Open Science in Africa, defend the ADA, the value of the outdoors, Minke whale rides, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: February 19, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageFebruary 19, 2018 • 2~2 min read • 0

Foghorn (A Call to Action!) Sign up for AfricaOSH: The Africa Open Science Hardware Gathering and meet some of the most incredible, innovative technologists in the world! Remember when the disability community put their bodies on the line to defend the Affordable Care Act? Remember the videos of people in wheelchairs being handcuffed outside Mitch […]

A precautionary approach to health and safety while using awesome, awesome laser cutters in the home.

UncategorizedFebruary 15, 2018 • 3~5 min read • 0

Holy Mola, Laser Cutters! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably seem some pretty cool projects coming out of my freshly arrived Glowforge laser cutter. But laser cutters are not all sunshine and cool, wooden hinges. Laser cutters were, until very recently, the domain of industrial fabrication shops with extensive safety systems. As a […]

Conservation has a Trolley Problem

ConservationFebruary 13, 2018 • 1~2 min read • 0

A train screams down the tracks. Dead ahead, a pile of of giant pandas frolic, inexplicably, through a bamboo stand growing through the rails. But wait! There’s a switch. Pulling it will divert the train onto another track, where a tank containing one of the last 30 vaquita will surely be crushed. Do you pull […]

Skate saunas, clone armies, deep news from deep-sea mining, an ocean of plastic, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: February 12, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageFebruary 12, 2018 • 1~2 min read • 0

Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Attack of the clones! A Pet Crayfish Can Clone Itself, and It’s Spreading Around the World! One of the take-home points in the talk I gave last Friday is that we barely know anything about the services hydrothermal vents provide to the rest of the ocean ecosystems. Deep-sea hydrothermal […]

2 minutes to midnight, 3D printed turtle eggs, awkward fiddlers, Egyptian welders, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: January 29, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageJanuary 29, 2018 • 1~2 min read • 0

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Good morning. The time is now 2 minutes to mid-night. Doomsday Has Never Been Closer. Good luck. Despite the fact that we live in extremely dangerous times, the scientists in charge of the clock said there is hope. The clock has been wound backwards before, in the wake of […]

6 Essential Tips for the 3D Printing Newbie.

EducationJanuary 23, 2018 • 2~2 min read • 0

If you’re like me, you’ve probably been enjoying watching David Shiffman and Craig McClain take their first steps into 3D printing. For a small subset of people, small consumer 3D printers can be an incredibly useful tool, for a larger subset, 3D printing has fantastic teaching applications, but for most enthusiasts, it’s a fun hobby. […]

Science as graphic novel, baby eels, anglerfish emoji, drone ocean rescue, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: January 22, 2018.

Monday Morning SalvageJanuary 22, 2018 • 2~3 min read

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) The US Government is shut down. This is not great news for science (at the moment, my project to train ROV technicians and deliver 5 – 10 observation-class underwater robots to the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands is on hold pending resolution). Call you congressperson and give them […]

Snot Bots for whale health, critical dolphins, lobster considerations, and more! Monday Morning Salvage: January 15, 2018.

Monday Morning Salvage, UncategorizedJanuary 15, 2018 • 2~2 min read

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) 2018 is almost certainly going to be a record year for FOIA requests. Learn how to do them right and get results thanks to Pro Publica: I’ve Sent Out 1,018 Open Records Requests, and This Is What I’ve Learned. Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) Dr. Michelle LaRue is […]

Fish feel pain, mining feels the pressure, sea lions feel excluded, and science publishing feels like an old boys club. It’s the Monday Morning Salvage: January 8, 2018!

Monday Morning SalvageJanuary 8, 2018 • 2~2 min read

Fog Horn (A Call to Action) Abstract submission open for the 2018 International Marine Conservation Congress in Kuching, Sarawak this summer! Get your abstracts in early! Flotsam (what we’re obsessed with right now) This is a pretty big deal: The Year Climate Change Began to Spin Out of Control. The loop is closing fast and if […]

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