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Earth science: The Search for the Origin of Life

Friedemann Freund, Professor at the SETI Institute/NASA Ames Research Center provides a fascinating look at an aspect of earth science that concerns the search for the origin of life itself
earthquake hazards

The USGS Earthquake Hazards Program explained

William Leith, Senior Science Advisor for Earthquake and Geologic Hazards at U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) explains the important aspects of the USGS Earthquake Hazards Program.
Professor Friedemann Freund

Origin of life, rocks and volcanic gases

Professor Friedemann Freund discusses how volcanic chemical in gasses and rocks helped to set the scene for the origin of life

State-of-the-art technology for natural radioactivity removal in groundwater

Anna Goi, Senior Research Scientist at the Tallinn University of Technology turns our thoughts towards state-of-the-art technology for natural radioactivity removal in groundwater.

Climate change: Learning how to negotiate on behalf of the planet

Johanna Bocklet, Research Associate at the Institute of Energy Economics, University of Cologne shares her views on climate change, focussing on learning how to negotiate on behalf of the planet
data from space

The synergistic use of atmospheric data from space: from research to operational products

Ugo Cortesi (IFAC-CNR), on behalf of the AURORA Consortium, explains the synergistic use of atmospheric data from space
environmental toxicology

Environmental Toxicology: How chemicals interact with environmental species and human physiology

The European Centre for Ecotoxicology and Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) give a detailed perspective on environmental toxicology, a life science discipline that seeks to understand how chemicals, both natural and man-made, can interact with environmental species and human physiology to cause harm
Earth science education

Earth science education in the UK: From volcanoes to landslides

Dan Boatright, Chair of the Earth Sciences Teachers Association (ESTA) focuses on earth science education in the UK – from volcanoes to landslides and why geologists today are in demand

Magmatic petrology and volcanology research

Olivier Bachmann, Professor of Volcanology and Magmatic Petrology at ETH Zürich tells us about the group’s fascinating research into magmatic petrology and volcanology
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Supporting the earth sciences in the United States

The Earth Sciences (EAR) Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF) is placed under the spotlight by Open Access Government
Wyoming High Precision Isotope Laboratory

Wyoming High Precision Isotope Laboratory

The Wyoming High Precision Isotope Laboratory at the University of Wyoming brings groundbreaking research in earth systems science.

Integrating nanomaterials safety data so that it is Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Re-usable

Professor Iseult Lynch from University of Birmingham, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences explores the amazing opportunities offered by nanotechnologies Nanotechnologies and the ability to manipulate matter at the nanoscale (1-100nm) have opened up amazing new opportunities for industry and consumers. Nanotechnology has been identified as a key enabling...

Astrophysicists say habitable planet could be only 16 light years away

Astrophysicists at the University of Texas at Arlington are predicting that a star system featuring a habitable planet could be just 16 light years away

Large frame ring lasers and their role in earthquake research

Dr Angela Di Virgilio, of the INFN Sezione di Pisa shares insight into the GINGER project and the importance of large frame ring lasers in earth science

Cosmogenic nuclides: A unique position for earth science

What can cosmogenic nuclides tell us about the earth’s surface? Prof. Dr. Dunai of The Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne explains

Assessing soils, waters and structures

The interaction between soils, waters and structures are of great interest in the engineering sector, here Alexander Rohe from Deltares outlines why

From bright white glaciers to dark and dusty ice

Martin Hoelzle and Kathrin Naegeli, Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg share how glaciers are altering in fast-changing landscapes
wet regions of earth

Wet regions of earth getting wetter, analysis shows

Wet regions of Earth are getting wetter and dry regions are getting drier, according to new research from Southampton University However, the research, which was published in Nature's Scientific Reports, has revealed that this process is happening at a slower rate than previously thought. The research analysed the saltiness of the world’s...

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