Novel method for investigating pore geometry in rocks

In a fusion of mathematics and earth science, researchers have proposed a novel method for characterizing pore geometry in rock, based on persistence diagram analysis and a newly proposed parameter, the distance parameter H. The method represents heterogeneity and differences in rock type more effectively than the conventional method based on velocity distribution, without requiring costly numerical flow simulations, and the results are relatively stable with small changes in pore space.
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Kim Kardashian Rocks a Power Suit for White House Meetings About Prison Reform

  1. Kim Kardashian Rocks a Power Suit for White House Meetings About Prison Reform  PEOPLE.com
  2. Kim Kardashian Arrives to White House to Discuss Prison Reform With President Trump  E! Online
  3. The Kardashians and politics don’t always mix, but Kim’s push for prison reform could be different  CNN
  4. Keeping Up with the Kushners: With Jared Back on Top, Kim Kardashian Heads to the White House  Vanity Fair
  5. Kim Kardashian West goes to the White House to talk pardon  Washington Post
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Jackson rocks Billboard Awards with performance and speech

  1. Jackson rocks Billboard Awards with performance and speech  Washington Post
  2. Janet Jackson champions abused women’s rights after winning Icon Award at Billboard Music Awards  EW.com (blog)
  3. Janet Jackson Celebrates #MeToo & Time’s Up Movement In Powerful Icon Speech At BBMAs  Hollywood Life
  4. 2018 Billboard Music Awards Photos: Winners, Backstage & More!  Billboard
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Republican congressman explains sea-level rise: it's rocks falling into the sea

Republican congressman explains sea-level rise: it's rocks falling into the seaA member of Congress has suggested that the White Cliffs of Dover tumbling into the English Channel was causing rising sea levels. Republican Mo Brooks of Alabama pushed back at the notion that rising sea levels were the result of global warming in a hearing of the House Science, Space and Technology on Wednesday.


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Explosive eruption rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcano

Explosive eruption rocks Hawaii's Kilauea volcanoHawaii’s Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit before dawn Thursday, shooting a dusty plume of ash about 30,000ft into the sky. The explosion came after two weeks of volcanic activity and the opening of more than a dozen fissures east of the crater that spewed lava into neighborhoods, said Mike Poland, a geophysicist with the US Geological Survey. The lava destroyed has destroyed at least 26 homes and 10 other structures. The crater sits within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, which has been closed since May 11 in preparation for an eruption. Officials have said they didn’t expect the explosion to be deadly as long as people remained out of the closed national park. People watch at a golf course as an ash plume rises in the distance from the Kilauea volcano on Wednesday Credit:  Mario Tama/ Getty  Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes. An eruption in 1924 killed one person and sent rocks, ash and dust into the air for 17 days. Scientists warned on May 9 that a drop in the lava lake at the summit might create conditions for an explosion that could fling ash and boulders the size of refrigerators into the air. Scientists predicted it would mostly release trapped steam from flash-heated groundwater released as though it was a kitchen pressure cooker. Communities a mile or two away may be showered by pea-size fragments or dusted with nontoxic ash, they said. Kilauea volcano has been erupting continuously since 1983. It’s one of five volcanoes that comprise the Big Island of Hawaii, and the only one currently erupting. 


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Eruption could hurl rocks 'the size of cows' from summit crater, scientists warn

  1. Eruption could hurl rocks ‘the size of cows’ from summit crater, scientists warn  Hawaii News Now
  2. Hawaii volcano’s next eruption could spew lethal gas and boulders big as fridges  Fox News
  3. Toxic Gas Alert for Hawaii Volcano Eruption; New Areas at Risk  U.S. News & World Report
  4. The Implacable Power of Volcanic Lava  WIRED
  5. As Hawaii volcano erupts, let’s remember that California has at least 19  The San Diego Union-Tribune
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Hawaii volcano could start spewing big rocks, smog, ash

Hawaii volcano could start spewing big rocks, smog, ashBy Terray Sylvester PAHOA, Hawaii (Reuters) – A large explosion in Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano on Wednesday may mark the beginning of more violent, explosive eruptions that could spray rocks for miles (kilometers) and dust nearby towns in volcanic ash and smog, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Kilauea, Hawaii’s most active volcano, erupted on Thursday, and a powerful earthquake shook the crater the next day. “This is the first of perhaps more events like that to come,” Tina Neal, the scientist in charge of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, said of Wednesday’s blast which shot projectiles from the crater.


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