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Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
22.02.2018
Bolting birds help reveal dinosaur gait
Research into how modern birds run and walk is taking an international team of palaeontologists and biomechanics experts a step closer to accurately reconstructing the way extinct dinosaurs moved.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
21.02.2018
Rainfall’s natural variation hides climate change signal
New research from The Australian National University (ANU) and ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science suggests natural rainfall variation is so great that it could take a human lifetime for significant climate signals to appear in regional or global rainfall measures.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
21.02.2018
Surfing complete
Surfing complete
Slowed by skimming through the very top of the upper atmosphere, ESA's ExoMars has lowered itself into a planet-hugging orbit and is about ready to begin sniffing the Red Planet for methane. The ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter arrived at Mars in October 2016 to investigate the potentially biological or geological origin of trace gases in the atmosphere.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
19.02.2018
Carbon dioxide ’pulses’ threaten Scotland’s coralline algal reefs
Scotland's marine ecosystems may be more sensitive to carbon dioxide than previously thought, and could be damaged irreparably by the CO2 ‘pulses' created by industrial activities, land run off or natural tidal processes.
Earth Sciences
19.02.2018
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
Loneliest tree in the world marks new age for our planet
The planet entered a new geological epoch known as the Anthropocene in 1965, according to a new study led by UCL and University of New South Wales. The Anthropocene has become a term used by scientists all over the world, seeking to put a marker on when humans began to leave a significant impact on the planet.
Earth Sciences - Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering
06.02.2018
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
Cities of the future may be built with locally available volcanic ash
MIT engineers working with scientists in Kuwait have found that volcanic rocks, when pulverized into a fine ash, can be used as a sustainable additive in concrete structures. In a paper published online in the Journal of Cleaner Production , the researchers report that, by replacing a certain percentage of traditional cement with volcanic ash, they can reduce a concrete structure's "embodied energy," or the total energy that goes into making concrete.
Earth Sciences
01.02.2018
Earth Sciences
31.01.2018
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Two months in Pyeongchang to study Korean snowfalls
Josué Gehring is about to spend two months taking part in an international meteorological measurement project in the mountains of South Korea, close to the 2018 Winter Olympics host venues.
Earth Sciences
26.01.2018
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
22.01.2018
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
19.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Careers/Employment
19.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
18.01.2018
How the Elwha dam removals changed the river's mouth
How the Elwha dam removals changed the river’s mouth
For decades, resource managers agreed that removing the two dams on the Elwha River would be a big win for the watershed as a whole and, in particular, for its anadromous trout and salmon. The dams sat on the river for more than 100 years, trapping approximately 30 million tonnes of sediment behind their concrete walls.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
18.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
18.01.2018
Buckingham Palace built with mineralised microbes from the Jurassic
A new study led by ANU has found that the building blocks of Buckingham Palace in London and many other iconic buildings were made by microbes that lived up to 200 million years ago during the Jurassic period. The material, known as oolitic limestone, is a popular building material around the world and is almost completely made of millimetre-sized spheres of carbonate called ooids.
Earth Sciences
12.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
11.01.2018
Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam
Turkey-sized dinosaur discovered in ancient log-jam
A dinosaur species discovered a decade ago in south-eastern Australia is giving fresh insight into the diversity of dinosaurs that inhabited the Australian-Antarctic rift valley. University of Queensland School of Biological Sciences alumnus Dr Matt Herne and colleagues describe the turkey-sized herbivore for the first time in an international journal published today.
Earth Sciences
11.01.2018
Earth Sciences - Microtechnics/Electroengineering
10.01.2018
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Tracing how disaster impacts escalate will improve emergency responses
Mapping common pathways along which the effects of natural and man-made disasters travel allows more flexible and resilient responses in the future, according to UCL researchers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
08.01.2018
Mass extinctions remove species but not ecological variety
UChicago scientists examined how species (including these colorful marine bivalves) are lost in mass extinctions compared to environmental changes between the tropics and the poles.
Earth Sciences
15.12.2017
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
14.12.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
14.12.2017
Colorado River delta fish risk extinction through interbreeding due to lack of freshwater
Colorado River delta fish risk extinction through interbreeding due to lack of freshwater
At the start of the 20th century, the Colorado River flowed free from the Rocky Mountains to northern Mexico, where it supported a unique delta habitat.
Earth Sciences - Chemistry
13.12.2017
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
Chemical tipping point of magma determines explosive potential of volcanoes
Volcanic eruptions are the most spectacular expression of the processes acting in the interior of any active planet.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
07.12.2017
Hunting Atmospheric Rivers
A s the traditional peak of a new water year approaches, researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego are poised for more chances to understand the phenomenon that can make or break California's annual water supply.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
07.12.2017
Careers/Employment - Earth Sciences
05.12.2017
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Earth Sciences
01.12.2017
Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing
Undersea Topography Generates Hot Spots of Ocean Mixing
Using underwater robots in the waters surrounding Antarctica, scientists at Caltech have shown that the intersection of strong currents with the slope of landmasses rising from the ocean floor makes a significant contribution to the mixing of different waters in the Southern Ocean.
Earth Sciences
01.12.2017
Earth Sciences - Careers/Employment
28.11.2017
Penn Junior Jack Stack Is Pursuing His Paleontological Dream
Penn Junior Jack Stack Is Pursuing His Paleontological Dream
Some paleontologists travel far and wide to seek new fossils - to the desert Southwest of the United States, remote regions of China or the farthest tip of Argentina.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
21.11.2017
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn's moon Titan
Unexpected atmospheric vortex behaviour on Saturn’s moon Titan
A new study, led by a University of Bristol earth scientist, has shown that recently reported unexpected behaviour on Titan, the largest moon of Saturn, is due to its unique atmospheric chemistry. Titan's polar atmosphere recently experiences and unexpected and significant cooling, contrary to all model predictions and differing from the behaviour of all other terrestrial planets in our solar system.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
21.11.2017
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
21.11.2017
Earth Sciences
16.11.2017
Earth Sciences
16.11.2017
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
16.11.2017
One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
One in ten historic coastal landfill sites in England are at risk of erosion
Coastal erosion may release waste from ten per cent of England's historic coastal landfills in the next forty years, according to research from Queen Mary University of London and the Environment Agency.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
15.11.2017
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
15.11.2017
Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath
Salt pond in Antarctica, among the saltiest waters on Earth, is fed from beneath
At the base of the Transantarctic Mountains lies a geological oddity. Don Juan Pond is one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet, filled with a dense, syrupy brine rich in calcium chloride that can remain liquid to minus 50 degrees Celsius, far below the freezing point of water. But the source of water and salt to this unusual pond remains a mystery - even as hints emerge that water in a similar form could exist on Mars.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
13.11.2017
Astronaut meets volcano
Astronaut meets volcano
An expedition of astronauts, planetary scientists and engineers is off to Spain's Canary Island of Lanzarote to learn best how to explore uncharted planets.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
10.11.2017
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
07.11.2017
Earth Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
06.11.2017
Cool idea: Magma held in ’cold storage’ before giant volcano eruption
A new study looks at rock from the titanic eruption that formed Long Valley Caldera in California 765,000 years ago. Calderas occur when a volcano collapses after an eruption. The study signals that we don't fully understand these giant eruptions. Photo: U.S. Geological Survey Long Valley, California, has long defined the "super-eruption." About 765,000 years ago, a pool of molten rock exploded into the sky.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
02.11.2017
New techniques for removing carbon from the atmosphere
As the world continues to burn 100 million barrels of oil a day - a rate that is expected to continue for the next 50 years - Stanford Earth researchers are developing greener ways of extracting the oil and mitigating the resulting greenhouse gases.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
27.10.2017
New Chair to advance scientific understanding of Indigenous Australian rock art
A new Chair in Archaeological Science will be created at the University of Melbourne, thanks to donations from the Kimberley Foundation Australia (KFA), Allan Myers and the Minderoo Foundation.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
26.10.2017
'Bandit-masked' feathered dinosaur hid from predators using multiple types of camouflage
’Bandit-masked’ feathered dinosaur hid from predators using multiple types of camouflage
Researchers from the University of Bristol have revealed how a small feathered dinosaur used its colour patterning, including a bandit mask-like stripe across its eyes, to avoid being detected by its predators and prey. By reconstructing the likely colour patterning of the Chinese dinosaur Sinosauropteryx , researchers have shown that it had multiple types of camouflage which likely helped it to avoid being eaten in a world full of larger meat-eating dinosaurs, including relatives of the infamous Tyrannosaurus Rex, as well as potentially allowing it to sneak up more easily on its own prey.
Social Sciences - Earth Sciences
25.10.2017
Campaign and Cardiff launch tool-kit to link evidence and policymaking
The University and the Campaign for Social Science have worked together to develop a new online tool-kit designed to help new researchers improve their political impact.
Literature/Linguistics - Earth Sciences
24.10.2017
Vintage maps, books and more in UW Libraries Special Collections exhibit 'All Over the Map'
Vintage maps, books and more in UW Libraries Special Collections exhibit ’All Over the Map’
Say it's the year 1675 and you need to ride from London to the city of Bristol. Siri won't be invented for centuries - how will you find your way? Don't worry, there's a map for that.
History/Archeology - Earth Sciences
24.10.2017
Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Keeping it in the family: Inheritance in Victorian and Edwardian Britain
Inheritance has been a topic of fascination in Britain for centuries. It provides a tantalising glimpse of what people are worth, and offers a reliable dose of drama about how wealth is passed on, who gets richer, and who misses out.
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
24.10.2017
Underwater sound waves help scientists locate ocean impacts
Scientists have developed a new method to locate the precise time and location that objects fall into our oceans. The method, developed by researchers from Cardiff University, uses underwater microphones, also known as hydrophones, to listen for underwater sound waves that are emitted when an object hits the sea surface.
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