Upgrade of LHC underway paving way for new discoveries

(Phys.org) —The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has been shut down so that it can be upgraded, a process that is expected to take at least two years. Researchers on the project hope the upgrade will allow the facility to reach ...

Dutch roof fire warning for 650,000 solar panels

Hundreds of thousands of solar panels are at risk of setting roofs on fire because of an electrical fault, Dutch authorities and media warned Tuesday, with 15 roof fires already reported in Europe.

Smartphones as seismometers intrigue Berkeley researchers

(Phys.org)—Researchers at the Berkeley Seismological Laboratory want to table smartphones as pocket-sized seismometers. The phones used as warning systems could make a life or death difference in the seconds one might have ...

Active faults more accessible to geologists

The October GSA Today science paper introduces the "Active Tectonics of the Andes Database," which will provide more data to more geoscientists.

Model describes New Zealand's complex tectonic environment

At the Hikurangi fault, off the eastern coast of New Zealand's North Island, the Pacific tectonic plate sinks beneath the Australian plate. Farther south, in the Marlborough Fault System, which cuts through the country's ...

Analyzing audio-visual content

Filmmakers can identify faults during production with an automatic fault identification and quality assessment system for video sequences. Scientists are also presenting automatic classification for videos at the International ...

Topography Reflects Baja Quake Site's Complex Geology

(PhysOrg.com) -- The topography surrounding the Laguna Salada fault in the Mexican state of Baja, California, is clearly shown in this combined radar image and topographic view (above) generated with data from NASA's Shuttle ...

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