Posts Tagged ‘ICE’

Yesterday afternoon, perhaps tired of keeping up with the subzero temps, our furnace up and quit. We were able to keep the house somewhat above freezing until the repair guy installed the replacement bits this morning.  We’re all fixed now. But the outage wasn’t without a bright side: the ice crystals on the windows grew especially wild:

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Winter abstracts

Ice on the windows:

Photo details: Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens on a Canon EOS 50D.
(top) ISO 250, f/4, 1/320 sec; (bottom )ISO 160, f/5, 1/500 sec

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ICE 2008

I’ve had a week to digest the International Congress of Entomology (ICE) meeting held earlier this month in Durban, South Africa. Thousands of diverse presentations happening in 15 parallel sessions cannot easily be summed up in a single blog post, so I’ll stick to a few of my own impressions of the conference.

First, the bad. Durban was a terrible location. (more…)

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