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Monthly Archive: December Eart

Game Jam 2014 - A Revolutionary Success

Posted: August 19, 2014 - 13:41 , by Stacey Kerr
A group photo of all 2014 ROM Game Jam participants in front of a dinosaur skeleton

The 2014 ROM Game Jam, "The Evolution Revolution" took place over the weekend of August 8-10 and was a huge success! Check out some photos and a featured video about the event and some of the awesome game concepts that came out of this convergence of creative energy.

Gamers Unite for ROM Game Jam 2014

Posted: August 5, 2014 - 12:06 , by Stacey Kerr
Logo of the 2014 ROM Game Jam with the theme "The Evolution Revolution"

The second annual ROM Game Jam will begin this Friday, August 8th, bringing together gaming enthusiasts and game developers to work together to create interactive games inspired by the unique setting of the ROM. This year's theme is "The Evolution Revolution".

Lava Medals

Posted: March 3, 2014 - 11:42 , by Brian Boyle
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lava medal

Lava Medals! Who’d of thought? These medals were made between the years of 1631 and 1944, at times of volcanic activity in Mount Vesuvius.

 

Aurora Borealis: Toronto Edition!

Posted: January 9, 2014 - 13:52 , by Kiron Mukherjee
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On January 7th, the Sun’s surface erupted with an explosion that is now 15 times the width of Earth.

ScopifyROM: Shine on You Crazy Diamond

Posted: October 16, 2013 - 09:10 , by Katherine Dunnell
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View of broach glowing under UV light.

A Diamond brooch made by the renowned Italian jewellery, house Bulgar, was selected by the Mineralogy department for the ScopifyROM project

Love at the ROM

Posted: July 11, 2013 - 09:56 , by Katherine Dunnell
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Nervous Kyle proposes to a surprised Ellen

Ellen and Kyle met in line with hundreds of others at the architectural opening of the ROM’s crystal June 2nd 2007.

Toronto Space Apps Challenge hackathon results

Posted: May 2, 2013 - 13:33 , by Bep Schippers
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On the weekend of April 19 to 21, 2013, the ROM was host partner for the Toronto Space Apps Challenge hackathon...

ROM Research Colloquium: Kim Tait

Posted: January 23, 2013 - 10:27 , by Ryan Dodge
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Kim during her recent trip to northern Yukon

The annual ROM Colloquium highlights recent discoveries by ROM curators and researchers.

Curiosity Makes Tracks on Mars

Posted: September 13, 2012 - 10:44 , by admin
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Posting by Brendt Hyde, Mineralogy Techncian

Meteorite of the Month: Oriented Nose Cone

Posted: June 5, 2012 - 08:55 , by Ian Nicklin
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By Brendt C. Hyde and Ian Nicklin

A specimen featuring a textured and glassy rock surface.

Figure 1: Meteorite showing ‘thumbprint’ features referred to as regmaglypts.