Latest Elba Stories

2010-11-08 06:04:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LEGACY, an October 2010 U.S. theatrical release starring Idris Elba (Obsessed, Takers, "The Wire," American Gangster) will be released nationwide on DVD on December 28. Powered by Elba's "Oscar worthy ... genius performance" (Examiner.com) as a tormented former black ops soldier, LEGACY is an action-infused psychological thriller that will leave audiences on the edge of their seats. Its strong ensemble cast includes Eamonn Walker (HBO's "Oz,"...

2010-04-15 14:58:01

Chris Marone and Cristiano Collettini on their research team's work to find out why low-angle, normal faults slip A chance meeting and a common interest in tectonic faults took Cristiano Collettini and Chris Marone to the Isle of Elba to sample a tectonic fault that breaks most of the rules of fault mechanics. Their work reveals why these faults slip. In May 2008, Cristiano and I were at a workshop in the Italian Apennines to discuss a possible drilling project into the low-angle, normal...

2009-12-17 07:49:29

Some geologic faults that appear strong and stable, slip and slide like weak faults. Now an international team of researchers has laboratory evidence showing why some faults that 'should not' slip are weaker than previously thought. Their findings are detailed in this week's edition of the journal Nature. "Low-angle normal faults--faults that dip less than 45 degrees--are a problem," said Chris Marone, professor of geosciences, Penn State. "Standard analysis shows that these faults should not...

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