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Scientists reveal a first in Ice Age art

Researchers from the Smithsonian Institution and the University of Florida have announced the discovery of a bone fragment, approximately 13,000 years old, in Florida with an incised image of a mammoth or mastodon. This engraving ...

dateJun 21, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Slowest crystal growth ever measured

(PhysOrg.com) -- Deep within a silver and lead mine in Naica, Mexico, scientists discovered what is now known as Cueva de los Cristales, or Cave of Crystals, close to a decade ago. The gypsum crystals found in this cave measure ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Condensed Matter report
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Bats adjust their 'field-of-view'

A new study reveals that the way fruit bats use biosonar to 'see' their surroundings is significantly more advanced than first thought. The study, published September 13 in the online, open access journal PLoS Biology, examines ...

dateSep 13, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Futuristic look at artworks of the past

Anyone interested in art conservation knows very well how the devil is in the details. Restoring or preserving paintings, ceramics or sculptures has become an art in itself, one that requires knowledge, patience and advanced ...

dateMay 06, 2014 in Engineering
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