Researchers use ocean waves to predict seismic shaking in Southern California
January 23, 2014Results show a rupture of the San Andreas Fault could generate three times more shaking in Los Angeles than surrounding regions.
Study faults a ‘runaway’ mechanism in intermediate-depth earthquakes
December 23, 2013Researchers find immense heating at high pressures helps spread intermediate-depth quakes.
Grove awarded Geochemical Society's Goldschmidt Award
December 16, 2013EAPS professor Timothy L. Grove has been named a Goldschmidt Medalist by the Geochemical Society for his contributions to Earth and planetary research.
As the world turns: Learning about plate tectonics through on-screen interactions
December 11, 2013Created by OEIT's ARTEMiS group, the Plate Tectonics interactive visualization challenges students to interpret a 3-D globe of tectonic data, providing animations of the opening and closing of ocean basins and the splitting of Pangaea.
Newly discovered flux in the Earth may solve missing-mantle mystery
July 16, 2013Research points to large reservoirs of material deep in the mantle that may help to explain Earth’s origins.
India joined with Asia 10 million years later than previously thought
February 6, 2013New timeline suggests India’s size before this collision was much smaller than generally assumed.
Scientists find first evidence of dynamo generation on an asteroid
October 11, 2012A meteorite found in Antarctica holds evidence of a once-active dynamo on Vesta.
River networks on Titan point to a puzzling geologic history
July 19, 2012Findings suggest the surface of Saturn’s largest moon may have undergone a recent transformation.
Greenhouse gas can find a home underground
March 19, 2012New MIT analysis shows there’s enough room to safely store at least a century’s worth of U.S. fossil fuel emissions.