Em4 nearly done, karmic policemen.

Em4 nearly done, karmic policemen.

An especially eventful day today. Cara and Jesse are going on vacation–she to our eastern seaboard all next week, where her children will see the sea for the first time. Jesse’s going on a motorcycle tour in the Smokies for three days with friends. So the...

We make history.  I’m not kidding.

We make history. I’m not kidding.

We made geomorphic history today. I’m not kidding. After years of thinking about it and months of research, testing, and working with suppliers, we mixed and ran water through our first color-coded batch of ground melamine plastic media. There are three sizes in...

A bank slumps.  We behave otherwise.

A bank slumps. We behave otherwise.

One of these days I’ll figure out how to align photos and words to make captions in Blogger, but until then, please forgive me and connect them yourself. What a week! Emriver inquiries are steady, and in one day we had two separate planetary geosciences...

Em4 electrons, aesthetics.

Em4 electrons, aesthetics.

Working with our electron-enabled engineering colleagues (here’s one), we nearly finished building the Em4’s electronics and power supply systems today. The schematics were worked out a while back, here we’re working on ergonomics and aesthetics....

A hard lesson in urban hydrology.

A hard lesson in urban hydrology.

After readying both video and surveying gear last night for an early morning sprint to St. Louis to catch Fishpot Creek in flood, I slept a few hours before waking at 5am to check the radar. Not much happening in St. Louis. The predicted storm seemed to have fizzled....