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Plate tectonics modelled realistically

Swiss scientists have for the first time succeeded in realistically simulating how an oceanic plate sinks of its own accord under an adjacent plate. At the same time they showed why only one of the plates ...

dateFeb 23, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Quakes unearth Australia's underground past

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from The Australian National University have used the latest earthquake-measuring technology to image the tectonic plate beneath southeast Australia and reveal for the first time ...

dateJan 10, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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Plate tectonics coming of age

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plate tectonics in its current form is believed to have started one billion years ago. A study of two billion year old rocks from African gold mines has now shown that the same process of ...

dateNov 24, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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