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What a busy few months, and it's just getting busier!
This week I have been designing a pre-amplifier for our seismometers, trying to make one that is quiet enough to help boost the signal without boosting the noise. I'm trying to work with signals as low as a few microvolts however; so all it takes is a few microvolts of noise and the signal gets lost... A * (noise+signal) = A*noise + A*signal. The non-technical way of saying this is what happens to a good voice recording when there's a computer fan running in the background. No matter how high you gain up the voice, the fan will still be there , just as loud as the voice. I'm working on it!

- Some good news is that our research was well received in Vienna at the U.N. CTBTO SnT2015 conference, which is an international conference on science and technology that supports efforts to ban nuclear weapons tests all over the world. It was a good week. We got a lot of pictures in the evenings after the conference, and my wife even got to come along with me. Now the hard part - Tallying all my receipts and getting the travel reimbursement vouchers all turned in. That's pretty important, because this wasn't a cheap trip... Especially for a grad student.

- Tycho Aussie is back, after being sent in for some 'tuneup' work at Beastcub Creations. The fursuit is safe and sound, all brushed and ready for the Anthrocon in Pittsbugh, PA which I will be attending next week.

Only one week to go !

After that, it's all research & developmetn as well as writing on the thesis. Speaking of which, I need to get some lunch and get back to the other screen where my abstract is staring at me... :)

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Masters student of geophysics at Michigan State University. Amateur radio operator, motorcyclist and 23 year member of the AMA; Christian family man, electrical engineer and aspiring volunteer freelance mascot for local charities.

This fine fursuit was constructed by :iconlilleahwest: of Beastcub Creations.
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What a busy few months, and it's just getting busier!
This week I have been designing a pre-amplifier for our seismometers, trying to make one that is quiet enough to help boost the signal without boosting the noise. I'm trying to work with signals as low as a few microvolts however; so all it takes is a few microvolts of noise and the signal gets lost... A * (noise+signal) = A*noise + A*signal. The non-technical way of saying this is what happens to a good voice recording when there's a computer fan running in the background. No matter how high you gain up the voice, the fan will still be there , just as loud as the voice. I'm working on it!

- Some good news is that our research was well received in Vienna at the U.N. CTBTO SnT2015 conference, which is an international conference on science and technology that supports efforts to ban nuclear weapons tests all over the world. It was a good week. We got a lot of pictures in the evenings after the conference, and my wife even got to come along with me. Now the hard part - Tallying all my receipts and getting the travel reimbursement vouchers all turned in. That's pretty important, because this wasn't a cheap trip... Especially for a grad student.

- Tycho Aussie is back, after being sent in for some 'tuneup' work at Beastcub Creations. The fursuit is safe and sound, all brushed and ready for the Anthrocon in Pittsbugh, PA which I will be attending next week.

Only one week to go !

After that, it's all research & developmetn as well as writing on the thesis. Speaking of which, I need to get some lunch and get back to the other screen where my abstract is staring at me... :)
Vienna summer by Tychoaussie
Vienna summer
Last week I was in Vienna, Austria for a scientific conference, and my wife accompanied me. It was great, being able to kick off from the conference, and then wander about the city looking for the best little spot for dessert. Vienna is a magnet and a natural place for photography. Great, gothic cathedrals are seemingly everywhere, and the parks that were established by the Hogburg dynasty are over the top gorgeous. 
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015
thanks for watching this stinky skunk ^^
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AryaGenet Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Haha very nice on making it to front page imgur. That looks like it would have been a fun class :)
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Tychoaussie Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Arya! I hadn't known of Imgur until this week. The class *was* fun, and it all worked out great.
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woxxx Featured By Owner May 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i've seen you on imgur today, nice suit and nice photos
if you do not mind, i will watch you :)
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Tychoaussie Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Watch away! I don't mind! :)
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HotCocoaPony Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
That's an adorable fursuit btw.
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Tychoaussie Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Why thank you!
Even my mother likes Tycho Aussie. A fuzzy face that even a mother could love. >^^< 
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HotCocoaPony Featured By Owner May 7, 2015
And this just landed on the front page of imgur. imgur.com/gallery/rKjTemX
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Tychoaussie Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh boy, the flash in the pan just keeps re-flashing! :shrug: I figured everyone on the internet had seen it by now.
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Swiftstack Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Student Photographer
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