A wonderful book on water lifting devices.

A wonderful book on water lifting devices.

Water Lifting Devices, by P.L. Fraenkel and Jeremy Thake. My wife Kate loves libraries, and on one of our recent trips to the newly remodeled Morris Library at SIUC, I happened to spot this book. I’ve done innumerable internet searches on pumps and related...

Michael Campana visits LRRD.

Michael Campana visits LRRD.

Michael Campana, Director of the Institute for Water and Watersheds at Oregon State University, was in Carbondale today to speak as part of the SIUC Center for Ecology’s seminar series, and stopped by LRRD to see our models. He introduced us to...

Emriver Em2 at SIUC research gathering.

Emriver Em2 at SIUC research gathering.

SIUC held its annual Research Town Meeting and Fair today, with distinguished speakers from NSF and NIH in the morning followed by poster sessions by SIUC researchers in the afternoon. It was nice to get out of the office and be reminded of the distinguished...

Emriver Em2 video shoot success.

Emriver Em2 video shoot success.

We’ve realized for a while now that we needed a short video showing the components of the Emriver Em2 model and how they go together. Even people who see the model in use have trouble believing how easy it is to store and transport–that part of the design...

Detailed list of spending in the federal stimulus bill.

Detailed list of spending in the federal stimulus bill.

From Probublica.org, a detailed budget. Looks like the House will pass this today pretty much in this form. A couple of highlights: Nearly $16 billion for Pell grants and $3 billion for National Science Foundation programs. I’m very disappointed in the...