Brand new release, stock due in around 9th December, order now to receive delivery on a first come first served basis. The Phantom 2 is an evolution of the Phantom. It features the same compact and highly integrated design, but comes with FPV flying and Aerial Photography support right out of the box. Additional features include a higher payload, a built-in intelligent battery, H3-2D gimbal support and other functions.
Customized H3-2D Gimbal Support
A customized H3-2D gimbal, designed for easy assembly and connectionis available for the Phantom 2. Its stability ensures smooth and cinematic footage and the camera’s pitch can be controlled from the transmitter, allowing the pilot to be more creative and take control over what the camera is pointing at.
The famous first line of English language’s oldest epic poem has been misinterpreted, ever since it was popularised almost 200 years ago
David Connolly's insight:
A University of Manchester lecturer has discovered that the famous first line of English language’s oldest epic poem has been misinterpreted, ever since it was popularised almost 200 years ago.
Dr George Walkden, who is a historical linguist, says because translators of the iconic Beowulf have relied on a faulty interpretation of its first word, the meaning of its first sentence must be understood differently.
ust got word that my annotated bibliography on bioarchaeology is now up at Oxford Bibliographies Online. It's taken a good long time to come out, but I think it's pretty useful, particularly for undergrad and grad students interested in the field. The OBO articles are nice because they're thorough and peer-reviewed, but they're currently a bit difficult to access.
If you, like me, don't have access to Oxford Bibliographies Online through your university or other favorite library, just drop me an email (poweredbyosteons @ gmail . com works fine) and I'll be happy to send along a PDF. Some of the fun features are lost in the conversion to PDF (e.g., ability to click on links in the biblio or add citations to a reference manager), but that's the best I can do.
The Guardian (blog) Lest we forget: making history lessons memorable for students The Guardian (blog) When I think about what makes a truly excellent history lesson, it often has nothing to do with what Ofsted criteria the lesson hits.
Professional Archaeology Photo Board Set with groove slide letters and numbers for archaeological sites and projects
If you want to take the most professional archaeology photographs possible, you will require the Professional Archaeology Grooved Photo Board.
This robust set comes with everything you need - characters and numbers that easily slide onto the black rubberised black panel. Included are two crystal storage boxes for your characters/numbers and a double sided north arrow.
The panel measures 350mm x 200mm and is made of washable rubberised grooveboard with a plastic waterproof backing and anodised aluminium frame.
This must be the ultimate photoboard.
At last... a photo board - for the most professional record of your site
the letters slip easily into place to allow super quick number and character changes. ( see the video )
WHITE characters (234) and numerals/symbols (264) (19mm) that is a lot of numbers!
After undertaking a two-year-long research into Ashoka’s stone and bronze sculptures in South Asian countries, former Bharat Kala Bhavan director D. P. Sharma says it is high time that the Union Culture Ministry brought back rare ancient Indian art objects from abroad and displayed them in exhibitions across the country.
“Over the years, Buddhist travellers from China, Japan and other South Asian countries visiting India for pilgrimage have been gifted mementos and bronze sculptures of Ashoka. In 2001, an international exhibition of four great civilizations was mounted at established museums in Tokyo and Nagaya, where art objects from India, China, Egypt and Iraq were put on display. From India, art objects from the Indus Valley Civilisation were displayed. I led this delegation.”
Fortunately for Dr. Sharma, the Chinese delegation had brought a rare statue, which after meticulous examination he discovered was of Ashoka and had come from an ancient kingdom based on the border between Afghanistan and Pakistan.
This year’s excavations have started in Kayseri’s ancient site of Kültepe, a center where the written history of Anatolia began. Officials say it might take 5,000 years to excavate the whole anicent site
The Culture and Tourism Ministry is making efforts for the Kültepe tablets to enter into the UNESCO World Heritage List. Archaeological excavations have been recently launched at a ceremony at the ancient Kültepe site in the central Anatolian province of Kayseri, under the direction of the Ankara University Professor Fikri Kulakoğlu.
Kulakoğlu said that Kültepe was a center where the history of Anatolia began. He said that Assyrian traders came to Kültepe 4,000 years ago and brought literacy to people there and, thanks to them, Anatolia had entered into the written history for the first time.
Microsoft Image Composite Editor is an advanced panoramic image stitcher. Given a set of overlapping photographs of a scene shot from a single camera location, the application creates a high-resolution panorama that seamlessly combines the original images. The stitched panorama can be shared with friends and viewed in 3D by uploading it to the Photosynth web site. Or the panorama can be saved in a wide variety of image formats, from common formats like JPEG and TIFF to the multiresolution tiled format used by Silverlight's Deep Zoom and by the HD View and HD View SL panorama viewers.
The year was 241BC and on the 10th of March a massive naval battle took place off the coast of Sicily between the Romans and Carthaginians. The defeat of the Carthaginians brought about an end to the First Punic War and set the Roman Republic on its militaristic path to establishing an Empire.
The introduction of agriculture into Europe was followed by regional population crashes despite trends of demographical growth, reports research published in Nature Communications. The work suggests that these sharp population decreases weren’t due to changing climatic conditions and therefore the authors propose internal causes.
Stephen Shennan, professor of theoretical archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, received grant funding from the European Research Council to study early agriculture and its impact on populations across Europe. The research represents a major revision to our understanding of how the introduction of agricultural technology impacted humans.
These brief instructions for Inkscape (www.inkscape.org) apply to maps first created in qGIS. Below you will find a quick guide to exporting and creating PDFs and SVGs (Scalable Vector Graphics) from qGIS, and Inkscape will be used simply to 'frame' it. Whereas most of the map is built in GIS, Inkscape is needed for formatting, editing, adding the north arrow, text and perhaps a legend. The PDF option is used for simple figures with not to many elements involved, the SVG option is for the use of more complex figures. Also use an SVG if your image is not going to be a full page. Procedures are explained in detail with screenshots and photographs where appropriate and guides to troubleshooting and examples for data maintenance are provided. The manual is written in such manner that it can easily be adjusted for individual sites' survey requirements. Chapters can be extracted easily and supplied individually. The methods described are also applicable to a range of archaeological illustrations. The author of these manuals would be grateful for further feedback on its usability, contents and layout.
Learn how to take and edit digital photographs using visual tutorials that emphasize concept over procedure, independent of specific digital camera or lens. This is a complete listing of all tutorials on this site; click the drop-down links in the top menu to see particular topics.
Geopaparazzi is a tool developed to do fast qualitative technical and scientific surveys. Its strength is its direct connection to the BeeGIS GIS, that can be used to further process the collected data.
Even if the main aim is in the field of surveying, it contains tools that can be of great use also to tourists that want to keep a geo-diary.