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Why Forex Could be a Hot-Button Topic in the Second Half of 2019

Jul 25, 2019 07:58 AM EDT

US President Donald Trump, perhaps more so than any of his predecessors, is famously forthright. There are many adjectives we can use to describe the 45thPresident of the United States, but the one that seems to fit the best is truculent; Trump likes to pick a fight. There's no judgment attached to that assertion, it's simply a statement of fact.

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Levänluhta Jewellery Links Finland to a European Exchange Network

Jun 25, 2019 01:38 PM EDT

The Levänluhta water burial site, dating back to the Iron Age (300-800 CE), is one of Finland's most famous archaeological sites. Nearly one hundred individuals, mainly women or children, were buried in a lake located at Isokyrö in SW Finland, during the Iron Age. Some of the deceased were accompanied by arm rings and necklaces made out of copper alloy, bronze or brass. Style of jewellery domestic but material from abroad "The origin of the metals used in these pieces of jewellery was determined on the basis of the objects' geochemical and lead isotope compositions. The jewellery of the deceased is stylistically typical Finnish Iron Age jewellery, making it probable that they were cast in local workshops. However, the metals used to make these objects are unlikely to be originally from the region, since copper ores had not yet been discovered here during the Iron Age," says Elisabeth Holmqvist-Sipilä, a postdoctoral researcher. Up to now, archaeologists have assumed that copper used in the Iron Age came mainly from the copper ores discovered in southern Scandinavia. However, this interpretation has in recent years been called into question, since the copper found in archaeological metal discoveries in Sweden has also been determined to be imported. In a study conducted in collaboration between archaeologists at the University of Helsinki and the Geological Survey of Finland, the origin of the bronze and brass jewellery found at Levänluhta was investigated by comparing their geochemical composition and lead isotope ratios to known copper ores in Finland, Sweden and elsewhere in Europe. The study was published in the Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports. Copper tracks lead to southern Europe "The results demonstrate that the copper used in the objects was not from Finland or the nearby regions; rather, it has travelled to Finland along extensive exchange networks, most likely from southern Europe," says Holmqvist-Sipilä. Based on the lead isotope ratios, the copper in the objects has its origins in the copper ores found in Greece and Bulgaria. These regions produced a large quantity of copper in the Bronze and Iron Age, which spread around Europe as various object forms, distributed as presents, loot and merchandise. Metals were also recycled by melting old objects into raw material for new casts. It may be possible that metals that ended up in Finland during the Bronze Age were recycled in the Levänluhta region. The findings of this project, funded by the Emil Aaltonen Foundation, demonstrate that products of the copper exchange network of continental Europe also reached Finland across the Baltic Sea, thus making it possible to link the region with the extensive copper exchange system known to have extended throughout Europe. The results also illustrate the temporally and technologically multi-layered nature of prehistoric metal artefacts: raw materials found their way here through a number of hands, most likely over a long period of time and across very great distances. In domestic artisan workshops, these metals of international origin were manufactured into pieces of jewellery in domestic Iron Age fashion, perhaps embodying the local identity and place of residence of the bearer.

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Parents Who Play Pokémon GO with Kids: 'It wasn't really about the Pokémon'

May 04, 2019 10:53 AM EDT

Parents who regularly play "Pokémon GO" with their children report a number of side benefits from playing the mobile device-based game, including increased exercise, more time spent outdoors and opportunities for family bonding, according to new University of Washington research.

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Filling in the Gaps of Connected Car Data Helps Transportation Planners

Apr 26, 2019 08:56 AM EDT

If you have a new or late model car, most likely it's connected: GPS navigation, that infotainment panel, the wireless network your car creates - they're all ways for your car to provide information, whether it's to give you directions, ping other vehicles, or to check in with infrastructure like traffic signals, signs or bridges.

Pokemon Go Launches In Japan

Pokemon Go Updates: Version 0.67.1 For Android, 1.37.1 For iOS Devices; Brand New Gym System To Be Expected

Jun 25, 2017 08:04 AM EDT

Pokemon Go will be updated to versions 0.67.1 for Android and 1.37.1 for iOS devices and players should also expect for a brand new gym system to make the game trilling.

iPhone 7 Plus

Apple iPhone 7 Plus RED Aside, ColorWare Releases iPhone 7 Plus Retro, A Vintage Macintosh Computer Look

Mar 22, 2017 09:26 AM EDT

Have a look at ColorWare's iPhone 7 Plus Retro style which would make your iPhone look like a computer from the 1980s.

Microsoft Office Teams

Microsoft’s Office 365 Productivity App, Teams Poised to Beat Slack, HipChat; Comparison Here

Mar 20, 2017 10:52 AM EDT

Find out all about Microsoft Office 365's new productivity app, Teams here.

Amazon Alexa iPhone

iPhone Users Could Experience AI Alexa on its Amazon Shopping App; iOS’ Siri Comparison Here

Mar 18, 2017 08:39 AM EDT

Find out more about Alexa's integration into user's iPhone through Amazon Shopping App here.

Overwatch

‘Overwatch’ Director Jeff Kaplan Speaks about Widowmaker, Lucio, Winston, Nintendo Switch Version; Orisa 'The Armored Tank' Details Here

Mar 15, 2017 09:20 AM EDT

Find out all about "Overwatch" Orisa as director Jeff Kaplan reveals changes to some characters here.

Sony Xperia L1 to hit UK tech market in early June

Sony Xperia XZ Premium Specs, Price: Will It Outperform iPhone and Samsung? Where to Pre-Order Sony ‘Best Smartphone’ Here

Mar 13, 2017 08:33 PM EDT

Find out all about the killer smartphone, Sony Xperia Premium and where to pre-order it here.

Vaping and E-Cigarette Usage

E-cigarette Lowered Smoking Tobacco Usage for Young High School Students and had Vaping Usage Increased

Mar 13, 2017 05:16 AM EDT

A study revealed that young people think of e-cigarette as safer than tobacco smoking. Details here.

For Honor

Top 5 Upcoming games in 2017

Jan 26, 2017 01:16 PM EST

If you are a hardcore gamer and if you like to play different types of games then 2017 can be an exciting year for you. There are a good number of games coming on the scene this year and it may really excite you as a gamer.

“Jesus-like face found on Mars”

UFO Hunter Claims Finding Jesus Face on Mars

Jan 06, 2017 09:57 AM EST

It is possible that a Nuclear Holocaust took place on Mars long time ago, thus, martians came to Earth. That is the reason of the close similarities of the Earth with the Red Planet.

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