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Seismic waves help scientists 'see' chemical changes beneath a watershed


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Chemical reactions deep below ground affect water quality, but methods for “seeing” them are time-consuming, expensive and limited in scope. A Penn State-led research team... read more

Photos may improve understanding of volcanic processes


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The shape of volcanoes and their craters provide critical information on their formation and eruptive history. Techniques applied to photographs — photogrammetry — show promise... read more

Greenland bedrock drilling project to understand past, future ice sheet melting


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Greenland Ice Sheet holds enough water to raise sea levels nearly 24 feet, yet it remains difficult to predict the rate of melt and possible tipping points in the stability... read more

Here but still 'there': Using virtual-reality field trips to enrich education


A'ndrea Elyse Messer June 25, 2020 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Classes may have been held remotely during the previous spring semester, but Penn State faculty members found creative ways to bring... read more

New Argentine fossils uncover history of celebrated conifer group


Francisco Tutella June 18, 2020 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Newly unearthed, surprisingly well-preserved conifer fossils from Patagonia, Argentina,show that an endangered and celebrated group of... read more