News tagged with earth scientist

The Rings of Pluto?

Like other bodies in the outer Solar System, Pluto may have have rings orbiting it. Finding these rings could be important for the safety of NASA's New Horizons mission - currently en route to the tiny world.

Jan 25, 2012 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

Exploring water in the deep Earth

( -- Research published today in Nature Geoscience provides new insight into the water cycle of the deep Earth, volcanic activity in the Pacific and the potential catastrophic effects when these ...

Nov 21, 2011 4.5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Biography of a star

Nuclear fusion is a virtually inexhaustible source of energy, and for decades now scientists have been working on exploiting it. A process that continues to present difficulties in laboratories on Earth has ...

Nov 03, 2011 5 / 5 (5) 4

Eat, prey, rain

What do a herd of gazelles and a fluffy mass of clouds have in common? A mathematical formula that describes the population dynamics of such prey animals as gazelles and their predators has been used to model the relationship ...

Jul 25, 2011 not rated yet 0

What keeps the Earth cooking?

What spreads the sea floors and moves the continents? What melts iron in the outer core and enables the Earth's magnetic field? Heat. Geologists have used temperature measurements from more than 20,000 boreholes ...

Jul 17, 2011 4.6 / 5 (24) 50 | with audio podcast

A dimmer view of Earth

When Stanford climate scientist Christopher Field looks at visual feeds from a satellite monitoring deforestation in the Amazon basin, he sees images streaked with white lines devoid of data.

Sep 06, 2010 4.2 / 5 (5) 2
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