Thursday, September 9, 2010

Not another hole in the woods.

Woods Hole Marine Biology Lab was created in 1888 to "study nature not books" as quoted by Louis Agassiz. It is the worlds oldest privately owned marine biology lab. Scientists from all over the country and the world come to study and learn at the Lab. It is known as a place where scientists can come together to share ideas.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Hey Look theres a butterfly!

The Butterfly effect is the explanation that something small can affect a large systems. It comes from a speech delivered in 1973 by Edward Lorenz titled, "Does the Flap of a Butterfly Wings in Brazil Set Off a Tornado in Texas?". It is based of the idea of a ripple effect, that as things continue they can become bigger and bigger until they become large enough to make a difference, or a tornado at least.