Forecasting steam-burst eruptions

A.Kato.JPGSatellite data can pinpoint the locations of potentially life-threatening geothermal events.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Mine Social Media Posts to Predict Flu

5EA166FC-6691-431F-BE654A34BEDC53A4Podcast on my article! Researchers used Twitter searches for nonflu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance. Listen to the podcast on Scientific American…

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An eruption mechanism for underwater volcanoes

Figure_1_Manga_v2.pngA new model explains how some lava that rises from the seafloor eventually sinks back down.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Lab experiments mimic the origin and growth of astrophysical magnetic fields

fig1.jpgA turbulent, laser-generated plasma can amplify magnetic fields to cosmic scales.  Read more in Physics Today (April 2018)…

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#Flu

Mining social media to predict outbreaks.  Read more in Scientific American (April 2018)…

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Move a plateau, change a climate

Tibet-PlateauPicClimate models explore how changes in the Tibetan Plateau’s latitudinal position and elevation may have affected ancient Asia’s climate.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Experiments support theory of cosmic magnetic field growth

Fig2bA turbulent, laser-generated plasma can dramatically amplify magnetic fields.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Watching How Rare, Meteoric Diamonds Form

meteorite.jpgA shock collision experiment maps their transition from graphite in real time.  Read more in Scientific American…

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The history of a monsoon-inducing plateau

media_sizes_full_figure1-7The East Asian monsoon evolved in response to changes in the latitude and elevation of the Tibetan Plateau.  Read more in Physics Today…

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Theoretical framework illuminates graphene’s optomechanical properties

Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 22.25.02.pngExplaining how to enhance optical forces and control the mechanical deformation in stacks of graphene sheets.  Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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