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Tuesday, 03 November 2015

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Expert Suggestions For The Most Amazing Wedding Ever 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-11-03 04:34:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (27 visits) info
Preparation a wedding is both an exciting time in addition to a demanding one. You need to work together with your soon to be a partner in order to make it a day that you will certainly both take pleasure in. This article will provide you ideas on exactly how you can make your wedding […] The post Expert Suggestions For The Most Amazing Wedding Ever appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Geospatial World: geospatial industry magazine for free 

Digital Geography [2015-10-27 08:04:21]  recommend  recommend this post  (18 visits) info
The geospatial media industry is really negligible. Some blogs here, some magazines there. Luckily their authors are very hard-working. This article will introduce a magazine called “Geospatial World” (formerly known as GIS Development magazine). Since 1997 the magazine investigates geo-related topics and writes about present viewpoints of experts, worldnews, case studies, reviews, upcoming technologies and more. Besides the monthly free downloadable and printable PDF-magazine, [...]

How Could a Pile of Dirt Cause a Major Interstate Bridge To Tilt? [2015-10-20 16:25:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (2 visits) info

[Editor] The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) had a major problem on their hands after a bridge on I-495 was leaning…one side of the bridge was 18 inches higher than the other.  The culprit?  A pile of fill adjacent to the bridge was loading soft soils beneath.  So what do you do about it?  In this contributed article by Dennis M. O’Shea, bridge engineer in the FHWA Delaware Division Office, he describes the problems faced by DelDOT, the causes, [...]

Is Nefertiti still buried in Tutankhamun’s tomb? Archaeologists examine a new theory 

BEYONDbones [2015-10-05 19:26:47]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
Tutankhamun has been in the news again, following online publication of Nicholas Reeves’s article that suggests that Tut’s tomb may still be keeping a very big secret: the burial of the king who ruled before him, hidden behind the painted walls … Continue reading

What is better: a map or a picture? 

Digital Geography [2015-10-03 12:27:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (56 visits) info

I was reading an article entitled “China, the megalopolis of 110 million inhabitants that impresses the world” on a popular online journal (see article) and after a dozen lines read: “Beijing is already surrounded by six ring roads, [… ] but the seventh will be 940 kilometers long.” How many are 940 km for example along a circle, as the Circular Highway of Milan? I immediately had the need to go and draw a circle with a circumference of 940 km, because I realized [...]

Seismologists See Salt Lake City Future Disaster by Reading the Dirt 

Utah Geological Survey - blog [2015-09-30 00:05:43]  recommend  recommend this post  (38 visits) info

If you missed it a couple of weeks ago, here is an article outlining the paleoseismic study some of our UGS geologists helped with on a trench. Not far from I-215 in Salt Lake City, near the airport, a deep trench cuts through the earth. Though it looks like a sewer repair project, there’s

Maintain The Cleanliness of Rivers 

Liberty, Equality, Geology [2015-09-28 06:34:10]  recommend  recommend this post  (77 visits) info
Nowadays, almost every human being a lot less worried to maintain the preservation of character. They were being too chaotic with the environment of work and don’t pay back focus on the natural situations that were damaged. One of these could be the river. Therefore, in this article we tell some tips on how to […] The post Maintain The Cleanliness of Rivers appeared first on Liberty, Equality, and

Losing Humanity's Heritage by Fire, But Not From Burning 

Geotripper [2015-09-20 01:43:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (98 visits) info

Mt. Konocti and Clear Lake, an archaeological treasure in Central California I read this article by Madeleine Thomas in the Pacific Standard, and it was disturbing to say the least. It discusses the looting of archaeological sites in the Clear Lake area, in part by meth addicts. It's truly sad how low some people can go on their life's journey, and meth addiction is one of the worst ways to

I got almost everything wrong in my last post: I’m sorry. 

Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week [2015-09-07 23:04:16]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info
My last post (Unhappy thoughts on student projects at SVPCA 2015) was stupid and ill-judged. As a result of very helpful conversations with a senior palaeontologist (who was much more courteous about it that he or she needed to be), I have decided to retract that article rather than editing it further to clarify. I

Geology class is the best science elective 

Arizona Geology [2015-09-04 04:35:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info
“You should take geology because it will fundamentally transform the way you see the world.”  That's the gist of an article on Slate magazine's site (great name to extol geology, right?) on why taking a geology class is the best elective science class.  Title, "Your World, Rocked," is one of a collection of articles on classes you should take.   It was written by Slate editor-in-chief

Florida Pool Pushed Out Of Ground After Heavy Rains [2015-08-31 08:24:33]  recommend  recommend this post  (35 visits) info

The source website is calling this some kind of 'reverse sinkhole', which is definitely not the case. The article says there was a period of very heavy rain for about 11 days before this happened, with some areas seeing rainfall intensity up to 6.7 inches in 12 hours. It sounds like the water table rose to very close to the surface and buoyant forces pushed the pool out. The building inspector called it a 'popped pool'. [Source: Go see a video of this poor homeowners's pool at [...]

Heatmap, JavaScript, Openlayers and canvas 

Digital Geography [2015-08-28 07:18:42]  recommend  recommend this post  (43 visits) info
This article is a continuation of the article “Heatmap and Interpolation: it is easy in OpenWebGIS” about creation of Heatmap and Interpolation with the help of OpenWebGIS interface. We are now describing the process of creating a heatmap, based on any point layer, using JavaScript, OpenLayers 2.x and canvas element (as part of HTML5 technology). Describing the process we will expect that you certainly already have some basic knowledge of programming language JavaScript and can [...]

Heatmap and Interpolation: it is easy in OpenWebGIS 

Digital Geography [2015-08-23 19:28:40]  recommend  recommend this post  (87 visits) info
In this article we consider the creation of Heatmap and Interpolation with the help of OpenWebGIS interface. In the next article it is planned to describe its technical implementation using JavaScript, OpenLayers 2.x and canvas element (as part of HTML5 technology). Recently, in an article “Some new (June 2015) features and functions in OpenWebGIS” it has been announced to revise the interpolation module completely. This promise has been kept, and at the moment in OpenWebGIS you can [...]

CRWV Airport Authority, Triad Answer Yeager Airport Landslide Complaint [2015-08-18 14:44:35]  recommend  recommend this post  (32 visits) info

Plaintiffs whose homes were destroyed by the Yeager Airport Landslide in March of 2015 filed a suit naming Central Regional West Virginia Airport Authority and Triad Engineering as well as several others. The CRWVAA and Triad have filed answers to the complaint, and two other plaintiff have filed motions to dismiss themselves from the lawsuit according the the West Virginia Record. Apparently Triad was monitoring the mechanically stabilized earth retention structure as far back as 2013 when [...]

A Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On: Center for Geotechnical Modeling Facilitates Seismic Research [2015-08-18 14:15:55]  recommend  recommend this post  (33 visits) info

How would you feel if you were subjected to 75Gs of centrifugal force? Well, at least you would know what the soil feels like in some of the cutting edge geotechnical modeling being done at the UC Davis Center for Geotechnical Modeling (CGM). This article is a fascinating overview of the history of the lab, and the types of geotechnical experiments they can run using the 9 meter radius centrifuge. It can spin a 5-ton payload at 90 revolutions per minute! No other lab in the world can boast [...]

Good Read in Sci Am about the Political Psychology behind Political Correctness 

Dan\'s Wild Wild Science Journal [2015-08-17 05:00:37]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info

I normally would not take the time to just link to an article on Sci. American, but two reasons. One it’s fascinating psychology, and 2. Someone told facebook that this article in Sci-AM should be blocked- and they did! I figured away around it and sent FB a message as well. This is actually a new tactic used by folks that do not like something, they label it as porn

Thaw Slumps of the NWT 

GeoSphere [2015-08-05 19:13:36]  recommend  recommend this post  (41 visits) info

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I recently across an article that reminded me of my field work days in the early stages of my PhD in the Canadian Arctic at retrogressive thaw slumps. The article discusses the impending catastrophic... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Recap of mining and mineral museum plans 

Arizona Geology [2015-05-31 20:51:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (57 visits) info

The Arizona [Phoenix] Republic ran an extensive story on the fate of the former Arizona Mining & Mineral Museum and the proposal to transfer it to AZGS. The one thing I added to the article by Mary Jo Pritzl was a comment that the situation was complicated by the fact that Senate Bill 1200 would have required us to re-open it at the Mining, Mineral, and Natural Resources Education Museum,

Ocean Acidification- What Exactly Happens? 

Reporting on a Revolution [2015-05-14 17:39:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (58 visits) info
I've started following @Scitable, an education resource from journal Nature. A few days back they tweeted a link to an article on ocean acidification. Pay attention-   When CO2 dissolves in seawater to produce aqueous CO2 (CO2(aq)) it also forms carbonic acid (H2CO3) (Eq. 1; Figure 1). Carbonic acid rapidly dissociates (splits apart) to produce bicarbonate ions (HCO3-, Eq. 2). In

Edward Alexander (Ed) Nowatzki: 1936-2015 [2015-05-08 17:54:39]  recommend  recommend this post  (76 visits) info

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of a mentor and former colleague, Dr. Ed Nowatzki, PE, PhD, D.GE, F. ASCE.  His obituary can be found here.  I first met Ed when I took his foundation engineering class at the University of Arizona.  Ed was a fantastic professor, and his consulting experience really informed his lecturing making his course the best and most practical geotechnical class I had in school.  I was privileged to work with Ed for several years [...] | Impressum