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In Sudan, Rediscovering Ancient Nubia Before It’s Too Late

Long ignored by white archaeologists as a mere footnote, modern scientists are now racing to document what’s left of the ancient African civilization.<p>…

Archaeology

Learn to use your tablet like an ace with these eight iPad Pro tips and tricks

Jessica Lee Star/Digital Trends<p>When the original iPad launched in 2010, it was in many ways a glorified iPhone with a significantly larger screen. …

IPad Pro

Scientists Have Developed a Way to Make Wood as Strong as Steel

And it can stop bullets, too.<p>Scientists have developed a new type of "super wood" that is more than 10 times stronger and tougher than normal wood - …

Used shipping containers turned into passively-cooled homes

Located in Santa Ana, Costa Rica, the Contenedores Franceschi project is made up of three 40 ft (12 m)-high shipping containers. The containers are …

Dumping ground reborn as a bamboo and rammed-earth community space in Vietnam

H&P Architects dramatically transformed an informal dumping ground in Mao Khe, Vietnam into a beautiful pavilion built mainly of locally sourced …

Anker brings Alexa and PowerIQ charging to any vehicle with the new Roav Viva

It is CES 2018 week here at 9to5Toys. We have folks on the ground in Vegas bringing you the best-of-the-best from the world’s biggest electronics show. We have already seen some amazing new gear including Kohler’s gorgeous Alexa-enabled Verdera Mirror, Mophie’s 22000mAh powerstation AC, LG’s new …

Net Neutrality

Go Now to Shiloh

<i>"'Go now to the place in Shiloh where I first made a dwelling for my Name, and see what I did to it because of the wickedness of my people Israel.” —</i> …

Archaeology

You don't need to move to NYC or LA to succeed. Move here instead

When I graduated from college, I took a job at a global public relations agency earning $25K per year. I wanted to live in Manhattan, so I rented a one-bedroom apartment with a roommate and we shelled out $200 to put up a divider wall. It wasn’t ideal, but in the late 1990s, if you wanted the best …

South America

A Road Trip Through Time

<b>In modern Albania</b>, the mélange of historical cultures is packed so densely they often seem to collide. The national E852 highway follows the same …

Archaeologists Are Only Just Beginning to Reveal the Secrets Hidden in These Ancient Manuscripts

Last summer, Giulia Rossetto, a specialist in ancient texts at the University of Vienna, was on a train home to Pordenone, in northern Italy, when …

The global dominance of white people is thanks to the potato

In his economic masterwork <i>The Wealth of Nations</i>, the great Scottish economist Adam Smith reveals himself to be a deep admirer of Irish poor folk. Or, more specifically, their preferred food, potatoes.<p>“The chairmen, porters, and coal-heavers in London, and those unfortunate women who live by …

Northern Europe

Groundbreaking empirical research shows where innovation really comes from

Breaking down barriers for underrepresented kids could quadruple America’s pool of inventors.<p>Gaps in opportunity for talented kids with low socioeconomic status don’t just hold back poor, female, black, or Latino children as individuals — they also impose potentially enormous losses to society as a …

Innovation

From the Arctic’s Melting Ice, an Unexpected Digital Hub

POINT HOPE, Alaska — This is one of the most remote towns in the United States, a small gravel spit on the northwest coast of Alaska, more than 3,700 miles from New York City. Icy seas surround it on three sides, leaving only an unpaved path to the mainland.<p>Getting here from Anchorage, about 700 …

Telecoms

It's Gonna Get a Lot Easier to Break Science Journal Paywalls

Anurag Acharya’s problem was that the Google search bar is very smart, but also kind of dumb. As a Googler working on search 13 years ago, Acharya …

Interview: Microsoft Azure CTO Mark Russinovich on the intersection between serverless and edge computing

For Microsoft Azure, 2017 will probably be remembered as the year of serverless and edge computing; the two concepts have made their way into just …

Massive Infrastructure Projects Are Failing at Unprecedented Rates

Big fossil-fuel, mining, hydroelectric, and other "mega projects" are struggling thanks to competition from newer, cleaner technologies and a firestorm of market and civil forces.<p>Though few recognized it at the time, 2011 may mark a turning point for the era of building mega energy and mining …

Anthropologist group suggests first humans to the Americas arrived via the kelp highway

(Phys.org)—A team of anthropologists from several institutions in the U.S. has offered a Perspective piece in the journal Science outlining current …

Anthropology

9 projects that reimagine old buildings, from factories to firehouses

What’s old is new again<p>Adaptive reuse can mean a lot of different things, from reinventing an old school building to repurposing shipping containers as homes. At its core, the concept is about repurposing an old building into something new.<p>But adaptive reuse differs from renovation in one important …

3D printing has gone metal

The fourth industrial revolution may well be back on.<p>3D printing startup Markforged announced today that it has secured $30 million in funding from three partners (who are also customers) that see value in using its technology to speed up the prototyping and production of their products. The round …

Every future we think of follows one of four narratives

On a scorching afternoon about a year ago, I stood in the lobby of a Washington DC Hilton, waiting for a message from the future. Like most solitary people in the room, I stared at my iPhone while pacing the unfortunate paisley carpeting.<p>The email finally came at 1:33 pm, written by an 84-year-old …

South Dakota

Is Bamboo the Sustainable Building Material of the Future?

As glass-and-steel skyscrapers rise in cities around the world and architects are harnessing evermore advanced technology, one firm in Bali is looking to nature to lead the way. After reading about Elora Hardy’s visionary architecture and design firm, Ibuku, and seeing photos of the stunning houses …

Chalk Is the AR App I’ve Been Waiting For

There are two kinds of people: those who have needed tech support, and those who constantly give it over the phone to their friends and families. …

Ancient History

Innovative rammed-earth home combines sustainability with bushfire protection

Houzz at a Glance<p><b>Location:</b> Kinglake, Australia• <b><br>Size:</b> 1,614 square feet (150 square meters)• <b><br>That's interesting:</b> The home won the Master Builders …

100 Must-Read Books about Ancient History

Rome. Athens. Memphis and Thebes. Ramses II. Nefertiti. Julius Caesar. Cleopatra. Aristotle. Sappho. Cyrus the Great. Democracy. Oligarchy. Republic …

Ancient History

Leather Goods for Travel & Tech

website<p>https://thisisground.com/<p>Leather accessories for travel & tech - designers of the Mod Tablet, Cord Taco, Tech Dopp Kit, Venture Backpack, Mod …

Shopping

Phoenix zeppelin Headquarters

Phoenix Zeppelin building functions as the company´s national corporate headquarters as well as its local branch in Banska Bystrica region. The main business of the client is in sales, servicing and renting of construction machinery and equipment. The building accommodates and integrates such …

Archaeologist discovers lost city of Trellech

Everyone thought he was crazy, but curious man gets last laugh.<p>If it wasn't for the moles, English archaeologist Stuart Wilson may never have …

Archaeology

Plain of Jars Captured in Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality