Monthly Archives: January 2011

Caught in a Bad Project

Can I just say that this spoof on the Lady Gaga song “Bad romance” is pure brilliance: The internet is amazing: the video was posted three days ago and I saw it this morning after a (non-scientist) friend pointed it … Continue reading

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Shake Hands with Danger

If you ever think about what it would be like to work in the Antarctic… bulldozers, trucks and cranes are probably not the first things that come to mind. But it takes many different things to support research on the … Continue reading

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Of glaciers gone

I do have to thank myself again for giving my husband a slide scanner for Christmas. Here’s another treasure: a picture of him skiing near Palmer Station, taken on 7 December 1997. The glacier he is on is near “Skua … Continue reading

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My mother always told me

There’s been a good discussion on my last post about the term “Manpower” – thanks to all who actively participated, here and on other channels. It has been fascinating to see that the suggestion of such a small adjustment as … Continue reading

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I was a bit puzzled by that word the first few times I heard it in the context of my work, in conjunction with the European XFEL construction project. While recovering from the impact – after all, I had spent … Continue reading

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