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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.
Earth Sciences
23.10.2017
50 simulations of the ’Really Big One’ show how a 9.0 Cascadia earthquake could play out
One of the worst nightmares for many Pacific Northwest residents is a huge earthquake along the offshore Cascadia Subduction Zone , which would unleash damaging and likely deadly shaking in coastal Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and northern California.
Earth Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
23.10.2017
Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting
A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. Although their work was performed in a laboratory setting, the experiment closely mimics real-life conditions, and the results could be used to predict the timing of a real earthquake.  This is the first time that machine learning has been used to analyse acoustic data to predict when an earthquake will occur.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
20.10.2017
Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West
Mountain glaciers shrinking across the West
Until recently, glaciers in the United States have been measured in two ways: placing stakes in the snow, as federal scientists have done each year since 1957 at South Cascade Glacier in Washington state; or tracking glacier area using photographs from airplanes and satellites.
Astronomy - Earth Sciences
20.10.2017
Mine Craft for Mars
Mine Craft for Mars
If there are habitable conditions on Mars, they may be underground. Scientists from around the world are now testing how to live on other planets by venturing a kilometre beneath the surface in a UK mine.
Computer Science/Telecom - Earth Sciences
20.10.2017
First university in Australia to offer code development software
Sydney Informatics Hub provides free repository service for code development and management.
Life Sciences - Earth Sciences
19.10.2017
The search for the southern Californian rubber boa
The search for the southern Californian rubber boa
High in the San Jacinto Mountains about 100 miles east of Los Angeles, a secret slithers. Uncovering it takes watchful eyes, long nights and perseverance.
Earth Sciences
19.10.2017
Building ’billion sensors’ quake monitor with optical fibers
The same optical fibers that deliver high-speed internet and HD video to our homes could one day double as seismic sensors for monitoring and studying earthquakes.
Earth Sciences
18.10.2017
Making sense of bridges loaded with sensors
Hundreds of UW-Madison students and staff cross the pedestrian bridge over North Park Street every day. Photo: Bryce Richter The University of Wisconsin-Madison has a few iconic landmarks: the statue of Abraham Lincoln in front of Bascom Hall, the Carillon Tower, and the colorful Union Terrace chairs on the shore of Lake Mendota.
Earth Sciences - Business/Economics
11.10.2017
Will metal supplies limit battery expansion?
Will metal supplies limit battery expansion?
The dramatic rise in production of electric vehicles, coupled with expected growth in the use of grid-connected battery systems for storing electricity from renewable sources, raises a crucial questi
Earth Sciences - Physics/Materials Science
11.10.2017
Space in Images - 2017 - 10 - Clouds over lava flows on Mars
Space in Images - 2017 - 10 - Clouds over lava flows on Mars
ESA Space in Images Diffuse, water-ice clouds, a hazy sky and a light breeze. Such might have read a weather forecast for the Tharsis volcanic region on Mars on 22 November 2016, when this image was taken by the ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
11.10.2017
Support for new wave of mineral discoveries in North West Queensland
Support for new wave of mineral discoveries in North West Queensland
The University of Queensland has been invited to take a leadership role in the design and management of the new $27.125 million Strategic Resources Exploration Program. Announced by the Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines , the program will focus on providing the tools, datasets and knowledge needed by explorers in North West Queensland to drive a new wave of mineral discoveries in the region.
Earth Sciences - Life Sciences
10.10.2017
New ichthyosaur species, long gone, found in a storeroom
A new species of ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that has been in the University of Nottingham's engineering collection for over half a century. The University's specimen, announced today as Protoichthyosaurus applebyi, is a holotype - the valuable original specimen that describes a new species.
Earth Sciences - Careers/Employment
09.10.2017
Paul Bodin named interim director of Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Paul Bodin named interim director of Pacific Northwest Seismic Network
Paul Bodin , a research professor in the UW's Department of Earth and Space Sciences, has been named the interim director of the UW-based Pacific Northwest Seismic Network.  PNSN is a collaboration
Earth Sciences - Astronomy
09.10.2017
Patchwork geology
Patchwork geology
ESA Space in Images Mercury, the innermost planet of our Solar System is a grey, barren world to our human eyes.
Earth Sciences
06.10.2017
New study analyses volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before
New study analyses volcanic fatalities in more detail than ever before
Building on existing information and databases relating to volcanic fatalities, scientists from the University of Bristol have, for the first time, been able to classify victims by activity or occupation and look at the distance of their death from the volcano. It is hoped the findings, published recently in the Journal of Applied Volcanology , will help increase our understanding of volcanic hazards and the subsequent threat to life.
Earth Sciences
05.10.2017
Earth Sciences - Computer Science/Telecom
04.10.2017
Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale
Assessing Regional Earthquake Risk and Hazards in the Age of Exascale
Berkeley Lab Researchers Lead Development of a Workflow to Accurately Predict Ground Movement and Its Impact on Structures With emerging exascale supercomputers, researchers will soon be able to accu
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
03.10.2017
Melbourne and Sydney should prepare for 50 degree days - study
Major Australian cities, such as Sydney and Melbourne, may experience unprecedented temperatures of 50 degrees Celsius under 2 degrees of global warming.
Civil Engineering/Traffic Engineering - Earth Sciences
03.10.2017
Swiss people may be ready to live car-free
Swiss people may be ready to live car-free
Swiss people may be ready to live car-free under certain conditions. The findings of PostCarWorld, a cross-disciplinary study into Swiss people's contradictory relationship with cars, will be presented at EPFL on 3 October.
Earth Sciences - Environment/Sustainable Development
27.09.2017
Preservation of floodplains is flood protection
Preservation of floodplains is flood protection
Research news The silting of rivers and streams leads to problems for fish, mussels, and other aquatic organisms because their habitats disappear.
Medicine/Pharmacology - Earth Sciences
25.09.2017
Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop disease
Study identifies likely scenarios for global spread of devastating crop disease
New research reveals for the first time the most likely months and routes for the spread of new strains of airborne 'wheat stem rust' that may endanger global food security by ravaging wheat production across Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the wider world.  New races of wheat rust are threatening wheat worldwide, and we need to know which areas are at risk Chris Gilligan Stem rust, named for the blackening pustules that infect plant stems, caused devastating crop epidemics and famine for centuries before being tamed by fungicides and resistance genes.
Physics/Materials Science - Earth Sciences
25.09.2017
New type of supercomputer could be based on 'magic dust' combination of light and matter
New type of supercomputer could be based on ’magic dust’ combination of light and matter
A team of researchers from the UK and Russia have successfully demonstrated that a type of 'magic dust' which combines light and matter can be used to solve complex problems and could eventually surpass the capabilities of even the most powerful supercomputers.
Environment/Sustainable Development - Earth Sciences
21.09.2017
Kerry Emanuel: This year's hurricanes are a taste of the future
Kerry Emanuel: This year’s hurricanes are a taste of the future
In a detailed talk about the history and the underlying physics of hurricanes and tropical cyclones, MIT Professor Kerry Emanuel yesterday explained why climate change will cause such storms to becom
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