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Underwater volcano's fiery eruption captured in detail by seafloor observatory

Thu, 12/15/2016 - 12:00

A sensor array off the Pacific Northwest coast has captured the cracking, bulging and shaking from the eruption of Axial Seamount, a nearly mile-high undersea volcano, in more detail than ever before.

A series of papers published this week in the journals Science and Geophysical Research Letters -- and announced today during a press conference at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting -- show how the volcano behaved during its most recent known eruption, ...

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Tue, 12/13/2016 - 17:01

NSF INCLUDES is a multi-year initiative designed to help develop collaborative alliances and partnerships in order to create pathways for more people to become scientists and engineers.

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Against the Tide: Fish Quickly Adapt to Lethal Levels of Pollution

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:51

Evolution is allowing some urban fish to survive in a lethal, human-altered environment, according to new results published in the journal Science.

While environmental change is outpacing the rate of evolution for many other species, Atlantic killifish living in four polluted East Coast estuaries turn out to be remarkably resilient. These fish have adapted to levels of highly toxic industrial pollutants that would normally kill them.

The killifish is up to 8,000 ...

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Scientists create ice storms to study nature's chilly response

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 00:00

Novel experiment at Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest to quantify cost of ice storms on forest ecosystems

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NSF selects William E. Easterling to head Geosciences Directorate

Fri, 12/09/2016 - 12:00

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has selected William E. Easterling to serve as head of the Directorate for Geosciences (GEO), which supports fundamental research spanning the atmospheric, earth, ocean and polar sciences.

Easterling comes to NSF from Penn State, where he has been dean of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences since 2007. As dean, Easterling led strategic planning for research initiatives focusing on the ...

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Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:06

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS)

Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:06

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