Friday, September 21, 2012

Literacy in Ancient Egypt

Most people in ancient Egypt did not know how to read and write. Since the majority of Egyptians were peasant farmers, they would not have needed to learn to read, and the complexities of the written language would have made it more difficult to learn than most alphabetic writing systems.

Language of the Ancient Egyptians

The ancient Egyptians spoke a language which called now "Egyptian". No one exactly knows the correct pronunciation of this language, which in any event changed greatly over the course of several thousand years (as did the written language), and maybe there were regional dialects and variations in pronunciation as well.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Curiosity Mission in Pictures, Part 3: Launch Prepare & Take Off

On April 2004, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) called for scientific experiments and instruments proposals for a planned Mars Science Laboratory rover mission. Launch was proposed for September 2009. Eight proposals were selected, including instruments from Russia and Spain. Testing of components also began in late 2004, including Aerojet's monopropellant engine with the ability to throttle from 15–100 percent thrust with a fixed propellant inlet pressure.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Curiosity Mission in Pictures, Part 2: The Build & Launch Prepare

Mars Science Laboratory Mission's Curiosity Rover (Right) This stereoscopic anaglyph image was created from a left and right stereo pair of images of the Mars Science Laboratory mission's rover, Curiosity. The scene appears three dimensional when viewed through red-blue glasses with the red lens on the left. The image was taken May 26, 2011, in Spacecraft Assembly Facility at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. The mission is scheduled to launch during the period Nov. 26 to Dec. 18, 2011, and land the rover Curiosity on Mars in August 2012. Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Curiosity Mission in Pictures, Part 1: The Build

NASA's new rover "Curiosity" will take Mars exploration to an entirely new level of discovery, with state of the art advanced payload of scientific equipment to even a whole new landing tactics, crawling the red planet surface searching for potential habitat of "life" and the ability of the planet to have human beings living on the surface, there is no doubt the car sized rover promises a strong push to humanity's expectations.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mars dust twister cleaning surface

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling the Red Planet since 2006, captured some martian spring cleaning February 16 in the Amazonis Planitia region on the northern part of the planet.

Rectangular Galaxies, a new type or just an optical illusion

Is there new types of galaxies that's not discovered yet? of course there are, the universe is a massive playground, but what about this one. According to a May 10 paper in The Astrophysical Journal, astronomers have found a "rectangular-looking" galaxy some 68 million light-years away in Eridanus the River.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Mystery of Hindu Statues Drinking Milk

On 21st September 1995, reports started to come out of New Delhi of Hindu statues drinking milk. Worshipers were offering spoonfuls of the substance as a sacred gift, and the symbolic carvings of Lord Shiva and Ganesha were actually consuming it. Queues built up around temples, and the local authorities had to increase the city's milk supply by 100,000 liters because of a shortage. 

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Pyramid Texts

The Pyramid Texts are the oldest of the three principal collections of Egyptian funerary literature. 19 They are also among the earliest religious writings known from anywhere in the world. The texts are divided into sections; each is preceded by an Egyptian phrase meaning "words to be spoken" but sometimes translated as "spell" or "incantation." These incantations can be as short as a single sentence or many paragraphs long..

Friday, April 20, 2012

What's the mystery about the Sphinx

Sphinx, one of the icons of Egypt, it is a mythical beast usually with the head of a king - occasionally a queen or the head of a ram - and the body of a lion. The most famous is the "Great Sphinx" at Giza plateau near Cairo, which is carved from an outcropping of rock in the funerary complex of King Chephren (Khafre, 2558–2532 B.C.).

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Astro 3D images

Anaglyph image of Moon Craters

Friday, January 20, 2012

Food in ancient Egypt

The ancient Egyptians were known for their skills of producing food and for their healthy cuisines, bread and beer were the main staples of the ancient Egyptian diet. They were made from the two major cereals cultivated in Dynastic Egypt, emmer wheat (Triticum dicoccum) and six-row barley (Hordeum vulgare subsp. Hexastichum). Tomb scenes of baking and brewing are known, as are three-dimensional models of these activities.