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Earthquake on a wafer could boost asthma relief

Posted on 28 May 2009 in Journalism

Reproducing surface waves on a tiny scale can blast a drug-filled solution into a fine mist for more effective delivery to the lungs. Read...

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Flexible bridge bounces back after quake test

Posted on 19 Dec 2008 in Journalism

After spending nine months carefully building a 33.5-metre (110-foot) bridge, US engineers then tried their best to knock it down...

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Earthquake activity is frozen by ice sheets

Posted on 11 Mar 2008 in Earth Science, Journalism

Can you put a freeze on earthquakes? It seems so, according to a computer model showing that earthquakes happen less often in areas covered by ice caps. Trouble is, quakes come back with a vengeance when the ice melts. Image: NH53

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Earth’s crust stretches just like pizza dough

Posted on 28 Jul 2007 in Earth Science, Journalism

You know how if you stretch pizza dough sometimes it will break right away and sometimes it will stretch and stretch? That, it turns out, is how the Gulf of California was formed. Image: VancityAllie

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