Read the latest news about research conducted by investigators in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. Our faculty and students are continually advancing technology, creating solutions and expanding knowledge with new and innovative research.
Improving ventilation in underground mines with large openings is the focus of a new project funded by the Center for Disease Control's Office of Mine Safety and Health Research.
For a project in a geographic information systems (GIS) class in Penn State's Department of Geography, Alexis Fisher sought to spotlight the wage gap in the United States. She had familiarity with the topic, but when she began plotting a story map using Esri's ArcGIS online tools, the data really came to life.
As 12 early-stage startups and inventors took the stage for the 2019 Invent Penn State Venture & IP Conference Tech Tournament to make their pitch for up to $75,000 in cash to help their organizations take the next step to commercialization.
While the economic cost of natural disasters has not increased much on average, averages can be deceptive.
The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' John and Willie Leone Family Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering will host its annual research showcase, "Rising to the Challenge," from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Graduate State College Regency Ballroom in State College.
The wind is always blowing somewhere, but deciding where to locate a wind farm is a bit more complicated than holding up a wet finger. Now a team of Penn State researchers have a model that can locate the best place for the wind farm and even help with 24-hour predictions of energy output.
Researchers have found new evidence that supports the theory that an that an asteroid impact led to the demise of the dinosaurs, painting the clearest picture yet of the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event.
Researchers from Penn State are participating in a $1.2 million United States Department of Energy (DOE) project using machine learning -- a form of artificial intelligence -- and data science to design more effective catalysts for chemical processing.
Perennial sea ice is rapidly melting in the Arctic, clearing the way for new shipping routes and fossil fuel extraction. This increased activity could have unexpected impacts on the natural chemistry of the polar region, according to researchers.
A new method for exploring natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, developed by Penn State researchers, shows potential high yield areas can be found more easily and with lower costs.