Jacek Stankiewics grew up in a mining town. Through a vacation job the South African got involved in an earthquake research project, which brought him to the German Research Center for Geosciences in Potsdam. Jacek develops early-warning systems for earthquakes and analyzes the processes involved in these natural disasters.
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Aug. 24, 2016 Scientists have created a novel method that represents a major improvement in existing post-disaster optimization methodologies. Their technique, Algorithm with Multiple-Input Genetic Operators ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 A new material could one day speed up the charging process of electric cars and help increase their driving range. The modified covalent organic framework (COF) material combines the ability to store ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 In a heroic effort, researchers have now sequenced, assembled and analyzed the mutations in the genomes of 38 wild snub-nosed monkeys (from genome mapping of 42 individuals: ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Solar energy can be stored by converting it into hydrogen. But current methods are too expensive and don't last long. Using commercially available solar cells and none of the ... read more
Aug. 24, 2016 Numerical analysis considers both surface and guided waves, accounts for soil dissipation, and provides design guidelines for implementing earthquake protection using an array of ground-based ... read more
Dec. 16, 2015 Three quakes, in 1100, 1255 and 1344, with magnitudes of around Mw 8 triggered large-scale collapses, mass wasting and initiated the redistribution of material by catastrophic debris flows on the ... read more
June 22, 2015 Charles Darwin and his captain Robert Fitzroy witnessed the great earthquake of 1835 in south central Chile. The "Beagle"-Captain's precise measurements showed an uplift of the island ... read more
Dec. 18, 2014 The day after Christmas this year will mark the 10 anniversary of the tsunami disaster in the Indian Ocean. On 26 December 2004, a quarter of a million people lost their lives, five million required ... read more
Sep. 7, 2012 Today the drilling starts for a seismic monitoring network on the Marmara Sea near Istanbul. Specially designed seismic sensors in eight boreholes on the outskirts of Istanbul and around the eastern ... read more