Institut Teknologi Bandung

Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), didirikan pada tanggal 2 Maret 1959. Kampus utama ITB saat ini merupakan lokasi dari sekolah tinggi teknik pertama di Indonesia. ITB memiliki misi untuk menciptakan, berbagi dan menerapkan ilmu pengetahuan, teknologi, seni, dan kemanusiaan serta menghasilkan sumber daya insani yang unggul untuk menjadikan Indonesia dan dunia lebih baik.

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The extinction of dinosaurs is one of the many periods of mass extinctions on earth. www.shutterstrock.com/Jaroslav Moravcik

5 periods of mass extinction on Earth. Are we entering the sixth?

Scientists believe since 2010 we have entered the sixth period of mass extinction. CO2 emissions will change the lives of plants and animals in the next three to four decades.
Gunung Agung di Bali, dalam status awas, pada 26 September 2017. Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Mengapa gunung api meletus?

Apa yang terjadi di bawah permukaan Bumi sebelum gunung api meletus? Bagaimana bisa angin topan dan mencairnya gletser berkontribusi pada letusan besar?
Piton de la Fournaise or “Peak of the Furnace” on Reunion Island is one of the world’s most active volcanoes, shown erupting in August 2015. AAP/NewZulu/Vincent Dunogué

Explainer: why volcanoes erupt

What happens beneath the surface before a volcano erupts? Can we predict when one will blow? And how can typhoons and melting glaciers contribute to big eruptions?
Sumatra volcano Sinabung has been releasing hot ash and gravel in the past week. EPA/DEDY SAHPUTRA

Under the volcano: predicting eruptions and coping with ash rain

Living alongside active volcanoes in places like Japan, the Philippines and especially Indonesia can be uncomfortable. Around half a billion people in the world live near high-risk volcanic eruption areas…

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