Physics and Astronomy News Archive: December 2005
Earth's North Magnetic Pole has moved nearly 1,100 kilometers out into the Arctic Ocean during the last century and at its present rate could move from northern Canada to Siberia within the next half-century.
Movement of Earth's North Magnetic Pole Accelerating Rapidly
Source: OregonState Posted: 12/9/05
A geophysicist from the LBNL has identified possible seismic precursors to two recent California earthquakes, including the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake that wreaked havoc throughout the Bay Area.
Prelude to an Earthquake?
Source: LBL Posted: 12/9/05
According to new survey results, the number of Ph.D. degrees granted in science and engineering (S&E) fields has increased for the second year in a row.
Science and Engineering Doctorates Are Up
Source: NSF Posted: 12/9/05
Researchers at Georgian Institute of Technology demonstrate storage and retrieval of single photons.
Quantum Memory Advancement
Source: GATech Posted: 12/9/05