Tag Archives: Physics

Forecasting steam-burst eruptions

Satellite data can pinpoint the locations of potentially life-threatening geothermal events.   Continue reading

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Lab experiments mimic the origin and growth of astrophysical magnetic fields

A turbulent, laser-generated plasma can amplify magnetic fields to cosmic scales. Continue reading

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Fluid dynamics explains ancient organism behavior

Nonlinear equations establish how long-extinct marine creatures moved and fed. Continue reading

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Physical Model of Skull Growth

A model predicts skull growth patterns based on mechanical effects, rather than biology, and could help surgeons treating patients with head growth problems. Continue reading

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Making Shear Waves for Ultrasonic Imaging

New filter allows shear waves to be produced efficiently, which could lead to higher resolution ultrasound images. Read more in Continue reading

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California’s recent weather extremes

A planetary-scale pattern of atmospheric waves may be responsible for California’s droughts and floods. Continue reading

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Sea turtles don’t just go with the flow

Satellite data reveal that the marine reptiles change their behavior to interact with currents. Continue reading

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Growth, but No Seismicity

Despite appearances, the Turkish-Iranian plateau did not attain its current height by seismic faulting—at least according to a new theory. Continue reading

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When Continents Collide

A new rheological model characterizes the ways Earth’s crust can slide over and into its mantle. Continue reading

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What Do You Get if You Cross a Geophysicist with a Particle Physicist?

Physicist(geo)  x Physicist(particle) sinθ. Or, an experiment using polarized electrons and Earth’s magnetic field that probes the existence of a new force predicted by particle physics. Continue reading

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