Articles tagged "research"

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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

milky way galaxy

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

mars surface dust storm

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

hazy

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

primordial earth animation

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

earth ionosphere

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

massive tsunami hit oman 1000 years ago

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

objective reality

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

seismic activity

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

cascadia earthquake model

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

saturn

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

akkadian empire

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

new landslide risk factor

Study reveals new landslide risk factor

New research by NASA scientists revealed that flooding rice fields - a previously unknown risk factor - triggered a disastrous effect following the fatal 2018 Palu earthquake in Indonesia. Shortly after the extreme shaking, the solid ground turned into a landslide...

October 22, 2019

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Stormquakes - scientists discover new geophysical phenomenon

A study published on October 14, 2019, shows a new geophysical phenomenon where a heavy storm can trigger seismic events in the nearby ocean as powerful as a 3.5 magnitude earthquake. Lead author Wenyuan Fan, an assistant professor of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric...

October 17, 2019

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Antarctica ice still releasing radioactive chlorine from 1950 nuclear bomb tests, research finds

A recently published study found that Antartica's ice sheets are still emitting radioactive chlorine from marine nuclear weapon tests in the 1950s. This suggests that Antartica regions contain and release the radioactive element differently than what was...

October 16, 2019

fermi bubbles

Researchers find evidence of cataclysmic flare from the center of the Milky Way galaxy

A gigantic energy blast called Seyfert flare punched out from the center of the Milky Way around 3.5 million years ago. According to astronomers' report on October 6, 2019, more evidence has been revealed relating the Fermi bubbles - apparent remnants of a...

October 13, 2019

asteroid

New evidence supports giant asteroid impact 12 800 years ago

A research team from South Africa has discovered new evidence that suggests Earth was struck by an asteroid or meteorite 12 800 years ago. The event resulted in global consequences and the extinction of many species at the period of an episode called Younger Dryas....

October 13, 2019

north america lost 3 billion birds since 1970

North America has lost around 3 billion birds since 1970, study finds

A new study found that North America has approximately 3 billion fewer birds that there were in 1970. The loss represents a 29% population decline, making it an "overlooked biodiversity crisis" according to the authors. "I couldn't believe that...

September 23, 2019

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Old World megadroughts and pluvials

Researchers have developed the "Old World Drought Atlas" (OWDA), an atlas that used tree rings to map the climate history of Europe during the Common Era. The OWDA matches historical accounts of severe drought and wetness with a spatial completeness not...

September 20, 2019

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Researchers test new method in volcanic eruption forecasting

A research team has tested a new technique that could possibly forecast how a volcanic eruption will happen accurately. The method combined physics and statistics to capture the probability of past eruption patterns. The risk of volcanic eruptions is unpredictable...

September 20, 2019

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First detection of strong, rapid and regular X-ray bursts from a supermassive black hole

Astronomers found a supermassive black hole in an active galactic nucleus producing rapid and periodic eruptions of X-rays every nine hours. The nucleus contains about 400 000 times the mass of the Sun and is about 250 million light-years from Earth. According to a...

September 15, 2019

fire

Researchers create model that can predict how wildfires will burn in next 20 minutes

Researchers from Brigham Young University, Utah, studied the chemistry of burning shrubs and made a model that can predict how forest fires will burn in the next 20 minutes instead of the next weeks. The university posted a snippet of the study on their YouTube...

September 14, 2019

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Avoidable deaths - volcanoes kill more people long after first eruption

The drawn-out nature of volcanic eruptions can cause more fatalities than the seemingly brief explosion itself, according to a study by researchers from the United Kingdom and Trinidad and Tobago published on August 14, 2019. Residents who live within the vicinity...

September 14, 2019

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New research shows the role of earthquake motions in causing devastating 2018 tsunami in Palu, Sulawesi, Indonesia

An international team of geologists, geophysicists, and mathematicians presented in a newly published study how coupled computer models can exactly display the conditions that resulted in the 2018 Palu earthquake and tsunami - one of the deadliest natural disasters...

September 12, 2019

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Pesticides banned in Europe found in New Zealand streams, study shows

Banned pesticides in several European countries were found in New Zealand waterways and agricultural streams, according to a study by a team from the University of Otago. The study was led by Associate Professor Christoph Matthaei from the University of Otago's...

September 08, 2019

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Oldest lake in Europe unravels 1.3 million years of climate history

Scientists found out what the climate was like over 1.3 million years ago in the mid and north Mediterranean after studying Lake Ohrid, Europe's oldest lake. The results of their research are published in the scientific journal Nature. "We discovered a...

September 04, 2019

6 newly discovered underwater volcanoes sicily

Six underwater volcanoes discovered near Sicily, Mediterranean Sea

Scientists have discovered a series of previously unknown volcanoes just off the coast of SW Sicily, Italy. The three northern volcanoes show a tuff cone-like morphology while the three most southern edifices have a truncated-conical shape. Ages of all newly...

August 06, 2019

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Proof of magma reservoir beneath seemingly inactive Ciomadul volcano, Romania

The rocks in the upper crust of seemingly extinct Ciomadul volcano in Romania are 15% molten and in some regions up to 45%, a new study finds. That a seemingly dead volcano like Ciomadul is actually capable of erupting in the future calls for renewed attention to...

August 01, 2019

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'Crystal clocks' help with volcanic hazard management and better forecasting volcanic eruptions

Researchers from Cambridge University have devised a way to calculate the duration of the magma which can be stored in the deepest portion of the volcanic systems. They have accomplished this by making use of volcanic minerals known as 'crystal clocks'. This...

July 21, 2019

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Scientists invent new computer memory, expect it to solve the digital technology energy crisis

A new type of computer memory, dubbed as universal computer memory, which could solve the digital technology energy crisis has been invented and patented by scientists from Lancaster University in the UK. The electronic memory device is said to transform daily life...

June 23, 2019

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Scientists find largest meteorite impact crater in the British Isles

Researchers have located the epicenter of an ancient meteorite impact along the Scottish coast, the largest impact in the British Isles. In a paper published in Journal of the Geological Society, a team led by Dr. Ken Amor from the Department of Earth Sciences at...

June 11, 2019