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SMU seismology team to cooperate with state, federal scientists in study of May 7 Venus, Texas earthquake

SMU’s seismology team was not surprised by the magnitude 4.0 earthquake that occurred near Venus, Texas, recently, having been aware of multiple smaller earthquakes identified nearby in recent months.

The team has recommended to state lawmakers a permanent regional network of monitors, supplemented by portable instruments, to deploy in a time-sensitive manner. Continue reading

Dallas Hall scatter 150x1201st proton collisions at the world’s largest science experiment expected to start the first or second week of June. Continue reading →
Azle, earthquakes, SMU, fracking, Modelled pressureMost likely cause of 2013-14 earthquakes: Combination of gas field fluid injection, removal. Continue reading →
ATLAS Run 2, 150x120Physicists tune Large Hadron Collider to find “sweet spot” in high-energy proton smasher. Continue reading →
geothermal, Maria Richards, SMU, GRCSMU geothermal scientist Maria Richards to guide global energy organization. Continue reading →

Earlier Research News

  • SMU conference promotes technology, economics of geothermal production in oil and gas fields May 15, 2015
  • James Brooks awarded high honor from American Association of Petroleum Geologists May 1, 2015
  • SMU’s engineering students to test new virtual reality game to practice solving hands-on infrastructure failure problems April 9, 2015
  • 17 million-year-old whale fossil provides 1st exact date for East Africa’s puzzling uplift March 16, 2015
  • Why firms prefer not to disclose product quality — and how regulators might respond February 12, 2015
  • $2.5 million awarded to Retina Foundation and SMU Lyle to study macular degeneration January 29, 2015
  • Data-driven assessment ranks U.S. Metropolitan Areas by arts and cultural assets January 29, 2015
  • Bitcoin scams steal at least $11 million in virtual deposits from unsuspecting customers January 27, 2015
  • Teen girls report less sexual victimization after virtual reality assertiveness training January 20, 2015
  • Women who are told men desire women with larger bodies are happier with their weight January 12, 2015
  • SMU scientists to deploy 22 seismographs to study Irving-area earthquake series January 7, 2015
  • Fossil supervolcano in Italian Alps may answer deep mysteries around active supervolcanoes December 9, 2014
  • SMU seismologist Brian Stump named AAAS Fellow for distinguished scientific contributions December 2, 2014
  • Study: Contraception may change how happy women are with their husbands December 2, 2014
  • Study funded by NIH is decoding blue light’s mysterious ability to alter body’s natural clock December 1, 2014
  • Jurassic climate of large swath of western U.S. was more complex than previously known November 17, 2014
  • Asthma patients reduce symptoms, improve lung function with shallow breaths, more CO2 November 3, 2014
  • Study will teach algebra with student-authored stories that draw on their own interests October 20, 2014
  • Hunt begins for elusive neutrino particle at one of the world’s largest, most powerful detectors October 6, 2014
  • Key to speed? Elite sprinters are unlike other athletes — deliver forceful punch to ground August 25, 2014
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