Category Archives: General

This is the point.

Yesterday the European Space Agency successfully landed the Philae lander on comet 67P. Anyone can appreciate that it’s an astonishing technical achievement, but a recurring theme I have noticed on various news article comments and discussion boards is that there’s … Continue reading

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The avoidance of negativity

It has been a criminally long time since I posted. It’s not that I’ve had nothing to say in that time, and I’ve certainly had the time on my hands to have made a post. However, there’s a very good … Continue reading

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Turbidity currents, pretty pictures, and an amazing 3D imaging tool

As well as my work on pyroclastic modelling, my first postdoc was spent investigating submarine turbidity currents. It’s fair to say most of the general population have never heard of the things, which might be considered bizarre considering the fact … Continue reading

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#IAVCEI2013 – The land of the rising sun

Japan is bloody hot and humid. Stepping off the plane was more like walking into a well-prepped sauna. Just thought I’d get that out of the way. After three flights, no sleep, and 3 hours in a park twiddling my thumbs … Continue reading

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Accretionary Wedge #55 – Geological injuries

So the Accretionary Wedge comes around again. This time we are given the theme of Geo Injuries, and Maitri starts us off with a series of painful looking contributions. Geologists are known for spending a lot of time outside, if … Continue reading

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Meteorite madness

[Updated 11.00 am CET] [Update 2 13:40 CET – impact crater located and reported at 6m diameter] [Update 3 20.00 CET – massive revision on the meteorite size. Early estimates of 2 cubic meters and 10 tons, increased by 3 … Continue reading

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When Twitter goes bad…

Very very short post for no other reason than this amused me and I thought some others might like it. Every few days Twitter sends an update suggesting people to follow based on who you already follow. So if you … Continue reading

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