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Cookie Cutter

Cookie dough in a cookie factory moves on a conveyor belt at a constant relativistic speed. A circular cutter stamps out cookies as the dough rushes by beneath it. In the factory frame, the dough is length contracted along the … Continue reading … Continue reading

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Celebrating #BlackInGeosciences Week: Finding My Voice

Guest Blogger:  Mazvita Chikomo (’22) Mazvita, a junior in the department from Zimbabwe, is a member of the African Student Union (Housing Coordinator), has participated in the college’s AMRE program (Applied Methods Research Experience), h… Continue reading

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New Paper: Quantifying ecospace utilization and ecosystem engineering during the early Phanerozoic — The role of bioturbation and bioerosion

I am thrilled to announce the publication today of this comprehensive open-access paper in Science Advances: “Quantifying ecospace utilization and ecosystem engineering during the early Phanerozoic — The role of bioturbation and bioerosion“… Continue reading

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Flying Silo

Yesterday, SpaceX successfully flew a full-sized Starship tank-section prototype at its launch facility in Boca Chica, Texas. Standing thirty meters tall without its nosecone, weighing one to two hundred tons with methalox propellant, and made from sta… Continue reading

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On the Importance of Consultation

By Mekdes Shiferaw ’23 Historically, Adivasis communities many of whom live in India’s forests have not been consulted when it comes to use of their land. They are often subject to forced displacement and inadequate compensation for ancestral or … Continue reading

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Coring Trees on Chicagof Island, Hoonah, Alaska

We had the good fortune this summer to work remotely with the TRAYLS group out of Hoonah, Alaska. Figure 1. Google Earth map showing the location of the town of Hoonah and the coring sites. Two tree ring sites were … Continue reading → Continue reading

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Hot & Cold Electricity

As I kid, I used to help my dad with electrical wiring projects (among other things). I learned that home electricity was “hot & cold”, like water in pipes — or at least, that’s how I understood the explanation. Later &#8230… Continue reading

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AMRE Summer 2020 – Remote Learning and Tree Rings – Part 1. The Oaks at the Kinney Soccer Fields, Wooster, Ohio

By: Mazvita Chikomo, Srushti Chaudhari, Fred Zhao (as part of the AMRE 2020; The College of Wooster, Tree Ring Lab) The aim of this study was to analyze White oak trees, to see how old they are and, how they … Continue reading → Continue reading

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New Paper on the Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia) Trees of Wooster Ohio

The Wooster Tree Ring Lab has just published a paper with Franklin and Marshall College and The Ohio State University on the climate response of the Dawn Redwood tree. The study site is the beautiful Secrest Arboretum at the OARDC – OSU Wooster Campus…. Continue reading

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Towards Community Forest Rights

By Maggie Dougherty ’21 Most years, Wooster’s Global Social Entrepreneurship (GSE) program is distinguished from the Local SE program by one crucial word: global. On any other year, Wooster’s GSE students would be in Bangalore, India, working and… Continue reading

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