Candace Kairies Beatty
November 22, 2010
Winona State University geology professors bring the photo system to the classroom
Professors in the geology department at Winona State University introduced GigaPan technology, a high-resolution panoramic photo system, which will allow students to experience more fieldwork in their studies by viewing high definition photos right from the classroom.
According to geology professor Candace Kairies Beatty, GigaPan is a combination of robot, website and software technology.
“[GigaPan] allows you to make high resolution...
April 14, 2010
It might surprise you to hear that the Federal government owns 35% -- just about 650 million acres -- of the land mass of the United States. Most of this land is intended for all citizens (and future grnerations) to use and enjoy, and includes all National Parks, National Monuments, National Forests, and National Wildlife Refuges.
March 24, 2010
The Duluth Complex, extending from Duluth, MN northeast into Canada hosts one of the world's largest undeveloped depostis of copper, nickel, platinum, palladium and gold. As mentioned in my last post (It's Not Easy Being Green), a number of these metals are needed to produce current and upcoming green technologies, not to mention their use in ipods, cell phones, computers, etc.
February 15, 2010
If someone mentioned mining to you, what would be the first images to come to mind? Probably dirty faces, barren landscapes and polluted waterways. Technologies such as iPods, cell phones, wind turbines, laptops, hybrid cars and solar arrays would be the last things on your mind. But without metals, and the mining industry that recovers them from the Earth, none of these modern items would exist.
February 8, 2010
Topics include how technology is being used in the classroom
January 31, 2010
Look around you and count the number of electronic devices you see. If you're like most people, you can probably see a laptop, television, DVD player, ipod or a cell phone at the very least.