Monthly Archives: August 2014

Staying Busy

We recently found a couple toy guns with suction cup darts, stashed in a drawer. So, we have been busy with random pranks around station. Advertisements

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Sunrise, and Purple Aurora

We’re still a month-ish away from the sun crossing the horizon here at S Pole, but it’s already easy to see by eye where the sun is. One of the neat things about the sun getting closer to the horizon … Continue reading

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Parts

Several years ago in Dr. Avery’s college class on digital logic (fun coincidence – this is post number 2^7 on this blog), or maybe it was a required “freshman projects” class, a¬†question got asked along the lines of “why do … Continue reading

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South Pole Ice Core

Next summer, drilling is scheduled to begin for the South Pole Ice Core. I read through their website recently and found a neat RADAR image of the area, which was used in selecting the site to drill. It’s an interesting … Continue reading

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ICL

IceCube Lab, where most of the computers that I maintain are kept, last week. The streak at the top of the photo is a polar-orbiting satellite.

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FreeCAD

Before this winter, one of the bigger questions in the back of my mind was how I’d occupy my free time for a full year at Pole. As it turns out, there hasn’t been nearly as much free time as … Continue reading

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