Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Science 2.0 - If research papers hat a comment section - Update

A while ago Jorge Cham had this wonderful cartoon on PhD Comic what it would be like if research papers had a comment section.

Today I found a real world example on the GEON web pages. http://www.geongrid.org/index.php/news/comments/interop_gin_the_geosciences_information_network/P2750/


Meanwhile, I found another example in the comments section at the Digital Curation Centre.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Book recommendation: Willem Frederik Hermans - Beyond Sleep

Alfred Issendorf, a young dutch geology student is sent by his professor to the wilderness of Finnmark (Norway) to find proof of his advisor's hypothesis that certain lakes are meteorite craters. He has ambition but little talent and his quest soon turns into a real catastrophy.

I strongly hope there is no real analogue for Issendorf now stumbling around in the bavarian Chiemgau. The story strongly reminds me on what currently happens in Bavaria where the glacial Lake Tüttensee and some other depressions have been declared to represent remains of a postulated 'chiemgau impact'.

But wait.. you have to read the whole book first;)