360 Degree Geology Field Trip

360 Degree Geology Field Trip

One of my favorite podcasts is Science Friday. Check out the 360 degree virtual geology field trip. This educational tool is the work of Ryan Hollister. Ryan has a masters in geoscience and is dedicated to education. You can find out more about what he does at The Wild Link Club and his photo journals from the educational trips. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Space Photos and Donald Pettit

Space Photos and Donald Pettit

Space photos are awesome. Donald Pettit is credited to have shot tens of thousands of photographs from space. Mr. Pettit is an astronaut, engineer and an astrophotographer. He spent 370 days on The International Space Station.  What an awesome photographic specialty!

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Understanding Ice – Solid, Liquid, Hard or Soft?

If I recall correctly, when I studied physics I was taught that the reason we can ice skate and curl “the rock” on ice was due to friction and pressure. In short either pressure, friction or both, create a thin layer of water to glide on. While listening to a recent edition of Science Friday, I was intrigued. This is not actually the case.  While the podcast is always very informative, I seek a more detailed explanation.   Continue reading “Understanding Ice – Solid, Liquid, Hard or Soft?”