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Sunday, 10 February 2019

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Bringing three new Silurian bryozoan species into the world 

Wooster Geologists [22:50:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (4 visits) info
I love being part of the scientific process of naming new organisms and placing them into the grand narrative that is the history of life. It is a kind of rescue — retrieving species from oblivion by giving them identities. Carolus Linnaeus, the father of taxonomy, said it well: The first step in wisdom is

The Methanol Fuel Cell 

Ontario-geofish [22:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (168 visits) info
I want Canada to put some money into this.  Everybody knows that the electric car is not for a cold country, and it doesn't scale because of the rare earths.  Hybrids will be good for a while. But the piston engine needs to die.  That's why I'm reading the physics of the Methanol Fuel Cell.  I was disappointed at the current state of affairs.  This fuel cell needs to be coupled with a

It's a River Again! Winter on the Tuolumne 

Geotripper [19:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (127 visits) info
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All the pictures in this post are from the Tuolumne River Parkway Trail in Waterford. All in all, it's been a good year (so far). One can judge the quality of a year on the basis of many things, and in this [...]

Full life at 3.5 billion years ago 

Ontario-geofish [16:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (156 visits) info
Reference The earliest fossils are bacterial mats at a couple of billion years ago.  But this article goes into single bacteria life as far back as 3.5 billion years.  So life appeared quite quickly after [...]

Poas: 7 phreatische Eruptionen 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [11:07:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (42 visits) info
Der Poás in Costa Rica eruptierte am Freitag 7 Mal. Bilder der LiveCam zeigen die phreatischen Eruptionen. 4 der Explosionen ereigneten sich am frühen Morgen in Serie. Eine 2. Serie ereignete sich gegen 10 [...]

Eine Sage aus dem Bergbaugebiet Pflersch-Schneeberg 

Geschichte der Geologie [19:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (22 visits) info
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Die bergmännisch interessanten Aufschlüsse finden sich am Talschluss und südliche Talflanke des Pflerschtales, eines Seitentales nahe am Brenner in den Ötztaler Alpen gelegen. Die Nordflanke des Tales [...]

Böhm, 1909. Inoceramus Cripsi auct. 

kreidefossilien.de [11:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (62 visits) info
Johannes Böhm, 1909. Inoceramus Cripsi auct. In: Schröder & Böhm (Hrsg.): Geologie und Paläontologie der Subhercynen Kreidemulde. Abhandlungen der Preußischen Geologischen Landesanstalt, Neue [...]
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