Look at that cleavage! Who says geology isn't sexy?
Oh awesome coolness! The other day, I read about how a team of scientists in the UK cut/manufactured a calcite crystal in such a way that it refracted light and made things invisible!
There are a few I got from this:
1)If anyone asks why should anyone study geology, respond with the fact that they will likely to be the first to get invisibility suits. Invisibility: another reason to be a geologist.
2) How neat would that be to work into a story? I'm not really a sci-fi writer or anything, but I could totally see this working in some sort of techy way to cloak a ship or a person.
Oh science, you're not just for scientists.
Another nerd thing that sparked my imagination today were THESE PHOTOS.
How freakishly cool?! A volcanic hellscape, a place where you could expect Sauron to pop out and say 'What's up guys?"