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The Future of Remote Sensing?

"We are pleased to introduce the world's first high-resolution HD video of Earth taken from a commercial remote sensing satellite.

This video showcases a selection of the first videos taken from SkySat-1, the first of our planned 24 satellite constellation. The video clips have not yet been calibrated or tuned. SkySat-1 captures up to 90-second video clips at 30 frames per second. The resolution is high enough to resolve objects that impact the global economy like shipping containers, while maintaining a level of clarity that does not determine human activity."


Via Seth Dixon
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It will be interesting to see if this can be used by the geological GIS community.

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Daniel Lindahl's curator insight, March 20, 2015 6:06 PM

This video, created in December of 2013, illustrates the first HD video recorded from a remote sensing satellite. A milestone such as this one opens tons of doors for future progress on remote sensing. 

Max Minard's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:00 PM

Over the past years, remote sensing has established major innovations such as capturing the world's first high-resolution HD video of Earth taken from a satellite. Within the link, a video is shown to show the viewer the exact HD video taken and portrays detailed depictions of the world's surface along with labels pertaining to these specific locations. What this means for the future of remote sensing is that geographers can now access high resolution videos of any part of the world from remote sensing technologies located in space. These innovations show the bright future of geographical technologies and opens the door to many possibilities people can take to further improving remote sensing. 

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Raison d'etre

Raison d'etre | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

In geological terms, a contact is the place where two different types of rocks come together. This ezine is a place to find content from my favorite web sources on the the creation-evolution issue, with a focus on the subject of geology.  Just as the layers of a rock can be composed of many different materials, so my sources often differ in their assumptions and in their views on the issue, but their common intersection is the belief that this is an important subject.

 

(Image source:  Glyn Baker, http://www.geograph.org.uk/reuse.php?id=167895)

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While my interests are wide-ranging, as even a cursory glance at this site will show,  a subject of great personal interest to me is the preservation of biological material in fossils presumed tens to hundreds of millions of years old.  In my view, the increasing pace of discovery of such material is one of the strongest evidences in support of a young age for the earth.

 

Below is a continuously updated archive of articles I've found on the subject:


2017:


195 million year old dinosaur blood:  http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14220


80 million year old brachylophosaur protein: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170123145210.htm


2016:

130 million year old bird melanosomes: http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2016/11/16/1617168113.abstract

75 million year old keratin: http://phys.org/news/2016-11-dinosaur-claw-sheath-proteins-million.html

120 million year old Psittacosaurus pigment and protein:  http://www.icr.org/article/9595/

1.4 million year old chloroplast DNA from deep sea sediments: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/44/8/615.full.pdf+html

100 million year old mummified bird wings: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160628/ncomms12089/full/ncomms12089.html

1.88 billion year old microbial protein preservation: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160617/ncomms11977/full/ncomms11977.html

445 million year old echinoderm organic molecules: http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/44/5/379.abstract

8-11 million year old snake proteins: http://www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2816%2930120-8

247 million year old preserved dinosaur soft tissue: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0151143, http://www.reuters.com/video/2016/04/04/fossilised-blood-vessels-oldest-in-world?videoId=367980360&videoChannel=6&channelName=Technology

520 million year old preserved arthropod neural tissue: http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/44765/title/To-Retain-a-Brain/, http://sco.lt/7fLsw5

2015 :

Presence of blood confirmed in 80-million-year-old hadrosaur fossil: https://news.ncsu.edu/2015/12/schweitzer-vessels/

Unperminalized hadrosaur bones: http://creation.com/unpermineralized-hadrosaur-bones-alaska

50-million year old melanosomes in bats: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150928155852.htm

150-million year old melanosomes in bird fossil: http://crev.info/2015/09/original-pigment-dinosaur-feathers/

Radiocarbon in dinosaur bone: http://crev.info/2015/06/c14-dinosaur-bone/

Preserved coloration in dinosaur eggshell: http://www.icr.org/article/8805/

Collagen and blood cells in Cretaceous dinosaur museum specimens: http://crev.info/2015/06/more-dino-blood-found/, http://crev.info/2015/06/dinosaur-soft-tissue-surprise/

8-18-million year old proteins in seashells: http://blog.drwile.com/?p=13504, http://phys.org/news/2015-02-million-year-old-mollusk-protein.html

2014:

550 million year old tube worms: http://blog.drwile.com/?p=12518, http://www.icr.org/article/8059/

2013:

23 million year old lizard: http://www.icr.org/article/7569/ 46 million year old mosquito blood: http://crev.info/2013/

46 million year old mosquito blood: http://www.pnas.org/content/110/46/18496.abstract

49 million year old beetle scales: https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23786-iridescent-beetle-shimmers-for-49-million-years/#.UeeXxZwSTbC

70 million year old hadrosaur skin: http://creation.com/hadrosaur-skin, http://phys.org/news/2013-04-scientists-rare-dinosaur-skin-fossil.html

160 year old mollusk melanin: http://phys.org/news/2013-06-melanin-jurassic-era-mollusk-tool-cancer.html

Brian Thomas’ overviews: http://www.icr.org/article/7520/

Archaeopteryx feather: http://blog.drwile.com/?p=10235#more-10235

190-197 million year old sauropod egg proteins: http://crev.info/2013/04/protein-found-in-dinosaur-eggs/

250 million year old coloration on trilobites: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03/130327-trilobite-spots-marine-paleontology-science/

Cretaceous triceratops horn: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0065128113000020, http://blog.drwile.com/?p=10065

350 million year old crinoids & 417 million year old eurypterid chitin: http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/oldbiomarkers.htm

Soft tissue overview from Answers in Genesis: https://answersingenesis.org/fossils/3-soft-tissue-in-fossils/

2012:

Jurassic squid ink: http://creation.com/fossil-squid-ink (see here for Charles Dickens reporting on fresh squid ink and fresh squid eye discovery: http://observationdeck.kinja.com/mary-anning-the-fossil-finder-by-charles-dickens-1579691341)

C-14 in dinosaur bones, a presentation at an AGU-AOGS conference that was later stricken from the conference records: http://creation.com/c14-dinos

Dr. Mary Schweitzer’s dinosaur tissue research: http://www.icr.org/article/7091/

Brian Thomas update: http://www.icr.org/article/7183/


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The Johnstown Flood – 27 Rare Photographs of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes

The Johnstown Flood – 27 Rare Photographs of the Great Flood of 1889 Which Killed Over 2,000 People in Minutes | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
In a river valley in central Pennsylvania, heavy rain and a neglected dam lead to a catastrophe in which 2,209 people die and a prosperous city, Johnstown, is nearly wiped off the face of the earth.
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The awesome power of water.
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2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Together, the two dams illustrate widely diverging conditions at the more than 1,000 dams across California, most of them decades old. The structures also underscore the challenge of maintaining older dams with outdated designs.
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‘Tully monster’ mystery is far from solved, Penn-led group argues

‘Tully monster’ mystery is far from solved, Penn-led group argues | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The “Tully monster,” an ancient animal that had long defied classification, was in fact a vertebrate, two groups of scientists claimed. Specifically, it seemed to be a type of fish called a lamprey.

The problem with this resolution? According to a group of paleobiologists led by the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauren Sallan, it’s plain wrong.
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Scientists revive weird microbes after freeing them from ancient cave crystals

Scientists revive weird microbes after freeing them from ancient cave crystals | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
It sounds like a sci-fi tale: Scientists manage to revive strains of microbes that have been trapped inside giant cave crystals for tens of thousands of years, and find out that they seem positively alien.
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Or, maybe they're not tens of thousands of years old?
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Dinosaur Eggs Not Bird-Like After All

Dinosaur Eggs Not Bird-Like After All | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Prevailing secular theory considers birds to be living dinosaurs, but new science is hatching to support the stark differences between these creatures. The data demonstrate dinosaurs were more likely cold-blooded like all modern reptiles.
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Further evidence against the dino-bird theory.
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Dek and Daga Islands, Ethiopia

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Situated in the Amhara Region of the Ethiopian Highlands, Lake Tana is the largest lake in Ethiopia and acts as the headwaters of the Blue Nile River.
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Includes some interesting information about this unusual island.  And taken with a digital camera from space!
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Gaping hole continues to grow in the spillway of America's tallest dam

Gaping hole continues to grow in the spillway of America's tallest dam | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"A gaping hole continues to grow in the spillway of America's tallest dam."

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What Happened to the Sun over 7,000 Years Ago? Analysis of tree rings reveals highly abnormal solar activity in the mid-Holocene

What Happened to the Sun over 7,000 Years Ago? Analysis of tree rings reveals highly abnormal solar activity in the mid-Holocene | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
By analyzing the level of a carbon isotope in tree rings from a specimen of an ancient bristlecone pine, a team led by Nagoya University researchers has revealed that the sun exhibited a unique pattern of activity in 5480 BC.
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The strange 'ice cream swirls' at the Martian North Pole

The strange 'ice cream swirls' at the Martian North Pole | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
It is a bizarre sight - resembling the top of a giant ice cream cone at first glance.

New European Space Agency pictures from its Mars Express have revealed the Red Planet’s north polar ice cap and its distinctive dark spiralling troughs in unprecedented detail.
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Chance Discovery Of New Fossil From Half Billion Years Ago Sheds Light On Life On Earth

Chance Discovery Of New Fossil From Half Billion Years Ago Sheds Light On Life On Earth | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Dr Tom Harvey from the Department of Geology, University of Leicester, together with Professor Nicholas Butterfield, University of Cambridge, discovered the new species while conducting a survey of microfossils in mudstones from western Canada.

To their surprise, the samples yielded miniscule loriciferans: a type of animal so small it has been considered “unfossilizable”.
YEC Geo's insight:
The question is, has this microfossil been permineralized? If so, it's been exquisitely preserved.  Is there any original biologic material left? 
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 Oldest Dinosaur Blood Reported

 Oldest Dinosaur Blood Reported | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Another university finds dinosaur blood in a rib bone. This one breaks records for age, over double previous reports.
YEC Geo's insight:
2017 has barely begun, and already the soft tissue discoveries are rolling in.

Note: this would never have been a prediction of the mainstream consensus theory. 

Here's another bold prediction:  at some point, evidence will be turned up that radiometric decay has been significantly variable in the past.
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Secular Ocean Theory Evaporates

Secular Ocean Theory Evaporates | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
If there was ever a coherent theory of how the earth got its oceans, it’s gone. The new reading of meteorites forbids it. Now, inventors of solar system models have to go back to square one. Whatever they come up with is bound to take more heat.
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More Evidence of a Wet Sahara

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Clearly, much of the world has dried out since the time of the patriarchs and the conquest of Canaan. Yet, this past climate change is difficult for secular scientists to explain.
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Every 200 years California suffers a storm of biblical proportions — this year’s rains are just a precursor

Every 200 years California suffers a storm of biblical proportions — this year’s rains are just a precursor | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"The last freak rainstorm turned the Central Valley into a lake, and we’re due for another one."

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I'd never heard of the 1861 California flood.
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Morning Glory Spillway

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The Monticello Dam, which holds back Lake Berryessa, features a morning glory spillway. This type of spillway is basically a giant cement funnel. Rather than spilling over the dam, high waters spill into the funnel. Morning glory spillways are also known as bell-mouth spillways.
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Illinois River: Oregon's wildest and most remote stream

Illinois River: Oregon's wildest and most remote stream | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it

"The ultramafic rocks that rise above the Illinois originated in the basement of the planet — pushed up nearly 50 miles from the earth's upper mantle — and are found almost nowhere else in the world."

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German Paleontologist Günter Bechly Joins the Center for Science & Culture as a New Senior Fellow

German Paleontologist Günter Bechly Joins the Center for Science & Culture as a New Senior Fellow | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
In 2015 on his personal website, Bechly publicly disclosed his support for intelligent design. And everyone was totally cool with that. Right? In a future post, we'll have more to say about what happened next in Dr. Bechly's professional life. Forgive us if we keep you in suspense.
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11 of America's grandest dams

11 of America's grandest dams | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Negative impacts aside, we've rounded up the 11 grandest American dams that are remarkable in their scope, size and historical significance. You've been directly impacted by these dams — whether you realize it or not. These are the dams that keep the lights on, irrigate the crops that we eat and create the massive lakes where we frolic on summer vacation. These are the dams that, for better or worse, have helped to shape America.
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There is something so awe-inspiring about the engineering capability needed to hold back those tons and tons of water--kind of a modern Moses holding back the Red Sea.
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Mining salt in the hottest place on Earth

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Home to some of the most spectacular geological features in the world, the Danakil depression of Ethiopia sits well over 100 meters below sea level.
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Great photos of a fascinating place.  For more information, there's a very interesting pdf on the Danakil Depression on this site: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268637630_Geotouristic_attractions_of_the_Danakil_Depression
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Hundreds of ancient earthworks built in the Amazon

Hundreds of ancient earthworks built in the Amazon | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
The structures are ditched enclosures that occupy roughly 13,000 km2. Their discovery challenges assumptions that the rainforest ecosystem has been untouched by humans.
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Lost civilizations--always fascinating.  What happened to bring them down?
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Politics Poison Science

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From the days I started doing scientific research, I have seen that politics play far too great a role in science. Some of this stems from the fact that most basic research is funded by the federal government, and since politicians control the money, they inevitably exert influence on what kind of scientific research is done. Over the years, however, I have observed a nasty, growing trend of scientists’ own political views influencing the way they handle data and communicate their results. In some fields, the political influence is worse than it is in others, and climate science might be the most politicized field of them all. A story posted on Dr. Judith Curry’s blog is the latest in a series of revelations that show us just how bad this has become.
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Jay Wile on the whistleblower crisis.
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Moment cliff collapses above 'lava firehose' from Hawai volcano

Moment cliff collapses above 'lava firehose' from Hawai volcano | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Video shows guests gasping and screaming as the huge piece of land splashes down in front of them, sending debris high into the air.
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Now that would have been cool to see.
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Paper spotlights key flaw in widely used radioisotope dating technique

Paper spotlights key flaw in widely used radioisotope dating technique | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
An oversight in a radioisotope dating technique used to date everything from meteorites to geologic samples means that scientists have likely overestimated the age of many samples, according to new research from North Carolina State University.
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No Doubts Left: It’s Dinosaur Protein

No Doubts Left: It’s Dinosaur Protein | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
Schweitzer’s team has already presented more than enough evidence in multiple papers since her notorious “60 Minutes” interview that left the host gasping and Jack Horner dumbfounded. Now she drives the last nail in the coffin of doubts.
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The first soft tissue report for 2017.  Last year there were eleven--it'll be interesting to see what the rest of the year brings.
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Precambrian impacts and the Genesis Flood

Precambrian impacts and the Genesis Flood | Conformable Contacts | Scoop.it
If the Precambrian is pre-Flood, where does it fit into biblical Earth history?
YEC Geo's insight:
A logical explanation for many puzzling features.

Many people have the impression that creation geologists routinely employ "God of the Gaps" arguments to explain problematic data.  I would urge anyone who is truly interested in the issue and not closed to other explanations besides that of the mainstream, to browse the back issues of the Journal of Creation (http://creation.com/articles#journal_archive) or the Creation Research Society Quarterly (https://www.creationresearch.org/index.php/crsq-journal/public-articles).  They will find articles just as scholarly and well-developed as those in any secular journal, addressing many subjects from an outside-the-box perspective that could help them understand the issue better.
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