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First Underwater Entanglement Could Lead to Unhackable Communication
26th August 2017 | newscientist.com | Tech

The weird world of quantum mechanics is going for a swim. A team of Chinese researchers has, for the first time, transmitted quantum entangled particles of light through water – the first step in using lasers to send underwater messages that are impossible to intercept.  “People have talked about the idea of underwater quantum communication before, but I’m not aware of anyone who has done an experiment like this,” says Thomas Jennewein at the University of Waterloo in Canada. “An obvious application would be a submarine which wants to remain submerged but communicate in a secure fashion.”

Remains of Chinese Laborers Interred on Peruvian Pyramid
26th August 2017 | atlasobscura.com | Ancient, Humans

At top of a pyramid built thousands of years ago in Lima, Peru, archaeologists found the remains of 16 Chinese laborers who died here around the late 19th century. Eleven of the bodies were wrapped in simple cloth shrouds; the remaining five were laid to rest in wooden coffins and wore blue-green jackets, Reuters reports. During Europe’s “Age of Exploration,” small numbers of people from Asia came to this part of the world on ships that stopped in Macau and other Asian cities. But the largest migration of Chinese people to Peru began in the late 1840s, with the decline of slave labor.  In the 1900s, over 100,000 indentured laborers came to Peru from China.

Dive into a Digital Volcano Without Melting Your Face Off
26th August 2017 | cnet.com | Earth, Tech

The Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua is a frightening place. The active volcano sports a crater the size of the Empire State Building that houses a lake full of molten lava.  A GE science expedition literally dove into Masaya to install sensors and collect data to learn more about conditions in the volcano. Ride along with these bold researchers through GE’s fascinating digital volcano website, which plays out like an interactive documentary.

Is this 1937 Painting Proof of Time Travel?
26th August 2017 | dailymail.co.uk | Weird

A Native American appears to stare at a smartphone in a mural of colonial America that dates to 1937 sparking theories it could be proof of time travel. This baffling painting, Mr. Pynchon and the Settling of Springfield, shows a man in the foreground holding 21st century technology – yet it depicts a scene from the 17th century. The intriguing figure, wearing feathers in his hair and loincloth, is holding a mystery object just like modern people hold their smartphones… 7 decades before their invention.  Mr. Pynchon was a fur trader born in 1590 responsible for founding Springfield, Massachusetts.

The Ocean is So Noisy, Blue Whales Are Communicating on New Frequency Band
25th August 2017 | yahoo.com | Animal Life, Earth

The ocean is a noisy place. Beyond the typical noises like crashing waves there is the increasing presence of ships to makes things even louder. Above the water this might not seem like a big deal, but below the waves, noise from oceanliners and large container ships can travel for miles and upset creatures like whales and dolphins that depend on their own noises to communicate and survive. New research from Oregon State University suggests that blue whales are learning to adapt by changing the frequency of their songs.  Essentially, they’re starting to communicate on a different audio band. The researchers believe the whales are doing this deliberately to avoid interference from human sounds.

Test Lab Recreates Innovative Weapons of Stone Age North America
25th August 2017 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Tech
A Kent State archaeologist is testing the innovative engineering feats of the Clovis People, one of the earliest groups to inhabit North America, turning a simple lab into a modern day weapons workshop.  Stone age people 12,000 years ago in Ohio and other areas of North America invented shock-absorption technology, and implemented it in their stone spear points.   He characterized the special fluted Clovis arrowheads as the most “bad-ass Stone Age weapons.”  Using the test lab to create replicas of everything, they strive to make the replicas as accurate as possible using the same techniques the Clovis people would have used, by striking rocks against each other in a method known as flint knapping.  The lab just received a three-year grant to continue a collaborative study, and endeavors to become the premier archaeology lab in North America.
Seafarers and Shell Rings: Are Strange Formations on American Coast Hallmarks of Faraway Visitors?
25th August 2017 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient

Just south of Awendaw, South Carolina, in the Francis Marion National Forest, is an example of a type of architectural artifact that still baffles archaeologists.  For every explanation someone offers up, there are many more that refute it.  Here’s the story:  5,000 years ago, there lived a people by the sea who, in various locations along America’s southeastern seaboard, piled up millions upon millions of clam and oyster shells in either a circle or U-shaped formation measuring, in some cases, more than 200 feet (61 meters) across and 10 to 12 feet (three to 3.5 meters) high.  Piling up shells in a mound was common throughout ancient times. Such remains are called middens and are quite abundant. Basically, they are garbage dumps. People would feast on clams, mussels or oysters and throw the shells on a pile; nothing special there. But from the Sewee Shell Ring in South Carolina, and running down around the tip of Florida, the people didn’t just make mounds of shells—they shaped these mounds very carefully into doughnut shapes. The question is, why? Theories abound, and parts of all these theories may be true, but something seems to be missing.  For one thing, why are the rings found only at seashore sites?  Inland middens from the same time period abound.  But those are not piled in such careful circles…

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