A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief

A 3-D digital scan throws a Buddha statue’s carvings into sharp relief WASHINGTON (RNS) For nearly nine decades, the Cosmic Buddha statue stood alone at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. Museum-goers would pass by the headless, handless statue, a relic of sixth-century China, without a second glance. Few came close enough to even notice the intricate scenes covering the entire stone surface whose paint had worn off. When exhibit curator Keith Wilson first arrived at the museum 10 years ago, he understood why the statue didn’t catch everyone’s eye.…

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Audi RS6 Transformed Into The Dumb And Dumber Shaggin Wagon

Audi RS6 Transformed Into The Dumb And Dumber Shaggin Wagon

Audi RS6 Transformed Into The Dumb And Dumber Shaggin Wagon This is one way to stand out at a supercar rally. Transformed : When you think of iconic car movies, chances are you probably won’t immediately think of the 1994 cross-country comedy Dumb and Dumber starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Gearheads will remember the red Lamborghini Diablo that the pair purchase, but the most memorable vehicle featured in the film is a modified 1984 Ford Econoline covered in fake fur to look like a shaggy dog, which the duo…

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We Loved Test Driving The New GMC Acadia Until A Thief Broke Into It

We Loved Test Driving The New GMC Acadia Until A Thief Broke Into It

We Loved Test Driving The New GMC Acadia Until A Thief Broke Into It What broken glass can teach you about a car. GMC has recently made leaps and bounds with the new Acadia because the consumer craze over the mid-sized SUV is such a cash magnet that competition has reached a boiling point. Currently, automakers have no choice but to keep their SUVs as fresh as possible to avoid losing sales to a newer and more sleek competitor. After covering the reveal of the new Acadia, which took place…

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Predators rout Penguins’ climb back into Stanley Cup Final

Predators rout Penguins’ climb back into Stanley Cup Final

Predators rout Penguins’ climb back into Stanley Cup Final   NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Predators coach Peter Laviolette heard all the questions and criticism of Pekka Rinne after the goaltender’s struggles in the Stanley Cup Final in Pittsburgh. Well, Laviolette never thought of switching goalies. A change of scenery helped Rinne and all his Nashville teammates as they dominated once again on their own ice for the biggest piece of franchise history yet. A victory in the Stanley Cup Final. Roman Josi and Frederick Gaudreau scored 42 seconds apart in the…

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Angelina Jolie turns her LA mansion into a fun house for her six children

Angelina Jolie turns her LA mansion into a fun house for her six children

Angelina Jolie turns her LA mansion into a fun house for her six children Angelina Jolie has added 100 feet slide to her mansion in LA to ensure her children could enjoy the outdoors in summer.The slide runs all the way up the lawn, promising for a fast ride into the rectangular pool. Jolie had purchased the mansion in April. Hollywood actress and filmmaker Angelina Jolie has added 100 feet slide to her mansion in LA to ensure her children could enjoy the outdoors in summer.The slide runs all the way…

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Stanford Scientists Observe Man Travel ‘Outside His Body’ & Into Space – What He Saw Was Remarkable

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Stanford Scientists Observe Man Travel ‘Outside His Body’ & Into Space – What He Saw Was Remarkable It was more than four decades ago when NASA’s Pioneer 10 spacecraft was launched into space. For the first time ever, our world was able to witness the very first spacecraft to fly directly through the asteroid belt and make observations of Jupiter, the biggest planet in our solar system. Before this happened, the CIA and NSA, in conjunction with Stanford University, were involved in what was called “Remote Viewing.” Remote viewing can be…

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A Jain library steps gingerly into the 21st century

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A Jain library steps gingerly into the 21st century   library  : AHMEDABAD, India (RNS) With its intricately carved marble walls, a Jain library known as the Gitarthganga Institute possesses an air of timelessness. It is tucked on a leafy side street, far from the shriek of car horns and auto-rickshaws that dominate the streets of this busy city in the western state of Gujarat. But there is something decidedly 21st-century going on behind those walls. Gitarthganga is undertaking a massive enterprise — digitizing all its books and texts, some…

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All change as new owners steer F1 into fast lane

All change as new owners steer F1 into fast lane

All change as new owners steer F1 into fast lane change : Formula One ventures into the unknown zone of a long-awaited revamped and high-speed era under new American ownership this weekend when the engines roar into life at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix. Liberty Media’s takeover and the off-season departure of the sport’s veteran commercial ring-master Bernie Ecclestone have coincided with an overhaul of the technical regulations to usher in a new breed of ‘fatter and faster’ cars. The wider new machines with broader tyres make much greater physical…

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New insight into secret lives of Neanderthals

New insight into secret lives of Neanderthals

New insight into secret lives of Neanderthals Image copyrightSPLImage captionNeanderthals are our closest extinct relatives Insight : Neanderthals dosed themselves with painkillers and possibly penicillin, according to a study of their teeth. One sick Neanderthal chewed the bark of the poplar tree, which contains a chemical related to aspirin. He may also have been using penicillin, long before antibiotics were developed. The evidence comes from ancient DNA found in the dental tartar of Neanderthals living about 40,000 years ago in central Europe. Microbes and food stuck to the teeth of…

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CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech

CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech

CPAC Crowd Duped Into Waving Russian Flags During Trump Speech “It’s fun to have a joke sometimes in a very serious situation,” says trickster Jason Charter. CPAC Crowd : A pair of progressive moles with a sense of humor were apparently responsible for a grand — although short-lived — prank at the Conservative Political Action Conference that had members proudly waving tiny banners emblazoned with the name “Trump” that were actually Russian flags. The pranksters passed 1,000 red-white-and-blue Russian flags before Donald Trump’s speech at the conservative confab in Maryland on Friday.…

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