Articles tagged "research"

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Shallow slow slip events detected along Nankai Trough, Japan

Researchers have discovered signals due to slow slip events with huge amounts of slip along the Nankai Trough subduction zone, southeast of Japan. The findings shed light on the marine sedimentary environment and plate tectonics of Nankai Trough and may help in...

January 16, 2020

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Jupiter a 'sniper' flinging dangerous objects toward Earth, study

Some scientists theorize that Jupiter acts like a giant space shield-- due to its tremendous mass, it sucks in or deflects dangerous space objects. However, studies led by American planetary physicist Kevin Grazier demonstrate that the planet is actually a threat...

January 11, 2020

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Researchers discover crater from largest known asteroid to ever hit Earth

A newly published research suggests the crater left behind by the biggest asteroid to ever hit Earth has been found. Traces of the gigantic impact of the meteorite, which crashed on the planet approximately 790 000 years ago, have been observed across around 20% of...

January 08, 2020

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First active fault zone spotted on Mars

Scientists were able to find the first active fault zone yet on Mars after NASA's InSight mission spacecraft detected marsquakes, with two standing out loud and clear. These events registered between M3 and 4-- both were from an area called Cerberus Fossae-- a...

January 08, 2020

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Enormous underwater eruption that almost went unnoticed -- formation of a huge new volcano near Mayotte

A new underwater volcano formed near the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean in 2018, which was confirmed in May 2019. Now, an international team of scientists is unraveling the dramatic events that led to its creation. It is the deepest and largest magma...

January 07, 2020

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Researchers find proof quantum particles can be virtually immortal

Researchers found that quasiparticles in quantum systems could be effectively immortal, as detailed in their study published in Nature Physics. These quantum particles, however, still decay but once they do, they are able to rebuild themselves back into existence--...

January 07, 2020

nasa intern discovers new type of aurora

New type of aurora discovered

NASA intern Jennifer Briggs, a physics student at Pepperdine University in California, discovered a new type of aurora in three-year-old footage of the Arctic Sky. Scientists were able to correlate the never-before-seen aurora to a sudden compression in Earth's...

January 05, 2020

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Ancient tree rings reveal past megadroughts hit North and South America simultaneously

Scientists have suspected for many years that decades-long droughts occurred in North and South America simultaneously during the Middle Ages. By studying ancient tree rings, pieces of evidence have been discovered that tandem droughts are common over the past 1 200...

January 04, 2020

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Deccan Traps volcanism had long-lasting climate, ecological impacts

Massive volcanic eruptions in India's Deccan Traps had climatic and ecological impacts that were global, long-lasting, and profound, according to a study by researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) in the US. Deccan Traps are known to have contributed to...

December 28, 2019

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Study suggests current loss of species should be called the 'seventh extinction'

The biodiversity crisis we experience today-- defined by the rapid loss of species and rapid degradation of ecosystems-- is believed to be the sixth mass extinction. However, some scientists say it should perhaps be called seventh, suggesting the inclusion of the...

December 23, 2019

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SubX: Researchers present project that can significantly improve monthly weather forecasts

A critical gap in the weather forecast system is being filled through the Sub-seasonal Experiment or SubX project which aims to provide improved forecasts to the National Weather Service (NWS). Scientists working on the next frontier of weather forecasting said they...

December 20, 2019

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Impact crater analysis of Ryugu reveals the asteroid's geological history

Analysis of the impact craters on the asteroid Ryugu using Hayabusa 2's remote sensing image data has revealed the geological history of the near-Earth object. The research team, led by assistant professor Naoyuki Hirata of the Department of Planetology at Kobe...

December 20, 2019

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Undersea volcanism as the cause of 'year of darkness' and upheaval period from 536 - 555 A.D.

Researchers presented underwater volcanism as a new interpretation of why the sky mysteriously went dark for over a year beginning 536 A.D., with some parts of Europe and Asia seeing the Sun for only about four hours a day and accounts saying the Sun gave no more...

December 19, 2019

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Solar Dynamics Observatory witnesses new kind of magnetic explosion on the Sun

NASA's legendary Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) has observed a new type of explosion on the Sun. Called "forced reconnection," this newly-discovered phenomenon was theorized 15 years ago. The discovery is expected to help scientists understand a...

December 18, 2019

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Milky Way image reveals gigantic eruption 1 billion years ago

A groundbreaking survey of more than 700 000 stars near the Milky Way's heart has produced one of the most stunning images of our galaxy-- astronomers studying the huge population of stars in the "nuclear disk" theorize that there were two significant...

December 18, 2019

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Thousands of mysterious seafloor holes found off California coast

Scientists have discovered thousands of mysterious holes in the seabed off Big Sur, California. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) were surveying the deep seafloor off Big Sur when they found the strange holes. The bigger holes...

December 15, 2019

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Study suggests Cascadia can trigger quakes on the northern San Andreas, California

Controversial research argues that quakes made a one-two punch off the United States' west coast at least eight times in the past 3 000 years. For instance, the quake that hit Cascadia fault off the northern California coast triggered a second tremor on the San...

December 08, 2019

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Tsunami triggered by 2018 Anak Krakatoa eruption reached 100 m (328 feet), new study finds

New research shows that the fatal 2018 volcanic eruption of Anak Krakatoa in Indonesia sent a tsunami at least 328 feet (100 m) high, which could have resulted in widespread devastation had it traveled on another path. The researchers say this study is important for...

December 07, 2019

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Using artificial intelligence to provide space weather alerts in real-time

A new study suggests that computers can learn to detect solar flares and other occurrences in vast streams of solar images, helping NOAA forecasters issue space weather alerts more in real-time. The machine-learning technique was improved by scientists at CIRES and...

December 07, 2019

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Research suggests fireball over Australia was Earth's minimoon

A new study suggests that fireball that exploded over Australia in 2016 might have been Earth's 'minimoon.' If true, this would be the second observation of a minimoon fireball ever. Objects gravitationally captured by the Earth – Moon system are...

December 04, 2019

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Mysterious radio signal hints at a new type of star system in the Milky Way

Scientists were left puzzled after a mysterious radio signal-- observed near the Southern Constellation of Ara using the MeerKAT telescope-- suggests a new type of star system in the Milky Way. About two months using the radio telescope based in the Karoo desert in...

December 03, 2019

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Global storms on Mars launch dust towers 80 km (50 miles) into the sky

When a massive dust storm on Mars-- like the one in 2018-- reaches its full potential, it can transform into a globe-bestriding colossus. This happens often on the red planet, and these storms typically start out as a sequence of smaller storms. NASA scientists said...

December 03, 2019

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Astronomers map Milky Way's magnetic field

Astronomers from the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Curtin University, in collaboration with colleagues from Europe, Canada, and South Africa published the most accurate catalog of measurements towards mapping the Milky...

December 01, 2019

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Researchers find alcohol in air may slow down haze formation

An international team led by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, Beijing Institute of Technology, University of Helsinki and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has found a missing link that affects haze formation in the atmosphere, providing new clues...

November 28, 2019

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Very large impacts may have stimulated blasts of plate tectonics

A new study suggests that the Earth's evolution from a hot, primordial mush into a rocky planet continuously resurfaced by plate tectonics may be triggered by extraterrestrial impacts. By examining the implications of these processes, the researchers believe...

November 28, 2019

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First measurements of Earth's ionosphere

Researchers have used the largest atmospheric radar in Antarctica to make the first measurements of Earth's ionosphere. Observations in the southern hemisphere are significant in finding out the global features of both the atmosphere and the ionosphere. The...

November 27, 2019

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NASA unveils first global geologic map of Titan

NASA has revealed the first global geologic map of Titan, the largest moon orbiting Saturn. The map showed a dynamic world of dunes, lakes, plains, craters, and other types of terrain. Aside from Earth, Titan is the only other known planetary body in the solar...

November 27, 2019

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New quantum data protocol takes humans closer to a future 'quantum internet'

Researchers make efforts every day towards the creation of 'quantum internet', and now, a new quantum data protocol has been developed which brings humans nearer its fruition. Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) researchers have managed to go through...

November 24, 2019

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Water vapor detected on Jupiter's icy moon Europa

Astronomers have long suspected that Europa, Jupiter's moon, holds a salty ocean beneath its thick icy crust that could support life. NASA has confirmed that they have now detected water erupting from geysers on the surface of the moon. An international research...

November 23, 2019

new technology developed for better calamity forecast

New buoy developed for better forecasting of earthquakes, tsunamis and underwater eruptions

Geoscientists from the University of South Florida (USF) have successfully developed and tested a new high-tech shallow water buoy that can detect small movements and changes in the Earth's ocean floor that are usually warning signs that deadly natural...

November 23, 2019

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Researchers detect highest-energy light from a gamma-ray burst, afterglow observed for the first time

An international team of researchers has observed a gamma-ray burst with an afterglow featuring the highest-energy photons ever detected. These are a trillion times more energetic than visible light ever detected in a burst. "This very high energy emission had...

November 22, 2019

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Massive tsunami as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman 1 000 years ago, research finds

Researchers from the universities of Bonn, Jena, Freiburg, and RWTH Aachen found evidence that a massive tsunami, with waves as high as 15 m (49 feet) hit Oman a thousand years ago. It is unclear to what extent the Arabian and Eurasian plates get stuck. It is...

November 20, 2019

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Maritime Continent weakens Asian tropical monsoon rain through Australian cross-equatorial flows

A new study reveals how the Maritime Continent weakens tropical monsoon rainfall in Asia through cross-equatorial flows (CEF) in Australia. The CEFs in the lower atmosphere has a significant role in the transport between mass, moisture, and energy between the...

November 17, 2019

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Future rainfall in UK uplands heavier than present climate predictions, study suggests

Uplands in the UK could see significantly more annual rainfall in the future than what is currently being predicted in national climate models, according to a new study conducted by University of Plymouth research student, Thomas Murphy, along with academics from...

November 17, 2019

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Quantum experiment shows objective reality does not exist

Scientists have long suspected that quantum mechanics enables two observers to experience different and conflicting realities-- until an experiment was conducted, with the results suggesting that objective reality does not exist. In a study published recently in...

November 16, 2019

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Changes in South Pacific high-altitude winds have significant effects on the Antarctic Circumpolar Current's intensity and position

A recently published study showed findings that in the past million years, the high-altitude winds of the southern westerly wind belt - which spans nearly half the Earth - did not behave as uniformly over the Southern Pacific, as initially assumed. The researchers...

November 16, 2019

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Study shows seasonal factors can affect earthquake impact

A new study concludes that the season in which earthquake happens can affect the impact of ground failure and potential destruction. The paper, published in Seismological Research Letters journal, said the 1887 Magnitude 7.3 Verny earthquake and the nearby 1911...

November 11, 2019

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3D models of Cascadia megathrust events match coastal changes from 1700 earthquake

Researchers were able to get a better idea of what kind of megathrust seismic activity was behind the 1700 Cascadia earthquake by combining models of Magnitude 9 to 9.2 earthquakes on the Cascadia Subduction Zone with geological evidence of past coastal changes....

November 05, 2019

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New type of storm discovered on Saturn's surface

A new type of storm was discovered on Saturn's surface. The researchers analyzed hundreds of snapshots taken by amateur astronomers and developed simulations to understand the strange weather events. Telescope imagery revealed long patches of bright clouds near...

November 04, 2019

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Powerful winter dust storms may have triggered Akkadian empire downfall

A recently published study suggests that strong winter dust storms may have caused the Akkadian empire to collapse. The research said fossil coral records from Oman provided new evidence that frequent dust storms and prolonged winter season contributed to the...

October 27, 2019