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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...

Feeling the force between sand grains

For the first time, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) researchers have measured how forces move through 3D granular materials, determining how this important class...

Sand Ripples on Mars are a type not seen on Earth

Some of the wind-sculpted sand ripples on Mars are a type not seen on Earth, and their relationship to the thin Martian atmosphere today...

Oil sands

Oil sands, Tar sands or, more technically, bituminous sands, are a type of unconventional petroleum deposit. Oil sands are either loose sands or partially consolidated...

Luminous grains of sand determine year of historic storm flood

Scientists at Delft University of Technology (TU Delft, The Netherlands) have successfully matched a layer of sediment from the dunes near Heemskerk to a...

Going with the flow: Researchers find compaction bands in sandstone are...

When geologists survey an area of land for the potential that gas or petroleum deposits could exist there, they must take into account the...

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