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Fermi Discovers Evidence Of Starquakes In Magnetar Burst

Fermi Discovers Evidence Of Starquakes In Magnetar Burst Eruptions

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New analysis of high energy blasts from a magnetar, originally observed by NASA's Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope in 2009, has resulted in the discovery of underlying signals related to...

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2014-10-21 16:26:52

Award-Winning Composing Team to Discuss Gone Girl Score on November 5 at 12th Annual Film & TV Music Conference in Los Angeles LOS ANGELES, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter announce today that award-winning composing team Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross will deliver the Keynote Q&A at the 2014 Billboard + Hollywood Reporter Film & TV Music Conference, taking place on November 5 and 6 in Los Angeles. Reznor and Ross will discuss their most...

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2014-08-11 07:26:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A massive earthquake that affected the Maule region of Chile in February 2010 also unleashed a series of smaller seismic events known as “icequakes” nearly 3,000 to the south in Antarctica, a team of researchers report in a new Nature Geoscience study. The Chilean earthquake, which killed over 500 people and caused an estimated $30 billion in damages, is believed to be the cause of small tremors detected by sensors in West...

Evidence Of Super-fast Deep Earthquake Discovered By Scripps Scientists
2014-07-14 08:49:39

University of California - San Diego Rare high-speed rupture off Russia provides clues about similar phenomena on shallow fault zones near Earth's surface As scientists learn more about earthquakes that rupture at fault zones near the planet's surface—and the mechanisms that trigger them—an even more intriguing earthquake mystery lies deeper in the planet. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego have discovered the first evidence that deep earthquakes,...

Oculus Rift Maker Slapped With ZeniMax Lawsuit
2014-05-22 05:01:05

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Virtual reality headset maker Oculus VR and its founder Palmer Luckey are facing a very real lawsuit. On Wednesday id Software and its owner ZeniMax Media filed a suit in Texas, alleging that Luckey and his company illegally misappropriated trade secrets in order to build development tools for the Oculus Rift headset. ZeniMax issued a statement that said all efforts to resolve this matter amicably were unsuccessful and this week it...

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2014-05-06 04:51:19

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last week reports circulated that Oculus VR's chief technology officer John Carmack had been accused by a former employer of stealing intellectual property - including technology that allowed Oculus VR to develop its virtual reality platform. This comes just a month after social media giant Facebook announced it would pay $2 billion for the startup, which launched via a Kickstarter crowd-funded campaign last year. The story picked up...

2014-03-06 12:24:11

- Industry Pioneer to Drive Inner-Space Exploration of Game Experiences at Magic Leap, Inc. - HOLLYWOOD, Fla., March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Magic Leap, Inc., a developer of novel human computing interfaces and software, announced today that Graeme Devine has joined the company as Vice President of Games. Devine will work closely with Magic Leap founder, President and CEO Rony Abovitz to advance the product development and commercialization of its proprietary human computing...

Los Angeles Earthquake Risks Studied Using 'Virtual Earthquake' Technique
2014-01-24 04:52:49

[ Watch the Video: Forecasting Los Angeles Earthquakes ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A new technique developed by scientists at California’s Stanford University has confirmed that the Los Angeles would experience stronger-than-anticipated ground movement should major seismic activity occur to the city’s south, according to research published in the latest edition of Science. The method used weak vibrations generated by the Earth’s oceans to produce...

Utah Copper Mine Landslide Triggered Earthquakes
2014-01-06 07:39:40

University of Utah Record-breaking slide would bury Central Park 66 feet deep Last year's gigantic landslide at a Utah copper mine probably was the biggest nonvolcanic slide in North America's modern history, and included two rock avalanches that happened 90 minutes apart and surprisingly triggered 16 small earthquakes, University of Utah scientists discovered. The landslide – which moved at an average of almost 70 mph and reached estimated speeds of at least 100 mph – left a...

Runaway Earthquakes Helped By High Pressure Heating
2013-12-25 05:01:27

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Almost one quarter of all earthquakes start in the lithosphere, a slice of the Earth about 31 miles below the surface. In a new study published by the journal Geophysical Research Letters, scientists revealed the discovery of a mechanism that helps deep rumblings in the lithosphere spread into larger quakes. Using seismic data from a region in Colombia known for its lithosphere-generated earthquakes, study researchers from MIT and...

One In Four Earthquakes Worldwide Come From Deep Within Earth
2013-12-12 08:16:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The long standing mystery of what drives a particular type of earthquake that occurs deep within the Earth and accounts for one in four quakes worldwide might have been solved by a team led by Stanford researchers. Their findings are published in an upcoming issue of Geophysical Research Letters. Originating farther inside the planet than shallow earthquakes, these temblors are known as intermediate-depth earthquakes. Shallow...


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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Magnetar -- A magnetar is a neutron star with a strong magnetic field. The theory around these objects was formulated by Robert Duncan and Christopher Thompson. When in a supernova a star collapses to a neutron star, its magnetic field increases dramatically in strength. Duncan and Thompson calculated that the magnetic field of a neutron star, normally an already enormous 1012 tesla could under certain circumstances grow even larger, to about 1015 tesla. Such a highly magnetic neutron...

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