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New Archaeology Technique Exposes 8,000 Years Of Civilization
2012-03-21 06:47:52

An archaeologist from Harvard University is using computers and satellites images to search the Earth for early human settlements. Jason Ur, the John L. Loeb Associate Professor of the Social Sciences, worked with Bjoern Menze, a researcher at MIT, to develop a system that identified settlements based on factors like soil discoloration and distinctive mounding. The used computers and satellites images to look for these clues of human habitation, and uncovered thousands of new sites that...

2012-03-20 03:11:51

Harvard archaeologist uses computers and satellite images to search for early human settlements A Harvard archaeologist has dramatically simplified the process of finding early human settlements by using computers to scour satellite images for the tell-tale clues of human habitation, and in the process uncovered thousands of new sites that might reveal clues to the earliest complex human societies. As described in a paper published March 19 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of...

2012-03-03 08:00:00

SkinPea is a new company that sells high quality screen protectors with Anti- Ripple Technology and much more. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 03, 2012 SkinPea is a new company that sells high quality screen protectors with Anti- Ripple Technology and much more. SkinPea Screen Protectors with Anti-Ripple Technology are the optically clearest and toughest screen protectors available to help defend your device against any and all scratches caused by keys, nails, normal use or even contact with...

2012-02-23 08:00:00

More than 6 million Kindle Fire owners may now track down their missing Kindle if it ever gets lost, stolen or misplaced. “Locate my Kindle” brings much needed location services to the Amazon Kindle platform and is now available worldwide. The revolutionary service is powered by Lab4Apps, a start up company located in Gibraltar and North Carolina, USA. (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 More than 6 million Kindle Fire owners may now track down their missing Kindle if it ever gets lost,...

Rumor: Amazon Releasing 9-Inch Kindle Fire In Mid-2012
2012-02-11 05:36:58

With rumors of a March launch for the iPad 3 persisting, reports surfaced on Friday that Amazon may be set to counter with a new, larger version of their Kindle Fire tablet computer. According to Kate O'Flaherty of The Inquirer, the online retailer is expected to launch both an enhanced 7 inch and a new, larger 9 inch version of the Kindle Fire sometime "in the middle of 2012." All Things Digital's John Paczkowski first broke the news. Paczkowski spoke with Pacific Crest analyst Chad...

Kindle Fire Owners Happier Than iPad Owners, Or Maybe Not
2012-02-06 09:54:10

Amazon´s tablet offering, the Kindle Fire, found its way to customers in November of last year just in time for the holiday sales season to much ballyhoo by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos in October. Sales of the device have been strong and could be considered a worthy alternative to other market rivals. But how satisfied are customers with the lower priced mobile reader? ChangeWave Research interviewed 254 Kindle Fire owners to find out. What the research firm discovered could not be...

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Geologic Clock With Events And Periods
2012-10-22 14:17:38

The Archean (formerly Archaeozoic) is a geologic eon between the Hadean and Proterozoic eons. The Archean Eon begins at roughly 3.8 billion years ago (Ga) and ends at about 2.5 Ga. But unlike all other geological ages, which are based on stratigraphy, The Archean eon is defined chronometrically. The lower boundary of 3.8 Ga has also not been officially recognized by the International Commission on Stratigraphy. The name Archean is derived from the ancient Greek (Arkhe), meaning...

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