Earth Sciences - Sep 8
Earth Sciences
Several minerals suffer radioactive self-irradiation and hence experience long-term changes of their properties. The mineral monazite virtually behaves "just alike Camembert cheese in which holes are drilled": Existing radiation damage heals itself. An international research team led by Lutz Nasdala, Institute of Mineralogy and Crystallography, University of Vienna, conducted an ion-irradiation study that has unravelled the causes of the self-healing of monazite.
Paleontology - Earth Sciences - Apr 23
Paleontology - Earth Sciences

Fossil vertebrae give insights into growth and extinction of an enigmatic shark group

Earth Sciences - Environment - Feb 7, 2019
Earth Sciences - Environment

In order to understand the global carbon cycle, deep-sea exploration is essential, an international team led by geologists from Innsbruck concludes.

Astronomy - Earth Sciences - Aug 31, 2018
Astronomy - Earth Sciences

The International Astronomical Union has agreed on a new reference frame for directions in space. TU Wien played an important role in developing this new frame.

Astronomy - Earth Sciences - Jun 13, 2019
Astronomy - Earth Sciences

Researchers at TU Graz calculate the most accurate gravity field determination of the Earth using 1.16 billion satellite measurements. This yields valuable knowledge for climate research.

Environment - Earth Sciences - Oct 24, 2018
Environment - Earth Sciences

350,000 years of climate history hidden in Devils Hole cave: Geologists from the University of Innsbruck study rainfall patterns in the distant past to better understand how deserts in the southwest United States will be impacted by future climate change.

Earth Sciences - Jan 30, 2018
Earth Sciences

Mud stories provide new insights in the seismic hazard along the Chilean subduction zone. By analyzing sediment cores from Chilean lakes, an international team of scientists discovered that giant earthquakes reoccur with relatively regular intervals.

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