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Forecasting steam-burst eruptions

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

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Mine Social Media Posts to Predict Flu

Podcast on my article! Researchers used Twitter searches for nonflu words associated with behavior to predict flu outbreaks two weeks in advance. Continue reading

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An eruption mechanism for underwater volcanoes

A new model explains how some lava that rises from the seafloor eventually sinks back down.   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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#Flu

Mining social media to predict outbreaks. Continue reading

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Move a plateau, change a climate

Climate models explore how changes in the Tibetan Plateau’s latitudinal position and elevation may have affected ancient Asia’s climate. Continue reading

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Experiments support theory of cosmic magnetic field growth

A turbulent, laser-generated plasma can dramatically amplify magnetic fields. Continue reading

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Watching How Rare, Meteoric Diamonds Form

A shock collision experiment maps hexagonal diamond’s transition from graphite in real time.   Continue reading

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The history of a monsoon-inducing plateau

The 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

Explaining how to enhance optical forces and control the mechanical deformation in stacks of graphene sheets.  Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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