Roman Findings: Romans Underwater

The Sunken Ruins Credit: AFP news agency In the depths of the Mediterranean, lurking near Tunisia, the ancient city of Neapolis (new city) has been discovered. An old Roman city, it was washed away in a tsunami, swiping it away from the empire. The city has very little archaeological history behind it, probably due to…

Food

A Fourth Chocolate Exists Discusses the new ruby chocolate          

Art #1-20

Art #1 Tree of 40 Pomato Art #2 Spongebob Anime Kate Kato’s Insects Gum Wrapper Art Sushi Art            

Animals #4: The Sugar Reward & 1 White Owl

Bats I hope these videos give you a more positive view of bats but, as instructed, don’t handle bats unless you know what you’re doing. Asha, a baby black flying fox (a type of bat), is being fed fruit and is very excited. Credit: Megabattie Jeddah, a grey-headed flying-fox (another bat), likes to be petted….

Newsroll #4

vshivkova / 123RF Stock Photo New nanoantenna can speed up gaming graphics, improve connectivity. Nanoantenna Mystery of the Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse Expedition Solved. La Pérouse  One Chinese town processes 80% of Africa’s ivory trade. Shuidong New modeling for Alfven waves disturbances in nuclear fusion reactors may lead to enhanced reactors Alfven waves…

Newsroll #3

Credit: MIT 3-D printed electronics which fold themselves. Electronics A B The ancient city of Hasankeyf in eastern Turkey faces destruction from a controversial dam. Dam New bat species finally gets a name. Its nickname was Yoda bat. Yoda New find suggests that the Vikings were selling cod to Europeans much earlier than expected. Cod…

SEKA Museum: AR Sandbox

Here are several videos showcasing my experimenting (or screwing around, either way) with an augmented reality sandbox. By analyzing sand it creates a digital map overlaid on the sand depicting an elevation map symbolized with color along with topographical lines and moving (not real) water. The end result is highly addictive just because you can…

Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi

I recently had the chance to visit a museum near where I live in Turkey called the Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi (Kocaeli Science Center). The museum is not actually a new facility but rather a conservation of an older building. It used to be a large paper factory in Izmit that produced tens of thousands of…

Science Findings: A Cleaner Ocean & Mouth

Gas Breathing Bacteria Deep in the Gulf of Mexico, around volcanoes, scientists have found mussels and sponges living with oil-loving bacteria. Part of the Cycloclasticus genus, the bacteria focus in on butane, ethane, and propane and live within sponges and mussels so that they can filter water rich in these short chain alkanes to the…

A Fourth Chocolate Exists

Credit: GeoBeats News For a long time milk chocolate was the main type of chocolate we ate. A little later came white chocolate and dark chocolate which were both quite distinct but retained the same creamy taste we had come to expect. Now, there is ruby chocolate. It is pink in color and you might…

Art #2: Insects, Sushi & Spongebob

A New Arthropod Get ready; you’re going to see some bugs. Good news, they’re not real. Kate Kato is an artist who uses recycled paper, wire and thread to bring to the world a variety of colorful insects. She even embroiders them to etch unique patterns across their wings, carapace or whatever else bugs have….

Scientific Findings: Midichlorians Are Not Real

Midichlorian: A New Scam This story is pretty disappointing but necessary for science to move forward. A blogging neuroscientist who goes by the pseudonym Neuroskeptic created a scientific paper which he then published to numerous journals. The article was titled, “Mitochondria: Structure, Function and Clinical Relevance” a fairly innocuous title given the importance the mitochondria…