Posts treating: "time"
Thursday, 28 April 2016
In a wonderful new paper in the journal Landslides, Simon Loew and collagues describe the use of monitoring data to forecast the failure of the 2012 Preonzo rockslide in
In this edition, we explore the magic that happens when an ancient lake, an underwater spring, a sinkhole, a perched water table, and time combine to create a desert karst oasis. Come visit one of...
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It is probably safe to say that to many, the idea that dinosaurs were slowly in decline, or that they weren't 'evolving' as fast as they should have been, is an uncomfortable thought.I thought some context will make this idea easier to appreciate.Palaeontologists are generally happy to say that Velociraptor is a very close relative of birds. It is morphologically very similar to birds, and there is even strong evidence that it possessed secondary feathers on its forearms (Turner et al., 2007. [...]
Onward! Onward! How far will we get this time?
Coaldale, as seen in August, 2010.
With Boundary Peak still in view, MOH and I rounded the corner at Coaldale Junction, and pulled in briefly at Coaldale. This particular ghost town, which was first a small mining town and later a roadside waystation with a tiny population, holds a few minor memories for me, dating back to my early days
Friday the 22nd April saw the official launch of Dr. David Hone’s first book, The Tyrannosaur Chronicles (Bloomsbury Sigma), at Queen Mary University London, in the rather lovely book-lined Octagon of Queen’s Building -- which, if the British Museum’s Enlightenment Gallery should fail to become my library, would serve pretty well in its stead. Dr. Dave has written about the book’s publication on his blog, and it has already gained a deservedly positive reception, not least among which [...]
Raptor's Nest [2016-04-24 02:37:00]
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(41 visits) Cretaceous,Jurassic,Triassic; GB,PH,US,MA,,RU
There is no dispute that non-avian dinosaurs went extinct at the Cretaceous-Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary, most likely owing to a large asteroid hitting the Earth, but what has been debated for decades is whether dinosaurs were reigning strong up to the end of the Cretaceous, or whether they were already in decline and were on their way out only to be killed off by the asteroid impact 66 million years ago (Ma).That is the question that Mike Benton, Chris Venditti and I hopefully helped resolve with [...]
My student Robin has been working (on and off) for more than a year to figure out the best way to make GigaPan-scale imagery using the new desktop scanning electron microscope that our academic division acquired. There are several technical challenges to be overcome, each different, and some with ‘solutions’ that cause other problems. Dealing with all that takes time and has caused a lot of frustration. (We have a
Their useless Panasonic 12V battery fails all the time. This is my second failure and they never have them in stock. My garage replaced it on the old Camry and it costs something like $500. So now when it failed they just can't send over a battery and expect the old one. No, they don't trust a trusted mechanic, they have to get the old battery first and 'test'. The stupid thing is dead!
Over the next two or three weeks I’ll be sharing some pictures from my recent week-long holiday in March to the KwaZulu-Natal province of South Africa. A week is not nearly enough time to fully explore this beautiful part of the world. However, my husband and I managed to see a fair amount! We took a flight from Cape Town (our home city) to Durban and then we drove through to
Bath Geological Society - West Country Geology field tripsVale of WardourIsobel Geddes and Steve Hannath, Wiltshire Geology GroupWednesday 22nd JuneThis field trip involves a walk of around 5 miles which will take us across the vale from one side of the eroded anticline to the other. The walk will start at Dinton in the National Trust car park for Philips House on St Mary’s Rd, (SP3 5HH, OS sheet 130 009316) and finish with a pub lunch at the Wyndham Pub in Dinton on the Hindon Rd (SP3 5EG, [...]
Since I’m moving back to Denmark I’m going to be without any internet connection in the days between 15th to 29th of April. I might have some limited internet connection during that time, but nothing that I can … Continue reading
Vicki Ferrini has spent a lot of time working on mapping the ocean floor, and now she’s sailing in the South Pacific to get a closer
Ecologist Natalie Boelman is headed back to the tundra to study birds—this time to the town of Slave Lake, in northern Alberta, Canada, to track the migration of American robins. She will have some schoolchildren in New York remotely helping her as she and her colleagues get to
The giant megatooth shark was one of the most successful species of all time. So why did it die
Another spring, another marathon. Manchester this time. My entry of which was really borne out of my plan to do the 3 Peaks fell race this year. With all the training that's necessary to get round that in reasonable shape, it seemed a good idea to slip a road marathon in for no extra effort, which I could count as training/race practice. Also, this would give me two bites of the cherry in
The Way of the Geophysicist [2016-04-10 16:36:36]
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(58 visits) Ordovician; CA
Conferences are an important part of the world of science and technology. We get to publish preliminary results and bounce them off of our colleagues (or sometimes strongest competitors). It’s time for networking and also helps to take a break from the lab grind. But conferences take a huge burden on our budget. We have […]
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Today I want to be Canadian
Thus endeth a very good run. I had Fark pick up my seismic noise testing post for some weird reason and got hundreds of hits on that. I've perfected my accelerometer and it has to go to server-side processing which I won't do. Winter has set in again, stopping my geotechnical nightmares. Nothing to do.
OK will delay it's action while the NE freezes. No trucks of gas frack waste coming
Inspiring a child takes effort, time, passion and heart. It’s why we do what we do. At the Houston Museum of Natural Science, discoveries are made daily. The sounds of learning fill our hallways every day, from the gasp of … Continue reading
Cambriangirl - Science! Geology! Writing! [2016-04-05 12:12:55]
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Flash fiction for fickle folk. Out of my left eye I see you waiting at the station. You’re on time, but the train is late. You’re pacing, oh, like you always do, and the seconds can’t tick by fast enough. There are places you need to be. Out of my right eye I see him
As I mentioned last time, I will be participating in the “Moral Dimensions of Open” working group at the forthcoming OSI2016 conference. Having laid out what I see as the foundational aspect of this discussion in part 0, I’d like to briefly survey some of the specific moral arguments in favour of Open — with