Tag Archives: Earth Sciences

Iron-rich object closely orbits a white dwarf

The newly discovered object could be the core of a planet that survived the transition of its host star into a red giant. Continue reading

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Mineral measurements could explain mantle seismology

A predicted phase transition shows up in high-pressure experiments. Continue reading

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Identifying avalanche tipping points

The balance between snow depth and surface slope is the key to how avalanches behave. Continue reading

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Putting Lidar on the Map

The latest developments and applications of lidar technology reach from the depths of the ocean to outer space. Continue reading

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Scientists probe lightning hotspot to predict future strikes

Forecasters hope to predict strikes months or even years in advance. Continue reading

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Not Like the Others

NASA’s Dawn mission to Ceres has provided an unexpected picture of asteroid formation. Continue reading

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NMR Using Earth’s Magnetic Field

Berkeley Lab researchers carried out a proof-of-concept NMR experiment using a high-sensitivity magnetometer and a magnetic field comparable to that of the Earth. Continue reading

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New and Old Ideas about Earth’s Oxygenation History

Multiple approaches are being brought to bear on the question of when and how our planet’s atmosphere acquired life-sustaining oxygen. Continue reading

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Vertical Farms

Feeding the world’s increasingly urban population could entail building multistory farms in cities. Continue reading

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Trapping and Keeping Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Underground carbon sequestration could mitigate global warming. Its effectiveness is being studied in the field and in the lab. Continue reading

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