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What happens under the Yellowstone Volcano
A recent study by Bernhard Steinberger of the German GeoForschungsZentrum and colleagues in the USA helps to better understand the processes in the Earth's interior beneath the Yellowstone supervolcano. (2019-10-17)
'Treasure trove' of quake clues could be unearthed by wavy new technique
Geologists have improved upon methods to map seabed rocks, helping us better understand underwater earthquakes and the tsunamis they can cause. (2019-09-24)
New method for detecting quantum states of electrons
Researchers in the Quantum Dynamics Unit at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) devised a new method -- called image charge detection -- to detect electrons' transitions to quantum states. (2019-09-17)
Acoustic energy harnessed to soften shear-thickening fluids
Researchers are using ultrasonic waves to manipulate the viscosity of shear-thickening materials, turning solids to slush -- and back again. (2019-09-17)
New sample holder for protein crystallography
An HZB research team has developed a novel sample holder that considerably facilitates the preparation of protein crystals for structural analysis. (2019-09-16)
The magic wavelength of cadmium
Researchers experimentally determined a property of cadmium called the magic wavelength which is considered essential for the development of the most accurate clocks ever envisaged. (2019-09-14)
Researchers uncover role of earthquake motions in triggering a 'surprise' tsunami
In newly published research, an international team of geologists, geophysicists, and mathematicians show how coupled computer models can accurately recreate the conditions leading to the world's deadliest natural disasters of 2018, the Palu earthquake and tsunami, which struck western Sulawesi, Indonesia in September last year. (2019-09-05)
SRL publishes focus section on Subduction Zone processes in the Americas
Researchers from around the globe share what they've learned from an unprecedented amount of data collected in the Latin American Subduction Zone over the past two decades. (2019-09-05)
What drives plate tectonics?
Scientists found ''switches'' between continental rupture, continental collision, and oceanic subduction initiation in the Tethyan evolution after a reappraisal of geological records from the surface and new global-scale geophysical images at depth. (2019-09-02)
New technique isolates placental cells for non-invasive genetic testing
A new technique for isolating cells carrying the full fetal genome from cervical swabs could enable doctors to diagnose genetic disorders without using needles to harvest cells from the placenta. (2019-08-26)
Crack in Pacific seafloor caused volcanic chain to go dormant
University of Houston geologists have discovered that 50 million years ago a chain of volcanoes between Northeast Asia and Russia were forced into a period of dormancy that lasted for 10 million years. (2019-08-26)
Deducing the scale of tsunamis from the 'roundness' of deposited gravel
Scientists from Tokyo Metropolitan University and Ritsumeikan University have found a link between the 'roundness' distribution of tsunami deposits and how far tsunamis reach inland. (2019-08-24)
New way to make micro-sensors may revolutionize future of electronics
Researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York researchers have found a way to improve the performance of tiny sensors that could have wide-reaching implications for electronic devices we use every day. (2019-08-21)
Circulation of water in deep Earth's interior
Phase H is a hydrous mineral that is considered to be an important carrier of water into deep Earth. (2019-08-19)
A rocky relationship: A history of Earth's continents breaking up and getting back together
A new study of rocks that formed billions of years ago lends fresh insight into how Earth's plate tectonics, or the movement of large pieces of Earth's outer shell, evolved over the planet's 4.56-billion-year history. (2019-08-07)
New approach could make HVAC heat exchangers five times better
Turbulent heat exchangers are widely used in HVAC systems around the world, and a new study demonstrates a simple modification that can improve their capability by 500%. (2019-08-01)
Drop of ancient seawater rewrites Earth's history
The remains of a microscopic drop of ancient seawater has assisted in rewriting the history of Earth's evolution when it was used to re-establish the time that plate tectonics started on the planet. (2019-08-01)
Operative versus non-operative treatment for 2-part proximal humerus fracture
Although increasingly used, the benefit of surgical treatment of displaced 2-part proximal humerus fractures has not been proven. (2019-07-19)
Scientists discover how and when a subterranean ocean emerged
An international scientific team led by Russian geochemists have established that the huge reserves of water present in the Earth's mantle, which exceed the weight of the World Ocean, emerged over 3.3 billion years ago due to the immersion of seawater-rich oceanic crust into the depth of the Earth's interior. (2019-07-18)
Improving heat recycling with the thermodiffusion effect
In a study recently published in EPJ E, researchers find that the absorption of water vapour within industrial heat recycling devices is directly tied to a physical process known as the thermodiffusion effect. (2019-07-15)
Jump test tool to predict athletic performance
Researchers studying the impact of fatigue on athletic performance have developed prototype software that can enable coaches to predict when elite athletes will be too fatigued to perform at their best. (2019-07-10)
Small-volume, high-throughput organic synthesis
University of Groningen Professor of Drug Design, Alexander Dömling, has devised a method to rapidly synthesize thousands of new molecules and evaluate their properties as potential drugs. (2019-07-09)
Research yields new clues to the origin of Tamu Massif
The discovery of Tamu Massif, a gigantic volcano located about 1,000 miles east of Japan, made big news in 2013 when researchers reported it was the largest single volcano documented on earth, roughly the size of New Mexico. (2019-07-08)
New model suggests lost continents for early Earth
A new radioactivity model of Earth's ancient rocks calls into question current models for the formation of Earth's continental crust, suggesting continents may have risen out of the sea much earlier than previously thought but were destroyed, leaving little trace. (2019-07-01)
UI researchers validate optimum composites structure created with additive manufacturing
Creating objects out of polymers using additive manufacturing techniques is perfect for a prototype, but not for structural materials that require strength or stiffness. (2019-06-27)
Study reveals key factor in Himalayan earthquake rupture
A study led by Prof. BAI Ling from the Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research (ITP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences revealed that the rupture length of the 2015 MW 7.8 Gorkha earthquake was likely controlled by spatial (both along- and across-strike) variations in the Main Himalayan Thrust. (2019-06-26)
Plate tectonics may have driven 'Cambrian Explosion, study shows
The quest to discover what drove one of the most important evolutionary events in the history of life on Earth has taken a new, fascinating twist. (2019-06-19)
Zipingpu Reservoir reveals climate-tectonics interplay around 2008 Wenchuan earthquake
A new study led by Prof. JIN Zhangdong from the Institute of Earth Environment (IEE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences provided a new insight on the interplay between climate and tectonics from a sediment record in the Zipingpu Reservoir around the 2008 Wenchuan earthquake. (2019-06-18)
Models suggest faults are linked through California's Imperial Valley
New mechanical modeling of a network of active strike-slip faults in California's Imperial Valley suggests the faults are continuously linked, from the southern San Andreas Fault through the Imperial Fault to the Cerro Prieto fault further to the south of the valley. (2019-06-11)
Site of biggest ever meteorite collision in the UK discovered
Scientists believe they have discovered the site of the biggest meteorite impact ever to hit the British Isles. (2019-06-09)
Study provides new insight into origin of Canadian Rockies
The Canadian Rocky Mountains were formed when the North American continent was dragged westward during the closure of an ocean basin off the west coast and collided with a microcontinent over 100 million years ago, according to a new study by University of Alberta scientists. (2019-06-06)
Metal foam stops .50 caliber rounds as well as steel -- at less than half the weight
Researchers have demonstrated that vehicle armor using composite metal foam (CMF) can stop ball and armor-piercing .50 caliber rounds as well as conventional steel armor, even though it weighs less than half as much. (2019-06-05)
'Lubricating' sediments were critical in making the continents move
Plate tectonics is a key geological process on Earth, shaping its surface, making it unique among the Solar System's planets. (2019-06-05)
Glacial sediments greased the gears of plate tectonics
According to new research, the transition to plate tectonics started with the help of lubricating sediments, scraped by glaciers from the slopes of Earth's first continents. (2019-06-05)
Scientists find telling early moment that indicates a coming megaquake
Scientists combing through databases of earthquakes since the early 1990s have discovered a possible defining moment 10-15 seconds into an event that could signal a magnitude 7 or larger megaquake. (2019-05-29)
How to interact between mantle and crustal components in the subduction zone?
Subduction process drives the differential evolution of the earth and realizes material cycle and energy exchange. (2019-05-24)
New 3D-printed technology lowers cost of common medical test
A desire for a simpler, cheaper way to do common laboratory tests for medical diagnoses and to avoid 'washing the dishes' led University of Connecticut researchers to develop a new technology that reduces cost and time. (2019-05-22)
How Earth's mantle is like a Jackson Pollock painting
To geologists, the mantle is so much more than that. (2019-05-20)
Helping robots remember: Hyperdimensional computing theory could change the way AI works
A paper by University of Maryland researchers just published in the journal Science Robotics introduces a new way of combining perception and motor commands using the so-called hyperdimensional computing theory, which could fundamentally alter and improve the basic artificial intelligence (AI) task of sensorimotor representation -- how agents like robots translate what they sense into what they do. (2019-05-15)
A surprising experiment opens the path to new particle manipulation methods
A surprising experiment opens the path to new particle manipulation methods. (2019-05-10)
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