Tag Archive for new world

Chinese Explorers Paved Way for Euro Invasion of Americas (W Video)

Mark and Laura Nickless are translating an ancient Chinese chronicle, a history of exploration from 1433~34. What they have found so far – and they are no where near done – is a record of exploration to the very heart of North America, surprising evidence of a Mayan influence at Cahokia, and the inadvertent spread of deadly plague that cleared the majority of the populous from the continent.

They will present their findings at the Midwestern Epigraphic Society Spring Symposium, Airport Marriott, Columbus, Ohio, May 31st ~ June 2nd. Read more

Holy Robot Bat Ray! Behold the new world of undersea spies (w/Video)

Photo: Manta Ray (Manta birostris) at Hin Daeng, Thailand.SOURCE Wikimedia Commons

from the Grind TV Blog

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 6:33pm PDT

By: Shannon Dybvig

Behold Mantabot! Engineers at the University of Virginia have crafted a seaworthy mechanical ray that may usher in the next generation of autonomous oceangoing robots. Inspired by our favorite undersea flyer, the robot ray mimics the graceful flap and glide swim style of batoid rays, a group that includes stingrays and manta rays. . . . Read Complete Report