Is working in Oil & Gas immoral?

We often look at the Oil & Gas industry and wonder how anyone would be willing to work there. All the environmental catastrophes, the carbon footprint of cars powered by oil and lately […]

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How to see the earth rumbling.

The Earth starts to shake. All the tension that was built up at the fault was released. An earthquake just happened somehow the ground starts moving. If you think about it, it’s fascinating […]

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Like a Moss

They’re pretty much everywhere. In the harshest environments, even on highways some extremophile mosses, lichens and algae can survive. Most of them aren’t very welcome on the walls of our cities. Since they’re […]

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In Rough Seas

Heligoland is an island off the coast of Nothern Germany. This island has already had a turbulent history before man set foot on this island of red sandstone. But its position in the […]

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Recording a seismic wave – What’s new?

Streamers are an essential part in the marine seismic experiment. When I first came into geophysics, I learned that streamers are fluid-filled hoses with pressure probes. This might be right in the case […]

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Know your scale – Why wavelengths are so important

So you thought there is just one “seismics”? In general, we might say that the seismics experiment is watching mechanical waves travel through Earth and then apply science on it to get an […]

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Seismics Introduction

We send sound into the ground and listen what comes back to the surface. There are a lot of sources we can use to make this sound. A very basic but effective approach […]

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Beasties of fur and of feather

Our world long ago with lands joined together when first appeared beasties of fur and of feather. Artistic view on the life in the Triassic period by Richard Morden. Get it here! (All […]

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Dangerous cargo and magnetic prospection

This week a boat in Hamburg was carrying dangerous cargo. It was an unexploded grenade that had been found on a building site. Now it might seem weird that this kind of cargo […]

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Happy New Year! – On gravitational attraction

A new year starts and suddenly a lot of people are concerned about their gravitational attraction to the Earth. In January new subscriptions to the gym spike compared to every other month. Weight […]

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