Scientists in the Field

There’s Something About Mars

Whether in blockbuster movies, novels, or science classrooms, you may have noticed that the planet Mars occupies a special place in human imagination. If you’ve read Scientists in the Field title The Mighty Mars Rovers, by Elizabeth Rusch, you know … Read more

M3 Wave is Making Waves

Readers may remember Mike Morrow, Mike Delos-Reyes, and the company they founded—M3 Wave—from Scientists in the Field title The Next Wave, by Elizabeth Rusch. Now, these ground-breaking pioneers of wave energy technology are making a splash of their own as … Read more

ERUPTION! in Indonesia

It’s been a busy summer for volcanologists in Indonesia—as the Chicago Tribune reported on August 3, the country saw three eruptions in quick succession from “Mount Rinjani on Lombok Island near Bali, the Sinabung volcano on Sumatra Island and Mount … Read more

Did You Know…

That January 24, 2016 marked the 12 year anniversary of NASA rover Opportunity’s landing on Mars? Often called “the Indiana Jones of Mars,” Opportunity was initially expected to survive for merely three Earthen months on the Martian planet! Wonder what … Read more

Current Events

As evidenced by the recent climate talks in Paris, there is a need for sustainable, renewable energy in place of fossil-fuels such as coal and gas. And that’s where wave energy comes in. Imagine being able to transform the crash … Read more

Making Waves

As Elizabeth Rusch writes in The Next Wave, “We are in desperate need of a new clean, renewable energy source” and “pioneers are inventing machines to transform the potent pulsing movement of waves into electricity to light our homes and … Read more

A Cosmic Lineup

There’s been so much exciting information about Pluto coming in from the New Horizons flyby, but what about the planets a little closer to home? On Friday, August 7th, stars Pollux and Castor of the Gemini constellation will line up with Mars, … Read more

The Next Wave Update!

When I wrote about the cutting-edge field of wave energy in my newest book The Next Wave, I wanted to do two things. As the global warming crisis worsens, I wanted to bring attention to a really promising renewable, sustainable, … Read more

Opportunity reaches TEN YEARS on Mars!

Ten years ago today (January 24, 2004), the rover Opportunity landed on Mars with a three-month mission to find signs of past water on the red planet.  A three-month mission that has lasted TEN years — what an incredible, amazing, … Read more

Indonesian Volcanoes (Including Merapi) Erupt, Spurring Evacuations

Mount Merapi in Indonesia, discussed extensively in Eruption! Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives, has erupted again, on Monday November 18, spewing ash more than 6,000 feet in the air, causing some locals to flee their villages.  Meanwhile, another … Read more

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