Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Red Tide and Dino-What?

According to the Los Angeles Times today, San Diego County is experiencing a “Red Tide.”  See: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0930-red-tide-20110930,0,3610014.story During a red tide, the sea water appears to have a reddish-brown tinge during the day.  Not too exciting.  During the night, however, …
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We’re On YouTube!

Just in case you didn’t know it, we started a “channel” at YouTube at the same time we opened this MOST site.  I have posted a few short videos there on dimensional analysis, water movement in the hydrologic cycle, and …
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Cows versus Trout in the Sierra

The Los Angeles Times had a provocative article in yesterday’s edition, with the same title as today’s post.  See: http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-trout-grazing-20110925,0,4939371.story The site of the story by Louis Sahagun is the same general area that I visited last week.  While there, …
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Was Einstein Wrong?

Research scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) have experimental data that suggests that there could be something wrong with Albert Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity.  See: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-0923-speed-of-light-20110923,0,497738.story These scientists have measured a particle travelling faster than the …
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The Autumnal Equinox

Last year at this time, I had a post on the Autumnal Equinox.  As I re-read it today, I thought I would post it all over again, as the message is as timeless as the cosmic event most folks are …
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Water Supply Update

As promised, I personally conducted an assessment of water supply here in California over the past weekend.  Despite this being the final weekend of the Summer season, I found water in places in the Sierras that are often bone-dry by …
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Poquito Vacacion!

I’ll be out for a few days.  My “mission” will be yet another assessment of the water supply situation in California.  It will be gruelling “work,” but somebody — me — has to do it. Best of luck to those …
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Remembering 9/11

This weekend marks a very important date in the history of this great nation, the terrorist attacks of 9/11/01.  After much discussion, a memorial was conceived for the former site of the World Trade Center that was destroyed in this …
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Flow Rate Course Now Available

We’ve just added a new course to our library here at MOST: Flow Rate Calculation.  There are five key mathematical relationships that you need to know in order to successfully navigate the math portion of state certification exams.  Of these, …
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Coagulation Course Now Available

We have just completed our seventh course, this one on Coagulation — the first unit process in conventional water treatement.  As the only chemical process in conventional water treatment, we spend much of the hour examining the chemistry aspects of …
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The Countdown Continues

Yes, it is now only TWO WEEKS until the Water Distribution Operator certification exam here in California.  Have you been procrastinating on your studying?  Well, you have a great opportunity this Labor Day weekend to catch up.  Make sure you …
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