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January 11th, 2018

Untika Japan uses 3D body scanner to help optimize safety & comfort of clothing items

We reported last year on the release of an impressive new 3D scanning solution from Polish company SMARTTECH, known as scan3Dmed. The machine is optimized for 3D scanning the human body, and it is capable of obtaining a full-body scan in 0.7 seconds. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2miECaz

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Germans outraged as historic church makes way for coal mine

The demolition of a historic German church to clear the way for the expansion of an open-cast mine this week has outraged locals and environmentalists, as politicians moot giving up their own clean energy targets. The destruction of St Lambertus church enraged locals and environmental campaigners  [Credit: AFP/Federico Gambarini]Built in large part by local people and consecrated in 1891, St …Continue reading →

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Discovering the creation era of ancient paintings at Mogao Grottoes, China

The Mogao Grottoes are located in the western end of the Hexi Corridor along the ancient Silk Road in Dunhuang, China. From 366 to 1368 AD, a large group of Buddha caves were constructed that includes 735 caves, 45,000m2 mural paintings, and 2,415 argillaceous painted sculptures. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 1987. Until now, most mural …Continue reading →

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Massive Napa archaeological dig continues at future hotel site

Almost a year after it began, archaeologists continue excavating a large site in downtown Napa – one that could have been home to Native Americans as long as 2,000 years ago. Credit: Napa Valley RegisterLocated at the corner of First Street and Silverado Trail, the 11-acre parcel is the planned home of a 351-room luxury hotel and resort estimated to …Continue reading →

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Ancient cow statue found in Java

Residents of Siwal village in Sukoharjo regency, Central Java, found a headless cow statue on Monday presumed to date back to the ancient Mataram era. Officials from the Sukoharjo Culture and Tourism Agency and the Culture and Education Agency measure and identify  a headless cow statue on Tuesday found by residents of Siwal village, Baki district, Sukoharjo regency, Central Java  …Continue reading →

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Palaeolithic sites discovered in Persian Gulf

Palaeolithic sites have been discovered in the nearest hinterlands of the Persian Gulf in the salvage survey and identification operations conducted along the Kerman-Bandar Abbas Freeway. Credit: IRNAThe Public Relations Office of the Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism (RICHT) quoted the head of the archaeological team, Salman Anjom Rooz, as saying on Wednesday that the archaeological explorations on …Continue reading →

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Roman burial site with 300 graves discovered on land earmarked for homes near Bristol

A burial ground dating back to Roman times and containing hundreds of graves has been uncovered at a site earmarked for housing. The Roman burial site discovered at Yatton [Credit: Rebel Sage, Bristol Post]Professional archaeologists have been at the site on the fringes of the village of Yatton to carry out a detailed excavation. The site at Arnolds Way is …Continue reading →

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Earliest tomb of Scythian prince discovered in Tuva Republic, Russia

Deep in a swamp in the Russian republic of Tuva, SNSF-funded archaeologist Gino Caspari has discovered an undisturbed Scythian burial mound. All the evidence suggests that this is not only the largest Scythian princely tomb in South Siberia, but also the earliest – and that it may be harbouring some outstandingly well-preserved treasures. Aerial view of the burial mound Tunnug …Continue reading →

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Moche ceremonial banquet hall unearthed in Peru

Archaeologists have discovered two chambers used for political ceremonies on Peru’s desert coast more than 1,500 years ago that had previously only been glimpsed in the illustrations of the ancient Moche people, an archaeologist said on Monday. Credit: El ComercioThe finding, at the ruins of the Limon archaeological complex in the region of Lambayeque, will provide key clues to understanding …Continue reading →

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3D printed customized orthotic swimming fin helps 16-year-old stroke victim swim again

While the industry of 3D printed prosthetics continues to boom, less often do we hear of 3D printed devices assisting in an individual’s progress toward rehabilitation. In addition to outright replacing a missing limb, additive manufacturing technology can help patients who merely need a helping hand while they re-learn how to walk, exercise and maneuver the space around them. via …Continue reading →

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