News articles tagged with "geology"

11/20/2014 11:01:20
Kimm Fesenmaier
A team of researchers has discovered an ancient, deep canyon buried along the Yarlung Tsangpo River in south Tibet. The geologists say that the ancient canyon—thousands of feet deep in places—effectively rules out a popular model used to explain how the massive and picturesque gorges of the Himalayas became so steep, so fast.
06/26/2013 10:27:37
Katie Neith
A team led by geobiologists at Caltech has found evidence of a photosystem involving manganese that predates cyanobacteria, the first group of organisms to release oxygen into Earth's environment via photosynthesis.
06/13/2013 11:17:56
Brian Bell

National Geographic Society has named Bethany Ehlmann, assistant professor of planetary science at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

05/02/2013 14:36:00
Kimm Fesenmaier
Based on their distinguished achievements in original research, three Caltech professors—Mike Brown, Ken Farley, and John Seinfeld—are among the newly elected members and foreign associates.
04/23/2013 23:32:56
Douglas Smith
John Grotzinger, Caltech’s Fletcher Jones Professor of Geology and project scientist for Curiosity—JPL’s newest Mars rover, exploring the floor of Gale Crater—will describe its discoveries so far during a free public lecture on Wednesday, April 24.
02/11/2013 14:14:33
Douglas Smith
What makes an earthquake go off? Why are earthquakes so difficult to forecast? Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Geophysics Nadia Lapusta gives us a close-up look at the moving parts, as it were, at 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in Caltech's Beckman Auditorium. Admission is free.
01/14/2013 10:45:28
Katie Neith
By squeezing tiny samples of iron to reproduce the extreme pressures felt at Earth's core, a Caltech team was able to get a closer estimate of the melting point of iron. Now, they have taken that research one step further by adding infrared laser beams to the mix.
01/09/2013 10:03:56
Katie Neith
New earthquake fault models show that "stable" zones may contribute to the generation of massive earthquakes.
11/29/2012 11:02:37
Katie Neith
For over 150 years, geologists have debated how and when the Grand Canyon was formed. New data unearthed by Caltech researchers builds support for the idea that conventional models, which say the enormous ravine is 5 to 6 million years old, are way off.
08/14/2012 07:00:00
Marcus Woo

Sometimes risking life and limb, Caltech field geologists travel to some of the most remote corners of the globe—all in the name of science

08/08/2012 07:00:00
Katie Neith

Hydrophilic researchers in the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences take to the salty seas to gather data, explore the deep, and get a firsthand view of the beasts at the bottom.

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