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Leave modern concrete structures in the ocean, and a few decades later they'll be in need of replacing, or at least a serious patch job. Meanwhile, ancient Roman concrete is still standing strong after thousands of years, and not only does it resist damage, but the salt water actually makes it stronger. X-ray examinations have found the key to the mixture's incredible longevity, which could h
What do you get when you cross an elephant, a llama, a camel, and a rhinoceros? If you have no idea, don't feel too bad – it puzzled Charles Darwin too, when he stumbled on the fossilized bones of just such a creature in 1834. Known as Macrauchenia patachonica, the enigmatic, extinct animal has evaded classification ever since, but a new DNA study has finally found where it fits on the family
situated south of andalucia’s sierra nevada mountain range, the project is defined by a slender tower that emerges from the cuboid building below.The post elisa valero’s concrete church in southern spain references ancient christian temples appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Archaeologists from Yale and the Royal Museums of Art and History in Belgium have discovered an ancient Egyptian "billboard" that might turn back the clock on when the hieroglyphic writing system was thought to be introduced to the general population. The huge inscriptions date back to about 3,250 BCE, and show a form of writing that was thought to only be used by the ruling class at that tim
opening on october 3, the structure will provide space for public debate, design workshops, and music and arts events. The post MPavilion 2017: OMA puts a twist on ancient amphitheaters with rotating grandstand design appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
after weeks of research across a range of historical sources, sasha trubetskoy designed a subway-style graphic of the major roman routes based on the empire of CA. 125 AD. The post statistics student turns the ancient roman roads into a subway map appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
the masterplan seeks to revitalize the community for both residents and tourists, with new events space, leisure facilities, and information kiosks.The post nendo’s first public space features stepped saucers that reference ancient japanese tombs appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Prolific Japanese design studio Nendo has now moved into urban design, unveiling its massive CoFuFun plaza near Kyoto. Read more
In 2008, researchers analyzed samples of protein found preserved for 68 million years inside a T-rex leg bone, and came to the conclusion that the dinosaurs were closely related to modern chickens and ostriches. Now, palaeontologists from the University of Manchester have taken another look at the tissue, and found that it's an even closer match to ostriches than previously thought – because
A long time ago, on a planet not too far away, there was a lake – and not just any lake, but one that could finally shed some light on that $64 million question: Was there ever life on Mars? New findings based on data from NASA's Curiosity rover mission reveal that the Gale Crater lake not only had properties similar to lakes on Earth, but that it also had all the trappings that would have ma


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