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March 14th, 2018

Artists in Canadas North are learning to integrate 3D printing and other tech into their work

Artists from the Canadian town of Inuvik have been given the chance to learn digital technologies such as 3D printing for the purpose of integrating tech elements into their art. The initiative is part of a 10-week course organized by the Inuvialuit Community Economic Development Organization. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180314-artists-in-canadas-north-are-learning-to-integrate-3d-printing-and-other-tech-into-their-work.html

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Are palaeontologists naming too many species?

A comprehensive new study looking at variations in Ichthyosaurus, a common British Jurassic ichthyosaur (sea-going reptile) also known as ‘Sea Dragons’, has provided important information into recognizing new fossil species. Ichthyosaurus life restoration [Credit: James McKa]Professor Judy Massare (SUNY College at Brockport, NY, USA) and Dean Lomax (The University of Manchester) have studied hundreds of specimens of Ichthyosaurus…. [[ This …Continue reading →

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Compassion helped Neanderthals to survive, new study reveals

They have an unwarranted image as brutish and uncaring, but new research has revealed just how knowledgeable and effective Neanderthal healthcare was. Neanderthals were genuinely caring of their peers [Credit: Allan Henderson]The study, by the University of York, reveals that Neanderthal healthcare was uncalculated and highly effective — challenging our notions that they were brutish compared to modern humans. The …Continue reading →

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The early bird got to fly: Archaeopteryx was an active flyer

The question of whether the Late Jurassic dino-bird Archaeopteryx was an elaborately feathered ground dweller, a glider, or an active flyer has fascinated palaeontologists for decades. Valuable new information obtained with state-of-the-art synchrotron microtomography at the ESRF, the European Synchrotron (Grenoble, France), allowed an international team of scientists to answer this question in Nature Communications. The wing bones of… [[ …Continue reading →

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Pterosaurs went out with a bang, not a whimper

Fossils of six new species of pterosaurs – giant flying reptiles that flew over the heads of the dinosaurs – have been discovered by a research team led by the Milner Centre for Evolution at the University of Bath, revealing that this lineage was killed off in its prime. An analysis of the fossils, published in the open access journal …Continue reading →

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Uruguay’s capital digs into its colonial past

The recent discovery of vestiges of early Montevideo’s colonial-era defense system has provided an opportunity to enhance and integrate a past that was buried under the Old City into the current urban landscape, Uruguayan archaeologist Veronica De Leon said in an interview with EFE. A worker digging out the remains of a fortification, from an early colonial-era defense system, in …Continue reading →

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16,000-year-old fossil human skull found in south China cave site

From June 2015 to 2017, Guangxi Provincial Institute of Heritage preservation and Archaeology conducted archaeological excavations to the Yahuai Cave site. In total, more than 40 square meters had been excavated, dates back to Palaeolithic period to Neolithic period. Yahuai Cave site is located on an isolated hill in the town of Qiaojian, Longan County, Guangxi Province. The excavation at …Continue reading →

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MIT ColorMod process can 3D print color-changing objects

Researchers at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have developed a process that enables 3D printed parts to change color after printing. The method, called ColorMod, relies on specialized and UV-responsive 3D printable inks. via 3ders.org, http://www.3ders.org/articles/20180314-mits-colormod-process-can-3d-print-color-changing-objects.html

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‘Cursed’ mummies from El-Mezawaa necropolis restored

A team from the Egypt’s Mummies Conservation Project has finished restoring a group of seven mummies in the El-Muzawaa necropolis in Dakhla oasis, completing the first phase of the project, Gharib Sonbol, head of Ancient Egyptian restoration projects at the Ministry of Antiquities, told Ahram Online. Credit: Egyptian Ministry of AntiquitiesThe restoration of Al-Muzawaa necropolis mummies came within the framework …Continue reading →

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Mosaics found during metro excavation in Thessaloniki belong to large Roman villa

The late Roman mosaics found during work for the Thessaloniki metro recently will be extracted, cleaned and be exhibited at the same station they were excavated in, the Central Archaeological Council (CAC) said on Wednesday. The late Roman mosaics found during work for the Thessaloniki metro [Credit: Ministry of Culture and Sports]The mosaics were found in the south entrance of …Continue reading →

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