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In July, archeologists began digging a 5-year excavation on England's southwest coast, and struck pay dirt almost immediately.  This site, at the medieval Tintagel Castle, has long been boasted as the birth place of the legendary King Arthur.  While researchers didn't uncover any round tables, they did make some...
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Researchers studying the Sicilian Channel in the Mediterranean Sea made an astonishing discovery late last year.  The area, now underwater, had previously been exposed above water, as recently at 9000 years ago.  Researchers discovered a 40-foot monolith underwater broken in two with regularity spaced holes that could only be man-made. Analysis...
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For decades, the pages of parchment sat in the University of Birmingham's Research library. A scholar happened to notice them in July, and surprised everyone with the findings of one of the first Qurans. READ MORE // Mark Zuckerberg is Building A Futuristic AI For His House Radiocarbon dating places the parchment between...
If you spend any time among video-game impassioned individuals, you may have heard the term RPG thrown around. Role playing games have been influential in molding this generation's biggest franchises. Both Call of Duty and Pokemon transcend the industry with communities who do not categorize themselves as 'gamer' yet spend hundreds...
YouTube Birthday
Youtube.com's first public preview went live, exactly 8 years and one day ago. /READ MORE// Vuvuzela comes to YouTube, Continues to Annoy In under a decade, YouTube has become more than ubiquitous.  Every minute, about 100 hours of video is uploaded.  thats about 4 days of footage in 1 minute, and their...
King Richard, Reconstructed
The skull of King Richard the Third has been found under a parking lot in Leicester, England.  Yes, we realize that this isn’t really what would normally show up on a site about technology, but using scans of the skull, DNA tracing and some serious detective work, technology has been...
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