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January 12th, 2018

AstroRealitys 3D printed LUNAR model lets you explore the moon’s surface in detail with AR

AstroReality, a San Francisco-based startup, has launched a new project which could very well be the next big fad in augmented reality apps. Called LUNAR, the project consists of an amazingly detailed 3D printed model of the moon and a companion app that lets users explore the model moon’s surface and learn about Earth’s only natural satellite. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2ATPCAr

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Is there an iron throne in the newly discovered chamber of Cheops’ pyramid?

In early November 2017, Nature published the results of the Scan Pyramids project, led by Mehdi Tayoubi (Hip Institute, Paris) and Kunihiro Morishima (University of Nagoya, Japan): there is a “huge void”, at least 30 meters long, within the Pyramid of Cheops. Discovering its function and content clearly is a most passionate challenge for archaeologists. This is a view of …Continue reading →

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The Harbour of Kyllene/Glarentza research programme completed

The “Harbour of Kyllene/Glarentza” research programme’s main objective was to study the topographic, architectural and geophysical features of the harbour, to investigate the remains of the Crusader harbour (13th-14th century), and to conduct an underwater excavation in order to find the accurate location of the ancient Kyllene Harbour. The programme was a scientific collaboration of the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities …Continue reading →

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Archaeologists unveil two major discoveries in Upper Egypt’s Tel Edfu and Kom Ombo

Egyptian and American archaeologists unveiled two new discoveries in Aswan, including a royal administrative complex in the ancient Egyptian city of Tel Edfu and a collection of artefacts in the Kom Ombo temple, according to a statement by Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities. Seated statue at Tel Edfu [Credit: Ministry of Antiquities]At the Tel Edfu archaeological site, a joint Egyptian-American archaeological …Continue reading →

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Giant extinct burrowing bat discovered in New Zealand

The fossilized remains of a giant burrowing bat that lived in New Zealand millions of years ago have been found by a UNSW Sydney-led international team of scientists. Artist’s impression of a New Zealand burrowing bat, Mystacina robusta, that went extinct last century. The new fossil  find, Vulcanops jennyworthyae, that lived millions of years ago in New Zealand, is an …Continue reading →

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Researchers use aerosol jet 3D printing to develop strain gauges with unprecedented sensitivity

Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Texas El Paso, and Washington State University recently made use of 3D printing in a project that should lead to the development of significantly improved electronic measuring equipment. The team used the aerosol jet printing technique in their work, which involved the manufacturing of a new type of strain gauge. via 3ders.org, …Continue reading →

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The ecological costs of war in Africa

When Joshua Daskin traveled to Mozambique’s Gorongosa National Park in 2012, the park and the iconic large animals that roamed it were returning from the brink of extinction. Gorongosa, among Africa’s most spectacular wildlife preserves until the 1970s, had been devastated by an anti-colonial war of liberation followed by a ghastly 15-year civil war — a one-two punch that exterminated …Continue reading →

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Scientists take viewers to the center of the Milky Way

A new visualization provides an exceptional virtual trip — complete with a 360-degree view — to the center of our home galaxy, the Milky Way. This project, made using data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory and other telescopes, allows viewers to control their own exploration of the fascinating environment of volatile massive stars and powerful gravity around the monster black …Continue reading →

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Meteorites reveal story of Martian climate

Liquid water is not stable on Mars’ surface because the planet’s atmosphere is too thin and temperatures are too cold. However, at one time Mars hosted a warm and wet surface environment that may have been conducive to life. A significant unanswered question in planetary science is when Mars underwent this dramatic change in climate conditions. New research by Lawrence …Continue reading →

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New stellar streams confirm ‘melting pot’ history of the galaxy

Where do the stars in our Galaxy come from? All the stars we see in the night-time sky belong to our Milky Way galaxy, and while most stars were likely born here, in the Milky Way, many appear to have originated in other galaxies and migrated to our shores. Tell-tale evidence comes from streams of stars created when small galaxies …Continue reading →

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