woodendreams:

Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland (via by Lorenzo Riva)

woodendreams:

Matterhorn, Zermatt, Switzerland (via by Lorenzo Riva)

dear-travis:

kenyatta:

As a 4 year old, this was the funniest thing I’d ever seen. I think I talked about it for days.

This is still funny to me.

n-nightingale:

Working in customer service

cnce:

MQ-9 Reaper delivery and assembly to the RAF in Afghanistan. [toocats]

earthstory:

Siccar Point, ScotlandScotland should hold a place of reverence in the heart of everyone who works in the Geosciences. Another of Scotland’s geologic gems; this outcrop literally led to the science of geology. This is the famous outcrop at Siccar Point, where James Hutton first put together the idea of geologic time as incredibly long, as having “that we find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end”.This outcrop is a classic example of an angular unconformity. Hutton reasoned that the formation of this outcrop required immense amounts of time, geologic time. The rocks in the lower layer were deposited as sediments, lithified, tilted, and eroded over immense time. After that, an entire new package of rocks was deposited on top. Out in the world we can see snapshots of some of these processes; rocks being tilted by faulting, sediments being deposited, rocks being eroded after uplift, but they all take enormous amounts of time. This outcrop simply can’t be formed quickly by any rapid process.Today’s election results will be available in a blink of an eye compared to the time represented by this outcrop, but the legacy of both will endure.-JBBImage credit: Anne Burgesshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_Scotland#mediaviewer/File:Siccar_Point.jpgRead more:http://www.scottishgeology.com/geo/regional-geology/southern-uplands/siccar-point/Have you been missing out on our posts lately? If so, it is due to changes in Facebook’s filtering system. To find out how you can enjoy reading our posts more often click here: http://tinyurl.com/ll9wd7l.

earthstory:

Siccar Point, Scotland

Scotland should hold a place of reverence in the heart of everyone who works in the Geosciences. Another of Scotland’s geologic gems; this outcrop literally led to the science of geology. This is the famous outcrop at Siccar Point, where James Hutton first put together the idea of geologic time as incredibly long, as having “that we find no vestige of a beginning, no prospect of an end”.

This outcrop is a classic example of an angular unconformity. Hutton reasoned that the formation of this outcrop required immense amounts of time, geologic time. The rocks in the lower layer were deposited as sediments, lithified, tilted, and eroded over immense time. After that, an entire new package of rocks was deposited on top. Out in the world we can see snapshots of some of these processes; rocks being tilted by faulting, sediments being deposited, rocks being eroded after uplift, but they all take enormous amounts of time. This outcrop simply can’t be formed quickly by any rapid process.

Today’s election results will be available in a blink of an eye compared to the time represented by this outcrop, but the legacy of both will endure.

-JBB

Image credit: Anne Burgess
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geology_of_Scotland#mediaviewer/File:Siccar_Point.jpg

Read more:
http://www.scottishgeology.com/geo/regional-geology/southern-uplands/siccar-point/

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futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

bombing:

tip: failing a class? demand trial by combat