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  • Most of August has been preparing for the installation of a new fire suppression system in the Education Collections Storage room.  The new system is a standard VESDA pre-action system that received funding from the 2007 Better Denver Campaign.  As part of this project, we had s…
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  • Saw over 500 kids over the past two days during the Scientist In Action The Sky is Falling with Chris Peterson.  Watching the expressions on faces trying to hold a heavy iron meteorite that fell 50,000 years ago and created Barringer Meteorite Crater in Arizona was great!
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  • Japan Earthquake

    Posted 03/11/2011 by Richard Busch | Comments
    Here is a link to the United States Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program for anyone seeking more technical information, or maps of the 8.9 quake that rocked the eastern coast of Japan at about 10:46pm MST on March 10th 2011.  Japan Earthquake
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  • Pest Damage

    Posted 03/01/2011 by Richard Busch | Comments
    Small pests called Dermestids caused this damage.  Dermestids are beetle larvae that eat dead and dried tissue -- that which makes up these moths.  The can also infest taxidermy mounts, animal hides and skeletal material.  As you can see in this picture, they are fully capa…
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  • Welcome

    Posted 02/28/2012 by Richard Busch | Comments
    Welcome to the Health Sciences Collections. As of today we are one of the smallest collections at DMNS with 55 specimens.  What we may lack in quantity we more than make up with coolness.  The slide show on the main collections page is currently cycleing though some 1/8-inch think slices of a plasti…
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  • So much for an exciting first blog post.  Its still snowing outside a bit.  No Volunters today, so its just a staff workday here...  Got the Kick-off email out to all the participants in the IMLS Synthesis Project. Have a Curatorial Review Commitee Meeting here at 2pm.  Tha…
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