Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Technology Titbits

Because I haven't done this in a while:

1. The earliest advanced civilization in Europe was the Minoans. Who were destroyed by an earthquake and tsunami, possibly starting the legends of Atlantis.

2. We've learned to use special relativity in a new way - to find planets. Okay, it's one that could have been found using other methods, but... Does this mean, though, that faster than light travel is impossible, given we're proving special relativity? ...maybe.

3. And road constructors in San Diego County had a bit of a surprise...when they dug up a 200,000 year old fossil bison. The San Diego Natural History Museum are working on moving the specimen right now - the first specimen of Bison latifrons to be found in southern California.