The Mayan Calendar, a marvel of calculation produced by the ancient world. While popular belief suggest the calendar ominously ends on the 21st of December 2012 recent archaeological discoveries may have found the missing years.
The location of this latest discovery is the Mayan city Xultzn, rediscovered nearly a century ago the city has largely remained unexcavated till now.
Funded by Nation Geographic a team has begun the excavation of Xultzn. Led by William Saturno of Boston University, the team has unearthed a small pyramid structure that appears to be the home or workshop of the local town scribe and astronomer. With three walls covered in glyphs, inscriptions and calculations for various Mayan calendars, the workshop is a treasure trove for archaeologists.
Saturno and his team began their excavations at the Xultzn site in 2010. The entire Xultzn city in Guatemala’s Peten region covers an area of 12-square-mile (31-square-kilometer), encompassing thousands of structures. A sprawling complex with many structures still to be uncovered.
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The big bang, the greatest of all markers in time, it turns out, may not be as hard a wall as previously thought. Scientists studying the background microwave radiation of the Universe have found patterns in the noise, patterns that shouldn’t be there, patterns that are a visible signature of the Universe that existed before the big bang.
Sir Roger Penrose, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, recently announced that he had glimpsed a signal originating in a time before the big bang. Working with scientist Vahe Gurzadyn , with many late nights studying data under their belts a pattern began to appear, the Penrose Circles, a number of concentric circles within the noise. The pattern is visible within the included HMAP picture. Ghostly echos of super-massive black holes colliding and being torn to shreds as the Universe collapsed in on itself.
According to the current standard cosmological model of an inflationary Universe the background noise should be completely random, these circles shouldn’t be there. While mainstream science isn’t ready to throw away the big bang and infinitely expanding Universe of the current theory, Penrose does have them thinking.
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Microsoft, masters of the Metro interface are bringing tiles and gestures to the desktop. The latest sneak peak at the new OS is now available for download, the Windows 8 Release Preview. Remember this is pre-release software, we recommend testing it on a spare machine. To return to Windows 7 you will need to format your machine, time to find your recovery or install disk.
After a remarkably painless setup process the Highpants sacrificial lamb of a laptop, a dual core ASUS 15.6, had sprung back to life with Microsoft’s best looking login / lock screen ever.
Metro has been with us on the Smartphone for a few years now, living in the shadows of iOS and Android, it has kept a relatively low profile. This is about to change.
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Scientists have this week announced the Milky Way and Andromeda are on collision course! If no action is taken, if courses aren’t corrected, in four billion years from now a new apocalypse will approach.
Andromeda, The Milky Way’s nearest galactic neighbor is on a slow motion collision course with the galaxy in the next lane, our galaxy. Currently more than 2.5 million light years away and moving towards us at roughly 110km per second it may be time to toot our horn, flash our headlights or brace for impact.
Included for your viewing pleasure is the latest stunning video simulation of this interstellar event of immense proportions. Impressively the team were also able to generate renderings of the night-time sky in the aftermath, an amazing preview.
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