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Volcano watching, wearable health monitoring research earn best poster awards


The Institute for Computational and Data Sciences at Penn State announced the two winners for the 2020 ICDS Symposium’s virtual poster presentation. The winning posters included research on better... read more

Cold vibrations: Researchers to study the movement of thawing Arctic permafrost


With rising temperatures in the Arctic, communities in Alaska’s North Slope  Borough are seeing the ground beneath their feet melt away.  “Climate change is thawing the frozen soil,” said Ming... read more

Glimpse deep into Earth's crust finds heat source that may stabilize continents


Rocks from the Rio Grande continental rift have provided a rare snapshot of active geology deep inside Earth’s crust, revealing new evidence for how continents remain stable over billions of years,... read more

To boldly go: Penn State launches planetary science consortium


The quest to understand our place in the universe is one of the most enduring scientific pursuits. A new interdisciplinary planetary science initiative will focus efforts at Penn State on exploring... read more

Deep learning artificial intelligence keeps an eye on volcano movements


 RADAR satellites can collect massive amounts of remote sensing data that can detect ground movements — surface defomations — at volcanoes in near real time. These ground movements could signal... read more