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The mysterious monoliths of Asuka Nara and the stone ship of Masuda, Japan

Asuka Nara monoliths The village of Asuka, located in Nara Prefecture, Japan is a very interesting land from a historical point of view. It has its origins in the period called Kofun jidai (250-552), which means "period of ancient mounds". This era of Japanese history is characterized by a certain type of funerary mounds built in many places at that time; more precisely, mounds of earth in the shape of a keyhole, surrounded by ditches. One of...

2DPA-1 – A new type of plastic, twice as durable as steel, makes smartphones incredibly lightweight and durable

Known as 2DPA-1, the new plastic invented by MIT researchers is twice as durable as steel, but has similar thermal and electroconductive properties. The completely artificial material can be cast in molds such as PET and about as light as regular plastic. According to the research team that invented it, 2DPA-1 can be used for almost the same applications as ordinary plastic, but its much higher strength allows to reduce the quantities used and...

Important tips for when playing at an online casino

Gambling is so attractive to all of us because of the level of entertainment it offers us. Thus, we can choose to relax and have fun in front of our favorite games at an online casino, remotely, whenever we want. What intrigues us all the most at gambling is the chance to win. This aspect, although the luck is rather random, brings a high degree of adrenaline, which makes the whole process betting extremely fun. For some people I know, online...

How does the brain find out almost instantly that the tea is too hot?

The tongue has a complex mechanism for informing the brain about contact with something hot, such as tea. The same mechanism is pretty fast and efficient. There are a multitude of nerve endings on your tongue that detect temperature. As soon as you take a sip of that hot tea, these endings are activated, alerting the brain. Here's how the process works, in detail. When the temperature of the tea is higher than 109.4 degrees Fahrenheit (43 ┬░...

The girl who was born from a cryogenic embryo frozen 28 years ago

A little girl born on October 26, 2020 in the American state of Tennessee entered the history books after she was born from an embryo that underwent a cryogenic process 28 years ago. Molly Everette Gibson's embryo was cryogenized on October 14, 1992 and was stored in a liquid nitrogen tank until February 2020. This was the longest period of time spent by a frozen embryo before it was successfully implanted. Molly Everette Gibson. ImageCredit:...

C-Section born children have a 33% higher risk of having autism, according to a controversial study. What is the risk of ADHD

C-section born children have a 33% higher risk of having autism disorder and 17% of ADHD, according to a research that combined 61 studies across 19 countries. The statistical analysis, which was recently published in the JAMA Network Open, does not show that caesarean section directly causes such medical problems. Other factors that have led doctors use the c-section procedure could be the reason for this, according to Reuters. Researchers led...

New vulnerabilities discovered in 4G and 5G networks. All devices can be accessed by hackers

Syed Rafiul Hussain, Nighui Li and Elisa Bertino, researchers at Purdue University alongside Mitzu Echeverria and Omar Chowdhuri of the University of Iowa will publish a study that demonstrates new vulnerabilities found in 4G and 5G networks. The paper was presented for the first time in the symposium on "Network and Distributed System Security", which is held today in San Diego, California. In short, 4G and 5G networks can be exploited to...

The correct age of the Earth’s core

The inner core of the Earth or the nucleus, which is a solid iron ball larger than Pluto, could be younger than previously thought. This is the conclusion of a study published Monday, suggesting that 565 million years ago it had not yet begun its consolidation. Since its existence was discovered, back in 1936, the age of the inner core of the Earth has been the subject of many speculations and studies among the scientific community....

Chinese researchers have obtained the first seeds that germinated on the moon

Chinese researchers have obtained the first cotton seed that were germinated on the moon. This a success of one of the experiments of the Chang'e 4 probe. The Chang'e 4 probe has succeeded in landing on the hidden face of the Earth's satellite by setting a premiere in the history of space exploration. According to the team of researchers at Chongqing University (Southeast China), the first cotton seeds that germinated on the Moon is the...

IBM’s historic launch: The first quantum computer has been officially presented and looks great

IBM introduced IBM Q System One at CES 2019. It is the first quantum computer that is ready for mass distribution, . Before you get ready to ask how well Read Dead Redemption 2 and FIFA 19 will play on this computer, there are a few things about this computer that you should know. According to ZDNet, IBM likes to always be the first to release something new. That's why ZDNet journalists note that this quantum computer is...

An impressive detail found in a piece of amber that’s 100 million years old

A feather coming from the tail of a bird that lived about 100 million years ago was discovered in an amber by a team of scientists from China and Canada. Unlike most of the tail feathers found in compression fossils, the amber has up to three-dimensional structure and contains more information. The feather dates back to the beginning of the Cretaceous, an important period for bird evolution. During this period, certain types of dinosaurs...

A new artificial brain for autonomous robots was created by an important company

NVIDIA had a plan to use the power of accelerating solutions provided by artificial intelligence to develop a synthetic brain. It would be easily programmable and powerful enough to control robots. A large automation area has led to the launch of a commercial product. Available at prices starting at $1299, the new Jetson AGX Xavier can become the brain of a new generation of robots and other intelligent machines. It is delivered in batches of at...