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When Engineering, Geology and Physics Collide

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 24, 2012 at 8:30pm

On the Front Lines of Climate Change

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 22, 2012 at 9:00pm

The Other Down-Time: Letting Your Mind Wander

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 15, 2012 at 8:30pm

Oct 2007: Copperfield Accused...

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 13, 2012 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

The Problem with Ethanol from Corn

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 8, 2012 at 10:00am

Exercise in Zero-G

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 8, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Good Job Market for Physics Bachelor Degrees

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 4, 2012 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

You Asked for It! Going to the Bathroom in Zero-g.

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 1, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Sculpture Meets Microbiology

Posted by Mr. Mont on November 1, 2012 at 4:00pm

More Data on Climate Change

Posted by Mr. Mont on October 23, 2012 at 8:00pm

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When Engineering, Geology and Physics Collide

We humans move a lot of rock around, but sometimes the rock moves when we don't want it to.Two recent incidents illustrate both sides of the coin:1. A recent rockslide near the North Carolina, Tennessee border has I-40 closed since late October. That section of the roadway was cut through a hill.Cutting away part of a hill is always a gamble: one depends on Normal Forces and Friction to hold the rocks in place, but those forces are sometimes not enough.Here are links to more pix of the slide:…See More
Nov 24, 2012
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On the Front Lines of Climate Change

Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed holding an underwater cabinet meeting to make a point about climate change and its future impact on his island nation. No part of the Maldives is more than 2 meters above sea level.In November 2009, the Maldives hosted a meeting of countries that consider themselves most threatened by climate change - mainly islands and low-lying…See More
Nov 23, 2012
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The Other Down-Time: Letting Your Mind Wander

Thinking deeply about things is important... but so is letting your mind wander.New research indicates that letting your mind wander may be an important source of new ideas and solutions to problems you've been thinking about.Read about it in Wired MagazineSo stop playing those mindless clicky games and sit back and let your mind roam!See More
Nov 15, 2012
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Oct 2007: Copperfield Accused...

The first news items appeared just over two years ago... first, Copperfield was accused of something ugly. Then there was an FBI raid on his warehouse in which $2 million in cash and various items were taken.Then there were the details that I found most surprising... I had been assuming all this time that his people contacted acting agencies to contract for the girls that he pulls out of the audience. But if you read the news items carefully, you'll see that I was very wrong. It's all quite…See More
Nov 13, 2012
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Good Job Market for Physics Bachelor Degrees

Looks like even in a down market, a Bachelors in Physics is not only desirable, but pays well, according to the latest data from the American Institute of Physics published in the November 2009 issue of Physics Today.You can also look at…See More
Nov 4, 2012
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More Data on Climate Change

Since I began teaching in 1988, I've been watching the data come in on climate change in Physics Today, Ms. Newhart's Chemical & Engineering News, Scientific American, and more recently in Science.There is no doubt that the climate is changing, and that the global average temperature is trending upward.This latest bit of data comes from a pair of satellites measuring the ice cover on Earth: the ice cover is shrinking. Climatologists have been trying to fit a model to the data so that we can…See More
Oct 24, 2012

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