Posts treating: "time"
Friday, 07 March 2014
It was time to pack up and leave. Shofiq, who is from Sylhet was dropped off near his home and the fellowship of the rocks was broken. We settled in for another long drive. We made an impromptu stop and one of the numerous brick factories scattered across Bangladesh. Here, the workers phones immediately started
Over the last 18 months Peter Keeton has been heading up a team at Keynetix to write British Standard and ASTM Standard compliant test definitions, laboratory worksheets and reports for KeyLAB. This work has now been included free of charge with the latest installer of KeyLAB and enables new users of the software to be operational much quicker than ever before.
Peter Keeton has over 40 years of experience working in and managing geotechnical laboratories for Soil Mechanics and was an [...]
This month, Jupiter remains well placed for evening observing all winter and spring. Look for it almost overhead at dusk and high in the west later in the evening. Mars remains in the morning sky. It continues to brighten a … Continue reading
It has been long time since my last post, thanks Peter Clift
(http://joidesresolution.org/blog/326) keeps posting and inform you
about the latest updates of the 349 Expedition. While we are waiting for
the next cores arriving next evening after casing 800 meters below sea
floor, we enjoy the ship-to-shore events, connecting with schools from
I grew up and went to college in America, and most of my friends are still there. My friend Julie, however, headed off across the Atlantic not long after graduating, about the time I first went to Australia. We have both been mostly overseas since. Having crossed opposite oceans, we've only caught up in person three times since then, in three different countries, but we try to keep
It has been an incredibly busy week. We have had between 42 and 48 people here for the field school, including 35 students and 12 instructors (7-10 at a time). The first day was very light for the jet-lagged students, just a short introduction to the Field School and some background, and then intriductions all
Today was a relatively quiet one for the science party, while at the same time on the rig floor the final string of casing has been lowered into the hole successfully and is being cemented into place, which is the last phase before the renewal of coring activities.
“We have demonstrated for the first time that we can use ambient noise to measure wind speeds. [...] Eventually, the method could be used to cheaply measure wind speed and direction in the atmosphere, critical information for weather forecasts, or even to study the rotation of Earth’s core.” Quoted from the University of Colorado Boulder
For centuries atlases have provided rich information about the world: maps, charts, and text densely packed into physical volumes. More recently, online mapping sites like Google Maps and MapQuest have made the exploration of geography common place again. The "Atlas of the Historical Geography of the US" from the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond has transformed an actual physical atlas into a multi-faceted digital presentation.
In this re-fashioned atlas, the authors have [...]
The Devonian was a time of wonder and mystique. The Age of Fishes, it capped the rise of vertebrates and heralded the rise of skeletal diversity. Fish in this age began to inch towards the shore; some would have crawled … Continue reading
Today is the exact mid point of the cruise between when we left Hong Kong and when we would arrive in Taiwan. This day has been known for many years as “hump day” when we go over the hump of time in the middle of the cruise and its all downhill from here.
It’s that time of year again: the long cold of winter is lifting, and we can see spring around the corner. Here at HMNS we ring in spring with a BLOOM — with our horticulture adult education classes. Kicking off … Continue reading
We all know: Black is beautiful. So is this map from Andrew Zolnai. But besides the stunning Stamen toner background map he also shows the significant amount of 260.000 points on one map: historic logbook entries of ships. nations vs. time You can select nations and times and identify each point of this nice map and […]The post historic shipping routes: a webmap appeared first on
It's not the usual subject matter of the fence art in my local neighborhood. But I'll take the positive over the obscene any time...
And no, I didn't do
The wind gods appear to have been appeased for the time being at least as we are now enjoying our best conditions here for several days under blue skies if still somewhat of the breeze from the direction of the Philippines. This means that the job of casing can go on and bring us a day close to the return of core.
While on Corridor H 2 weeks ago with Alan Pitts, we stopped astride the Patterson Creek Mountain Anticline, with extensive road cuts displaying Tonoloway Formation overlying Wills Creek Formation. We love this spot for its lovely folds and halite casts. See what I mean? link link This time, however, my eye was drawn to the prodigious quantities of mudcracks to be seen in side-view (that is, in cross-section). Take a
One way that we can usefully employ the time installing casing is to prepare something rather unusual and unique which is associated with deep-sea research and that is the shrinking of polystyrene cups.
Some recent knockabout on twitter reminded me that I hadn't mentioned running in a little while. Well, I haven't blogged at all for some time, due partly to a lack of material and perhaps more to a lack of computers and internet. Our second computer arrived safely in one of the boxes a couple of weeks ago (we had a mild panic when we realised that it was not listed on the manifest, but it
Today was a day of renewed activity as we had core back on deck for the first time in while, if not for a very good reason. Fortunately it looks like the swells and the wind are abating and that we should be able to soon renew our efforts to deepen the cased hole to the depth where coring is supposed to have started.
You all deserve a brief respite from the dead fish and Avaceratops update barrage. What better excuse to talk about our big Daspletosaurus Pete III then? It's about the only dinosaur we have that people tend to ask about anyway. We've had an opportunity to catch up on a few projects lately and are able to spend some time in preparing the final few bones from their field jackets, while also restoring the skull bones to get them ready for 3d laser scanning and printing.Bryan finishing the neural [...]