Egypt unveils 'rare' ancient pharaoh bust
A "rare" bust of a statue of the pharaoh Ramses II has been discovered near Giza, south of Cairo, the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry announced Wednesday. The statue is the first rose granite bust of Ramses II found that includes the "ka" symbol, according to a statement from the ministry, which described the find as "rare". Ka represented in ancient Egypt the spirit of a human or god that could reside in a statue of the person or deity after death.The excavation last week by a ministry team took place on private land in Mit Rahina near the site of the ancient city of Memphis around 30 kilometres (20 miles) south of Cairo, the statement added.
The Battle of Hue City during the Vietnam War still weighs heavily on military planners and strategists. So much so that for quite a while, both the Marines and Army failed to do anything substantial to prepare for large-scale urban combat — other than to avoid it whenever possible.
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Ganvie is a town in the West African republic of Benin that rises out of the surface of a lake.
The sprawling grid that surrounds its clustered houses and public buildings is not filled with the typical urban asphalt parking lots and concrete mini-malls, but artificial reefs that operate as nurseries for fish and pens for indigenous aquaculture.
Ganvie's unusual environmental infrastructure is one of more than 100 "nature-based technologies" collected in a new book by landscape designer Julia Watson, titled "Lo_TEK: Design by Radical Indigenism."
Google says it's achieved quantum supremacy
Google is standing by its claim that it's achieved quantum supremacy -- marking a major milestone in computing research. The company first made the claim back in September, and while disputed by competitors, Google's research paper has now been published in the scientific journal Nature. Quantum supremacy is a big deal, because it encapsulates the ability of quantum computers to solve problems that current technology couldn't even begin toQuantum supremacy is a big deal, because it encapsulates the ability of quantum computers to solve problems that current technology couldn't even begin to attempt.
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During the growth of the ancient civilizations, ancient technology was the result from advances in engineering in ancient times. These advances in the history of technology stimulated societies to
The book describes cities, buildings and infrastructure from 20 countries including Iraq, Peru, the Philippines and Tanzania -- perhaps the world's best examples of "Traditional Ecological Knowledge" (TEK): techniques and technologies developed and incubated in indigenous societies.
They provide ideas of how today's architects, planners and designers might respond to the global climate crisis, which scientists have warned will seeand unless radical action is taken.
"I think the central theme of the book is really questioning what we think of as technology and saying nature can be adapted and form a technology that we can apply to the way that we live in this world," said Watson, who teaches at Harvard's Graduate School of Design and Columbia University.
Verizon's 5G coverage maps are here, and they're sparse
Seven months after it first launched its 5G network in the US, Verizon (Engadget's parent company) has shared coverage maps for all 18 cities in which it currently offers next-generation wireless connectivity. The maps were first spotted by PCMag, and make it clear why the carrier was likely reticent to share them in the first place. Outside of the downtown cores of dense cities like Chicago and New York, there's not much to see at the moment. Take the map of Sioux Falls, for instance -- it's fair to describe Verizon's deployment in the city is modest at best.© Provided by Oath Inc.
Ancient Indus Valley technology could solve many modern problems. What was life like in the Indus Valley Civilization? How could someone who lived so long ago teach us anything Four and a half millennium ago, our Indus Valley Civilization had built cities with drainage facilities that effectively
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"All of them have been born out of people living in their environment, using what we call, in ecological sciences, 'symbiosis' as a fundamental process to which they build and live."
These include bridges in northeastern, which provide sustainable and flood resistant infrastructure while sequestering carbon and contributing to local forest cover.
Floating man-made islands in the Ma'dan, in southern Iraq, encourage the growth of diverse aquatic ecosystems while providing a resilient foundation for architecture.
And a low-density city on the southern foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro is home to a million people who live amid forest gardens of banana trees and coffee plants.
Most often -- as with Ganvie's fish pens and Kilimanjaro's banana gardens -- they produce food.
"At this very moment, probably the biggest impact that these system can have is decreasing the agricultural footprint of our cities by shifting the way that we understand productive land and (its) relationship with our cities -- folding that (agricultural production) into the way that we design cities," Watson said.
Qualcomm and Niantic team up to create AR glasses
Qualcomm and the developers behind "Pokémon Go" and "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite" have announced that they're working together to create a set of AR glasses and related hardware, software, and cloud-based technologies. On Thursday at Qualcomm Technologies' yearly Snapdragon Technology Summit, the company announced its plans to embark on a multi-year collaboration with Niantic, the California-based software development company known for its creation of "Pokémon Go" and "Harry Potter: Wizards Unite.
The platform brings cutting-edge technology and knowledge to cities and helps translate this knowledge into practice and investment to promote integrated urban planning in about 30 This data then informed city planning and helped officials prepare development scenario options for the future.
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One of the most interesting examples of this can be seen in the East Kolkata Wetlands, the largest wastewater-fed aquaculture system in the world, covering 125 square kilometers (48 square miles).
On the edge of Kolkata, a city of 14 million people, we see a patchwork of fishponds, lagoons and channels, clustered around villages, rice paddies and fields.
"So it looks like a wetland but it's constructed," said Watson. Each day, 680 million liters of raw sewage, at least a third of the city's total waste, pours into pre-treatment ponds before entering the "bheris," shallow fish ponds, dug by local people and cooperatives.
"And it processes it through a natural system, without the use of energy, without the use of chemicals, without an engineered, industrial wastewater treatment plant.
Several tourists stabbed in Jordanian city near Roman ruins: police
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Today , you can find examples of biomimicry in a slew of places, and in many different forms . Think of the nose design of Japan’ s speedy bullet trains and how So they started to study the ecosystem, and considered how rainwater-storage systems could be designed to mimic trees that take in water during
Today , such practices are routinely prescribed to complement western medical and psychotherapy treatments. Among the documented benefits of yoga and its corollary, meditation, are lowered blood pressure, greater mental acuity and stress reduction.
"The water coming out of that system is fresh or is clean water that will go back into the river system, not destroying ecosystems downstream. But it also produces food for the city. It produces vegetables for the city. There's a whole culture that has grown up around in relationship with this nature-based technology."
Watson hopes these examples offer inspiration to today's city planners.
"That type of thinking is creating an innovation and a nature-based technology that can both shrink our agro-ecological footprint, carbon-sequester, flood-mitigate, produce culture, produce jobs and it's economically viable.
"It has so many benefits for our cities and it's free. It's a natural system. And it's driven by a sort of complex ecological relationship."
In some cases, Watson sees such knowledge already integrated into contemporary city-building. The polder dike system that Dutch farmers have used for hundreds of years to drain wetlands for human habitation also underpins massive city-scale developments in China and across the world, she explained.
Watson sees her research as the beginning of a process by which these symbiotic systems could be developed to build the 21st century's cities. Consider terracing, she suggested, which in the Philippines has already turned mountain slopes almost as steep as skyscrapers into fertile fields.
Will Charmin disrupt the toilet experience with these new technologies unveiled at CES?
LAS VEGAS — At CES this week, toilet paper manufacturer Charmin unveiled a set of three concept technologies to improve your toilet-going experience. The RollBot is a new Bluetooth-controlled robot designed to deliver a roll of toilet paper to you on the throne when you unexpectedly run out. We certainly agree with the utility of such a robot, though the technical details on how the bot actually retrieves the toilet paper are a little unclear at the moment.
Tropical sprawl at Angkor (Evans et al. 2013). A growing number of archaeologists, including me, believe that the results of our excavations at ancient cities can help us understand cities today . The problem is that the road from, say
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"It's absolutely fascinating to think, 'could we do that at the scale of cities and skyscrapers?'"
Apple revives relationship with Imagination Technologies, the UK chip designer it ditched in 2017 .
Imagination Technologies announced a new license agreement with Apple that will grant the company access to its intellectual property. Apple decided to end its relationship with the firm in 2017 to design GPUs, or graphics chips, in-house.It's unclear what intellectual property Apple will gain access to as a result of the new licensing deal.© Provided by CNBC LLC Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc., speaks about the new iPhone 11. Apple will start working again with British chip designer Imagination Technologies, years after dissolving its relationship with the firm.