An archaeological dig from last year revealed 365 items from the Viking era, with 60 rare coins as well. Jens Christian Moesgaard, a Danish National Museum spokesman believes that the coins gave a distinctive cross motif attributed to Harald Bluetooth, who brought Christianity over to Norway and Denmark. The coins and other items were discovered by sixteen year old Michael Stokbro Larsen, who was in Northern Denmark with his metal detector. Can you imagine the history with these items? I can just think of what he thought when he discovered how old these items actually were. This is part of the reason why the hobby of metal detecting is so fun and exciting. This teen was just out exploring and found things that were important parts of history and keys to understanding the lives of the Vikings. As Moesgaard states about the Viking era coins, “They are another important piece in the puzzle of history.”
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If you feel the need to getaway and breathe in the fresh air of a beautiful and different location, here are 5 great ideas for where to go this year. Summer is right around the corner and now is an ideal time to pack your bags for a mini vacation. Imagine using your metal detector at Hawaii! Or searching on the beaches of Puerto Rico! One of the top five places to go right now is Tuscon, Arizona. The late afternoon there is a nice time to visit the neighboring Saguaro National Park, where mountains meet desert and the large cacti are in bloom.
This new search is available for Android and iOS apps that will be on the desktop within the Chrome browser. Now, people will be able to ask questions instead of just using their voice to search. Imagine being able to keep your mic open without clicking any button. You have the option of waking up Google by clicking the “OK Google” prompt. For example, you can say things like, “Show me things to do in Santa Cruz” and get your results instantly. This is great because you get so much done in less time.
Sir Arthur Evans, a British archaeologist discovered the 4,000 year old Palace of Minos on Crete in 1900. He believed the Minoans to be refugees from Northern Egypt who had been expelled by invaders from the South about 5,000 years ago. DNA recently recovered from Cretan caves suggests that the Minoan civilization came from farmers who settled the the islands thousands of years earlier. In 1,500 BC, it is thought that the island of Crete was destroyed by a catastrophic eruption of the Mediterranean island volcano Santorini, along with a subsequent tsunami. The Minoans were recognized as one of the first “high cultures” of Europe, known for their beautiful frescoes, metal-work, and pottery.
After increasing concerns of cyber security, researchers at North Carolina State University have taken a larger step to protecting the infrastructure of America cyber threats. Dr. Mo-Yuen and Ph.D candidate Wente Zeng developed an algorithm that detects aimed at network control systems. Network Control systems are pathways that connect and coordinate activities between computers and physical devices. They are very important for national infrastructure such as power and transportation. The D-NCSs do not have a centralized brain to coordinate the network’s activities, so they are more vulnerable to attack. They are nervous systems that contain several mini-brains that work together. If a cyber attack were to occur, the algorithm would isolate the infected brain before any further contamination damage can be done.
The treasure hunt for the 2013 Magnolia Blossom Festival is on. Every year, clues lead searchers towards a $400 hidden treasure donated by BancorpSouth. At 7pm today, clues to the location of the treasure will be given by local news media, such as magnoliareporter.com. The things that everyone is searching for is disguised as part of an ordinary object. There is no need for digging or destroying an area because the prize is hidden in a location that is accessible to the general public. The 2013 treasure hunt will feature an “Amazing race” that will give contestants a head start for treasure on Thursday. At 6pm tomorrow, contestants will need to be in a specific location to hear the clues that will be given out every half hour at different locations around Magnolia. To read more on this exciting treasure hunt, see below.
With all overwhelming amount of tips to improve your health, here are a few simple and easy tips for you. Eating red grapes block the formation of tumors that lead to certain cancers with an ingredient known as reservatrol. Checking your scalp is a good idea because many of the worst kind of skin cancers can form on the scalp. Now that summer is approaching, it is a better time to start. Apples are great to consume because they have a substance known as ursolic acid which increases production in the body that leads to more muscle growth. This is key because more muscle helps you burn more calories. Giving up artificial sweeteners will benefit you because they contain potentially dangerous industrial chemicals and high fructose corn syrup, which can raise the risk of many health issues. Wearing sunglasses is not only stylish, but a smart move since they can ward off skin cancer on your lids and cataracts. For more helpful tips, see link below.
Using a White’s IDX Pro metal detector purchased on a whim, Dan Dennis of Sporting Hill found a massive treasure trove. The pieces date back to the 1700′s on his two acre property. Dennis has a different opinion about the finds though. He believes the finds to be invaluable, even though some of the pieces have a large monetary value. Dennis argues, “I have always been into history, and this just allows me to delve into it and feed that curiosity. It’s just a hobby, but it is rewarding too.” Dennis, a self employed furniture designer and woodworker used to metal detect with his father as a form of bonding.
Well, the next wave of printing is here…3D printing. I saw a few images of what things can look like after you push a button for what you want and I have to say, the detail is incredible and yet a tad scary. Basically, the printers are connected to the computer and then they slowly make the design by spraying molten plastic in very thin layers, building up a solid object. For example, a tumbler would be created by spraying thousands of rings of plastic on top of each other. Printing, as a slow way of manufacturing, has been around for three decades.