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August 10th, 2017

São Paulo’s dealers team up to organise a homegrown art fair

The latest addition to the South American art circuit, Semana de Arte (14-20 August) is both an art fair and a multidisciplinary initiative. Taking over venues throughout So Paulo, the event includes architectural tours, film screenings, dance and theatre performances, as well as a three-day art fair at the citys Hotel Unique. Its an ambitious endeavour in light of the …Continue reading →

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Thomas Hart Benton’s naval gazing

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Naval Station Norfolk with an exhibition of works by the American Regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton, who was stationed at the base at the end of the First World War and referred to this time as a turning point in his development as an artist, …Continue reading →

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Thomas Hart Benton’s naval gazing

The Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, Virginia is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Naval Station Norfolk with an exhibition of works by the American Regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton, who was stationed at the base at the end of the First World War and referred to this time as a turning point in his development as an artist, …Continue reading →

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3D Printing News Roundup: SLM Solutions, ExOne, Materialise release financial reports; EOS expands academic program

With the second financial quarter of 2017 having wrapped up on June 30, now is the time when we start to see some numbers. From SLM Solutions, to ExOne, to Materialise, it's financial roundup time! EOS and Sciaky provide some non-financial respite. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wMGCLU

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Low-temperature metal casting at home? All you need is a 3D printer, silicone & compressed air

Maker Chris DePrisco has posted a YouTube guide to low-temperature metal casting using 3D printed parts, an air compressor, and a pressure vessel. The method uses silicone molds to cast metals with a low melting point, such as bismuth alloys. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2wMx4jY

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New 13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry

The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like. The find, announced in the scientific journal Nature, belongs to an infant that lived about 13 million years ago. The research was done by an international team led by Isaiah Nengo of Stony Brook …Continue reading →

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Amateur collectors in Japan discover country’s first and oldest fossil diving bird

During a walk near a reservoir in a small Japanese town, amateur collectors made the discovery of their lives — the first and oldest fossil bird ever identified in their country. Amateur collectors in Japan are credited with the discovery of the country’s first and oldest fossil diving bird. Identified as a new species, it has been named Chupkaornis keraorum …Continue reading →

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Chaco Canyon petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

As the hullabaloo surrounding the Aug. 21 total eclipse of the sun swells by the day, a University of Colorado Boulder faculty member says a petroglyph in New Mexico’s Chaco Canyon may represent a total eclipse that occurred there a thousand years ago. A petroglyph of what may be a total solar eclipse in the year 1097 as recorded by …Continue reading →

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1,800-year-old writing tool discovered in ancient Greek city of Assos

Researchers have uncovered a 1,800-year-old writing implement, or stylus, at the Assos archaeological site in northwestern Turkey. Assos (Turkish Behramkale) was one of the most important port cities of the ancient age and possesses crucial cultural heritage from the region’s Roman period, including an antique theater, agora, necropolis and walls. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, head of the Assos excavations, Professor …Continue reading →

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900-year-old mummy of ‘Polar princess’ discovered near Arctic Circle

The mummy of a ‘polar princess’ has been found close to the Arctic Circle, her long eyelashes and hair still intact after 900 years. Her haunting face and features are clearly seen after she was unwrapped by scientists from the cocoon of copper and fur in which she was buried in permafrost soil in the 12th century. Aged around 35, …Continue reading →

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