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Roman Earthquake Cloaking

I tend to agree with the physicist from UNCC here that the Colosseum and other buildings that exhibit these “metamaterial” designs were probably self-selecting (in that they didn’t fall down during earthquakes), but we definitely don’t give the ancients enough credit with their engineering and scientific prowess… Scientists are hard at work developing real-world “invisibility cloaks” thanks to a special class of exotic manmade “metamaterials.” Now a team of French scientists has suggested in a recent …

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Roman Puppy Prints

Puppies have always gotten in the way of our work (fortunately): The paw prints and hoof prints of a few meddlesome animals have been preserved for posterity on ancient Roman tiles recently discovered by archaeologists in England. via Mashable

Asia Has Claims on Spartanburg

We’re finishing up on construction of a new Athletic Complex here at Spartanburg Day School and I was struck this morning by an angle that caught my eye and triggered a memory of a book I once wrote … … looks like this reconstruction from Nineveh … … awesome.

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