## The MATLAB® / LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Model of a Moving Satellite

This was one of my first MATLAB® / LEGO® MINDSTORMS® projects: the model of a moving satellite. Three exercises have been developed from this, which I will shortly provide in the member area with solutions.

## Probabilistic Age Modeling for Complex Stratigraphic Sequences

In an article published in Quaternary Geochronology (Trauth, 2014), I introduced a new method for modeling complex stratigraphic sequences. I would like to explain at this point what the result of the modeling is, and what it is not.

## The MATLAB® / LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Shopping List

So it all started. I was an invited speaker at the MATLAB Expo 2016 in Munich with a lecture on “Dust storms, blackouts and 50°C in the shade: with MATLAB  in the cradle of humankind“. One of Keynote Lectures was held by Dr. Rainer Stetter of ITQ, “Industry 4.0 – Risks and Opportunities“, who talked, among other things, about the European Hi5 Hackethon 2016  with MATLAB and LEGO MINDSTORMS. I wondered how I could use the connection of MATLAB and LEGO MINDSTORMS, using the hardware support of The MathWorks in my shortcourses on geoscientific data analysis and future editions of the textbooks.

## Calculating the Continuous 1-D Wavelet Transform with the new Function cwt, Part 1

In MATLAB R2016b, the function to calculate a continuous 1D wavelet transform has been replaced by a new function, unfortunately with the same name. Here is a great example why I think that this blog is very useful: Here I can let you know how I would modify the script of Chapter 5.8 of MRES and ask for your comments on it, long before the 5th edition of MRES will be published.

## All about the Books

For those of you who do not already know the two Springer books, here is a summary of the books, the available editions, the electronic supplement and errata files.

## TopoToolbox

Here is one of my most favorite MATLAB-based earth science toolboxes: the TopoToolbox by Wolfgang Schwanghart. TopoToolbox is a program for the analysis of digital elevation models (DEMs). It’s free and open source (as long as you have MATLAB).

## MRES Chinese Edition

The website, which went online on Friday, obviously has a lot of Chinese readers for whom this information may be interesting: there is the 3rd edition of MRES in Chinese translation! Parick Chen (陈青), Rights and Permissions Manager at the Springer Beijing Representative Office, helped us to get this published. The Chinese publisher is National Defense Industry Press, Chinese ISBN: 978-7-118-10090-7. Thanks, Parick, for your great help with this!

## About the Book Cover

Some people asked me where the photo on the cover of the 4th edition of the MRES book was taken. Here is the story about it.