The "complexity of the architectural design," must have required a schematic or diagram that the builders used as a guide to reproduce the larger structures, the authors wrote. That means that our ancient forager ancestors had an understanding of conceptualizing a complex floor plan and reproducing it at any size, possibly using ropes to measure the location to erect each of the pillars, the authors wrote. … [Read more...] about The world’s oldest temple was built along a grand geometric plan
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In targeted searches, a telescope points at one star for a few minutes, and if it finds no telltale signs of ET, it moves to the next target star on its list. So if aliens are transmitting in Earth's direction at the exact time we just so happened to be scanning their star system for radio signals, we probably didn't just get lucky, Vakoch said. … [Read more...] about Ready, SETI, go: Is there a race to contact E.T.?
Even if humans do end up drinking Moon water instead of recycled pee, using astronaut urine for geopolymers may still not be the best choice. Instead, it might be better for growing food. Urea decomposes into ammonia and carbon dioxide, and certain types of microbes are great at converting ammonia into nitrate salts, a common type of fertilizer. This means that it could be used in a closed-loop life support system where the water from urine is recycled and the urea is used as feedstock for vegetable fertilizer. Researchers at the German Aerospace Center have been successfully growing vegetables in human urine for years. In late 2018, they launched a satellite to test a miniature version of their pee-fueled greenhouses in Earth orbit. … [Read more...] about On the Moon, astronaut pee will be a hot commodity