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Thursday, 09 June 2016
Working from home, one no longer has to sit in front of the computer waiting for the end of the day. The disadvantage is neglecting to play with photos, including neglecting to blog them. But the advantage is that instead one can go cycling, or swimming, or shopping, or do some gardening, or even watch other people doing gardening. When it is not raining in these parts, it is important
No need for solar panels that get torn off with the first tornado, you can employ the very heat that tries to turn your house into a sauna. For everyone I know with an older house, you just can't get the upstairs cool without icicles in the basement.
I'm getting my roof redone with the full enchilada of a competent company (Walker). It's costing a mint because the house is a dog's
Over the weekend, my wife and I took a walk with our son at the Storybrook Trail, an accessible trail with a fine overlook to the east over the Page Valley. There, the Massanutten Sandstone shows a bunch of big beefy trace fossils at this site: both bedding-parallel (Arthophycus-like) and bedding-perpendicular (Skolithos-like) traces. Here’s Bax on a photogenic slab of the quartz arenite, showing the inch-wide bioturbation: A short distance
by Tom Hardwick and Dirk van Tuerenhout When the Houston Museum of Natural Science planned our Hall of Ancient Egypt, filling its 11,000 square feet with artifacts was not an easy job. Our own collection of Egyptian material is rather … Continue reading
by Charlotte Brohi Well, it’s Archie reporting in…. After my visit to Paris, I thought it high time I went to a place closer to home that has fossil records of some of my friends in the dinosaur world. Can … Continue reading
The new ELI published today is 'The toilet roll of time; make a geological timeline to take home'.
This activity has been devised to address the common lack of knowledge about geological time. Research has shown that many people have no idea of the great length of geological time nor of the order of the key events during the geological history of the Earth.
Click here for a video clip
Occasionally, our big windows get in the way of birds. The latest casualty was a hairy woodpecker, Leuconotopicus villosus. While it’s sad that our home being where it is caused the end of this bird’s life, its body was an opportunity to teach my son something about wildlife and ecology. We have a motion-sensitive wildlife camera trained on our compost pile, and so I put the woodpecker’s body there in
This Earth Day, April 22, 2016, New York City residents and commuters are encouraged to leave their car at home and use another means of travel as part of the city’s first year of Car-Free Day. Find out what Columbia University is doing in support of
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-03-30 17:14:59]
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(44 visits) AT,CN
GeoCinema is the home of geoscience films at the EGU General Assembly. This year features 50 fantastic films from across the geosciences, so you can step into some soil science, dive into deep ocean investigations, catch a glimpse of climate change research and more! GeoCinema runs almost continuously throughout the conference, with short films, documentaries and feature length productions playing throughout the week in the GeoCinema Room (room 0.90 on the Yellow Level) from 10:30 until 19:00 [...]
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-03-28 13:45:47]
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(43 visits) FI,MN,CN,FR,DE,IT,RU,GB,
Landlocked, home to mountains, deserts and the southernmost permafrost territories, Mongolia’s climate is harsh. Warm, often humid summers, give way to freezing winters where temperatures dip as low as -25°C. Rainfall is restricted to a short period in the summer months of June and August. These climatic factors, combined with the lack of a strong forest management strategy and anthropogenic influences, mean that only 11% of the vast 1567 million km² of the Mongolian territory (that is [...]
Science at sea isn't easy, but the benefits are huge, writes Sidney Hemming in her final post from a two-month expedition that collected millions of years of climate history in the deep-sea sediment from off southern
Views of the Mahantango [2016-03-19 08:01:00]
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(152 visits) Devonian,Silurian; DE,US
When I'm out collecting I often pick up anything that looks like it might be a fossil and sometimes I know what it is while other times it just looks similar to another shell. Such is the case with Coelospira virginia. This is a very small shell that I probably thought was an Atrypina sp. when I tossed it into my collecting bag. It wasn't until I got home and really looked closely at it that I saw there was a difference. White it does have the same rounded shape as Atrypina sp. with a wide fold [...]
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2016-03-15 15:52:37]
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(36 visits) CN
For the third year in a row we’re running the EGU Communicate Your Science Video Competition – the aim being for early career scientists to communicate their research in a short, sweet and public-friendly video. Our judges have now selected 3 fantastic finalists from the excellent entries we received this year and it’s time to find the best geoscience communication clip! The shortlisted videos will be open to a public vote from now until midnight on 21 April; – just ‘like’ the video [...]
..and that’s just to start. Scott Kelly landed inKazakhstan, after 340 days in space early Wednesday. He deserves the thanks of the nation and of the World for taking us along. His photos of our fragile planet have inspired and awed us. I think they deserve a Pulitzer Prize and am hoping that an art museum will put a collection of them on display. On the day when someone
We are at sea!Yesterday, we stowed all of our gear on board our ship, the Laurence M. Gould (or LMG for short). This will be our home for the next month! Here is the LMG in port at Punta Arenas. You can see the crane towards the back working hard, unloading the gear from the previous research project and loading gear for ours:The LMG is named after Laurence McKinley Gould, an early polar scientist and geologist. He came to Antarctica on Admiral Byrd’s famous first expedition. He died in 1995 [...]
Since 3 years digital-geography.com provides a nice page for your job search in the fields of GIS and Geosciences. As most of our visitors are young professionals, which are not necessarily interested in a job near their home, we started this job page with a webmap from the very beginning. Now we made a big rework of the side. The Early Beginning Just have a look at this old side: The old pages where based on a single map for each week and was implemented using openlayers. This was every time [...]
Rare bones show this fossil carnivore was at home on the ground as well as in the
What a sight for sore (and dry) eyes. Deep emerald fields of growing grass, and snow-capped peaks in the distance. Tropical palm trees. Spring? Hardly. It's the first of February in California, a place mired in the depths of the worst drought in perhaps a thousand years. Somehow, the picture doesn't fit with the reality, but it unfortunately does.
I was headed home this afternoon and
Now you know all about thin sections, reading previous posts !
I propose you to do your own thin sections from sands. With epoxy on a glass slide and some sand above, you have to polish till you obtain a good picture with polarizing microscope.
We are now collecting gabbro sand for education. We had to sieve it with sieves from #35 to #45.
Before leaving home I told all my students about what I would be doing aboard the JOIDES Resolution. I even showed them what a safety suit is and how in the event of an emergency it could save someone's life. I provided pictures of a safety suit and encouraged them to draw themselves in the suit so I could bring them along with me. Here are a few of the examples.