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Crowd-Sourcing To Crack Oldest Un-deciphered Writing System
2012-11-28 12:13:24

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The oldest un-deciphered writing system in the world has eluded academics for years, but a researcher from the Faculty of Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford has begun an undertaking that will attempt to harness the power of ℠crowd-sourcing´ to solve this ancient riddle. Dr. Jacob Dahl announced the project this week, which will take high-quality images of 5,000-year-old Proto-Elamite clay tablets and publish...

2006-02-05 12:28:45

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns about 50 kms from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors opposed to a rail development. Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) spokesman Stefano Coscia told Reuters that the police had advised that the torch should not to be taken through the Susa Valley towns of Bussoleno and Borgone Susa. Earlier on Sunday, a protestor had briefly covered the torch with a flag during...

2006-02-05 11:21:53

By Simon Evans SUSA, Italy (Reuters) - The Olympic torch was diverted away from two towns some 50 kilometers from Turin on Sunday because of feared trouble from protestors. Winter Olympics organizing committee (TOROC) spokesman Stefano Coscia told Reuters that the police had advised that the torch should not to be taken through the Susa Valley towns of Bussoleno and Burgone Susa. Earlier on Sunday, a protestor had briefly covered the torch with a flag when it entered Italy's Susa...

2005-12-09 07:28:15

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's government has called an emergency meeting with leaders of Alpine valley communities to try to end violent protests against a planned high-speed train line that threaten to spoil the 2006 Winter Olympics. Tens of thousands of people fearing environmental damage from the project have demonstrated this week in Val di Susa, a valley on the French-Italian border connecting Turin with mountain venues for the Games which kick off in two months. The protests...

2005-12-08 08:16:35

By Silvia Aloisi ROME (Reuters) - Blessed by the Pope, the Olympic flame for the 2006 Winter Games started a two-month journey across Italy on Thursday with torchbearers snaking past Rome's most famous monuments to cheers from tourists and residents. "May this flame remind everybody of the values of peace and brotherhood that are the basis of the Olympics," Pope Benedict told a large crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square, as torchbearers held the flame under his window. Italy's...

2005-12-07 11:57:18

TURIN (Reuters) - Protesters blocked roads and railways near Turin on Wednesday to protest against a planned high-speed railway line connecting Italy and France they say damages the environment. Italian media reported there had been overnight clashes between police and protesters, who say the project in northern Italy's Alpine Val di Susa area may release harmful deposits of asbestos in the mountains. About 30 people, including policemen, were injured on Tuesday when police...