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A Fatal Attack of the Bubbles

So begins a 5 May 2016 Science News article by Susan Milius highlighting a Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) article by Timothy J. Brodribb and colleagues titled, “Revealing catastrophic failure of leaf networks under stress.” The PNAS article’s summary … Continue reading

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Neato Raindrop Study: Tiny Bubbles and Petrichor

Like the fresh smell of rain after a storm? It could be petrichor. Petrichor (peh-trih-kor) is defined as “the earthy scent produced when rain falls on dry soil.” I notice the scent even as the rain falls on dry pavement, probably … Continue reading

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January 2014 Geology: Volcanic Lightning?

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No, That’s Not Smoke – It’s a Superneato LiDAR Image

This is a screenshot from a 15 April 2013 The Oregonian article, which notes that “This imagery was featured in the North American Cartographic Information Society’s first Atlas of Design.” This superneato LiDAR (see caption for more information) image shows … Continue reading

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Evolving Earth – Great Animated GIF

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Wow. Dragonflies. The New York Times’ Natalie Angier.

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Super-Neat Video: Fund Me Maybe

Screen shot from the “astronomerssay” YouTube video taken at the 221st Annual Meeting of the American Astronomical Society (6–10 January 2013). Very #neato & #LOL. Click on the image for a link to the video.

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Neato Geology Video from GeoCastAway

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Neato ScienceNews Article: Robobees

Susan Gaidos’ detailed ScienceNews article, “Into the Fold (29 Nov.), tells the story of the development of a tiny, origami-like robot, or robobee, that unfolds like an image in a child’s pop-up book. Pretty neato.

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Blog Pick of the Day -5- Through the Sandglass

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