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October 25th, 2017

3D Printing News Roundup: GKN, H3D, Sharebot, Fishy Filaments, Tinkerine Studios

Here’s another 3D printing news roundup to keep you up to speed with the latest happenings. Stories include Fishy Filaments finding investors, GKN adopting 3D printing methods, and much more besides. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2i3rp3h

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Meet your inner lizard

An ancient little lizard-like creature from the Scottish Borders is the missing ancestral link between human beings and the fish we evolved from millions of years ago. Dubbed ‘Tiny’, its fossilised remains were found in in a piece of rock smaller than a clenched fist after people spotted a minute part of its skull sticking out. Tiny was one of …Continue reading →

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3D printer that turns nano-cellulose into nutritious meals could be part of your kitchen in 5 years

Two researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem claim to have developed food 3D printing technology capable of printing entire meals from nano-cellulose, a naturally occurring fiber that contains no calories. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2h7vbJ8

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Earliest known marine navigation tool revealed with scanning technology

Details of the earliest known marine navigation tool, discovered in a shipwreck, have been revealed thanks to state-of-the-art scanning technology at WMG, University of Warwick. The astrolabe was discovered by Mr Mearns in 2014, and was one of nearly 3,000  artefacts recovered during a series of dives [Credit: Philip Koch]Professor Mark Williams from WMG was tasked with scanning the artefact …Continue reading →

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Coptic tombstone unearthed at Sphinxes Avenue in Luxor

Egyptian archaeologists in Luxor have stumbled upon a decorative Coptic tombstone buried on the eastern side of the Sphinxes Avenue, under Al-Mathan Bridge. The newly discovered tombstone [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]The tombstone is carved of limestone and decorated with a cross and Coptic texts, Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, told Ahram Online. The exact date of …Continue reading →

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Harappans changed crops to suit climate change: Study

A shift in the cropping pattern to cope with a deteriorating monsoon during the mature phase of the Harappan civilisation could be the first direct evidence of early humans adapting to climate change, a new study suggests. An archaeological site at Khirsara, Gujarat, where the study was conducted  [Credit: Anil K. Pokharia et al. PLOS ONE, 2017]An analysis of micro-botanical …Continue reading →

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Looted Greek antiquities allegedly on sale at London art fair

Looted Greek antiquities are allegedly on sale at London Frieze Masters art fair, according to The Guardian. A view of some of the vases on Cahn’s stand [Credit: Dr Christos Tsirogiannis]Cambridge-based forensic archaeologist Christos Tsirogiannis, an expert on locating stolen antiquities, identified two marble vases known as lekythoi offered for sale at the prestigious Frieze Masters art fair in Regent’s …Continue reading →

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4th century sarcophagus found during excavations in Slovenian capital

A well preserved sarcophagus from the Late Antiquity was uncovered in the centre of Ljubljana on Friday, attracting the attention of media as well as passers-by. Archaeologists stumbled on the tomb during major reconstruction works in Gosposvetska Street. An ancient sarcophagus discovered during street excavations in the centre of the Slovenian capital  [Credit: Tamino Petelinšek/STA]Archaeologist Martin Horvat from the Ljubljana… …Continue reading →

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Saudi researchers propose 3D printed braces with LEDs and batteries for faster teeth alignment

A team of researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) in Saudi Arabia are developing “smart 3D printed braces” which could help straighten and align teeth faster thanks to embedded LED lights and non-toxic batteries. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2yLEEgK

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Excavations at ancient city of Prusias ad Hypium in NW Turkey completed

This year’s excavations in the ancient city of Prusias ad Hypium have been completed in the northwestern Turkish province of Düzce. AA PhotoExcavations at the site have been carried out with the joint support of the Düzce University Archaeology Department, the Düzce Governor’s Office, the Konuralp Museum Directorate and the Düzce Municipality. Züleyha Kartal Önemli, the director of the Konuralp …Continue reading →

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