analyzing the experimental data.

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Volcanic lightning zaps ash into glass

By April Gocha / March 9, 2015

New research from an international team of scientists suggests that natural glass spheres are born during another natural phenomenon—volcanic lightning.

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Researchers uncover oh-so-private Pantelleria’s ‘island of glass’ past

By Jessica McMathis / June 18, 2014

Thanks to a “ground-breaking” study of volcanic activity on the isle by a team at the University of Leicester (UK), mostly private Pantelleria is being thrust into the international scientific spotlight.

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Volcanoes, phase change RAM, gymnastic comedy—all themes at DGG-GOMD

By Eileen De Guire / May 28, 2014

The technical program for the joint DGG-ACerS GOMD meeting began Tuesday morning with five tracks on topics that ranged from industrial-scale melting and furnace design, to emerging applications in energy and biomedicine, to highly theoretical science of the glassy state.

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OSU says two advanced-engineered ceramic coatings provide better resistance to volcanic ash

By / April 15, 2011

Photograph of the Eyjafjallajökull ash cloud. OSU researchers have discovered that a new class of ceramic coatings could offer jet engines special protection against volcanic ash damage in the future. Credit: Peter Greenfield, OSU. On the anniversary of the the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland, it is interesting to report that a group of researchers at…

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