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Rutile (dark-colored mineral) in UHP eclogites (image by GUO Shun)

Researchers Reveal the Oxygen Fugacity Increases in Exhumed Continental Slabs by Identifying Unusual Low-pressure...[05 08, 2018]


  Fig. 1 Rutile (dark-colored mineral) in UHP eclogites (image by GUO Shun)
  Rutile (TiO2) is a common accessory mineral found in high-grade metamorphic rock (Fig. 1). This mineral has had wide geologic applications in the investigations of ...

Researchers Propose an in-Laboratory Plastic-Strain Dependent Strength Model for Brittle Rock and a Parameter Acq...[04 12, 2018]


  Brittle rock material.(Image from Paixin.com)
  Evidence has shown that the strengths of geological materials vary during failure processes. Nevertheless, how to quantitatively characterize this still currently remains challenging. Dr. GUO ...

Researchers Uncover the Role of Diagenesis Impacts on Carbonate Reservoirs[01 29, 2018]


  Exploration and development of carbonate oil and gas reservoirs in Tarim Oilfield.(Image from CNPC)
  Due to the great potential for future petroleum resource discoveries, deeply buried (> 3,500 m) carbonate reservoirs are currently hot exp...

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Researchers Link Fundamental Rock Magnetic Properties to the Accuracy of Ancient Geomagnetic Field Records[12 01, 2017]


  Map of earth magnetosphere(Image form tech.china.com)
  Earth's magnetic field is thought to have existed for most of our planets history. In the present day, it plays a key role in protecting our modern communication and power infrastructu...

Gas hydrates under the ice, Lake Baikal

Researchers Reveal the Effects of Ice on Methane Hydrate Nucleation[10 09, 2017]


  Gas hydrates under the ice, Lake Baikal(Image from www.vcg.com)
  Gas hydrates are crystalline compounds made from space-filling cages of water molecules that accommodate small gas molecules. Although ice which is also made up with water mo...

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The Strength of Tectonic Plates Caused the Unique Shape of the Tibetan Plateau[09 05, 2017]


  An aerial photography of Tibetan Plateau(Image form blog.sina.com.cn)
  The Tibetan plateau has a narrow western part and a broad eastern part, but the mechanisms that produced this structure are unclear. A recent study by Dr. CHEN Lin from...

The peasants bent over to transplant rice seedlings in the fields. (Image by creawebpro form pixabay)

Radiocarbon Dating of Phytolith Reveals that Rice Domestication Began about 10,000 Years Ago[05 31, 2017]


  The peasants bent over to transplant rice seedlings in the fields. (Image by creawebpro form pixabay)
  Rice (Oryza sativa L.) is one of the world's most important staple foods, as it sustains more than half of the global population. Rice f...

A mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal

Researchers Obtain Uppermost Mantle Pn Structure Beneath Tethyan Orogenic Belt[03 28, 2017]


  A mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (Image by skeeze form pixabay)
  The geologic structures in the Tethyan orogenic belt are complex; they have been subjected to several devastating earthquakes, plate collisions, and subduction-associated...

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