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while the seoul-based photographer is widely known for his cyberpunk night photos, this series captures kyoto's quiet, ancient atmosphere. The post photographer steve roe captures the ancient mysterious stillness of kyoto appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
While mammals dominate the planet nowadays, for millions of years we played second fiddle to reptiles – most notably the dinosaurs. While reptiles became the biggest land animals to ever walk the Earth, mammals were mostly rat-sized critters running around underfoot. But now palaeontologists have described a mammal ancestor from the Triassic Period that bucked the trend and grew to the siz
studio dafi reis-doron has designed a new 'evil eye' wall mounted mirror to offer a place for viewers to look within themselves. The post studio dafi reis-doron reveals ‘evil eye’ mirror inspired by ancient symbolism appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
For three years, an international team of scientists surveyed the floor of the Black Sea, off the coast of Bulgaria. Now, radiocarbon tests have confirmed that the remains of an ancient ship discovered late last year date from 400BC, officially making it the world's oldest known intact shipwreck... Continue Reading Ancient Greek vessel found in Black Sea is world's oldest intact shipwreck
From animals and entire ecosystems, to building materials and beer recipes, scientists have long drawn on the past for inspiration for new breakthroughs. Now, researchers at the University of Queensland have looked to the past to help with the future of biochemistry, resurrecting enzymes from almost half a billion years ago to fill in where current ones can't... Continue Reading Ancient en
Thousands of years ago, the ancient Egyptians created a blue pigment which they used in their depictions of gods and royalty. Derived from calcium copper silicate, the substance is now known as Egyptian blue – and it could be used to both save power and generate electricity... Continue Reading Ancient Egyptian pigment may find use on power-saving roofs Category: Science Tags:
the discovery, which uses a technology known as LIDAR, maps what the metropoles built between 1000 BC to 1500 AD would have looked like. The post laser carrying airplanes have revealed ancient mayan cities covered in jungle appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
An international team of researchers has revealed that an ancient retrovirus, found in between five and ten percent of the world's population, is significantly associated with addictive behavior. The study uncovered a connection between the retrovirus and a specific gene that could make individuals more prone to a variety of addictive behaviors... Continue Reading An ancient virus may be r
Ancient civilizations could have benefited, and at times suffered from belonging to an interconnected global economy, according to evidence presented in a newly-published study. The international team behind the research hope that the work could help present-day society learn from the mistakes of early globalism. .. Continue Reading Ancient civilizations may have been more connected than
Also known as the thumb piano, the mbira is an African musical instrument that has been around in one form or another for at least 3,000 years. Now, however, scientists have developed a new version that – when combined with a smartphone – can detect toxic substances and possibly even counterfeit medication... Continue Reading Modern version of ancient musical instrument detects poisons C


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