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Tectonics: Precision is Hallmark of 20-year Study
March 26, 2010
When it comes to 3-D puzzles, Rubik's Cube pales in comparison with the latest creation from geophysicists Richard Gordon, Chuck DeMets and Donald Argus. The trio has just put the finishing touches on a 20-year effort to precisely describe the relative movements of the interlocking tectonic plates that make up about 97 percent of Earth's surface.
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