Researchers use tree rings, GIS to create bluff erosion model

That big tree in your back yard—the one that purifies the air, provides a respite from the sun, and is home to a family of robins—has also been providing a detailed climate record for decades. If you’ve ever seen a tree stump, you’ve noticed that the core has a series of concentric rings. These rings … Read more

Novel model of fluid distribution in the Cascadia Subduction Zone aids understanding of seismic activity — ScienceDaily

A novel three-dimensional model of the fluid stored deep in the Earth’s crust along the Cascadia Subduction Zone provides new insight into how the accumulation and release of those fluids may influence seismic activity in the region. The fluid collects near but does not penetrate a thickened section of the crust known as Siletzia lies … Read more

Novel model of fluid distribution in the Cascadia Subduction Zone aids understanding of seismic activity

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A novel three-dimensional model of the fluid stored deep in Earth’s crust along the Cascadia Subduction Zone provides new insight into how the accumulation and release of those fluids may influence seismic activity in the region. The fluid collects near but does not penetrate a thickened section of the crust known as … Read more

NASA’s solar forecast is turning out to be wrong. This team’s model is still on track.

Solar cycle 25 kicked off last year. Forecasters thought it would be a mild one, but it’s turning out to be quite the opposite. From its onset, this solar cycle has been steadily outpacing predictions, producing more sunspots and spewing way more solar wind, flares and eruptions than the world’s leading experts predicted. But while … Read more

Reading Between the Lines To Model Our Galaxy’s Supermassive Black Hole

Simulation of glowing gas around a black hole ‘Credit: Chris White, Princeton University Looks can be deceiving. The light from an incandescent bulb seems steady, but it actually flickers 120 times per second. Because the brain only perceives an average of the information it receives, this flickering is blurred and the perception of constant illumination … Read more

Propstore auctions rare ‘Red Leader’ X-wing model from ‘Star Wars’

Propstore, one of the world’s largest and most respected Hollywood memorabilia and collectible auction houses, hosts its summer kickoff event this week, with over 18,000 items across a full spectrum of movie, TV and pop culture franchises up for sale from Tuesday to Thursday (June 21-23). In addition to lots like a light-up DeLorean time … Read more

New model provides solutions for better, safer lithium-metal batteries

Credit: Goran Horvat / Pixabay. A new study by Stanford University researchers lights a path forward for building better, safer lithium-metal batteries. Close cousins ​​of the rechargeable lithium-ion cells widely used in portable electronics and electric cars, lithium-metal batteries hold tremendous promise as next-generation energy storage devices. Compared to lithium-ion devices, lithium-metal batteries hold more … Read more

Deciding to Read This Article Isn’t The Result of Gravity Crushing Your Quantum Spirit

A few years ago, deep beneath the Apennine Mountains in Italy, a team of physicists hunted for flashes of light that just might suggest human consciousness is the product of gravitational forces. The fact they came up empty-handed does not mean we’re all meat computers with no free will; it does make the quest for … Read more

Researchers Discovered a New Kind of Higgs Relative in The Unlikeliest of Places

Sometimes the discovery of new physics demands insane levels of energy. Big machines. Fancy equipment. Countless hours of sifting through reams of data. And then sometimes the right combination of materials can open a doorway to invisible realms in a space a little bigger than a tabletop. Take this new kind of relative to the … Read more