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September 8th, 2017

New findings explain synchronous deglaciation that occurred 17,700 years ago

New findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Desert Research Institute (DRI) Professor Joseph R. McConnell, Ph.D., and colleagues document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago. A 15-meter pan-sharpened Landsat 8 image of the Mount Takahe volcano rising more than 2,000 meters  (1.2 miles) …Continue reading →

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More ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ predicted for Southern Ocean seafloor animals

A new study of the marine invertebrates living in the seas around Antarctica reveals there will be more ‘losers’ than ‘winners’ over the next century as the Antarctic seafloor warms. The results are published in the journal Nature Climate Change. Some isopod crustacean species will win and some will lose by 2099 [Credit: Cath Waller]A team at British Antarctic Survey …Continue reading →

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Thales Group launches new metal 3D printing research and development center in Morocco

The expansion of 3D printing is continuing at a remarkable rate, as the technology enters an ever- growing number of industries as well as being studied and implemented in more and more regions. The latest area to benefit from this unstoppable advance is Morocco. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2xbwVtQ

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Analysis reveals dozens of unknown gamma-ray sources in the universe

Researchers at DESY have compiled an extensive catalogue of variable sources of cosmic gamma radiation. For his doctoral thesis, Matteo Giomi, working at DESY in Zeuthen, analysed almost 7.5 years of observational data from NASA’s “Fermi” space telescope. Over that period, the “Large Area Telescope” (LAT) on board the satellite registered a total of 4547 bursts of gamma radiation, known …Continue reading →

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Gaia sky mapper image near the galactic centre

Gaia, ESA’s billion-star surveyor, is detecting stars and measuring their properties in order to build up the most precise 3-D map of the Milky Way. By accurately measuring the motion of each star, astronomers will be able to peer back in time to understand the Milky Way’s history, its evolution and its destiny. Gaia sky mapper image near the Galactic …Continue reading →

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Stellar corpse sheds light on origin of cosmic rays

The origin of cosmic rays, high-energy particles from outer space constantly impacting on Earth, is among the most challenging open questions in astrophysics. Now new research published in the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society sheds new light on the origin of those energetic particles. This composite image of the Crab Nebula was assembled with arbitrary color scaling …Continue reading →

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2,500 year old mausoleum in southern Turkey defaced

A 2,500-year-old mausoleum in the southern Turkish province of Antalya has become the victim of vandalism. AA PhotoConsidered one of the symbolic mausoleums of the Lycian era, the mausoleum, located in the Gölova neighborhood, 12 kilometers away from the Elmalı district, had classical-age paintings and Byzantine-era decorations. However, the inside and outside walls of the structure have been scraped off …Continue reading →

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150 Roman era amphorae discovered near Croatian island of Mljet

Experts have been ‘surprised’ with the recent discovery of 2,000-year-old amphorae on the seabed near the southern Dalmatian island of Mljet. HRT ScreenshotThe discovery was made by the Department of Underwater Archaeology at the Croatian Conservation Institute which recently conducted research around the Mljet National Park. HRT ScreenshotThe site, which was at a depth of 20 metres and discovered intact, …Continue reading →

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Limassol roadworks uncover mediaeval skeletons

Archaeologists believe that skeletons and scraps of ceramics found close to Limassol’s old harbour (Republic of Cyprus) during road works were part of a mediaeval cemetery. The mediaeval building uncovered in March [Credit: Cyprus Mail]Once the recording and documentation of the findings is completed, the antiquities will be stored so they are available for future generations. The new findings were …Continue reading →

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Zeugma excavations to last a century

This year’s archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Zeugma, which lies on the coast of the Euphrates River and is famous for the Gypsy Girl Mosaic, has unearthed bronze pieces from the clothing of legion units, silver and iron materials, rings, fibulas, ceramics, ivory and bone needles and frescoes, with experts saying excavations in the ancient site may last …Continue reading →

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