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January 19th, 2018

3D Printing News Roundup: re.3D wins $1M award, Panerai’s 3D printed watch, regenHU, Dassault Systemes

Here’s another round-up of recent news from the 3D printing world, in case you missed anything. Stories this time include a new 3D bio-printing collaboration, Dassault Systemes launching a new entrepreneur scheme, and more besides. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180119-3d-printing-news-roundup-re3d-wins-award-panerais-3d-printed-watch-regenhu-dassault-systemes.html

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Spanish shipbuilder Navantia launches Shipyard 4.0, with 3D printing and other innovations

Shipbuilding is a manufacturing sector that isn’t quite as well known as others like aerospace or automotive for its adoption of 3D printing techniques, but the completion of the world’s first 3D printed ship propeller in the Netherlands last year shows the direction that the industry could soon be heading. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180119-spanish-shipbuilder-navantia-launches-shipyard-40-with-3d-printing-and-other-innovations.html

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Researchers find first evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking

Scholars from Rice University, University College London and the Field Museum have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, a finding that the researchers said represents a “new chapter in the history of glass technology.” Sub-Saharan Africa glass [Credit: Abidemi Babatunde Babalola]The discovery is discussed in “Chemical Analysis of …Continue reading →

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Costa Rica ‘more complete’ after recovering 200 artefacts from Venezuela

Costa Rica said it is “more complete” after recovering nearly 200 pre-Columbian artefacts from Venezuela, where they had been amassed by a wealthy Estonian art collector. Credit: Ezequiel Becerra/AFPThe handover of the 196 stone and ceramic figurines to the National Museum in Costa Rica on Wednesday marked the biggest-ever return of archaeological items to the Central American country. Credit: Ezequiel …Continue reading →

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Unusually sophisticated prehistoric monuments and technology in the heart of the Aegean

New excavations on the remote island of Keros reveal monumental architecture and technological sophistication at the dawn of the Cycladic Bronze Age. Excavations underway on Dhaskalio, off Keros  [Credit: Cambridge Keros Project]New work at the settlement of Dhaskalio, the site adjoining the prehistoric sanctuary on the Cycladic island of Keros, has shown this to be a more imposing and densely …Continue reading →

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Scientists home in on a potential Anthropocene ‘Golden Spike’

An international working group that includes geologists Jan Zalasiewicz, Mark Williams and Colin Waters, from the University of Leicester’s School of Geography, Geology and the Environment and archaeologist Matt Edgeworth has, since 2009, been analysing the case for formalisation of the Anthropocene, a potential new epoch of geological time dominated by overwhelming human impact on Earth. A new study suggests …Continue reading →

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New application for acoustics helps estimate marine life populations

Researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego were part of an international team that for the first time used hydroacoustics as a method for comparing the abundance of fishes within and outside marine protected areas (MPAs). Aggregation of spot-tailed grunts in the waters of Cabo Pulmo National Park [Credit: Octavio Aburto]They found that the …Continue reading →

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World’s longest underwater cave system discovered in Mexico may shed light on Mayan rituals

A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help shed new light on the ancient Maya civilization. Scuba divers tour an unauthorised area of Sac Aktun underwater cave system as part of the Gran Acuifero Maya Project  near …Continue reading →

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Byzantine mosaics discovered in Hama’s countryside by Syrian Army

Three Byzantine mosaic panels were discovered inside an archaeological site during the Syrian Arab Army’s sweeping operations in the area surrounding Uqerbat town in the eastern countryside of Hama. Credit: SANASpeaking to SANA, Head of Antiquities and Museums Department in Hama Abdul-Qader Farzat said that the discovered site is a church floor dating back to the fifth century AD, adding …Continue reading →

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5,000 year old rock art discovered in Iran’s Isfahan province

In a recent discovery, archaeologists have found carvings on a 5,000-year-old stone in Iran’s central Isfahan province. Credit: Iran Front PageThe ancient rock art was discovered in the vicinity of Shahinshahr and Meymeh cities near what seem to be at a crossroads for ancient civilizations and traders. According to a Farsi report by Mehr News Agency, Director General of Isfahan …Continue reading →

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