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Earth Sciences - 26.07.2019

Earth Sciences - Computer Science / Telecom - 18.07.2019
Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities
Machine-learning competition boosts earthquake prediction capabilities
Competitors' success predicting quake timing in the online Kaggle competition could help save lives, infrastructure Crowdsourcing for new approaches in earthquake forecasting helps us leverage a wide

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 04.07.2019
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars
Dust storms swirl at the north pole of Mars
ESA's Mars Express has been keeping an eye on local and regional dust storms brewing at the north pole of the Red Planet over the last month, watching as they disperse towards the equator.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 02.07.2019
Is wildfire management ’for the birds’?
Spotted owls, native to the old-growth forests of the West Coast, have already lost much of their former habitat to logging.

Earth Sciences - 01.07.2019
The great Bristol shake off - making our world earthquake safe
Can fake earthquakes help safeguard nuclear reactors against natural disasters' Visitors to this year's Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition will be given the opportunity to find out for themselves thanks to research from the University of Bristol, in collaboration with EDF Energy. Members of the public will be able to explore the interactive exhibit at the free festival to celebrate the most exciting cutting-edge science and technology in the UK, running in London from Monday 1 to Sunday 7 July.

Earth Sciences - 27.06.2019
2015 Nepal earthquake offers clues about hazards
The audible world contains vast amounts of information about the world around us. Scholars from across Stanford are exploring this invisible landscape as a research tool and as a way of understanding each other.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.06.2019
Subsurface water storage makes big difference in plants’ response to drought
The sun rises over an oak savanna in the Dry Creek watershed, part of the Eel River Critical Zone Observatory in the Northern California Coast Ranges, where trees remained healthy through California's recent extreme drought.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 17.06.2019
Climate Change in West Africa
Climate Change in West Africa
06/17/2019 A research centre in West Africa examines strategies to address the climate change. Its German partner is the University of Würzburg; the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is funding the initiative with 3.7 million euros.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.05.2019
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Earthquakes or tiger attacks?
Dr Hanna Ruszczyk (Geography) believes that uderstanding what people fear most can help prevent disasters.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 24.05.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.05.2019
Solving geothermal energy’s earthquake problem
A geothermal energy project triggered a damaging earthquake in 2017 in South Korea. A new analysis suggests flaws in some of the most common ways of trying to minimize the risk of such quakes when harnessing the Earth's heat for energy.

Earth Sciences - 15.05.2019
Writing and research brought to life
Writing and research brought to life
Cardiff University writers and researchers will bring their work to life at one of the world's best known literature festivals.

Earth Sciences - Astronomy / Space Science - 15.05.2019

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.05.2019
One-third of the world's longest rivers remain free-flowing, new analysis finds
One-third of the world’s longest rivers remain free-flowing, new analysis finds
Just over one-third of the world's 246 longest rivers remain free-flowing, according to a new study published May 8 in Nature. Dams and reservoirs are drastically reducing the diverse benefits that healthy rivers provide to people and nature across the globe. A team of 34 international researchers from McGill University, World Wildlife Fund, the University of Washington and other institutions assessed the connectivity status of 12 million kilometers of rivers worldwide, providing the first-ever global assessment of the location and extent of the planet's remaining free-flowing rivers.

Health - Earth Sciences - 17.04.2019

Earth Sciences - Event - 15.04.2019

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.04.2019
Ice Ages triggered when tropical islands and continents collide
Mt. Bromo on the island of Java, Indonesia. An ongoing collision between a continental plate and this arc of volcanic islands is exposing rocks that take up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which tends to cool Earth. In earlier eras, such collisions in the tropics led to global ice ages.

Astronomy / Space Science - Earth Sciences - 11.04.2019
Stars and stories: UW astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on 'true tales of observational astronomy'
Stars and stories: UW astronomer Emily Levesque gathering material for book on ’true tales of observational astronomy’
A bear in a hallway, a tarantula on a wall, a man attacking a telescope with a gun, lightning strikes, mountain living - so many stories.

Computer Science / Telecom - Earth Sciences - 08.04.2019
Scientific computing in the cloud gets down to Earth
Scientific computing in the cloud gets down to Earth
Servers in the cloud, originally intended for business, broaden access to cluster computing, make new research strategies in geophysics possible Data centers offer a number of cloud services, like on-demand computational nodes of various hardware specifications and operating systems.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 03.04.2019
Geologist weaves science into her art at the loom
Editor's note: This story is part of 'Meet a UChicagoan,' a regular series focusing on the people who make UChicago a distinct intellectual community.

Earth Sciences - 01.04.2019
Making research results reproducible
Making research results reproducible
Starting in April of this year, the German Research Foundation (DFG) is supporting a joint project of the Institute for Geoinformatics at the University of Münster and the local University Library. The aim of the project "Opening Reproducible Research" (o2r) is to make research results more reproducible and scientific work more transparent.

Earth Sciences - 28.03.2019
Of Scythes, Scythe Hammers and Work Songs
Of Scythes, Scythe Hammers and Work Songs
The agricultural technics of wild hay making in Switzerland and shifting cultivation in the eastern Himalayas have one thing in common: They are both performed on steep slopes.

Business / Economics - Earth Sciences - 28.03.2019
Bristol selected to advise energy industry on safety of nuclear equipment
The University of Bristol has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work with major national and international players in the energy market to ensure that all nuclear equipment meets required standards.

Earth Sciences - 28.03.2019
UQ standard to bowl over community cricket
The University of Queensland and Cricket Australia are developing a new standard to give community cricket clubs and associations access to high quality, competitively-priced cricket balls.

Earth Sciences - Life Sciences - 21.03.2019
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington's coast
Hundreds of bubble streams link biology, seismology off Washington’s coast
Off the coast of Washington, columns of bubbles rise from the seafloor, as if evidence of a sleeping dragon lying below. But these bubbles are methane that is squeezed out of sediment and rises up through the water. The locations where they emerge provide important clues to what will happen during a major offshore earthquake.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 18.03.2019
Researchers pinpoint cause of deadly Lake Michigan rip current
The storm on Lake Michigan lasted only 15 minutes, but the conditions it put into motion took seven lives.

Earth Sciences - Business / Economics - 08.03.2019
Opinion: Why policymakers should care about location
Opinion: Why policymakers should care about location
What account should policymaking take of the notion of 'place' - the landscapes, cities and towns we inhabit, with all the opportunities and challenges they bring?

Earth Sciences - Business / Economics - 08.03.2019
Place and policy: where we live matters to policymaking
Place and policy: where we live matters to policymaking
What account should policymaking take of the notion of 'place' - the landscapes, cities and towns we inhabit, with all the opportunities and challenges they bring?

Earth Sciences - 28.02.2019
Seventy High-Tech Cameras Installed in Southern California Provide Eyes on Fire Prone Areas
ALERTWildfire cameras supported by UC San Diego improve situational awareness during wildfire events A multi-hazard camera technology developed at the University of California San Diego and the Unive

Earth Sciences - History / Archeology - 26.02.2019
Volcanoes, archaeology and the secrets of Roman concrete
Volcanoes, archaeology and the secrets of Roman concrete
Students gather atop Mount Vesuvius in southern Italy and listen as geophysicist Tiziana Vanorio discusses how volcanic activity has shaped the surrounding region.

Life Sciences - Earth Sciences - 19.02.2019
Four University of Chicago scientists awarded Sloan Fellowships
Four University of Chicago faculty members have earned prestigious Sloan Research Fellowships , awarded to early-career scholars whose achievements and potential mark them as the next scientific leaders.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 11.02.2019
Island love
With Valentine's Day around the corner, we will soon be expressing our love to those nearest and dearest - and maybe that can include our beautiful home planet, after all it needs all the love and care it can get.

Earth Sciences - Physics - 08.02.2019
Obituary Notice: Walter Munk, World-Renowned Oceanographer, Revered Scientist
Walter Munk, who gave the Allies a strategic edge in World War II, helped nurture a university into existence, and became a living synonym for oceanography, died February 8 at his home in La Jolla, Calif.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 08.02.2019
’Underwater forecast’ predicts temperature, acidity and more in Puget Sound
Most of us rely on the weather forecast to choose our outfit or make outdoor plans for the weekend. But conditions underwater can also be useful to know in advance, especially if you're an oyster farmer, a fisher or even a recreational diver.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 07.02.2019
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
New climate models suggest that future sea level rise could be much lower than previously feared
Two papers published in Nature this week call into doubt recent predictions of imminent Antarctic ice sheet collapse. They are led by King's College London and Victoria University of Wellington, and involve colleagues from across the US, Canada, UK and Europe, including the University of Bristol. The first paper suggests that sustained collapse of Antarctic ice-cliffs into the ocean, caused by rising global temperatures and melting ice shelves, may not have a large impact on sea level rise.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 05.02.2019
New Scale to Characterize Strength and Impacts of Atmospheric River Storms
Similar to scales gauging hurricane, wind, or tornado intensity, could aid flood response and water management, especially in the West A team of researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Palaeontology - Earth Sciences - 04.02.2019
Glasgow will face off with a new dinosaur as Trix the T.rex comes to Town
Image courtesy of Naturalis Visitors to Glasgow will get an amazing opportunity to see one of the best preserved Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons when it visits Scotland on the last leg of its European tour.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 29.01.2019
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Researchers share expertise to tackle global challenges
Scientists from the University of Bristol will be sharing their expertise as part of two new £20 million UK Research and Innovation Global Research Hubs funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).
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