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Article ID: 700285

Earthquake in China Linked to Reservoir Water

Saint Louis University Medical Center

SLU scientists report that reservoir water played a role in causing earthquakes in the Three Gorges Reservoir Region of China.

Released:
10-Sep-2018 4:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 699231

January 2018 Michigan meteor provides trove of scientific insights

University of Michigan

On the night of Jan. 16, 2018, a meteor burst in the skies over Michigan, producing a fireball that was seen by people across seven U.S. states and in Ontario province.

Released:
20-Aug-2018 2:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 698769

Seismologist works to determine the limit of ground accelerations during earthquakes

Iowa State University

Iowa State's Igor Beresnev has worked summers and weekends to find the answer to a very old question in seismology. Yes, he says, there is a limit to ground accelerations during an earthquake.

Released:
9-Aug-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 696752

New Simulations Break Down Potential Impact of a Major Quake by Building Location and Size

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

A team from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, both U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) national labs, is leveraging powerful supercomputers to portray the impact of high-frequency ground motion on thousands of representative different-sized buildings spread out across the California region.

Released:
28-Jun-2018 10:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 696708

Rough Terrain? No Problem for Beaver-Inspired Autonomous Robot

University at Buffalo

University at Buffalo researchers are using stigmergy, a biological phenomenon that has been used to explain everything from the behavior of termites and beavers to the popularity of Wikipedia, to build new problem-solving autonomous robots.

Released:
27-Jun-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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    14-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 696087

Rensselaer Researchers Awarded Top Geotechnical Journal Paper Award

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

For the second year in a row, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earthquake engineering experts Ricardo Dobry and Tarek Abdoun have been selected by the Geo-Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) to receive the Thomas A. Middlebrooks Award.

Released:
13-Jun-2018 3:00 PM EDT

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Article ID: 694152

Geoscientists Suggest ‘Snowball Earth’ Resulted from Plate Tectonics

University of Texas at Dallas

In a new study published in the April issue of the journal Terra Nova, geologists at The University of Texas at Dallas and UT Austin suggest that episodes of global cooling that geologists refer to as “Snowball Earth” can be linked to the advent of plate tectonics.

Released:
7-May-2018 1:05 PM EDT
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    4-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 693970

Building With Bottles

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Powerful hurricanes and earthquakes have wreaked havoc in the United States and around the world in recent years, often leaving people stranded for months and even years without access to water, food, and shelter. A unique collaborative project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute seeks to provide a sustainable solution, while also considering the environment.

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3-May-2018 12:00 PM EDT

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