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Jessica Kendall-Bar is giving a presentation at the San Francisco Exploratorium After Dark event on March 16, 2017 at 8:00 PM. This talk is designed for the general public (ages 18+) and is...
Highlights •Experiments show that between 6 and 21 GPa CaCO3 melts within 50 K of 2000 K. •Experiments place the calcite V-aragonite-liquid invariant point at 13 GPa and 1970 K. •...
Professor Banfield is a geomicrobiologist and biogeochemist whose work focuses on the fundamental relationship between microorganisms and their chemical environments. She is a recipient of...
Karthik Anantharaman and Jillian Banfield are co-authors of “Asgard archaea illuminate the origin of eukaryotic cellular complexity.” The article came out on 11 January 2017 in Nature.
Highlights •Jupiter’s 5 µm hotspots are not correlated with the location of radio hotspots at 2 cm. •The layer probed at 2 cm in Jupiter’s atmosphere, 1–2 bars of atmospheric pressure, is...
KEY POINTS Isotopic fingerprint of N2O from permafrost peatlands in subarctic tundra is similar to that found in natural soils from other latitudes; the larger N2O emissions in subarctic...
The current generator design produces near monoenergetic 2.45 MeV neutrons at outputs of 10^8 n/s. Calculations provided show that future conditioning at higher currents and voltages will...
Daniel Rutte is first author of “Building the Pamir-Tibet Plateau—Crustal Stacking, Extensional Collapse, and Lateral Extrusion in the Central Pamir: 1. Geometry and Kinematics.” The...
•The size of sediments supplied by hillslopes to rivers is a major unsolved problem. •Hillslope sediment size should vary with lithology, climate, biota and erosion rate. •New model...
The devastating Amatrice Earthquake struck Italy on 24 August 2016, producing severe damage in several towns in the Apennines including Amatrice and Norcia.

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