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Sappho's New Poems: The Tangled Tale of Their Discovery
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - livescience.com
Imagine that every copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio had been destroyed some 350 years ago. We might have heard tell of how great "Macbeth" once was on stage, but we couldn't perform it ourselves. Without the First Folio, we'd be deprived
Treasured 16th-Century 'Lenox Globe' Gets a Digital Makeover
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - livescience.com
In a dark room at the New York Public Library, a cartographer, a curator of rare books and a handful of scientists crowded around a camera ringed by colored lights. All eyes were trained on a small, copper sphere about the size of a grapefruit
Gripping Tale: Hominin Hands Hold Clues to Tool Use
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 7 days ago - livescience.com
The ancestors of humans may have evolved humanlike hands that were precise and powerful enough to use stone tools more than a half million years before such tools were even developed, researchers say
Energy Poured in to Cutting-Edge Conservation Ideas
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, interesting, discovery )

Cal
- 8 days ago - climatenewsnetwork.net
A battery that could treble electric car mileage and cut costs is among the innovations moving closer to reality on the frontiers of science.
Curved TV and Smartphones: Gimmick or Gadget Godsend?
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, tech, performance, humans, Gizmos, design, concept, business, curved tv, smartphones, gimmick, gadget, safety )

Darren
- 16 days ago - blogs.scientificamerican.com
Moviegoers have long been familiar with the benefits of viewing content on a curved screen. The screen's curvature equalizes the distance that light from the projector must travel, enhancing resolution and brightness while eliminating distortion.
How the Sense of Taste Has Shaped Who We Are
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, society, scientists, science, research, investigation, humans, environment, sense, taste, history, flavour, John McQuaid )

Darren
- 17 days ago - scientificamerican.com
Journalist John McQuaid on the science and history of flavor
Astronauts Evacuate From U.S. Side of International Space Station
Science & Tech  (tags: world, technology, study, space, science, news, nasa, humans, environment, astronomy, cosmology, space, astronauts, evacuate, International Space Station, toxic, amonia, leak )

Darren
- 17 days ago - scientificamerican.com
An alarm suggesting a potentially toxic ammonia leak on the International Space Station early Wednesday, but it might have been a false alarm
Gorgeous 'Pillars Of Creation' Shine In New Hi-Def Hubble Photos
Science & Tech  (tags: Pillars of Creation, Eagle Nebula, Incredibly gorguos, interesting, nasa, news, space, technology, astronomy )

Kelly
- 24 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Twenty years after it snapped one of the most iconic space photos ever, NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has revisited the "pillars of creation" in new high-def splendor. What better way to celebrate Hubble's 25th anniversary this April?
A Luxury Condo In India Will Have A Private Swimming Pool On Every Balcony
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, design, concept, NewTechnology )

Angela
- 24 days ago - businessinsider.com
The Bandra Ohm, a residential high-rise in Mumbai, is offering the latest extravagance in luxury condos: a private balcony swimming pool in every unit.
Tablet Apps Let Cats Catch Critters in Cyberspace
Science & Tech  (tags: interesting, animals, Apps, cats, play )

Angela
- 24 days ago - msn.com
If you've had enough time to play with the tablet you got for the holidays, try turning the device over to your tech-savvy cat. Every cat app, no matter the maker, has something for felines to electronically track, stalk or hunt, such as mice, bugs or las
 
 
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