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 #2

ktsdesign / 123RF Stock Photo In the ancient Greek city of Perge (Antalya, Turkey) a new mosaic was discovered depicting, “…sacrifice of Iphigenia, the daughter of King Agamemnon in Greek mythology, during the Trojan War.” The excavation is headed by Antalya Museum Director, Mustafa Demirel. Perge Mosaic Aspendos shops yield new finds Shops Chinese tomb…

New History: Huge Chinese treasure cache discovered

Enormous treasure hoard discovered in Sichuan, China. So far over 10,000 items have been discovered which were found by looters that had flooded the black market with pieces they were taking. Believed to belong to a rebel to the Ming Dynasty professors hope it can reveal further details from the era. Items     Patreon…

New History: Six Cities in One

mik122 / 123RF Stock Photo China In the Chinese city of Kaifeng a series of ruins were discovered which reveal how the site had been used continually for creating new cities. As the article elaborates when the old countries were destroyed cities were also typically destroyed. Kaifeng benefited from the fact that the Yellow River…

New History: Sudan, Greece, Amazon

I got a bit behind on my research news so there will be some older stuff mixed in with these newer articles but they should be lesser know ergo news to you guys.   3 temples have been discovered near Kerma, Sudan dating to 2,000 – 1,500 BCE. Kerma was the capital of an ancient…

Nanjing Towers

China will be getting a new forest, all in skyscrapers. Nanjing, a very large and old city in the heartland of central China, will be receiving a building complex of two buildings home to over 3,000 plants generating over 132 pounds of oxygen every day. Called the Nanjing Towers (to be completed in 2018) it…

World’s First Exascale Computer

ekaart / 123RF Stock Photo China’s National Supercomputer Centre has announced that they are completing efforts on the first prototype of an exascale computer which they have named Tianhe-3 . This computer will be the first to attain 1 exaFLOPS (EFLOPS) or 1×1018 calculations per second (1,000,000,000,000,000,000; a billion billion or quintillion). FLOPS is just…

Days in History Dec 16

belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo December 16 714: Pepin of Herstal, mayor of the Merovingian palace (essentially prime minister but under the Pippinids de facto king) dies leaving his wife Plectrude, politically powerful in her own right, to be regent until his grandson comes of age to rule. 755: An Lushan revolts against the Tang…

Days in History Dec 14

belchonock / 123RF Stock Photo December 14 557: Constantinople is rocked by a massive earthquake, so powerful that the Hagia Sophia and city walls were damaged. Upon its occurrence it was widely written about by a variety of authors. Unfortunately the Huns would take advantage of the damaged walls by invading easily in 559. 835:…

Asian bodies discovered in London

In a Roman cemetery south of London two skeletons that were unearthed and examined were determined to have been of Asian origin. The ancient Roman city of Londinium was an administrative center in England for the Romans but Asians weren’t exactly on the list of visitors. Researchers were mainly looking to see if migrants were…