Friday, April 29, 2011

Quotation of the Moment: Dr. Jones Lectures

"Quicksand is a mixture of sand, mud, and water, and depending on the viscosity, it's not as dangerous as people sometimes think."
--Dr. Henry Jones Jr., in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

(Video can be seen here, in a Slate presentation on quicksand.)

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ask Doc Rheo: Tissue Fiber Rheology

Dear Doc Rheo:
Do you have, or know anyone who has experience in tissue rheology, specifically on fibers?  I am interested in developing a database on rheological characteristics of the various tissues in the body, ie breast tissue, abdominal adipose tissue, scar tissue, etc.

Dear Josh:
This is far outside my area.  Any readers who would be willing to talk to Josh send me an email at rheolworldblog -at-
Doc Rheo

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

June in Montreal

The Canadian Society of Rheology is presenting two short courses on rheology in June.
The second item does not have a link on the CSR web site.  I will post information when it becomes available.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Links of the Moment: What I Did This Semester

My employer, ConAgra Foods, and Michigan State University set up a 400 level course to introduce undergrads to industrial research.  I am referenced obliquely in some of the stories--

Friday, April 1, 2011

Quotation of the Moment: Flowing Like a River

And so, like water, we flow. Or, let's try to imagine ourselves flowing. We may not realize it when we're in the flow, but take a look at these pictures from St. Petersburg. Russian photographer Alexey Titarenko sees city crowds as a stream of hands, heads and coats rushing along stairs and streets, in and out of buildings...rushing like water...
--Robert Krulwich, reflecting on the photographs of Titarenko

I have to admit, when I saw the pictures, I thought of the smoke monster from Lost.

Jobs Report (April '11)

A search using the keyword "rheolog*" on April 1st found