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Sunday, 10 February 2019

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The Methanol Fuel Cell 

Ontario-geofish [22:48:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (225 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

Full life at 3.5 billion years ago 

Ontario-geofish [16:23:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (222 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 the water finally condensed.  As they push back farther and farther, it supports the concept that DNA life was 'seeded' from afar.  My general thought is that organic molecules would take

It's a River Again! Winter on the Tuolumne 

Geotripper [19:30:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (187 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 [...]

Poas: 7 phreatische Eruptionen 

Florian Beckers Vulkan-Blog [11:07:44]  recommend  recommend this post  (48 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 [...]

Bringing three new Silurian bryozoan species into the world 

Wooster Geologists [22:50:15]  recommend  recommend this post  (9 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 [...]

Böhm, 1909. Inoceramus Cripsi auct. 

kreidefossilien.de [11:50:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (80 visits) info
Johannes Böhm, 1909. Inoceramus Cripsi auct. In: Schröder & Böhm (Hrsg.): Geologie und Paläontologie der Subhercynen Kreidemulde. Abhandlungen der Preußischen Geologischen Landesanstalt, Neue [...]

Eine Sage aus dem Bergbaugebiet Pflersch-Schneeberg 

Geschichte der Geologie [19:01:00]  recommend  recommend this post  (37 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 [...]
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