Rethinking equilibrium: In nature, large energy fluctuations may rile even 'relaxed' systems
An international research team led by the University at Buffalo has shown that large energy fluctuations can rile even a "relaxed" system, raising questions about how energy might travel through structures ranging from the ...
Multibeam sonar can map undersea gas seeps
A technology commonly used to map the bottom of the deep ocean can also detect gas seeps in the water column with remarkably high fidelity, according to scientists from the University of New Hampshire and ...
Gravitational waves that are 'sounds of the universe'
Einstein wrote about them, and we're still looking for them -- gravitational waves, which are small ripples in the fabric of space-time, that many consider to be the sounds of our universe.
Today's plants far safer than Fukushima: US expert
Today's nuclear reactors are "much safer" than the Japanese plant damaged in this year's earthquake and tsunami, a US expert said Thursday, citing dramatic improvements that could prevent similar disasters.
Tsunami observed by radar
The tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11 was picked up by high-frequency radar in California and Japan as it swept toward their coasts, according to U.S. and Japanese scientists. This is the first time that a tsunami ...
What caused a giant arrow-shaped cloud on Saturn's moon Titan?
(PhysOrg.com) -- Why does Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have what looks like an enormous white arrow about the size of Texas on its surface?
Oklahoma, Texas set heat records in July
(AP) -- Sweltering may have reached a new record last month, as Oklahoma racked up the country's highest monthly average temperature ever.
Hot nights can compound danger from heat waves
(AP) -- The killer lurking in the shadows of the current heat wave may be hot nights.
Radio waves help track Pacific currents 24/7
(PhysOrg.com) -- Along the West Coast of the United States, a network of antennas is sending radio waves out to sea 24 hours a day and capturing real-time data about the ocean's currents.
Tsunami sensor detects mysterious background signal in Panama
An unusual signal detected by the seismic monitoring station at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute's research facility on Barro Colorado Island results from waves in Lake Gatun, the reservoir that ...
Rogue wave recreated in laboratory tank
Water waves exhibit negative gravity near a periodic array of buoys
Port Valdez invertebrates stabilized 26 years after quake
It took 26 years for marine invertebrates living on the Port Valdez seafloor to stabilize after Alaska's Great Earthquake of 1964, according to a scientist at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Unique Japan tsunami footage boon to scientists
Vision of the disastrous tsunami rolling onto Japan after last week's massive 9.0-magnitude earthquake will provide valuable data to scientists for years to come, Australian experts said Wednesday.