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February 13, 2014
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Solving a physics mystery: Those ‘solitons’ are really vortex rings

The same physics that gives tornadoes their ferocious stability lies at the heart of new University of Washington research, and could lead to a better understanding of nuclear dynamics in studying fission, superconductors and the workings of neutron stars. The … Continue reading

September 6, 2013
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Supervolcanic Ash Can Turn To Lava Miles From Eruption, MU Scientists Find

“Viscous heating” can reheat volcanic ash enough to convert it to lava COLUMBIA, Mo. ­— Supervolcanoes, such as the one sitting dormant under Yellowstone National Park, are capable of producing eruptions thousands of times more powerful than normal volcanic eruptions. … Continue reading

July 31, 2013
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Some volcanoes ‘scream’ at ever-higher pitches until they blow their tops

It is not unusual for swarms of small earthquakes to precede a volcanic eruption. They can reach a point of such rapid succession that they create a signal called harmonic tremor that resembles sound made by various types of musical … Continue reading

January 10, 2013
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Magma in Earth’s Mantle Forms Deeper Than Once Thought

Study simulating pressures in mantle beneath the ocean floor shows that rocks can melt at depths up to 250 kilometers Magma forms far deeper than geologists previously thought, according to new research results. A team led by geologist Rajdeep Dasgupta … Continue reading

September 18, 2012
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UA Climate Scientists Put Predictions to the Test

A new study has found that climate-prediction models are good at predicting long-term climate patterns on a global scale but lose their edge when applied to time frames shorter than three decades and on sub-continental scales. Climate-prediction models show skills … Continue reading

September 6, 2012
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Dinosaur Die Out Might Have Been Second of Two Closely Timed Extinctions

The most-studied mass extinction in Earth history happened 65 million years ago and is widely thought to have wiped out the dinosaurs. New University of Washington research indicates that a separate extinction came shortly before that, triggered by volcanic eruptions … Continue reading

May 27, 2012
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Landmark Volcano Study Brings to Life Huge Alaska Eruption on its Centennial

MENLO PARK, Calif. – 100 years ago, in June 1912, the most powerful volcanic eruption of the 20th century took place in what is now Alaska’s Katmai National Park and Preserve. This massive volcanic event once again comes alive for … Continue reading

May 3, 2012
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Global Warming: New Research Emphasizes The Role of Global Economic Growth

ANN ARBOR, Mich.—It’s a message no one wants to hear: To slow down global warming, we’ll either have to put the brakes on economic growth or transform the way the world’s economies work. That’s the implication of an innovative University … Continue reading