Earthquake shakes Twitter users and geeks do some science (oh, and celebrities said they felt it too)

The ever increasing use of mobile phones constantly connected to the internet is bring on a new era in scientific research called crowdsourcing. On Wikipedia crowdsourcing is the defined as the practice of obtaining needed services, ideas, or content by soliciting contributions from a large group of people, and especially from an online community. In recent years social media is being used as a re ...[Read More]

Job opportunity with EGU

The EGU is seeking to appoint a Communications Officer to work with the EGU Media and Communications Manager in maintaining and further developing media- and science-related communications between the EGU and its membership, the working media, and the public at large. The Communications Officer will also work under the direction of the EGU Executive Secretary on activities related to the promotion ...[Read More]

Have you been drinking Guinness for St Patrick’s?

Yesterday was St Patrick’s day, celebrated world wide, probably with a pint of Guinness. Perhaps while sipping down a pint you may have wondered why do bubbles in Guinness sink? Here is one-of-a kind paper that discusses just this! They concluded that the flow in a glass of stout depends on the shape of the glass. If it narrows downwards (as the traditional stout glass, the pint, does), the ...[Read More]

Join Google Earth Engine at EGU 2014

This year, in addition to having an exhibit booth at European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU GA), Google Inc will be hosting a side event on Google technologies for working with geophysical data. A special workshop themed Google Geo for Research and Higher Education Workshop, will be held in Vienna during the week of the annual EGU GA. This free workshop is intended for scientists, resear ...[Read More]