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King of the wasteland | 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor First Drive

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It’s a new Raptor, but it’s so much more than that.

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King Tut’s Weapon From Outer Space

Did you know there was a time when iron was more valuable than gold? You might wonder how that’s possible, since iron is one of the most common elements on Earth and gold is not. The reason is because while it’s possible to find a gold nugget, you’ll never find an iron nugget. Iron must be extracted from ore, and for most of human history, we lacked the smelting technology to do that.

The Egyptians figured smelting out around the 8th Century BCE, according to Daniela Comelli, a professor of materials science at the Polytechnic University of Milan. So it makes no sense that when King Tutankhamun’s 3,500-year-old tomb was cracked open, he was found buried with an iron dagger—about six centuries before the Egyptians knew how to make iron. Where’d they get the metal?

From outer space, as it turns out. 

Comelli and a team of researchers used a technique called X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy to analyze the dagger, and found “that the composition of the blade (Fe plus 10.8 wt% Ni and 0.58 wt% Co), accurately determined through portable x-ray fluorescence spectrometry, strongly supports its meteoritic origin.”

The research team have published their findings in science journal Meteoritics & Planetary Science, in an article called “The meteoritic origin of Tutankhamun’s iron dagger blade.” As they write:

…Our study confirms that ancient Egyptians attributed great value to meteoritic iron for the production of precious objects. Moreover, the high manufacturing quality of Tutankhamun’s dagger blade, in comparison with other simple-shaped meteoritic iron artifacts, suggests a significant mastery of ironworking in Tutankhamun’s time.

The team have also linked their research to a 13-Century BCE hieroglyphic, “literally translated as ‘iron of the sky,'” to conclude that “the ancient Egyptians…were aware that these rare chunks of iron fell from the sky already in the 13th C. BCE.”

“I’ll cut you with my space knife”

Via CBC News

See Also:

Watch a Master Bladesmith Make a Kitchen Knife Out of Meteorites

Seven Olympians to Win Gold Medals Made with Meteorite Fragments

Ancient Egyptian Bling from Outer Space Screws Up Historic Timeline for Metalcrafting


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Weekend Reads: The Awkward History of Time Capsules and the Most Expensive Homes in Every State. Also, Why Does Burger King Have its Own Sauna?

Core77’s editors spend time combing through the news so you don’t have to. Here’s a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web.

Now Booking

Incorporating the terrain of the surrounding landscape and creating apertures to take in the sky and the sea, the radical architect Antti Lovag introduced the world to his concrete Bubble House concept in the 1970s. Now, Lovag’s first residential project, Maison Bernard completed in 1971 in the South of France, is open to the public after a five year renovation overseen by the architect Odile Decq.

—Linyee Yuan, managing editor

David Hockney Paints Yosemite—on an iPad

Hockney’s at it again. This time the 78-year-old painter, printmaker and photographer takes on Yosemite, depicting glorious landscapes using an iPad screen as his canvas. I enjoyed this coverage of his latest series, “The Yosemite Suite,” currently on view at Pace Gallery, by Erica Bellman for the New York Times Style Magazine.

—Carly Ayres, columnist, In the Details

Naked Lunch

In a stroke of branding genius, a Burger King in Helsinki has opened an in-store sauna for your dining pleasure. Designed by Teuvo Loman, the sauna has room for 15 patrons who can order their Whoppers in the most traditional of Finnish settings.

—Rebecca Veit, columnist, Designing Women

The Most Expensive Home Listing in Every State 2016

Today I’m reading—and drooling over the photos in—Forbes’ roundup of the best residences from each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. It’s amazing to see what you get for your money in each region. I instinctively scrolled down first to the New York listing, which I found both obscenely priced and stylistically unappealing. Out of all of the listings, my absolute favorite was Colorado. I only need to come up with $ 80 million and that property could be mine.

—Rain Noe, senior editor

Brag to the Future

An entertaining piece scanning the incredibly long history of time capsules and their inevitable awkwardness, also showing how the ephemeral objects within reveal some fascinating human tendencies that transcend fleeting cultural moments. This hilarious passage about sums it up: “‘One of the functions of time capsules is glorified advertisement or boasting,’ says [librarian William] Jarvis. To ensure their brag sheets’ longevity, the Assyrian kings ended messages by asking future finders to hype up their accomplishments, like an old-school reblog request. Many courted populist cred: In what Jarvis describes as an early PR move, Mesopotamian time capsules found hidden in walls specifically mention the high wages of the wall-builders.”

—Allison Fonder, community manager

The Questions Each State Googles More Than Any Other State

Sometimes weird, sometimes sad, but consistently hilarious, this map documents the questions each state googles more often than any other state (scroll down to see the list of runners-up). 

—Alexandra Alexa, editorial assistant

Glitchy Rugs

Could you use some more color today? Or more fun texture? Or a reminder that if you’d gone into law you could be filling your house with sumptuous international art by now? Might be time for a refresher on Faig Ahmed‘s beautiful, twisted take on traditional Azerbaijani rugs.

—Kat Bauman, contributing writer


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Weekend Reads: The Awkward History of Time Capsules and the Most Expensive Homes in Every State. Also, Why Does Burger King Have its Own Sauna?

Core77’s editors spend time combing through the news so you don’t have to. Here’s a weekly roundup of our favorite stories from the World Wide Web.

Now Booking

Incorporating the terrain of the surrounding landscape and creating apertures to take in the sky and the sea, the radical architect Antti Lovag introduced the world to his concrete Bubble House concept in the 1970s. Now, Lovag’s first residential project, Maison Bernard completed in 1971 in the South of France, is open to the public after a five year renovation overseen by the architect Odile Decq.

—Linyee Yuan, managing editor

David Hockney Paints Yosemite—on an iPad

Hockney’s at it again. This time the 78-year-old painter, printmaker and photographer takes on Yosemite, depicting glorious landscapes using an iPad screen as his canvas. I enjoyed this coverage of his latest series, “The Yosemite Suite,” currently on view at Pace Gallery, by Erica Bellman for the New York Times Style Magazine.

—Carly Ayres, columnist, In the Details

Naked Lunch

In a stroke of branding genius, a Burger King in Helsinki has opened an in-store sauna for your dining pleasure. Designed by Teuvo Loman, the sauna has room for 15 patrons who can order their Whoppers in the most traditional of Finnish settings.

—Rebecca Veit, columnist, Designing Women

The Most Expensive Home Listing in Every State 2016

Today I’m reading—and drooling over the photos in—Forbes’ roundup of the best residences from each of the 50 states plus Washington, D.C. It’s amazing to see what you get for your money in each region. I instinctively scrolled down first to the New York listing, which I found both obscenely priced and stylistically unappealing. Out of all of the listings, my absolute favorite was Colorado. I only need to come up with $ 80 million and that property could be mine.

—Rain Noe, senior editor

Brag to the Future

An entertaining piece scanning the incredibly long history of time capsules and their inevitable awkwardness, also showing how the ephemeral objects within reveal some fascinating human tendencies that transcend fleeting cultural moments. This hilarious passage about sums it up: “‘One of the functions of time capsules is glorified advertisement or boasting,’ says [librarian William] Jarvis. To ensure their brag sheets’ longevity, the Assyrian kings ended messages by asking future finders to hype up their accomplishments, like an old-school reblog request. Many courted populist cred: In what Jarvis describes as an early PR move, Mesopotamian time capsules found hidden in walls specifically mention the high wages of the wall-builders.”

—Allison Fonder, community manager

The Questions Each State Googles More Than Any Other State

Sometimes weird, sometimes sad, but consistently hilarious, this map documents the questions each state googles more often than any other state (scroll down to see the list of runners-up). 

—Alexandra Alexa, editorial assistant

Glitchy Rugs

Could you use some more color today? Or more fun texture? Or a reminder that if you’d gone into law you could be filling your house with sumptuous international art by now? Might be time for a refresher on Faig Ahmed‘s beautiful, twisted take on traditional Azerbaijani rugs.

—Kat Bauman, contributing writer


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4 Reasons Why Czar Might Prove To Be The King Of WordPress Themes

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Kickstarter recently has been a really exciting place for WordPress developers and enthusiasts due to the launch of a Kickstarter campaign for a WordPress theme called “Czar” – View The Kickstarter Campaign. Czar has some exclusive offerings for the business owners and the developers and these 4 reasons might actually make Czar the King Of WordPress Themes.

The Inbuilt Customer Support Desk “Zootash”
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Even if you have a handful of visitors filling in the contact form on your website, you will agree, that it becomes a pain to manage and keep a track of the emails that come in your inbox. Czar tries to solve this problem through a built-in customer support desk and they call it “Zootash”. Zootash creates a support ticket for every contact form filled in by the visitors on the website. These tickets can then be categorised and assigned to different departments depending on the department for which the contact form was filled in by the visitor. There are already big players like Zendesk who offer customer support solutions, but they are quite expensive and invite a monthly subscription per user. It would be interesting to see Zootash being offered for free with Czar.

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“Czar In A Box” is really an out of the box concept. If you need to unleash the full potential of Czar then you must purchase the version of Czar that comes with this box. The people behind Czar have tried to intuitively solve a problem which a lot of designers and developers face while developing a website using a WordPress theme, and that is, creating unique designs with the same theme. The box contains Design Boards each for Desktop, Tablet and Mobile which, along with the Magic Elements (all UI elements which are magnetic in nature and attract to design boards) can be used to create wireframes for pages that can be built with Czar. There are a lot of other goodies in the box which would be of use to a designer and are aimed to ensure that Czar becomes a part of the development process and makes the entire process a bit convenient for the developer.

9 Exclusive Plugins Crafted To Work With Czar
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Czar comes with 9 Exclusive plugins that are crafted to work seamlessly with it. These 9 plugins offer functionality for which otherwise you would usually need to buy additional plugins or would need a WordPress developer to develop the functionality for you. The choice of plugins made by the team behind Czar is good because these plugins fit into a much wider spectrum and provide functionality which is needed by most of the WordPress based websites. For instance, the “Advance Pop-Ups” plugin enables you to create conditional pop-ups based on user behaviour. Pop-ups are needed by most websites to entice visitors to sign up for a newsletter or the like. Just like this one there are other 8 plugins which aim at solving specific purpose.

Conclusion:

Digging deep into the kickstarter campaign for this WordPress theme makes us draw these four reasons that certainly advocate it to be a King Of All WordPress Themes. Its built-in customer support desk – Zootash and the outstanding concept of ‘Czar In A Box’ make this WordPress theme unique.

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Kiu by Hans Nopper

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Kiu is a minimalist design created by German-based designer Hans Nopper. Kiu extends up to 45cm, and is a multifunctional reading and working light. The 4.6 watt LED creates brilliant and focused lighting. At a push of a button, Kiu’s heatsink slowly retracts itself onto its bidirectional steelstructure. Kiu comes in matte black, chrome, and white. The construction of the Kiu consists of a metal-diecast body with a magnesium heatsink.

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Video: This is how you set your V8 Miata on fire in your garage

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We were never all that great at math, but we can tell you that Miata + V8 = awesome. That even applies to heavy cast-iron small block Chevrolet V8s with carburetors instead of fuel injection. But as one aspiring wrench recently found out, even the most sound of formulas can lead to disaster when you start throwing in unknown variables. Variables like a leaky fuel system. The gentleman in the video below seems keen on firing up his partially installed Chevrolet engine using a jug of fuel and a remote starter, but disaster strikes when things suddenly go all flambé.

From what we can see, it looks as if the carb itself is leaking fuel down the front and back of the engine. Throw in a few sparks and suddenly you have a fresh reminder to check on your fire extinguisher’s expiration date. Or, in this guy’s case, whether or not you even own a fire extinguisher. After dousing the garage in gasoline and spreading the flames with authority, our young hero manages to get his hands on a garden hose and actually manages to get the fire under control before the scenario turns into an awkward conversation with the insurance company. Check out the insanity in the video below.

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My name is Flóra Borsi. I’m 19 years old and I live in Hungary. I’ve interested in photo-manipulating since 2004. I’ve been taking photos since 2007. I won a half-professional camera on a photo contest in 2008 and I’ve been working with that since then.

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To accompany the film, Good Virus, director David Gaz shot photographs of each person he interviewed immediately after asking them the question: “What is the nicest thing that anyone has ever done for you?”. The interesting thing is the pronounced “glow” they exhibited immediately afterwards. This glow is what Good Virus is all about. See more here. Watch the trailer here.

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