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3-D Silicon Shapes Fold Themselves When Wetted By Microscopic Droplets Of Water
2014-06-04 03:08:24

American Institute of Physics Tiny self-assembling tools could one day deliver drugs to targeted areas of the body or even perform autonomous microsurgery Researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have taken the precise art of origami down to the microscopic scale. Using only a drop of water, the scientists have folded flat sheets of silicon nitride into cubes, pyramids, half soccer-ball-shaped bowls and long triangular structures that resemble Toblerone chocolate...

California Groundwater Reliance Linked To Increased Earthquake Activity
2014-05-15 07:13:32

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Increased use of groundwater or pumping and irrigation could be increasing the number of small earthquakes occurring in California, and eventually speed-up the frequency of larger ones, according to new research appearing in the journal Nature. According to BBC News environmental correspondent Matt McGrath, the study found that extracting water for human activities has been causing mountains to lift and valleys to subside,...

2014-05-13 08:23:59

DENVER, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolute Energy Corporation ("Resolute") (NYSE: REN) announced today that it will issue a press release covering operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, before the market opens on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. An investor conference call to review the first quarter results will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Time: 4:30 PM EDT / 3:30...

2014-04-29 08:25:29

VANCOUVER, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Sierra Metals Inc. (TSX:SMT)(BVL:SMT) ("Sierra Metals" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that development is proceeding in the thick Azucarera stockwork breccia at the Promontorio Mine of the Cusi Property. Access to Azucarera on Level 8 from the ramp is complete and development on Level 10A is complete with cross cuts. Development ore from both levels is being shipped to the Company's Malpaso Mill. Drilling of the El Gallo vein...

2014-04-22 16:24:45

DENVER, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Resolute Energy Corporation ("Resolute") (NYSE: REN) announced today that it will issue a press release covering operating and financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2014, before the market opens on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. An investor conference call to review the first quarter results will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 4:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. Date: Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Time: 4:30 PM EDT / 3:30...

2014-03-31 08:23:28

Significant improvement in operational and financial performance JOHANNESBURG, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Atlatsa Resources Corporation ("Atlatsa" or the "Company") (TSX: ATL; NYSE MKT: ATL; JSE: ATL) announces its operating and financial results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2013. This release should be read together with the Company's Financial Statements, Management Discussion & Analysis and its annual information form on Form 20-F currently filed...

Newly exposed fault scarp
2014-03-25 08:07:09

GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre Rift valleys are large depressions formed by tectonic stretching forces. Volcanoes often occur in rift valleys, within the rift itself or on the rift flanks as e.g. in East Africa. The magma responsible for this volcanism is formed in the upper mantle and ponds at the boundary between crust and mantle. For many years, the question of why volcanoes develop outside the rift zone in an apparently unexpected location offset by tens of...

San Francisco's 'Big One' In 1906 Was Third In A Series Of Quakes
2014-02-13 06:31:07

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to the 1906 quake that devastated San Francisco has been discovered by a research team led by the University of Oregon. The evidence, discovered by doctoral student Ashley R. Streig, places the two earthquakes—in 1838 and 1890—on the San Andreas Fault. Previously, many researchers had theorized this placement based on written accounts...

Subvertical Faults Can Create Electrical Light Shows During Earthquakes
2014-01-03 05:56:52

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study, published in Seismological Research Letters, reveals that rare earthquake lights are more likely to occur on or near rift environments. These environments are where subvertical faults allow stress-induced electrical currents to flow rapidly to the surface. Scholars have been intrigued by the luminous phenomena known as earthquake lights (EQL) since the earliest days of seismology. EQL appear before or during earthquakes,...


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