понедельник, 18 сентября 2017 г.

Shield for the Field or Tournament (Targe), Arms and…

Shield for the Field or Tournament (Targe), Arms and…


Shield for the Field or Tournament (Targe), Arms and Armor


Medium: Wood, canvas, leather, gesso, silver, polychromy, iron


Gift of Mrs. Florence Blumenthal, 1925

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/27889


Three-Quarter Armor

Three-Quarter Armor

Three-Quarter Armor


met-musical-instruments: Portable Harp, Musical…

met-musical-instruments: Portable Harp, Musical…


met-musical-instruments:



Portable Harp, Musical Instruments


Medium: Wood, various materials


The Crosby Brown Collection of Musical Instruments, 1889

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/501662



Micromax is preparing a compact smartphone with custom display

Micromax is preparing a compact smartphone with custom display



The company Micromax, according to network sources, will soon present a new smartphone, equipped with a display with an aspect ratio of 2:1. The device appears under the designation HS3.




Information about the novelty has appeared in the GFXBench benchmark. It is known that the smartphone is equipped with a screen size of 5.1 inches diagonally. The resolution is 1440 × 720 pixels. By the way, the same resolution has a display model Micromax Canvas Infinity, which can be found in our material.


Camera Micromax HS3 is endowed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with eight cores Cortex-A53 with a clock frequency of 1.4 GHz and a graphics accelerator Adreno 505. It can be a chip Snapdragon Snapdragon processor 430 or 435.



The amount of RAM set at 3 GB. The flash module has a storage capacity for 32 GB of information; obviously, there is a possibility of expansion through microSD card.


In the rear of the case has a camera on the basis of a 16-megapixel sensor. The resolution of the front camera is 20 million pixels. There are adapters Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS receiver and a standard set of sensors.


On the smartphone operating system Android 7.1.2. Information about the price and timing of the sales is, alas, no.




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Materials


Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) by Phiale Painter

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) by Phiale Painter

Terracotta lekythos (oil flask) by Phiale Painter


met-costume: Cage crinoline, Costume InstituteMedium: Linen,…

met-costume: Cage crinoline, Costume InstituteMedium: Linen,…


met-costume:



Cage crinoline, Costume Institute


Medium: Linen, metal


Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Louise M. Coleman, 1949

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/173602



Relief: head and shoulders of a beardless man, possibly a eunuch

Relief: head and shoulders of a beardless man, possibly a eunuch

Relief: head and shoulders of a beardless man, possibly a eunuch


Knife, Ancient Near Eastern ArtMedium: FlintGift of H. Dunscombe…

Knife, Ancient Near Eastern ArtMedium: FlintGift of H. Dunscombe…


Knife, Ancient Near Eastern Art


Medium: Flint


Gift of H. Dunscombe Colt, 1953

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/324264


Впечатляющий закат и облака-мамматусы в Москве и...

Впечатляющий закат и облака-мамматусы в Москве и...











Впечатляющий закат и облака-мамматусы в Москве и Московской области, вечер 18 сентября 2017


Head of silver coffin of Psusennes I from the royal necropolis…

Head of silver coffin of Psusennes I from the royal necropolis…


Head of silver coffin of Psusennes I from the royal necropolis at Tanis. Egyptian Museum, Cairo. Werner Forman Archive.


Марийская археологическая экспедиция завершила работу в...

Марийская археологическая экспедиция завершила работу в...



Марийская археологическая экспедиция завершила работу в Горномарийском районе Республики Марий Эл
Учёные из Института археологии им. А.Х. Халикова Академии наук Республики Татарстан, Марийского государственного университета и Марийского научно-исследовательского института языка, литературы и истории им. В.М. Васильева провели совместную экспедицию по изучению средневекового марийского селища у д. Нижние Шелаболки Горномарийского района Республики Марий Эл (руководитель – главный научный сотрудник научно-исследовательского отдела археологии МарНИИЯЛИ Татьяна Багишевна Никитина).
Раскопки носили характер предварительных работ для оценки перспективности территории для последующего изучения. Небольшой раскоп площадью 76 кв. м. на окраине марийского поселения дал интересный материал для изучения истории и культуры марийского населения в период XIV–XV вв.
В процессе дополнительных разведочных работ были выявлены новые площадки с культурным слоем и установлено, что селище занимало значительную территорию, превышающую ранее установленные границы.
В процессе раскопок были проведены встречи с местным населением, интересующимся историей и культурой родного края. 04 августа на раскопе было проведено занятие районного семинара учителей истории, 05 августа проведён открытый выездной урок по истории края для учащихся 9 класса МБОУ «Еласовская средняя школа».
Доктор исторических наук Т.Б. Никитина была отмечена Благодарностью муниципального бюджетного учреждения культуры «Централизованная клубная система» муниципального образования «Горномарийский муниципальный район» за большой личный вклад в сохранение традиционной культуры горномарийского народа и за существенную помощь в укреплении материальной базы Горномарийского Дома ремёсел.
Оригинал материала http://mari-el.gov.ru/


privategemstonecollection:Labradorite

privategemstonecollection:Labradorite


privategemstonecollection:



Labradorite



Waves The Utukok River on Alaska’s North Slope starts off in…

Waves The Utukok River on Alaska’s North Slope starts off in…


Waves


The Utukok River on Alaska’s North Slope starts off in the Brooks Range and travels towards the Arctic Ocean, passing through what is considered part of the Naval Petroleum Reserve on the way. The river cuts through a huge package of sedimentary rocks that were deposited in the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods.

Timelapses of erupting Mount Bromo, Indonesia

Timelapses of erupting Mount Bromo, Indonesia




Timelapses of erupting Mount Bromo, Indonesia


Filtering molecules from the water or air with…

Filtering molecules from the water or air with…


Filtering molecules from the water or air with nanomembranes


Physicists are producing and carrying out research on extra-thin foils



Free-standing carbon membranes that are a millionth of a millimetre thin: these are a special research field of Professor Dr. Armin Gölzhäuser from Bielefeld University and his research group. The nanomembranes can serve as ultrafine filters and as a protective layer. The Bielefeld physicists have registered several patents for manufacturing such molecular foils. In their research, they are analysing which properties the nanomembranes possess – as a basis for future applications.


If used to filter water, the carbon nanomembranes allow only water molecules to pass while blocking other molecules. If used to filter air, the membranes could, for example, remove carbon dioxide from vehicle exhaust emissions. ‘However, we still know very little about what happens when a molecule passes through such a sieve,’ says Gölzhäuser. ‘This is why we are studying, for example, whether it touches the membrane, remains stuck to it, or flies directly through its pores.’


Drawing on the results of this research, the scientists can modify the production of the nanomembranes to fit each specific purpose – for every use, the appropriate nanomembrane. ‘We can adapt the porosity of the membranes for different materials and also modify their conductivity, elasticity, density, and thickness.’



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Ancient IBD/cM matrix analysis offer

Ancient IBD/cM matrix analysis offer

I’ve had a few requests from personal genomics customers to stick their files into an Identity-by-Descent/cM matrix like the one at the link below. Also please check out the accompanying comments thread for ideas of what can be done with the output. A Bronze Age dominion from the Atlantic to the Altai I can do this for $15 (USD) per individual. Please e-mail the data and money (via PayPal) to eurogenesblog [at] gmail [dot] com. The deadline for sending through the data files (which, in this run, can only be from 23andMe, Ancestry or FTDNA) is this time Tuesday. I’ll send out the results to each user over e-mail. However, users are encouraged to post their results in the comments thread below so that they can be discussed and analyzed further. Source via Eurogenes Blog


Tesla patented system of fast replacement of batteries in electric cars

Tesla patented system of fast replacement of batteries in electric cars



The office of the United States patent and trademark office (USPTO) published a patent application Tesla “System and method of changing batteries” (Battery Swapping System and Techniques).




In the document we are talking about a special installation, which will allow you to quickly change the discharged battery pack in a fully charged one. Such systems can be used where there are no stations Supercharger.


It is noted that we are not talking about a fully automated system. The process of replacing the battery must be operated by a technician. The entire procedure will take approximately fifteen minutes.



In its current form, patented the equipment is designed for electric cars the Model S and Model X. But in the future it can be adapted to other machines, in particular, Model 3.


The patent application was sent to the USPTO in may of this year and published just now. On the timing of practical implementation of the proposed system is not reported.



Need to add that Tesla have studied the possibility of fast replacement of the battery pack in their electric cars. So, a few years ago, the company experimented with the automated installation of a battery replacement. However, in mass this technology went.




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Materials


Stone Pendant, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasMedium:…

Stone Pendant, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasMedium:…


Stone Pendant, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas


Medium: Stone


Bequest of Arthur M. Bullowa, 1993 Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/317371


Owl Bottle, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasMedium:…

Owl Bottle, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the AmericasMedium:…


Owl Bottle, Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas


Medium: Ceramic


Purchase, Nathan Cummings Gift and funds from various donors, 2005

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/319570


In this image, Space Shuttle Challenger waits on Launch Complex…

In this image, Space Shuttle Challenger waits on Launch Complex…


In this image, Space Shuttle Challenger waits on Launch Complex 39A at Kennedy Space Center before its first mission, STS-6, launched on April 4, 1983. Originally built as a test vehicle, in 1979 NASA issued a contract to convert it to a fully space-rated orbiter. It became the second operational Shuttle, delivered to Kennedy Space Center in July 1982. Challenger was destroyed shortly after lift off on her 10th mission, STS-51L, on January 28, 1986.


Image credit: NASA


Astronomy & Astrophysics


Amethyst Stalactite crystal, Uruguay | #Geology #GeologyPage…

Amethyst Stalactite crystal, Uruguay | #Geology #GeologyPage…


Amethyst Stalactite crystal, Uruguay | #Geology #GeologyPage #Mineral


Geology Page

www.geologypage.com


Ammonite in matrix | #Geology #GeologyPage #Ammonite…

Ammonite in matrix | #Geology #GeologyPage #Ammonite…


Ammonite in matrix | #Geology #GeologyPage #Ammonite #Fossil


Age: Late Cretaceous

Locality: Bearpaw Formation, Alberta, Canada


Photo Copyright © Heritage Auctions


Geology Page

www.geologypage.com


2017 September 18 Orion above Easter Island Image Credit &…

2017 September 18 Orion above Easter Island Image Credit &…


2017 September 18


Orion above Easter Island
Image Credit & Copyright: Yuri Beletsky (Carnegie Las Campanas Observatory, TWAN)


Explanation: Why were the statues on Easter Island built? No one is sure. What is sure is that over 800 large stone statues exist there. The Easter Island statues, stand, on the average, over twice as tall as a person and have over 200 times as much mass. Few specifics are known about the history or meaning of the unusual rock sculptures, but many believe that they were created about 700 years ago in the images of local leaders of a lost civilization. Featured here, one of the ancient Moai sculptures was imaged in 2016 before the constellation of Orion, including the famous line of three belt stars and brilliant stars Betelgeuse (far left in red) and Rigel (upper center). The stone giant appears, however, to be inspecting the brightest star in the night sky (far right): Sirius.


∞ Source: apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap170918.html


Гроза в Тимишоаре (Румыния, 17.09.2017)…

Гроза в Тимишоаре (Румыния, 17.09.2017)…






Гроза в Тимишоаре (Румыния, 17.09.2017)


Glass beaker with inscription, Greek and Roman ArtMedium:…

Glass beaker with inscription, Greek and Roman ArtMedium:…


Glass beaker with inscription, Greek and Roman Art


Medium: Glass


Fletcher Fund, 1959

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/254998


Dinar, Ancient Near Eastern ArtMedium: Gold (base)Rogers Fund,…

Dinar, Ancient Near Eastern ArtMedium: Gold (base)Rogers Fund,…


Dinar, Ancient Near Eastern Art


Medium: Gold (base)


Rogers Fund, 1936

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY


http://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/323475


Nikon is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera

Nikon is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera



To say that Nikon is configured conservatively relative to mirrorless cameras is nothing to say. While the majority of competitors actively produces such models (even careful Canon takes them very seriously), the efforts of Nikon in this area at best can be called timid: series 1 fits except as a replacement for conventional citraconate than SLR cameras.




Fortunately, the situation began to change. At least in the conversation with the Chinese Xitek resource head of research and development by the Japanese company goto Tetsuro (Tetsuro Goto) said that any mirrorless camera the Nikon “must be” full-frame. Given that the President of Nikon said earlier about the ongoing work on a mirrorless camera, it is clear that she will get a huge sensor.



Why the company thinks so? According to Mr. goto, competitors Fujifilm, Olympus and Sony do not focus fully on the professional photographers with their mirrorless offers. “Their products are professionals do not use”, — he said. To agree with this statement hard: the same Sony A9 is clearly aimed at professionals, but still we must agree that most of them probably created for enthusiasts and the public, not considering photography as a main source of income.



No details Tetsuro goto, of course, not reported. Recently, however, Nikon has patented two fixed full-frame lens (36 mm with aperture of f/1.2 and sverhsvetovoy 52 mm f/0,9), clearly focused on portraits and other professional needs. Of course, one should not expect that the camera and the lenses for it are cheap.




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Последствия прохождения смерча в селе Поддорье, около 16:00...

Последствия прохождения смерча в селе Поддорье, около 16:00...










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