December 8, 2011. Earthquake is one of the most terrible natural disasters, so far not fully understood. Although the location of major faults is well known, not many scientists can predict the time, location and strength of earthquakes. As during earthquakes released millions of tons of stones, a group of scientists from the University of Pennsylvania and brown University, studying the nature of friction at the nanoscale, made a discovery that will help to understand the nature of disasters.
Professor Robert carp, head of the faculty of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, led the Read more [...]