Modeling media research–the fine color coded fraction.

Modeling media research–the fine color coded fraction.

We’re continuing our research on low density modeling media.  The mix we usually use tapers out at around 0.5mm on the fine end, but clearly adding smaller particles has a big effect on behavior in movable bed models.  This fraction fills the interstitial spaces...

Cara Bergscheider leaves LRRD.

Cara Bergscheider leaves LRRD.

In late January Cara Bergschneider left LRRD to work for the NRCS in southern Illinois.  We miss her very much.  She’s one of a kind.

 When I decided to expand LRRD from a home-based business in 2007, I knew I’d need an extraordinary person to handle a...

Little River rides the economic roller coaster.

Little River rides the economic roller coaster.

Or better, the bobsled.  This figure is from a recent report by the National Federation of Independent Business (via Andrew Sullivan’s blog and the Economist). With strong encouragement and financial support from my wife Kate, I expanded Little River Research...

Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

Jesse Riechman leaves LRRD.

I hired Jesse Riechman as a prototyper in late summer of 2007 as LRRD outgrew my home office.  Jesse left us last November to become a full time grad student in SIUC’s Forestry program. Jesse had many skills, from fixing motorcycles to deftly dropping 250-pound...

Stereo photography in geoscience education.

Stereo photography in geoscience education.

Fuji just released a new 3D digital camera. I think this is the first such consumer grade digital system. We’ll see how this camera works out, but others will follow, and this is great news for geoscience education. Until now (or if you used one of the many old...