Category Archives: Technology

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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5 Interesting Links for 01-20-2017

Note: Videos may auto start with sound so be prepared. Restoration (Houses) While Brian in Becoming Home was not attempting to stay true to the period in restoring the dilapidated Victorian he purchases in Foster’s Way, this is still an … Continue reading

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5 Interesting Links for 12-09-2016

Publishing (History) For those who think the indie movement is a new concept, or the generally curious, here’s a quick look at the publishing options in the Regency world with Jane Austen’s experience to illustrate it. https://reginajeffers.blog/2016/11/28/jane-austens-publishing-options-or-being-a-female-writer-in-the-regency-era/ Cats (Holidays) While … Continue reading

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