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But we are not talking Black Sabbath here, people. Let's get our geology on. (Honestly, it's beautiful.)
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Love it. I have rubatosis all the time. And jouska. 
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#science #hotstickyscience
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"We have a lava machine in the parking lot."
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Next Generation Airborne Laboratory for "Discovery, Conservation, Action"

+Gregory Asner and the +Carnegie Institution for Science have launched the next generation of the Carnegie Airborne Laboratory, or "CAO-3". CAO-3 is an airplane equipped with a full “laser-guided spectroscopy” lab that enables imaging and analysis of the biodiversity, ecology, chemistry and geology of the earth below. Says Greg: "The system produces maps that tell us more about an ecosystem in a single airborne overpass than what might be achieved in a lifetime of work on the ground."

Greg's announcement of the CAO-3 launch is here:
https://cao.carnegiescience.edu/2015/05/unveiling-nexgen-cao-for-discovery-conservation-action/

The image shows one example from the tropical forest of the western Amazon. The light blue braided rope-like structures are the ancient riverbeds of the Tambopata River in Peru. These are completely invisible when viewing the forest with the naked eye, but the lasers on the CAO are able to penetrate the forest and detect the geology and soils below.

A full description of the image is here:
https://cao.carnegiescience.edu/portfolio/land-and-soils-below-forests-revealed-by-cao/

Greg's +TEDx talk is here:
http://www.ted.com/talks/greg_asner_ecology_from_the_air

A full image gallery is here:
https://cao.carnegiescience.edu/gallery/

#climatechange   #globalwarming   #visualization   #science   #sciencecommunication   #sciencesunday  
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"The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover has turned its beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars, and the results are surprisingly similar to Earth's granitic continental crust rocks. This is the first discovery of a potential 'continental crust' on Mars".
The ChemCam laser instrument on NASA's Curiosity rover has turned its beam onto some unusually light-colored rocks on Mars, and the results are surprisingly similar to Earth's granitic continental crust rocks. This is the first discovery of a potential 'continental crust' on Mars.
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Our Curiosity Mars rover is back in action, examining a valley where at least two types of bedrock meet for clues about changes in ancient environmental conditions recorded by the rock. On Mars as on Earth, each layer of a sedimentary rock tells a story about the environment in which it was formed and modified. More: http://go.nasa.gov/1ItIkUR #NASABeyond
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Doodling in watercolor and ink
Lately I've been attempting to paint. I realized I could draw on top of the paint so I threw down some blotches and inked over top. It is a weird thing.
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"Today’s graphic takes the world’s 23 most popular native languages, and then gives you a visual sense of how many people actually speak those languages overall, and where geographically those languages are spoken. The more a language is spoken, the more space it gets in the visual.

As you look through Lopéz’s visual, you’ll want to keep one thing in mind: Although the 23 languages visualized above are collectively spoken by 4.1 billion people, there are at least another 6700 known languages alive in the world today. [...]"
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Congress Cuts Geoscience Spending by 16%

Unfortunately, the House spending panel has made a very poor decision here and has decided that the Geosciences are not part of the "core essential sciences" that the National Science Foundation should focus on.  This is a ~16% reduction in spending for these areas.  So our government does not think that research on volcanic activity, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, natural resources such as the rare earth elements essential to our modern electronics & technology, energy resources such as oil, natural gas, uranium, and alternative energy sources, clean water resources, and many other topics, are not "core essential sciences".  This is, of course, absurd - the geosciences are of utmost importance to human society.  This follows on recent news where NASA was also told to spend less time & resources on studying the Earth.  

If we were to speculate, we might guess that the reasoning behind these decisions is political opposition to climate change science.  It could, of course, simply be gross ignorance.  Either way, it is a failure of our politicians.  Politicians need to stop telling scientists which topics in science are the important ones, and let scientists decide where scientific research funds should be spent.  

Representative John Culberson (R–TX), told ScienceInsider, “I want to make the hard sciences a priority—the math and physics and pure science. The fundamental mission of NSF should be those core sciences.”  

Four of the NSF directorates (biology, engineering, computer science, and math and physical sciences) will receive 70% of the funding.  The remaining will be split between the other two directorates (social, behavioral, and economic sciences (SBE), and geosciences).   

#geoscience     #geology     #climatechange     #energy    
Those fields would lose 16% after lawmakers protect other scientific disciplines within a nearly flat budget
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"An unusual and unexpected discovery: on the floor of Lake Neuchatel, geologists have happened upon huge underwater craters -- some of the largest in the world to be found in lakes. They are not volcanic in origin, but were caused instead by giant freshwater springs".
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I'm going for my Master's in geology. I also make stuff and I'm constantly learning new ways to do things. My homeland is the (BC) Rockies and there's no place I'd rather be. I like to listen to other people's stories and I laugh at dumb jokes. 
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I flew a glider over my house. I've been to, and done research on, the rift valley in Africa. I wrote a crappy novel when I was 16. I've seen a shuttle launch in person.
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    MSc Candidate Geology, 2011 - present
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    BSc Geology, 2006 - 2009
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