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October 21, 2005

Another Paper

Seems all I do is try and think of research paper ideas. Two down, actually three down, and one to go. The final "paper" is going to be a project for Geomorphology. Maybe something about pluvial lakes since that's what intially interested me to land processes and form in the first place.

October 05, 2005

Radiocarbon Dating

My advisor and I finally had a little chat about what I should do for my seminar paper. I will be researching something I've only read about in second semester Calculus or DiffEq's: half life!! Actually Carbon-14 dating in materials. Materials in this case would be any kind of core from a tree or the earth.

So, in an effort to get geared up, it's time to read up:

Carbon -14 info
Scintillation Machine
Carbon 14 Dating and LSC
Overview of LSC

October 03, 2005

Field Trips

Went on my second of five field excursions yesterday to Ebbet's Pass in the Sierra. Ridiculously, our class left at 7:45 AM and returned to the BA at 11:08 PM. Crazy? Yes.

In other news, yes, Les had her cute baby girl. I think I might go visit them today.

Last thought for the moment - George W. Bush seems to like the idea of hiring people with no experience;

NY Times article today reads:

Longtime Confidante of President Has Never Been a Judge

Harriet Miers, the White House counsel, lacks a long history of judicial rulings that could reveal ideological tendencies.

Maybe she's at least trained horses.