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Ancient Battering Ram Analysis Reveals Details Of Its Origin
2013-04-05 11:12:35

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A bronze battering ram from a 2,000-year-old warship discovered by British divers off the coast of Libya in 1964, is offering up some evidence for how such a device was made in ancient times. Analysis of the 45-lb, 26-inch-long artifact, which is known as the Belgammel Ram, revealed that the process used to build the weapon was not easy. The ram comes from a small Greek or Roman warship (tesseraria), which was equipped with...

2011-11-22 12:22:14

The structural mechanism of typical mortise—tenon joints of southern Chinese traditional timber frame buildings was investigated. The investigation provides a scientific basis for the repair of these ancient buildings. The research was published in SCIENCE CHINA Technological Sciences.2011, Vol 54(7). The timber members of Chinese traditional timber buildings are connected with mortise—tenon joints, which are the core technology of Chinese and East Asian traditional timber...

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2009-07-15 09:20:00

A joint experiment by researchers at the University of Haifa and Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd. succeeded in solving the riddle:Could cannon balls from the early 19th century sink warships?*At first glance, the hull of the warship that sank off the coast of Acre seemed strong; but a unique experiment indicated that the thick timbers could not withstand the cannon balls.*A joint experiment carried out by researchers from the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University...

2009-06-09 10:40:31

British engineers say the secret of sandcastle construction could help revive an ancient building technique that uses rammed earth. Durham University researchers said they conducted a study into the strength of rammed earth, which is growing in popularity as a sustainable building method. They determined that as a sandcastle needs a little water to stand up, the strength of rammed earth was heavily dependent on its water content. Rammed earth is a manufactured material made of sand, gravel...


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