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Tuesday, 03 March 2015
I spent some time last week, this past weekend, and today polishing the webcast coming up next week on Geosynthetics in Mining. We started out as a small group, Tarik, Terry, and me. But as we talked and planned, we realized we needed other to augment us. So I am proud to tell that we
With several years of journalism experience in her native India, MPA ESP candidate Shravya Jain, came to Columbia to learn more about energy and sustainability policies in order to become a policy leader specializing in design, advocacy and negotiation. During her time in the program, Shravya has gained invaluable management experience working with her fellow classmates from diverse
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! Lecture – Medicine Without Evolution Is Like Engineering Without Physics By Randolph M. … Continue reading
Just in time for the rodeo, little cowboys and cowgirls can learn how the American cowboy shares ways of life with the Bedouin and the Native American. These nomadic cultures are featured when the Archaeological Institute of America, Houston, presents … Continue reading
Mobile alarms, oh, it is already 23:20. ‘Wake up’, mind strikes and forces me to get up from the bed. After taking a shower, I prepare my backpack for the next 12-hour working shift. My roommate, who is working the opposite shift, is going to be here any time for the next twelve hours. After finishing all my morning ‘rituals’, I climb up the stairs full of enthusiasm to go to the core lab where we sedimentologists describe [...]
Geology in the West Country [2015-02-26 14:48:00]
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(27 visits) Jurassic; GB,US
G.A. trip to Saltford, Bristol Avon Valley between Bath and BristolSimon Carpenter and Richard Ashley Saturday March 21st It boasts one of the oldest continually inhabited manor houses and has some fabulous geology. The walking distance will be between 2 to 3 miles, there will be opportunities to collect fossils. Pub lunch/or sandwiches in Saltford and the final stop will be in a private garden to view a spectacular rock face which preserves many characteristic Lower Jurassic [...]
Mark Robinson is a long-standing reader of the blog who has contributed a great many very...amusing comments over the years. In his latest, he noted his disappointment that I failed to include any ceratopsians from the so-so '60s children's book LOOK at Dinosaurs in my VDA post. Well, damn it Mark, I hope the following will suffice for you. While (as you correctly pointed out) I just don't have the time to scan every single page of these books, here's every single ceratopsian illustration from [...]
For a year, ESRI’s open data initiative is online. As I’ve heard about it for the first time I was just thinking: nice move to get people into their ArcGIS online environment. But I have to admit: I was not looking and exploring their platform. Now I stumbled upon a recent post on reddit and there it was again: opendata.arcgis.com has 25,000+ open datasets all accessible by a common API. Full disclosure: I work on the team that builds the product. So let’s have a look at [...]
Cope’s rule in the evolution of marine animals. 2015. Heim, N.A., et al. Science.
The study reveals that over the past 542 million years, the mean sized of marine animals has increased 150-fold. The research also found that the increase in body size that has occurred since animals first appeared in the fossil record around 550 million years ago is not due to all animal lineages steadily
As a photographer and filmmaker, I am a huge fan of the tripod. I’ve been using one since the beginning of my photographic life, a time when cameras shot film.
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! Lecture – The ABC’s Of Shark Research: Attacks, Biology And Conservation By Glenn … Continue reading
One thing that I’ve never understood is why some people are skeptical about sauropods using their tails defensively, when lizards do this all the time. I’ve been digging through the literature on this for a current project, and there are some really great accounts out there, and by ‘great’ I mean ‘scary’. Here’s a key
What kinds of fish are tough? Some Marlin that you spent a couple of hours trying to reel in one time in Mexico? A nice two pound Rainbow Trout that fought hard against your fishing skills in a mountain lake in the Sierra? Some Small-mouth Bass in a reservoir somewhere? I doubt any of them can stack up to this little fish. They were out and about last week during our field trip in numbers
Palaeontology is the study of the history of life on Earth. Whenever I get asked what I do, my answer always gets a predictable response: either “Oh, like Ross from Friends?” “So Jurassic Park?” or “So you dig dinosaurs?” Neither of these are close to what myself, my colleagues, or the broader field are doing. Well, apart from the digging dinos. We have to have some perks (not that I’ve actually ever been on a dig…). What I want to highlight are a couple of recent [...]
Now is the time to talk about freezing and Warming, while I'm waiting for my hair to dry so I can walk the dog.
So, here is the latest background oxygen microwave plot. It gives the satellite measurement of the background microwave field, which can be correlated to lower temperatures. Sort of like looking at the Earth from distance. The darn thing shows us slightly warmer, but well
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 – Samurai: The Way Of The WarriorTuesday, February 176:00 p.m.Witness the exquisite … Continue reading
What have you done this week? Been busy all the time? Did you manage to finish everything that you’ve planned? I hope you did. Today is Friday and here are your links! After a great week full of improving my skills and knowledge on earthquake deformation on various scales, I am happy to have met such a large number of decent scientists during Deform2015. Today is already the last day of the thematic school. If you are interested in
Yes! Life suddenly became different. Many of us, mostly the scientists, who were sailing on-board the JOIDES Resolution as well as on an International Ocean Discovery Program expedition for the first time, had been occupied for the first few days to adopt the new life on-board, and to learn techniques that would be used for the research during the cruise.
Once core has come into the labs, warmed up to room temperature (the bottom of the ocean is very cold!), and passed through a series of tracks that measure the physical properties of the whole core, it's time for the cores to be split in half. The Bengal Fan scientists are eagerly waiting to get their hands on the core and see what's inside.
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! Valentine’s Sale at the Museum StoreGet $50 off your purchase of $200 or … Continue reading