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2013-06-09 23:00:09

Author draws thematic lines from ancient world to today in ℠Maya in Motion´ MALMÖ, Sweden (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 In “Maya in Motion: Otherscent” (published by iUniverse), Fredrik Zander´s new book of poems, readers are given a lyrical, insightful look into various senses and meanings specific to ancient Maya. Zander describes “Maya in Motion” as “poetry with Maya in its various senses as its main theme.” He engages readers in the...

Construction Workers In Belize Destroy Ancient Mayan Pyramid For Road
2013-05-14 11:59:03

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Police in Belize are investigating a construction company that has essentially destroyed one of the region´s most important historical structures. A 2,300-year-old Mayan structure located at the Nohmul complex in northern Belize was one of the largest pyramids in the Caribbean nation before it was leveled by a company seeking out gravel to dump on village roads. Using backhoes and bulldozers, construction workers dug into the...

Digging Deep For Clues On The Origins Of The Maya Civilization
2013-04-26 05:57:15

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The origins of the Maya civilization remain something of a mystery to researchers, despite the fact it is well-known for elaborate temples, a sophisticated writing system, and mathematical and astronomical developments. A new study led by the University of Arizona (UA) suggests the origins of the civilization are more complex than previously thought, challenging the two prevailing theories. In the debate on the origins of the...

Maya Long Count, Modern European Calendars Synchronized With Wood
2013-04-12 18:20:20

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Throughout history, different civilizations have had their own calendars they´ve used to mark time, with some civilizations going through multiple calendars during the course of their history. According to a new report in the journal Scientific Reports, a team of international scientists have used several metrics to successfully synchronize the modern European calendar with the Long Count Calendar of the Ancient Maya....

Study Reveals Water Conservation Efforts Of Ancient Cultures
2013-04-10 10:45:53

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New research at the ancient Maya site of Medicinal Trail in northwestern Belize led by Jeffrey Brewer, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnati´s Department of Geography (ArtSci), has revealed how populations in more remote areas built reservoirs to conserve water and turned to nature to purify their water supply. Brewer will present his findings on the hydrology of these hinterland societies this week at the Association...

New Clues To The Mystery Behind The Maya Blue Formula
2013-04-02 12:34:38

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology [ Watch The Video Searching to Rediscover the Mysterious Maya Blue Formula ] The recipe and process for preparing Maya Blue, a highly-resistant pigment used for centuries in Mesoamerica, were lost. We know that the ingredients are a plant dye, indigo, and a type of clay known as palygorskite, but scientists do not know how they were 'cooked' and combined together. Now, a team of chemists from the University of Valencia and the...

Teotihuacans Used Make-up To Honor Their Dead After Exhuming Their Body
2013-01-09 14:40:33

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology In collaboration with the National University of Mexico, a team of Spanish researchers has analyzed for the first time remains of cosmetics in the graves of prehispanic civilizations on the American continent. In the case of the Teotihuacans, these cosmetics were used as part of the after-death ritual to honor their city's most important people. A research team from the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of...

2013-01-02 05:02:46

James O´Kon feels that Massive Open Online Courses or MOOCs demonstrate how technology is disrupting education. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 In the over forty years since he attended Georgia Tech, James O´kon has seen many aspects of engineering and technology change. Now, as the author of a book on ancient Maya technology, he is seeing changes occur in how technology is taught. O´Kon says, “Many things about my two favorite subjects, technology and the...

2013-01-01 05:00:12

Author James O'Kon spoke to students about what the date December 21, 2012 has to do with the Maya calendar. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) December 31, 2012 The hysteria surrounding the myth of a disaster on December 21, 2012 had adults and children around the world puzzled and afraid of what might happen on that day. I addressed the students at Galloway School in Atlanta, GA, which my granddaughter attends, concerning the Maya calendar and the real meaning of the end of this cycle of the Maya Long...


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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.