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"Depicting original sketches, photographs and colorful new imagery, this poster captures the major milestones of the development in the field of seismology. Seismology's rich history begins with Robert Hooke's 1676 paper titled """"True Theory of Elasticity or Springness"""" and continues through...
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The mission of the Petroleum History Institute is to pursue the history, heritage and development of the modern oil industry from its 1859 inception in Oil Creek Valley, Pennsylvania, to its early roots in other regions in North America and the subsequent spread throughout the world to its current...
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The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years. Deep time and Earth history are keys to understanding the present. The record of life on Earth stretches over 3 billion years, with evidence ranging from chemical signatures in rocks and ancient biological molecules to fossils of colossal...
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Today, oxygen, or O2, makes up about 21% of Earth's atmosphere, but for most of our planet's long history, O2 levels in the atmosphere and dissolved in the ocean were much less than they are today. In this Click and Learn, you will learn the complex biological and geological factors that have...
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Earth's climate is a complex system controlled by many factors. This Click and Learn will examine the two most important factors: solar radiation and the composition of Earth's atmosphere.
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Amazing feats in science happen every day. Whether it's the birth or death of a scientist, the discovery of a planet, or the utilization of a new invention, there's a significant happening 365 days a year. Browse by date, or choose a highlighted topic to learn the history of a science. For every...
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The Chemical Heritage Foundation offers resources that highlight the stories of chemistry and the people behind them. Teachers will find historical biographies and videos, iPad apps, role-playing games, and interactive timelines that make the history of chemistry come alive. Watch Women in Chemistry...
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"Series of """"chapters"""" which detail the early development of instruments used to detect and measure earthquake activity."
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The USGS's Today in Earthquake History page gives details of famous earthquakes that happened on that date in history. Visit every day and learn about a new quake.
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By TED-Ed
Published in 2014
A barometer is an instrument that measures air pressure, allowing weather forecasters and scientists to better predict extreme weather events. Despite its incredible usefulness, inventing the barometer was no walk in the park. Asaf Bar-Yosef describes the series of scientists and events that...
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Membership in the History of the Earth Sciences Society (HESS) offers opportunities to interact and exchange ideas with others interested in the history of the geosciences, whether scientists or historians
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The museum's main goal is to provide West Virginians and other visitors an opportunity to examine geologic specimens and explore the geologic processes responsible for West Virginia's outstanding scenery and great mineral wealth. The museum aims to give visitors an understanding of how its geology...
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The Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS) has been working to serve Wisconsin for over 100 years. We provide objective scientific information about the geology, mineral resources, and water resources of Wisconsin.
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"Pairs of children model how scientists use craters to determine the ages of lunar surface. One child keeps time while the other creates a painting for the other to interpret. Cotton balls coated in different colors of paint are thrown at paper to simulate asteroids striking the lunar surface over...
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Published in 2016
We use the yard lines to map out our planet's past (and humanity's tiny moment in it).
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By TEDx
Published in 2016
While studying sediments on the ocean floor to trace the history of the earth, Ali noticed tiny creatures were re-shuffling small sediments of earth, changing its order. What are the implications of this discovery? Find out in this informative talk. Ali earned his Master's degree from the University...
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What is science? How does science work? What are scientists like? Misconceptions regarding the answers to these questions abound. Too often science comes across to students as unapproachable and devoid of human involvement. These mistaken ideas can interfere in understanding science concepts, cause...
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The Paleontological Research Institution serves society by increasing and disseminating knowledge about the history of life on Earth.
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The object of SVP is to advance the science of vertebrate paleontology and to serve the common interests and facilitate the cooperation of all persons concerned with the history, evolution, comparative anatomy, and taxonomy of vertebrate animals, as well as field occurrence, collection, and study of...
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The Core Lab is an approximately 10-day activity to introduce the idea that we can use sediment cored as recorders of the history of Earth's climate and chemistry. In particular, we focus on sediment cores from the deep sea, since this represents the best archive for scientists studying Earth's...
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