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Jan 23, 2013 at 11:40 PM
Team led by OSU scientist says earthquake prediction models are completely out-of-date
Jan 23, 2013 at 6:02 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. - Scientists underestimated the size of earthquakes that hit Japan in 2011 and Indonesia in 2004.

Oregon State University researchers hope to make earthquake predictions a more exact science.

That's no easy...
Dec 28, 2012 at 11:41 AM
2012 will likely go down as the warmest year on record for the lower 48 states, but it may be remembered just as much for its extreme events – and Oregon was no exception.
Nov 30, 2012 at 7:05 AM
The movement of tectonic plates over a volcanic hotspot typically results in a narrow chain of seamounts, such as the Hawaiian-Emperor Seamount Trail. A new study sheds light on how the plates move.
Oct 24, 2012 at 11:53 AM
“We're still processing new fish, but so far the radiation we're detecting is far below the level of concern for human safety,” said Delvan Neville, a graduate researcher with OSU's Radiation Health Physics program and a co-investigator on the project.
Oct 2, 2012 at 6:35 PM
Nearly half a century after it ripped through the Pacific Northwest, people still talk about the Columbus Day storm of 1962 – and with good reason. It is one of the deadliest weather events in Oregon's history.
Aug 29, 2012 at 3:35 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – One of the most ambitious space projects in recent years completed a pivotal part of its mission in early August when the Mars Science Laboratory successfully deployed a rover named Curiosity into a large crater on the Martian...
Aug 29, 2012 at 3:12 PM
A team of scientists and engineers is planning daily experiments for Curiosity and the array of equipment it carries, and Oregon State University marine geologist Martin Fisk is in the middle of the planning.
Aug 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – If all goes according to plan, the Mars Science Laboratory, or MSL, will approach the Red Planet late on Sunday, Aug. 5, before slowing, deploying its parachutes, and lowering the rover “Curiosity” via cable to explore the...
Aug 3, 2012 at 8:30 AM
Researchers at Oregon State University have been working for the past four years with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., on a computer model of the Martian atmosphere that the project engineers have used to make adjustments in the...
Aug 1, 2012 at 1:59 PM
The Coos Bay, Ore. region is in danger of a major earthquake in the next 50 years, scientists at Oregon State University said.
Jun 27, 2012 at 8:37 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – At the beginning of 2010, Oregon State University geologist Bob Yeats told a national reporter that Port au Prince, Haiti, was a “time bomb” for a devastating earthquake because of its crowded, poorly constructed buildings and...
Jun 27, 2012 at 7:00 AM
A week after an Oregon State professor called Port au Prince, Haiti, a time bomb for a devastating earthquake, a magnitude 7 quake killed hundreds of thousands there. He sees other ticking time bombs around the world's active faults.
Mar 21, 2012 at 1:37 PM
“This is the La Niña winter weather we’ve been waiting for,” said Kathie Dello, deputy director of the Oregon Climate Service at Oregon State University
Mar 21, 2012 at 1:37 PM

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Many Oregonians woke up Wednesday morning to a blanket of snow, slushy roads and the realization that the arrival of spring doesn’t necessarily it’s time to get out the sunscreen.

But such weather isn’t all that...