Entries in Fun (6)


International Dawn Chorus Day

We truly enjoyed participating in the International Day Chorus Day by broadcasting a live audio feed from our offices here in Danville, Indiana.  Coordinated by Reveil / SoundCamp,  the sounds of daybreak were broadcast for 24 hours, transmitting  sounds from live audio feeds supplied by people at different points around the globe. As the sunrise travels West, the audio sources hop from one feed to the next, finally looping back to our starting point near the Greenwich Meridian.

 Learn more about the project here:  http://www.soundtent.org/soundcamp_2015.html


Score one for old school geologists

The Wall Street Journal today has a cover story about the value of "old school" geology, which apparently means getting out to the field and looking at rocks. Jolly good. But I wish they would do away with the divining rods...


An asteroid fly-by to be streamed live to the internet. Impressed?


Awesome! 2013 IGS calendar features LiDAR dataset of East Fork of the White River

The folks at the Indiana Geological Survey are always pushing forward. This year's calendar shows the relict and modern-day stream channels of the East Fork of the White River just south of the confluence of the Driftwood and Flatwood Rivers near Columbus, Indiana. Cartographers at the Indiana Geological Survey analyzed elevation data using geographic information system software, or GIS, to create the image. The data were acquired using an airborne laser with a technology called LiDAR—light detection and ranging. At the Indiana Geological Survey, LiDAR elevation and corresponding intensity data are a crucial component of our geologic mapping efforts. 

 see it at: http://igs.indiana.edu/bookstore/details.cfm?ItemID=2160&Pub_Num=CAL2013


Mystery fossil unveiled at Dayton, Ohio GSA meeting

Amateur paleontologist Ron Fine of Dayton, Ohio recently unveiled a 450 million-year-old fossil which he dubbed as “Godzillus.” He discovered the fossil last year in Northern Kentucky a year ago and presented it during a Geological Society of America meeting at the Dayton Convention Center.

The elliptical-shaped specimen measures 3.5-foot wide by 6.5-foot long and is believed to be the largest fossil recovered from the Cincinnati area. The question at the GSA meeting was whether it was animal, vegetable or mineral. “We are looking for people who might have an idea of what it is,” said Ben Dattilo, an assistant professor of geology at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, who is researching the discovery.