Posts treating: "time"
Thursday, 03 September 2015
The visit to our active digs at the Craddock Ranch red beds exhausted Kelly and I, but it was fascinating to learn how the Houston Museum of Natural Science discovers, jackets and moves its Permian fossils to our lab. The … Continue reading
Reading Time: 3 minutesSeismic data processing is an art and a science. The open source software Seismic Unix has modules for over 20 migration routines, other packages do so as well. Before we get to choosing the best migration routine, there are a couple things anyone handling seismic data should remember. These are 7 Tips from my experience: […]The post Seismic Processing – 7 proven tipps to make you a better processor appeared first on The Way of the
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-09-01 02:30:22]
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(25 visits) Ordovician; US,GR,GB
The name of a newly found fossil of sea scorpion draws inspiration from ancient Greece warships and is a unique example of exceptional preservation, shedding light on the rich life of this bygone sea critter, explains David Marshall of Palaeocast fame. To learn more about the importance of giving new fossils names and what Pentecopterus decorahensis (as the new fossil is formally called) teaches us about a crucial time for biodiversification, read on! It is considered best-practice that [...]
Thanks for taking the time to chat with me, Rob. Can you fill readers in on where you
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Fan Faves for 30 Day Film Festival September 1-30, 2015Experience the 7 greatest adventures on … Continue reading
Readers with short attention spans who waste too much time on social media may have noticed that Brian Romans
has been complaining over on twitter about the hardrock/ softrock divide. This
being a blog, I will whinge in more depth below:
For those of you who grew up on a carbonaceous chondrite,
there is a historical cultural divide between hardrock- the study of high
Nautilus pompilius (left) swimming next to a rare Allonautilus scrobiculatus (right) off Ndrova Island in Papua New Guinea.Photo: Peter WardRead
The JOIDES Resolution is like some sort of elite dream-team, brought together with a single purpose: plundering the watery grave of time. But unlike in Hollywood, which might have a team of safe-crackers, con-men, and explosives experts, our team has sedimentologists, geochemists, and explosives experts.
Green Tea and Velociraptors [2015-08-26 13:56:40]
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(26 visits) Cretaceous; BR,MG,
When you think about fossils, lizards might be not be one of the first groups that springs to mind. However, they do have a pretty neat fossil record, stretching back over 150 million years. One group of lizards, iguanians, are still around today and comprises about 1700 different species! One sub-group of these iguanians, acrodonts, are thought to have originated in east Gondwana – part of the ‘old world’ including Africa. Acrodonts are named after weird features in their [...]
Barring a great big wall of water (tsunami), what will kill you is something falling on your head. The odds of getting killed in an earthquake are probably below that of getting hit by a bus, while drinking coffee in Starbucks.
Any given structure is designed to get live loads, such as wind, people dancing, etc. Buildings collapse all the time without earthquakes, from corrosion or
I really love the fact that physicists are sharing physics so widely online. There are some fabulous videos that will blow your mind, and teachers, you really consider spending some time in class watching them. So, with that in mind, here are some of my fave videos. Being a geek, I even knew the one about tides, but I can tell you that many meteorologists do not! I still remember
Since August 2013, Elspeth and Charly, editors of Between a Rock and a Hard Place, have contributed a range of interesting and thought-provoking posts to the EGU network blogs: from a broad volcanology and petrology theme, through to sharing valuable insights they picked up during their journey towards completing their PhDs. However, the PhD theses are now submitted and defended, and Elspeth and Carly are fully immersed in the ‘real-world’ of work! With their careers now in disciplines [...]
Bust out your planners, calendars, and PDAs (if you are throwback like that), it’s time to mark your calendars for the HMNS events of this week! Behind-the-Scenes ToursTuesday, August 25 6:00 p.m.Enjoy the beauty of one of our special exhibitions … Continue reading
Science used to be so simple. There was a time when you could just walk down the street, look at a rainbow, and discover refraction, or gravity, or calculus or something. But nowadays most of the big obvious stuff has been discovered already, and modern science often involves things too tiny, or huge, or invisible to research without specialized equipment.
Luckily, some of that equipment is SUPER COOL.
Regular readers will have noticed that I like posting pretty pictures. Today, I felt like posting the next one! This time it is a calcite crystals found in the voids of a carbonate nodule from the Bavarian bentonite deposits - as usually. The picture was made purely for aethetic enjoyment.
A wonderfully smooth calcite
When it came time to adopt a dog, I knew I wanted a dog. An angry, yappy gremlin
So, that was a big gap. I got hit with a whole bunch of issues (personal and professional) that sucked up all my time, and then my posting fell by the wayside when my newfangled "write on weekends, post on weekdays" schedule hit a snag.
However, I do have a big pile of post-it notes with blog post ideas, which I kept accumulating in my posting absence. Let's see how it
fox13now.com The red rock arches of southeastern Utah attract visitors from around the world. The majestic structures have stood for thousands of years, but they could possibly collapse over time. READ
GeoLog-The official blog of the European Geosciences Union [2015-08-17 12:00:02]
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(30 visits) FR,CN,IR
How many times have you turned your head up to the sky and spotted familiar shapes in the clouds? Viewing structures from afar can reveal interesting, common and, sometimes, funny patterns. Satellite images are often used to map geological terrains. They offer a bird’s eye view of the planet and the opportunity to see broad scale structures, the scale of which would be impossible to grasp from the ground. They can, from time to time, much like when you cloud spot, reveal interesting and [...]
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