Category Archives: Technology

5 Interesting Links for 05-19-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Babies (Animals) Pictures of 39 (when I looked) babies of unusual animals reminds us of the diversity of life on our planet. Besides, they’re adorable. Several remind me of a … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 04-07-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Agriculture (Archaeology) The successful growth of a tree from seeds preserved prior to the Roman invasion of Judea is the beginning of restoring a palm that was once a staple … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 03-03-2017

Technology (Archaeology) A new technique using X-ray phase-contrast tomography is making it possible to read badly damaged scrolls like those from a library buried in the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD without destroying them. http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/27/europe/charred-roman-scrolls-trnd/index.html Writing (Art) A … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 02-24-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Pollination (Agriculture) A lucky happenstance has led to the first steps toward robotic pollinators to supplement falling bee populations. While an interesting idea, it should not take the place of … Continue reading

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Things That Make Me Smile No.114: Automata

One of the incredible automata built by Pierre Jaquet Droz in the late 1700s, this is “The Writer,” a scribe created by a Swiss clockmaker and capable of writing any message limited only by the number of characters. It still … Continue reading

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