More than 3,000 years ago in the Nile River Valley, a body was carefully prepared for ceremonial burial. It was wrapped in a shroud and placed in a tomb, surrounded by important objects that demonstrated its elevated status. The mourners probably had long faces as they sent their loved one to an eternal rest. But the longest face of all likely belonged to the grave’s occupant — a chariot-pulling horse, who was important enough to merit an ornate burial typically reserved for high-ranking people. Scientists first unearthed the horse in 2011 in Tombos, a site located in the Nile Valley in what is now Sudan. The skeleton dates to around 949 B.C., and it is thought to be the most compete horse skeleton from that period ever found, according to a new study describing the grave and its contents, published online April 25 in Antiquity Journal. [Ancient Nubia: A Brief History] The ancient Egyptians established Tombos around 1450 B.C. as a foreign outpost in the rival kingdom of … [Read more...] about This 3,000-Year-Old Horse Got a Human-Style Burial
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Tesla has an Autopilot problem, and it goes far beyond the fallout from last month's deadly crash in Mountain View, California. Tesla charges $5,000 for Autopilot's lane-keeping and advanced cruise control features. On top of that, customers can pay $3,000 for what Tesla describes as "Full Self-Driving Capability." "All you will need to do is get in and tell your car where to go," Tesla's ordering page says. "Your Tesla will figure out the optimal route, navigate urban streets (even without lane markings), manage complex intersections with traffic lights, stop signs and roundabouts, and handle densely packed freeways with cars moving at high speed." But the big reason full self-driving isn't available yet has nothing to do with "regulatory approval." The problem is that Tesla hasn't created the technology yet. Indeed, the company could be years away from completing work on it, and some experts doubt it will ever be possible to achieve full self-driving capabilities with the hardware … [Read more...] about People who paid Tesla $3,000 for full self-driving might be out of luck
Mew is the last of Pokémon Go Generation 1 to be released. The potential origin of all Pokémon, it's fitting Mew's introducing brings with it an all-new game mechanic as well: Field Research. In specific, Professor Willow is back with a Mythical Discovery quest that, if you complete all the goals, will get you to Mew, and get Mew to your PokéDex. What is Field Research? Field Research is a new game mechanic in Pokémon Go that rewards you for demonstrating core skills like making Great Shots, winning Gym battles or Raids, catching Pokémon, walking your Buddy, hatching Eggs, and more. Some are easy, like transferring 5 Pokémon. Others are hard, like catching Ditto or evolving a Gyarados. From Pokémon Go: A series of mysterious happenings is occurring all over the world, and Professor Willow is seeking Trainers to help him find out if this is connected to the Mythical Pokémon Mew. These research tasks will become available to Trainers around the … [Read more...] about Pokémon Go and Mew: How to finish Mythical Discovery Field Research fast!
Data and big data analytics are fast becoming the lifeblood of any successful business. Getting the technology right can be challenging, but building the right team with the right skills to undertake big data initiatives can be even harder. Not surprisingly, that challenge is reflected in the rising demand for big data skills and certifications. If you're looking for a way to get an edge, big data certification is a great option. Certifications measure your knowledge and skills against industry- and vendor-specific benchmarks to prove to employers that you have the right skillset. The number of big data certs is expanding rapidly.Below is our guide to the most sought after big data certifications to help you decide which cert is right for you.If you would like to submit a big data certification to this directory, please email us.Is big data certification worth pursuing?Organizations are on the hunt for data scientists and analysts with expertise in the techniques required to … [Read more...] about The top 19 big data and data analytics certifications for 2017
Wall-hugging is seen as a necessary trade-off for all the great technology offered by mobile devices. But Huawei is looking to stem the tide with a very promising development. Watt Lab, a branch of the Chinese firm's Central Research Institute, has developed a battery that can demonstrably charge at a rate ten times quicker than those currently found on the market. With so many manufacturers now building smartphones that skip the option for replaceable juice packs, it's an advancement that could be of real interest, and may finally see an end to the constant headache of battery retention. With every new generation of smartphone, consumers are bombarded with new features -- some of which aren't deemed particularly necessary or even useful. Often, the first item on upgrade wish lists is battery longevity. Where this consideration is taken into account by the big names in the industry, the usage gains tend to be incremental at best -- achieved largely through software optimizations and … [Read more...] about Huawei’s battery tech can charge a smartphone to almost 50% in just five minutes