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Article ID: 704030

Beneath the surface: Geography students cave in Cuba

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Maria Perez, an assistant professor of geography in West Virginia University’s Department of Geology and Geography, led members of the student caving club, WVU Student Grotto, on a new study abroad trip to Cuba in May 2018.

14-Nov-2018 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 704019

Study Reveals More Water in the Earth’s Interior Than Expected

Stony Brook University

A study of the seismic structure beneath the Mariana Trench by a team of researchers from Stony Brook University and Washington University indicates that about three or four times more water is dragged deep into the earth’s interior than previously thought.

14-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703909

Seismic Study Reveals Huge Amount of Water Dragged Into Earth’s Interior

Washington University in St. Louis

Slow-motion collisions of tectonic plates under the ocean drag about three times more water down into the deep Earth than previously estimated, according to a first-of-its-kind seismic study that spans the Mariana Trench.The observations from the deepest ocean trench in the world have important implications for the global water cycle, according to researchers in Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St.

13-Nov-2018 1:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703512

Major Meeting on Fluid Dynamics This Month in Atlanta, Georgia

American Physical Society's Division of Fluid Dynamics

The American Physical Society’s Division of Fluid Dynamics 71st Annual Meeting will take place Nov. 18-20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. It will be one of the largest conferences in fluid dynamics this year, with more than 3,000 attendees expected from around the world. Journalists are invited to attend the meeting for free. Press registration may be obtained by emailing the American Institute of Physics' Media Line at

7-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EST

Article ID: 703187

New Model Improves Thermal Models Tying Metamorphic Rocks to Subduction Zones

Boise State University

The temperatures associated with the earth’s subduction zones have been historically miscalculated, which has major implications for our understanding of how the planet’s deadliest earthquakes and volcanic arcs are generated.

31-Oct-2018 8:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 702945

‘Majority Rules’ When Looking for Earthquakes, Explosions

Sandia National Laboratories

A dormant volcano in Antarctica helped researchers at Sandia National Laboratories improve sensor data readings to better detect earthquakes and explosions and tune out everyday sounds such as traffic and footsteps. Finding the ideal settings for each sensor in a network to detect vibrations in the ground, or seismic activity, can be a painstaking and manual process. Researchers at Sandia are working to change that by using software that automatically adjusts the seismic activity detection levels for each sensor. Sandia tested the new software with seismic data from the Mt. Erebus volcano in Antarctica and achieved 18 percent fewer false detections and 11 percent fewer missed detections than the original performance of the sensors on Mt. Erebus.

29-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 702684

Seeing a Salt Solution’s Structure Supports One Hypothesis About How Minerals Form

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists used neutrons, isotopes and simulations to “see” the atomic structure of a saturated solution and found evidence supporting one of two competing hypotheses about how ions come together to form minerals.

23-Oct-2018 4:30 PM EDT

Article ID: 702554

Extinct Tuskless Walrus Fossil Discovered in Orange County

California State University, Fullerton

Cal State Fullerton (CSUF) paleontologists have described a new genus and species of walrus and named it after CSUF Titans and Orange County, where the extinct, tuskless fossil was discovered.

22-Oct-2018 10:30 AM EDT

Article ID: 702030

Smaller, More Frequent Eruptions Affect Volcanic Flare-Ups

Michigan Technological University

Eruption patterns in a New Zealand volcanic system reveal how the movement of magma rising through the crust leads to smaller, more frequent eruptions.

11-Oct-2018 8:05 AM EDT

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