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Is there / was there life on Mars?

February 06, 2017

Mars, our nearest planetary neighbor, is fascinating. Ongoing studies involving Mars and the Mars landscape may help us answer questions involving the formation of our solar system, our Earth …maybe even the origins of life!

Learn How to Increase Ore Recoveries at SME's 2017 Annual Conference and Expo

February 02, 2017

Are you curious about multivariate modeling and developing advanced calibrations for your mine site? Would you like to have a better understanding of your processes and improved process efficiency? You have an opportunity to do just that!

ASD Instrument Service Provided By Our Regional Service Centers

January 26, 2017

ASD recommends that your instrument be serviced once a year; this will ensure proper functioning of the instrument. To have your instrument serviced once a year is covered under the ASD warranty or the extended warranty (you can learn more about our warranty options here).

2017 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program Winners

January 24, 2017

We are happy to announce the winners of the ASD Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program!

The Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program allows students from around the world interested in mining and energy disciplines to submit a research proposal involving spectral mineralogy. Winners will have the opportunity to borrow an ASD field spectrometer at no charge in order to pursue their research endeavors.

This year, we had a number of interesting geologic submissions so it is unfortunate to have to limit the number of winners that we are able to support.

ASD is quite pleased to announce the following seven global 2017 Students in Mining & Energy Instrument Support Program winners and their research topics:

2017 Goetz Instrument Program Winners

January 19, 2017

It is that time of year again to proudly announce the winners of the ASD Goetz Instrument Student Support Program!

The Goetz instrument program allows students from around the world to submit a research proposal involving spectral science, so that they can win the opportunity to borrow an ASD field spectrometer at no charge in order to pursue their research endeavors.

                             

Visit With ASD At The AME Roundup 2017 Show!

January 12, 2017

Mineral Exploration Roundup 2017 is a conference bringing together geoscientists, prospectors, investors, suppliers and First Nation partners to share ideas from every aspect of the industry with the goal of helping to shape the future of mineral exploration and development.  

What Is Color?

January 10, 2017

Almost a year ago, this was a hot topic; can you recollect the controversy regarding the color of the dress in this image below? The original image is in the middle; some people will see the dress as blue with black lace or fringe, while others see the dress as white with gold lace fringe. What do you see?

Tis' The Season For Proteins!

December 25, 2016

The holiday season surrounds us with an abundance of food. Proteins, in particular, are essential for the human body; every cell in the body is powered by protein. Protein keeps us healthy and energized. According to Wikipedia, “dietary sources of protein include both animals and plants: meats, dairy products, fish and eggs as well as grains, legumes and nuts.”

Tis' The Season For Holiday Treats!

December 21, 2016

The holiday season is in full swing! Perhaps you are involved in some traditional holiday baking of your own? And, perhaps your holiday baking recipe calls for flour?

3 Reasons to Visit ASD at the AGU Fall Meeting 2016

December 02, 2016

 

This year’s annual AGU® Fall Meeting, to be held December 12-16 in San Francisco, California, has an expected attendance of 24,000! The event will host many of the world's most respected Earth and space scientists, and showcase the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field. ASD is excited to be a part of this year’s event, participating with both a booth (#219) and a demo suite (MR1); ASD will be in the Exhibit Hall demonstrating the use of our FieldSpec® 4 and TerraSpec® Halo Mineral Identifier instruments.

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