What a great video from NASA about the History of Hubble–fantistic summary of a fantastics and earth-changing machine.
Some beautiful pictures of a beautify country.
From today’s Telegraph newspaper, word is that this personal and economic disruption could last some time:
The significance is that andesite has a markedly higher gas content than basalt. This may mean that even after all the ice in the crater has melted, the exploding volcano will continue to throw ash into the air rather than simply produce lava flows.
It is refreshing, that so far, despite the world-wide personal and economic disruption, I’m reading and hearing nothing about calls for blaming anyone for this issue. Blame has not entered the conversation. Nor should it ever.
I happened to be in London for a terrific 2-day conference. The first day exceeded my expectations and I was looking forward to the second. I woke up early this morning to hear the news reports about the volcano in Iceland which erupted over night and its ash cloud caused all airports in Scotland to be shutdown, with the rest of the country expected to shutdown very soon. Within minutes after hearing of that, I received a text message from my airline advising that my flight tonight was cancelled.
Recordings of the March 22-23, 2010 Royal Society (UK) meeting on “Handling Uncertainty in Science” are now available for listening and downloading. See http://royalsociety.org/2010-Handling-uncertainty-in-science/.