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Project explores how virtual reality can help students learn

11/10/2016

 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Any Trekkie (a fan of Star Trek) knows what the fictional holodeck is: a virtual reality space where people can experience representations of real or imaginary environments... read more

Patagonian fossil leaves reveal rapid recovery from dinosaur extinction event

11/8/2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ancient feeding marks from hungry insects in South American leaf fossils are shedding new light on the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. Scientists analyzed insect... read more

A Flip-Flopping Climate Could Explain Mars's Watery Past

11/1/2016

In the 1970s, images of Mars taken by the Mariner and Viking spacecraft revealed enormous channels and valley networks—both of which are reminiscent of catastrophic floods and river drainage systems... read more

Q&A: Lexi Jamieson Marsh and Ellen Currano: Face to face

10/31/2016

 Outside the hall containing the posters and exhibits at last month's Geological Society of America meeting in Denver, Colorado, was a surprise. A travelling photography exhibition displayed large,... read more

Lunar Lion team recruits geosciences students to create science plan for moon

10/31/2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — When you look into the night sky a few years from now, you might be saying to yourself, "There’s a vehicle built by Penn State students on the moon right now." That voyage to... read more

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