Physicists have reproduced the chirping effect at the Kukulcan Pyramid

Colombian physicists have reproduced the unusual acoustic effect observed at the Temple of Kukulcan, located on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The echo of hand clapping at the base of the pyramid resembles the chirping or chirping of a bird. Simulations showed that this effect occurs due to the addition of many waves reflected from… Continue reading Physicists have reproduced the chirping effect at the Kukulcan Pyramid

The burial of a “vampire woman” with a sickle on her neck and a castle on her leg was found in Poland.

Archaeologists have discovered the burial of a “vampire woman” in Poland dating back to the 17th century. An iron sickle lay across the deceased's neck, and there was a padlock on the big toe of her left foot. As reported by Arkeonews, perhaps the reason for the unusual ritual was the appearance of the deceased.… Continue reading The burial of a “vampire woman” with a sickle on her neck and a castle on her leg was found in Poland.

Ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” went on its first voyage

The research vessel North Pole has set out on its maiden voyage, the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute said in a statement. It will carry an expedition to the Central Arctic, which will continue the research of the region begun in the 1930s. The 41st Arctic drifting polar station will continue regular research of the… Continue reading Ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” went on its first voyage

Scientists disprove stereotype of lazy cannabis users

British researchers have refuted the stereotype that people who smoke marijuana are more apathetic and unmotivated. They tested cannabis users and non-users for apathy and anhedonia, and conducted a series of reward-related behavioral tests. The results showed that there was no significant difference between the two groups. A study conducted among adults and adolescents was… Continue reading Scientists disprove stereotype of lazy cannabis users

The ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” was put into operation

The construction of the ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” has been completed and the vessel has been put into operation, according to a statement from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute received by the editors N+1. The ship will set off on its first voyage on September 1. It will allow scientists to continue regular… Continue reading The ice-resistant self-propelled platform “North Pole” was put into operation

The French presented a manned drone with turbojet engines

The French company Zapata presented a high-speed manned drone with ten turbojet engines. She also showed a recording of flight tests, during which the drone not only flew in a straight line, but also turned over in a controlled manner. The drone's estimated maximum speed is 250 kilometers per hour, and its payload capacity is… Continue reading The French presented a manned drone with turbojet engines

The inhabitants of Hellenistic Berenice used shells from eaten shellfish in various ways.

Archaeologists have discovered numerous fish bones and shellfish shells during excavations at the Hellenistic port of Berenice in Egypt. The study of these remains showed that marine resources played an extremely important role in the life of the city: its inhabitants not only ate fish and shellfish for food, but also made jewelry, incense burners,… Continue reading The inhabitants of Hellenistic Berenice used shells from eaten shellfish in various ways.

Sentinel-1B satellite ended orbit due to power supply failure

The European Space Agency has stopped operating its Sentinel-1B remote sensing satellite due to irreversible failure of the radar antenna power supply. The device operated in low-Earth orbit for more than 6 years, monitoring oceans, seas, human activities, and emergency situations, according to the ESA website. Sentinel-1B is one of two satellites launched into Earth… Continue reading Sentinel-1B satellite ended orbit due to power supply failure

Wrecks of a Spanish treasure galleon found near the Bahamas

Underwater archaeologists have explored the site of the wreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Señora de las Maravillas, which sank near the Bahamas more than 350 years ago. Among the wreckage of the ship, scattered over a distance of more than 13 kilometers, they found valuable personal belongings of the ship's crew members, as well… Continue reading Wrecks of a Spanish treasure galleon found near the Bahamas

China launched the Wentian laboratory module into space for the Tiangong orbital station

The Long March 5B launch vehicle successfully launched the first Wentian laboratory module into space, which will become the second module of the Chinese Tiangong orbital station. Thanks to it, the station's living space expands, and it also makes it possible to conduct experiments inside and outside the module. The launch was broadcast on YouTube… Continue reading China launched the Wentian laboratory module into space for the Tiangong orbital station