Confessions of a Female Engineer

Ask me anything   I'm a second year geological engineering student who loves coffee and tv, and am a little more superstitious than I would care to admit to my friends/family.

My home is Coastal BC, but here I find myself in the middle of Saskatchewan for school.

bertilakslady:

thegoddamnwordsmith:

thequantumqueer:

spinningyarns:

doctorbee:

xwidep:

Scales

This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.So.Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humansCelsius: what temperatures affect waterKelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?

#this is why i hate people that are all like oooh fahrenheit makes no sense

This makes so much more sense.

My physics teacher did in fact explain it this way. Thank you, Mr Thorpe!

bertilakslady:

thegoddamnwordsmith:

thequantumqueer:

spinningyarns:

doctorbee:

xwidep:

Scales

This is because Fahrenheit is based on a brine scale and the human body. The scale is basically how cold does it have to be to freeze saltwater (zero Fahrenheit) to what temperature is the human body (100-ish Fahrenheit, although now we know that’s not exactly accurate). Fahrenheit was designed around humans.

Celsius and Kelvin are designed around the natural world.

Celsius is a scale based on water. Zero is when water freezes, 100 is when water boils.

Kelvin uses the same scale as Celsius (one degree, as a unit, is the same between the two), but defines zero as absolute zero, which is basically the temperature at which atoms literally stop doing that spinning thing. Nothing can exist below zero Kelvin. It’s the bottom of the scale.

So.
Fahrenheit: what temperatures affect humans
Celsius: what temperatures affect water
Kelvin: what temperatures affect atoms

Why didn’t my science teachers ever see fit to toss off this little fact?

This makes so much more sense.

My physics teacher did in fact explain it this way. Thank you, Mr Thorpe!

(via attackonstudying)

— 16 hours ago with 338774 notes
#water  #temperature  #scales  #fahrenheit  #celsius  #kelvin 
Water Geography

clevergirlhelps:

Water makes up 70% of the global surface, and 95% of geographical errors commonly found in fantasy maps. When plotting your world, please consider the following points…

General

Water always runs downhill. This means that water starts from areas of high elevation – like mountains, plateaus, and hills – and works its way to areas of low elevation, like swamps, oceans, floodplains, lakes, and ponds. Rivers cannot form under mountains and then run into a mountain range, because that means the water is flowing uphill. Lakes high up in the mountains cannot have streams or rivers running out of them. That also means not all water flows south; the Nile River is a famous example of that. Water only flows downhill. A lot of fantasy cartographers forget this very simple fact when planning their world.

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— 2 days ago with 123 notes
#water systems  #water  #River  #Lake  #swamp  #Brooks  #streams  #hydrology 
unknownskywalker:

How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth?
This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.

unknownskywalker:

How much water is there on, in, and above the Earth?

This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant.

(Source: ga.water.usgs.gov)

— 2 days ago with 316 notes
#water  #earth  #perspective 

staceythinx:

Aerial photos of the biggest opencast coal mining pit of Germany by Bernhard Lang.

(Source: fubiz.net, via anengineersaspect)

— 2 days ago with 188 notes
#mining 

besieged:

if i had a dollar for every time an adult asked me about college then i’d have enough money to pay for college

(via soumay)

— 2 days ago with 213361 notes
#student 
elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?
Evernote - keep your research at one place
Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
Science glossary - for those hard science words
Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
Any.do - daily planner 
Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
Scribd - online library
Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 
Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)
I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

elisetheviking:

School has started or will very soon so what would be better to do than to gather some great resources for a better school year?

  1. Evernote - keep your research at one place
  2. Khan Academy - over 4,200 educational videos
  3. Mathaway - helps you solve almost every math problem
  4. Cliffnotes - read and prep for school work
  5. Studious - great way to keep track of schedule
  6. iFormulas - references for mathematical formulas
  7. Pocket - save studies and articles much easier
  8. Science glossary - for those hard science words
  9. Studyblue - online flashcards for your next test
  10. Any.do - daily planner 
  11. Dropbox - don’t rely on your computer alone, make sure your notes and papers are safely uploaded online, just in case.
  12. Feed.ly  - gather all your fav websites for research or whatever in one place - I love this myself!
  13. Scribd - online library
  14. Self Control - we all know self control during work or school isn’t always around
  15. TED - lots of good presentation by interesting people
  16. Chegg - don’t have all the money for new text books? Chegg lets you rent many text books for much less than it costs to buy
  17. Duolingo - learning a new language? Then I’ll recommend this one
  18. Mint.com - make sure you’ve got your money straight 
  19. Alarmy - hard to get up in the morning? Well, this alarm makes you take a picture of your sink to turn it off!
  20. Sworkit - don’t forget that exercise will make it easier to concentrate! 

Don’t forget to look at my 27 websites for a new year - where you can find lots of other resources for health, fitness, school/work and div when starting a new year(school year too)

I’ve also got a post called 53 posts for students which contains nutrition and fitness posts especially for students!

(via academic-and-goal-driven)

— 3 days ago with 40109 notes
#apps  #recommendations  #helpful  #students  #university  #college  #notes  #tools  #succeed 
dirku:

dbsharpy:

I hate time travel

i love and fear the concept of time travel

dirku:

dbsharpy:

I hate time travel

i love and fear the concept of time travel

(via itcomeswithhaloweencandy)

— 6 days ago with 53944 notes
#time travel  #paradoxal  #theories  #time  #fluid