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Making storm warnings a more exact science

(Phys.org) —New Yorkers are famous for being unflappable, but in the fall of 2011 William Fritz was worried that the city had taken Hurricane Irene a little too much in stride. Like other climate concerned ...

May 02, 2013
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'Fossil earthquakes' abundant

Rocks formed only under the extreme heat and friction during earthquakes, called pseudotachylytes, may be more abundant than previously reported, according to new research focused on eight faults found in the Sierra Nevada. ...

Jan 28, 2009
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Fold mountains slip on soft areas

The Zagros Mountains are well researched from a geological perspective. However, scientists at the ETH Zurich have now used computer simulations to demonstrate for the first time how it came about that mainly ...

Aug 11, 2011
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History of abandoned urban sites found stored in soil

Old houses and vacant lots may not look like much to the naked eye, but to some, the site is better than gold. Excavations over the years can create a challenge to study what's left behind and often appears as if dirt and ...

Apr 05, 2012
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Underwater robots help discover hidden faults

(Phys.org)—Hidden beneath ocean waves and masked by sand and mud on the seafloor, underwater faults are notoriously difficult to see and even more difficult to study. As a result, geologists struggle to ...

Jan 31, 2013
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