Lost Artifacts of the Great Pyramid: The Mysterious Case of the Dixon Relics

There is a certain perception of the Great Pyramid as an utterly void arrangement of empty halls and chambers, strangely bereft of artifacts and inscriptions that might offer clues to its construction. In 1992, however, German engineer Rudolf Gantenbrink and his team offered modern-day viewers their first glimpse of metal artifacts original to the Great Pyramid by sending a compact rover into the southern shaft of the Queen’s Chamber. The rover’s endoscopic camera revealed a limestone block, a ‘door’ equipped with a pair of copper fixtures or pins whose purpose is still being debated. The pins, however, are not the only pieces of metal to have been found inside the Great Pyramid that are thought to be original to the structure. Indeed, when nineteenth-century British explorer and civil engineer Waynman Dixon first identified the northern and southern shafts of the Queen’s Chamber in 1872, he also discovered a trio of unusual, seemingly unrelated artifacts. These have become known as the Dixon Relics. Hook and granite ball recovered in the Great Pyramid by Dixon and Grant in 1872. (F l a n k e r / Public Domain ) In 1872, after Dixon and his colleague Dr. James Grant chiseled th...

Feeling clueless about Wi-Fi and home networking? Here’s where you start.

Wi-Fi, access point, router, 802.11ac… networking can be a pain! But it doesn’t have to be if you know what you’re doing. This is where you start. When it comes to home networking, there’s a soup of technical terms, LAN, WAN, broadband, Wi-Fi, CAT5e, just to name a few. If you’re having a hard time with these basic terms, you’re reading the right post. Here I’ll (try to) explain them all so that you can have a better understanding of your home network and hopefully a better control of your online life. There’s a lot to explain so this long post is just the first of an evolving series. Advanced and experienced users likely won’t need this, but for the rest, I’d recommend reading the whole thing. So take your time, but in case you want to jump to a quick answer, feel free to search for what you want to know and chances are you will find it within this post. A wired local network is basically a group of devices connected to one another using network cables, more often than not with the help of a router, which brings us to the very first thing you should know about your network. Router: This is the central device of a home...

Saving an American Icon: How IndyCar’s CEO Ended Its 20-Year Skid

Mark Miles isn’t an IndyCar champion. He hasn’t won the Indianapolis 500. In fact, he’s never even raced competitively. But following him around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway ahead of the 103rd running of the Indy 500 this Sunday, you would have thought he was one of the sport’s biggest stars. Even during a practice session, Miles was hailed by team members, approached for autographs and cheered from a sparsely populated grandstand. That’s because, for many invested in the sport, the aptly named Miles is the man responsible for rescuing IndyCar from what, at times, appeared to be an irreversible spinout. The 65-year-old CEO of Hulman & Company, the parent company of both IndyCar and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, took over in 2012 and has since steered the series to the sort of stability it hasn’t experienced since the early 1990s. “The on-track product has never been better,” says Bobby Rahal, who won three series titles and an Indy 500 as a driver and another Indy 500 in 2004 as a team co-owner (along with David Letterman). “I think it’s pretty much the heyday right now. … As a participant, a team owner, somebody who’s been in the sport a long time, I think we’re in an...

The Best Memorial Day Deals on Outdoor Furniture at Wayfair, Walmart & Amazon

If you’re looking for patio or outdoor furniture to give your outdoor space an upgrade, look no further than Wayfair and Walmart’s Memorial Day Weekend sales. From cushy outdoor chairs to gorgeous patio tables, these sites are the place to find quality outdoor furniture pieces at a fraction of the price. Need new patio chairs? The Greyleigh Ismay Outdoor Chairs with cushions are high-quality and, with Wayfair’s Memorial Day Sale, budget-friendly, too. Originally $839, you can now score the outdoor seating for $198. Kick back and relax in the Rosecliff Heights Carrasco Patio Daybed with Cushions. This piece will truly transform your outdoor space. Originally $2,899, the patio daybed is now on sale for $1,130. The Rosecliff Heights Carrasco Patio Daybed with Cushions was originally $2,899, is now on sale for $1,130. Gather around the fire pit with the Brayden Studio Robertson Dining Set. Originally $940, you can now purchase this gorgeous outdoor set for $774. The Brayden Studio Robertson Dining Set with Cushions and Fire Pit was originally $940, is now on sale for $774. Looking for an outdoor bar for your patio? The Wrought Studio Smathering 7 Piece Bar Height Dining Set w...

Wagner’s Control Pro 150 unit is not a replacement for an HVLP sprayer for automotive work

Wagner’s Control Pro 150 unit is not a replacement for an HVLP sprayer for automotive work if you want a mirror-smooth finish. But you can spray iron with it and do a good job, which is what I did with a trailer and toolbar. Where it really shined, though, was spraying building exteriors and interiors. This is a high-efficiency airless (HEA) sprayer that pressurizes paint for delivery. In my first use of HEA, I found it far easier to master than an air gun, which requires you to set both air pressure and paint feed rate separately. With HEA, you set the paint feed rate and select different nozzles to produce finer or heavier droplets. This sprayer employs a pump slightly larger than ½ hp., which is powerful enough to dole out unthinned coatings (such as high-acrylic “super” paints). By not using air to deliver paint, an HEA sprayer produces far less overspray (55%, according to Wagner). So much less, in fact, that when I used the Control Pro 150 on an interior project (a shop wall), I didn’t have to contend with paint dusting the floor or filling the air.  Also, I could spray continuously without having to refill the screw-on canister in use on HVLP sprayers. The Control Pro 150...

GPS vehicle trackers Market Boosting the growth | Leading Key Players: (Spark Nano, Zoombak, Escort Inc., Garmin, LoJack & Linxup )

HTF MI released a new market study on Southeast Asia GPS vehicle trackers Market with 100+ market data Tables, Pie Chat, Graphs & Figures spread through Pages and easy to understand detailed analysis. At present, the market is developing its presence. The Research report presents a complete assessment of the Market and contains a future trend, current growth factors, attentive opinions, facts, and industry validated market data. The research study provides estimates for Southeast Asia GPS vehicle trackers Forecast till 2025*. Some are the key players taken under coverage for this study are Spark Nano, Zoombak, Escort Inc., Garmin, LoJack & Linxup. Click to get Southeast Asia GPS vehicle trackers Market Research Sample PDF Copy Here @: https://www.htfmarketreport.com/sample-report/1872383-southeast-asia-gps-vehicle-trackers-market-report 1) What all companies are currently profiled in the report? Following are list of players that are currently profiled in the the report “Spark Nano, Zoombak, Escort Inc., Garmin, LoJack & Linxup” 2) Can we add or profiled new company as per our need? Yes, we can add or profile new company as per client need in the report. Final confi...

15 Great Deals Happening at REI’s April Clearance Sale

When you buy something using the retail links in our stories, we may earn a small commission. Outside does not accept money for editorial gear reviews. Read more about our policy. Made from a blend of recycled wool, polyester and nylon, this fleece is soft against the skin and works great as a mid layer on cold-weather hikes. Constructed with 2.5-layer GORE-TEX, the Paclite Stretch is built to brush off rain showers and snow. With vents to dump heat and a drop-tail hem that protects your lower half from downpours, it’s a complete waterproof package. This hoodie is as high-tech as it looks. Packed with quality 850-fill down in the core, the Cerium LT Down has strategically mapped areas with synthetic insulation to resist moisture. You’ll barely notice it in your pack: it weighs just 10.9 ounces. Made for kids, this water bottle filters out bacteria, parasites, and chemicals and improves the overall taste for your little one. It lasts for up to 1,000 gallons of filtering and only weighs 7.9 ounces. The Sense Rides are one of our favorite trail runners. The drawcord lacing system makes them easy to slip on, they don’t require a break-in period, and, thanks to the thick,...

54 Brilliant Products Under $25 Most Wished For On Amazon

Basically everyone has wished for a luxury car or a fancy designer wardrobe. But what about the most wished for items that most can actually afford? Like, even while paying your student loans and getting your rent in on time? If that sounds good, these most wished for Amazon products under $25 were practically made for you. Why Amazon? Well, for one, it’s filled with genius AF products people can’t wait to get their hands on. For another, the reviews section is a goldmine of people who are thrilled with their most recent investment, and for another, the shipping is usually fast and reliable. Last but absolutely not least (especially for someone adhering to a budget), you can narrow down your search to reflect a price range that you’re comfortable with. All of these items fit into at least one of the following categories: high quality, tons of fun, and genuinely useful. Some of them are all three things simultaneously. And shockingly, yes — they’re all under $25. So pour yourself a glass of wine, log into your Amazon account, and treat yourself to a shopping spree that’ll leave you well equipped with things you actually want, but preserve your bank a...

Jesse Winker had a strange April at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds outfielder came into May

Jesse Winker had a strange April at the plate. The Cincinnati Reds outfielder came into May with eight home runs — that’s already a career high — and a frustratingly-low .200 BABIP. As a result, his slash line is a far cry from what it was over his first two big-league seasons. A .299/.397/.460 hitter coming into the current campaign, Winker is slashing a more-akin-to-slugger .228/.311/.511. What kind of numbers can we expect going forward? At age 25, with 574 big-league plate appearances under his belt, Winker profiles as a player well capable of merging the best of both worlds — on-base excellence and pop. That’s exactly what he’s looking to do. The sweet-swinging native of Orlando doesn’t want to be boxed in as a hitter. He wants to do everything. David Laurila: How have you evolved as a hitter? I’m thinking of both your approach, and your bat path. Jesse Winker: “I use the ball to tell me where my bat path is at. The ball gives me the best feedback I need for that. What’s changed the most for me is the knowledge I’ve gained about opposing pitchers. That, and what I’m trying to feel at the plate. I’m more aware of how I’m feeling in the box, and what I’m trying to do.” Winke...

NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Adhesives

NEW YORK, May 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Medical Adhesives and Sealants in US Thousand by the following Product Group/Segments: Synthetic Adhesives & Sealants (Acrylic, Cyanoacrylate, Silicone, & Others), and Natural Adhesives & Sealants (Albumin, Collagen, Fibrin, & Others).Download the full report: https://www.reportbuyer.com/product/5478477/?utm_source=PRN Further, the market is also analyzed by the following Applications: Dental, and Medical. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World.Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 64 companies including many key and niche players such as:- 3M Company- Adhesives Research, Inc. – Advanced Medical Solutions Group plc – B. Braun Melsungen AG – Baxter International, Inc.- C. R. B...

Global Bundling Stretch Film Market Insights, Forecast to 2025

In this report, the Global Bundling Stretch Film Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 market is valued at USD XX million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2017 and 2025. Global Bundling Stretch Film Market Insights, Forecast to 2025 market has been broken down by major regions, with complete market estimates on the basis of products/applications on a regional basis. Browse full research report at https://www.crystalmarketreport.com/global-bundling-stretch-film-market-insights-forecast-to-2025 This report researches the worldwide Bundling Stretch Film market size (value, capacity, production and consumption) in key regions like North America, Europe, Asia Pacific (China, Japan) and other regions.This study categorizes the global Bundling Stretch Film breakdown data by manufacturers, region, type and application, also analyzes the market status, market share, growth rate, future trends, market drivers, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter’s Five Forces Analysis. Global Bundling Stretch Film market size will increase to Million US$ by 2025, from Million US$ in...

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