John van der Vuurst

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Neanderthals built mysterious cave structures 175,000 years ago

Constructions discovered deep in a French cave rank among the earliest human building projects ever discovered, but their purpose remains unclear<p>Mysterious structures found deep inside a French cave are the work of Neanderthal builders who lived in the region more than 100,000 years before modern …

NASA's retro guide to future living - CNN Style

Written by Thomas Page, CNN<p>It's early evening and you're with friends, enjoying a drink or two. The sun is shining after all and it's been a long week.<p>The river nearby shimmers in the light. You follow its course, your eyes gradually moving up, up, over your head and then down to the other side. …

The Indus Valley civilisation is 2,500 years older than previously believed

The Indus Valley civilisation may be even older than initially thought.<p>A group of researchers in India have used carbon dating techniques on animal remains and pottery fragments to conclude that the Indus Valley settlements could be 8,000 years old—2,500 <b></b>years older than previously believed.<p>That …

Archaeology

Unseen photos of Europe after World War II

These color images, taken by photographer David Seymour in 1947, trace the route that the Allied forces took as they drove toward Berlin during World War II.

William the Conqueror's Normandy: The legacy of England's invader

Two bare-legged men wade out to a boat, carrying their dogs. A couple of horse riders gallop at speed, the wind riffling their hair. A woman and child escape a burning building, victims of war. I look in wonder at the Bayeux Tapestry and the scenes it depicts, conveying such vivid movement, …

1200 Years old Ancient Hindu Temple made out of Single Rock

Twentynine Kilometers away from the City of Aurangabad in Maharashtra, India you can find 1200 years old Ancient Hindu Temple, Kailasa Temple. This …

Ancient History

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into …

Nasa and Aerojet develop experimental solar electric propulsion ion engines to transport us to Mars

Nasa has awarded $67m (£47m) to Aerojet Rocketdyne to develop futuristic ion engines that use experimental solar-electric propulsion (SEP) to power …

IoT Security and the Automotive Industry: Highway Heaven or Driver Hell?

At Mobile World Congress this year, the Internet of Things (IoT) theme rang out stronger and more clearly than ever before. Where it differed from …

Internet of Things

Self-driving robots will soon be running your delivery errands in the US

In the near future, if you need a few things from Amazon, or perhaps you forgot to pick up the dry cleaning, there’s a chance a small robot will deliver your goods right to your front door.<p>No, this won’t be a drone dropping something from the skies. A six-wheeled robot from Starship Technologies, …

Introducing the C++ Core Guidelines

Whether you're new to C++ or a seasoned C++ coder, there are times when deciding how to do something seems arbitrary. The C++ Core Guidelines have …

Microsoft Visual Studio

3 Teen Sisters Crush Coding Records, Stereotypes

Chances are, 11-year-old programmer Mari Machaidze is growing up in a pretty different world than you and me. It might even be a better world, …

Stereotypes

JavaScript Frameworks for this Year: The Best Ones

Are you building web applications with the use of JavaScript? JavaScript frameworks are the backbone of single page development and they are …

Parsing a CSV File With JavaScript

Parsing a CSV file with JavaScript can be tricky. In this article, you'll learn how to parse a CSV file with JavaScript and convert it into an HTML …

Parsing

Computers Are Learning to Play Doom Using Only What They See On-Screen

The race is on to build an AI deathmatch player that must rely on visual inputs.<p>Computers have been slagging people for years in shooter games (and vice-versa) but there is an area in which AI can apparently stand to improve: playing from raw sight, like a person.<p>Among the competitions at this …

Real-life Javascript Generators

How generators in javascript help us write more robust and clean code.<p>With ES6 we have generators, different kind of functions that may be <i>paused</i> at …

Concurrent JavaScript — Introduction

So, I have been working on a multi-threaded JavaScript runtime, Nexus.js. You can think of it as the mad cousin of Node.js.<p>First of all: there is no …

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A Nearby Supernova Explosion Is Dumping Radioactive Metal on Earth

Duck!<p>A couple of weeks ago, researchers discovered radioactive debris from a series of massive supernova explosions at the bottom of our largest …

This Battery-Free Computer Sucks Power Out Of Thin Air

A quarter-sized computer could change everything from wearables to architecture.<p>Today, the biggest hurdle when it comes to designing new gadgets is battery technology. These big, bulky things restrict the forms our smartphones, computers, and wearables can take, and unfortunately, battery …

Bird genomes contain 'fossils' of parasites that now infect humans

Dr. Alexander Suh at Uppsala University is an expert on the small stretches of DNA that tend to jump from one place to another, called transposable …

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The 17th century silk dress and a daring mission to sell crown jewels on eve of English Civil War

The discovery of a 17th century silk dress buried in the sands of the Wadden Sea has shone new light on a daring mission by Charles I's wife to sell the crown jewels on the eve of the English Civil War.<p>Historians believe the well-preserved dress belonged to Jean Kerr, Countess of Roxburghe and …

Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks there's a 'very high' chance the universe is just a simulation

Business Insider<p>We trust the scientists around us to have the best grasp on how the world actually works.<p>So at this year's 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial …

Physics

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