Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Fall Update

At some people's insistence I'm posting a brief update. I don't know if I mentioned this in the previous lab-related post, but our paper on using x-ray fluorescence to reveal the writing on ancient inscriptions was published. Is being published. Something like that. It was accepted, anyway. In case you think that's really neat, I mention the caveat that we haven't really tested it with something that you can't read visually yet -- it's just the foundation work we've got going. That said, it did receive some level of coverage in online science news sites and in the French "Science et Vie" and the German "Spektrum der Wissenschaft", both similar to our own "Scientific American". The original press release is the most accurate to date.

Many advancement have been made in the previously-mentioned games. Plus, I'm playing World of Warcraft from time to time, and so is Megan. Not so much the Guild Wars any more, though the new expansion (Grenth's Footprint) is appealing.

I should also mention, since I haven't adequately covered "background" even, that the aforementioned "Megan" is my fiancee, with whom I could not be happier. Wedding plans are going well, as well. No, I'm not telling you when. You already know where I live.