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January 8th, 2018

ParaMatters introduces CogniCAD cognitive design platform for aerospace and automotive lightweighting

ParaMatters, a team of specialists in topology optimization, computational mechanics, CAD and artificial intelligence, today announced the immediate availability of its CogniCAD platform at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9-12, 2018. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2FgYuDm

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Incase to offer protective mobile cases made with Carbon’s M2 3D printing technology

3D printing company Carbon has announced a new collaboration with device protection company Incase at CES 2018. Together, the companies will combine Incase’s design savvy with Carbon’s 3D printing technology to produce protective cases and skins for mobile devices. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2mdnmUQ

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Library of galaxy histories reconstructed from motions of stars

Just as the sun is moving within the Milky Way, all the stars in galaxies are moving, but with very different orbits. Some of the stars have strong rotations, while others may be moving randomly with no clear rotation. Comparing the fraction of stars on different orbits, researchers can determine how galaxies form and evolve. An international team of astronomers …Continue reading →

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Rare prehistoric site uncovered in central Israel

An astonishing discovery in Jaljulia: a rare and important prehistoric site, roughly half of a million years old, extending over about 10 dunams, was uncovered during the last few months in a joint archaeological excavation conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in cooperation with the  Archaeological Department of Tel Aviv University. The archaeological excavation was funded by the Israel Land …Continue reading →

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Historic ‘lost’ monastery uncovered in Aberdeenshire

The search for the lost Pictish monastery where the first examples of Scottish Gaelic were written down has made a major breakthrough ten years after the quest began. The notes in the tiny Book of Deer are the first written examples of Scottish Gaelic  [Credit: The Book of Deer Project]Recent finds in Aberdeenshire have brought archaeologists closer to pinpointing the …Continue reading →

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US billionaire busted with stolen Greek antiquities

According to US media, police discovered stolen Greek antiquities after raiding the home of billionaire Michael Steinhardt in New York. Several of the artifacts seized from from the home of Michael H. Steinhardt as part of an investigation  by the Manhattan district attorney’s office [Credit New York District Attorney’s Office]The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office has been in contact with Greece’s …Continue reading →

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Turkey restoring 452 historic Byzantine church icons

Experts in Turkey have been restoring 452 pieces of historical Byzantine church icons, which date back to 17th century. AA PhotoTurkey’s Culture Ministry’s restoration laboratory in Istanbul work on objects, which were brought from across Turkey and kept in the country’s historic Hagia Sophia, a Christian church until it was converted into a mosque when the Ottomans conquered Istanbul in …Continue reading →

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The mysterious, ancient Nine Domes Mosque of northern Afghanistan

In the white dusty plains of northern Afghanistan, archaeologists are seeking to unravel the secrets of one of the oldest mosques in the world, whose structure is still standing after a thousand years of solitude. Afghanistan’s Nine Domes Mosque is also called Masjid-e Haji Piyada (Mosque of the Walking Pilgrim) [Credit: Farshad Usyan, AFP]The Nine Domes Mosque, named for the …Continue reading →

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1,600 year old Roman game board found in Slovakia

Slovakia has another unique archaeological object, an ancient game found in 2006 when researching the tomb of a Germanic prince in Poprad. After its conservation and further research, experts found the game has no parallel in Europe. The Roman game board was found in 4th century burial in Poprad, Slovakia  [Credit: Matej Ruttkay, SAV]The game, over 1,600 years old, consists …Continue reading →

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Netherlands CEAD develops gigantic CFAM composite 3D printer for shipbuilding

Netherlands-based 3D printing company CEAD, formed in 2014 by two of the four co-founders of Leapfrog, has developed a large-scale (4 x 2 x 1.5 m) continuous fiber composite 3D printer suitable for use in the maritime and infrastructure sectors. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2AGCpuC

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