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For under-Earth exploration, engineers deepen understanding of rock stress

Measuring unobservable forces of nature is not an easy feat, but it can make the difference between life and death in the context of...

Hundred-year-old law on fluid flow overturned by new research

Engineers from Imperial College London have dispelled a 100-year-old scientific law used to describe how fluid flows through rocks. The discovery by researchers from Imperial...

Origins of Cu-Pb-Zn-bearing and W-bearing granites

The Nanling Range of South China is world famous for its widely developed, multiple-aged granitic magmatism and related polymetallic mineralization. Various kinds of granites...

How X-rays helped to solve mystery of floating rocks

It's true—some rocks can float on water for years at a time. And now scientists know how they do it, and what causes them...

Weathering of rocks a poor regulator of global temperatures

A new University of Washington study shows that the textbook understanding of global chemical weathering—in which rocks are dissolved, washed down rivers and eventually...

Types of Rocks

Geologists classify rocks into three major groups: igneous rock, sedimentary rock, and metamorphic rock. Metamorphic Rock forms from other rocks that are changed by...

Earth Sciences student research on metamorphic rock in North China

Miss Jessie Kwan Long-ching, a year-4 undergraduate student in the Department of Earth Sciences, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), has just published a...

Between a rock and a hard place: Biologists unearth sandstone-excavating bees

In the popular nursery story The Three Little Pigs, the prudent porker who builds his house of brick is chided by his pals, who...

Scientists study how to print rocks in 3-D

A new 3-D printing technique being developed at Stanford could one day allow scientists to study rocks from afar, without needing to have actual...

Lasers melt rocks to reveal development of super-Earths and how giant...

New experiments provide insight into how Earth-type planets form when giant asteroids or planetesimals collide and how the interiors of such planets develop. Researchers...

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