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Fiber-optic cables capture thunderquake rumbles


Matt Carroll December 11, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Underground fiber-optic cables, like those that connect the world through phone and internet service, hold untapped potential for monitoring... read more

No need to chase waterfalls — here's where Penn State’s water comes from


Lilly Riddle | For the Collegian   If you’ve ever been to the HUB-Robeson Center, the gym or the hallway outside your dorm, you’ve probably seen a water fountain or two. But where does all of Penn... read more

One Penn State student measured the White Out crowd's seismic activity | Here's what she found


  written by Noor Al-Ahmad for the Collegian While other students might have attended last month’s iconic White Out game decked out in white and excited at the prospect of being able to put aside... read more

Patzkowsky elected fellow of the Geological Society of America


Patricia L. CraigNovember 19, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Mark Patzkowsky, professor of geosciences in Penn State's College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the... read more

Ancient rain gauge: New evidence links groundwater, climate changes in deep time


Matthew Carroll November 12, 2019 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Changes in groundwater millions of years ago created alternating layers of vivid yellow and brown in the mineral sphalerite, and those... read more