Seismogenic Zone

Seismology postdoc. San Francisco resident. Often found playing music or drawing comics about personified places and things. Usually covered in cat hair.
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crystalqueerotter:

bisexualnatasharomanoff:

astrodidact:

via ScienceAlert

Titanium dioxide breaks down smog particles in the air, and students in the US have shown that in one year, one roof coated in it can break down the smog from a car that’s driven 17,000 km(10,500 miles). And every day, 21 tonnes of smog could be eliminated by one million treated roofs.

http://txchnologist.com/post/88500055810/students-show-common-compound-breaks-down-air-pollution

Kawai Tam, Chun-Yu “Jimmy” Liang, Jessica Moncayo, Edwin Rodriguez, Carlos Espinoza, Kelly McCoy, David Cocker and Louis Lancaster. From UC Riverside. Not just “Engineering students”.

This is important.

I saw the photo and its printed caption, and before I even read the descriptive text, I thought, “I bet this came from southern California.”

And then I scrolled down. UC Riverside! Fyeah!

(via triplebakaminustwo)

vantasticmess:

eveil:

nightkinks:

scribblescruff:

brandonchesnutt:

Amazing Jurassic Park cosplay. I’m dying. Via Gamma Squad.


omg the video of them going around the con is HILARIOUS

Go faster. Must go faster.

This is the true spirit of cosplay
a full grown man riding in a Power Wheel modified to look like a Jurassic Park truck
with a lady in a raptor suit chasing him all over the convention
everyone else go home.

vantasticmess:

eveil:

nightkinks:

scribblescruff:

brandonchesnutt:

Amazing Jurassic Park cosplay. I’m dying. Via Gamma Squad.

omg the video of them going around the con is HILARIOUS

Go faster. Must go faster.

This is the true spirit of cosplay

a full grown man riding in a Power Wheel modified to look like a Jurassic Park truck

with a lady in a raptor suit chasing him all over the convention

everyone else go home.

(via looseferrets)

siri-nan replied to your photoset “Levi makeup test from the other night. Yes, Levi would never stand for…”
Yes, perfect that scowl. Also I demand pics of Levis at Levi’s in all of the Levi’s at some point, Julian. eue
Oh, the entire point of having everyone cosplay Levi at Levi’s Plaza is to take a bunch of silly photos. They will definitely be posted widely once this happens!

icarusing:

desert bluffs uses comic sans pass it on

(via babydaves)

Levi makeup test from the other night. Yes, Levi would never stand for a cravat that is totally a scrap from my fabric drawer, but sshhh. There is time for fixing this.

(Never really intended to cosplay this dude, since I am Marco in our SnK group, but LeviCon is happening, so yes. Also, he’s canonically 5’3” and constantly taken for younger than he actually is, so that’s something I can pull off, I guess.)

One of the main reasons revising a paper always takes way longer than I think it will…

(via babydaves)

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Voyager recording

depressedtaylorswift:

This is the sound Jupiter emits via electromagnetic waves. 10 min

no way omg

(via beyondthegrandline)

streetartsf:

San Francisco has always been a rough and tumble town where wealth has been amassed and lost in quick succession and the streets littered with colorful characters the the beloved Emperor Norton. 
See and read where he can be found now a day. Article by Larry Jones.
http://www.streetartsf.com/blog/emperor-norton-in-the-streets-of-san-francisco/

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californiastatelibrary:

100 years ago today, Mt. Lassen eruption bears bizarre resemblance to the man it was named after.

Just one of the many treasures you’ll find in our photo catalog!

Photo by Benjamin Franklin Loomis.

Never a good sign when a pyroclastic cloud is laughing at you, though…

(via gaelen)

bee-the-gatekeeper:

bunjywunjy:

SOMEONE PHOTOSHOP THAT STICK INTO A BANJO RIGHT NOW

(via tessella-hearts)

oldkentuckyhome:

citruscitybro:

((And one more belated birthday picture, for Mel, whose birthday was in July!

This is Lincoln (oldkentuckyhome), her personification of the state of Kentucky. Linc’s been around for a while, and I really need to throw my characters at him more, because he’s just fun and cheerful and a wonderful smartass, and he is great. Also, as someone who plays bluegrass music regularly, how could I not be extra partial to this character?

Anyway, I apologize again for being so late to the occasion, and I hope you like this, Mel!))

(*More interested at the fact you play bluegrass* Thank you so much!! I love it!  Lol we do need to make  a point of chatting more!)

Wooooowww Tumblr, way to not tell me about this reblog until now!

Anyway, I’m so glad you like this! Linc was very fun to draw!

And yes, I play bluegrass! I got into it about seven years ago. A friend of mine who is an amazing mandolin player was all, “Yo, you play violin, so you’re learning bluegrass fiddle, deal with it.” And now I’m hooked. I go to a jam session in San Francisco once a week, but I’m not actually in a band, and I haven’t been to a festival in a while. Hopefully that will change soon.