Cameron Bencini joins LRRD.

Cameron Bencini joins LRRD.

Cameron Bencini had a great first day at LRRD as our new summer intern. Cameron just graduated from SIUC with a degree in civil engineering, and has been accepted in the graduate program there for the fall. Today he was clearly drawn to the Emriver Em2 model, and...

We’re on Flickr now.

We’re on Flickr now.

Things are moving fast at LRRD, and we’re always looking for ways to convey our work online. Last week I started a Flickr gallery. It’s very easy to post, organize, and caption high quality photos there–we like it very much. I understand some...

Emriver Em2 video completed.

Emriver Em2 video completed.

Over the weekend I finished a three-minute video overview of our Emriver Em2. I spent a lot of time on this; we built special lights and rearranged the workshop to shoot it. I’ve never actually shot a serious movie like this with two-camera shots, a script, and...

Mississippi flood coverage.

Mississippi flood coverage.

More excellent coverage by the NY Times today, with a nice graphic here. Article here with a quote from Galloway: “We told them there were going to be more floods like this,” said Dr. Galloway, now an engineering professor at the University of Maryland. “Everybody...

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

Little plastic particles, big rivers.

The plastic media we use for the Emriver model comes from post-industrial recyclers. It’s used as an abrasive to do things like take paint off airplanes. Getting it in certain colors, or color-coded by size, was a joke to them. Like asking for only the Budweiser...