Thursday, October 27, 2016

Jamie Dupuis' Cover of Comfortably Numb on the Harp Guitar is Exactly What You Need to Listen to Right Now

Okay cosmobiologists, music lovers, chilled souls, and all around fun-lovers... Check this out. 

The harp guitar is a fantastic instrument, especially in the hands of someone as skilled as Jamie Dupuis. In this cover, Dupuis takes on Pink Floyd's Comfortably Numb and it is absolutely beautiful. Get your minds ready to hear something incredible!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Carbonate Rhombohedra and Arctic Sulfur

Here's a beautiful image that I took of one of my samples from Borup Fiord Pass. As I write up my dissertation, I'm going back through all of the data and trying to synthesize everything into one report. This image won't be used in my dissertation, but it's still pretty awesome. The image was taken using a scanning electron microscope (SEM). The scale bar is 10 microns (about one quarter of the width of one of my beard hairs!). The blocky looking structures in the middle are rhombohedra of carbonate minerals while the globular looking things around the top and right of the image are globules of elemental sulfur. This material was collected from the surface of some fresh snow and ice that had been blown out of a glacial crevasse while we were at our field site in the Arctic. I'm kind of sad that I don't have a good way to use this image in the dissertation, but glad that I can share it here!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

As the Beard Groweth

My beard has been growing for 1.42 years. To celebrate, I made this profile pic to show of my manly mane of hirsuteness.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Heavens Above a Mo'ai

Here's your awesome for the day! This picture is called "Orion Above Easter Island" and was taken by Yuri Beletsky on 5 October of this year. The image definitely makes me want to get my butt to Easter Island to see such a beautiful sight.