A 6,000-year-old forest inhabitant awakens to find life in the forest around it in crisis. Plants, trees, animals, and birds are moving north to escape increasingly heated air, even as mass extinctions take place around the world. The inhabitant stirs and remembers it has lived this before and knows what to do.
A few days ago, I pulled up the Windows Store on my HoloLens and saw a few new applications. One that caught my attention was Oriental Museum, which lets you explore China's Forbidden City, and the other one is very similar free demo app called Secrets of Ancient Egypt by Link Development.
Sending fleets of ships into battle as an ancient Nordic god? Sign me up.
News: BBC Brings Ancient Artifacts into Your Living Room with Augmented Reality App for iOS & Android
According to Indiana Jones, certain things belong in museums, but, thanks to augmented reality, you can now see some of the ancient treasures of the world in your own home via the Civilisations AR app from the BBC.
This is a tale about microbes, a man who became a hermit, and the parchment that carries both of their stories.
Super Mario Bros. is one of the most renowned games in history. It helped resurrect a dying video game industry in the mid-'80s and still remains one of the best-selling video games of all time—one reason why the new NES Classic Edition is so popular and impossible to get these days. Its simple story of a plumber trying to rescue a princess resulted in a video game empire for Nintendo.
Sail away from stress in the Golfe du Morbihan, in southern Brittany, France. Take a "Tour Du Golfe" boat ride to explore the tranquil blue waters and islands rich in legends. See the Stones of Carnac, believed to be older than Stonehenge.
One of our favorite kitchen items, hands down, is a good old-fashioned wooden spoon. It's practical, versatile, and can last for decades if cared for properly. There are specific ways to nurture wooden utensils in order to keep them from cracking and to help them maintain their glossy sheen.
The Ancient Rock Wraith in Dragon Age 2 is a really impressive boss, and will probably beat you mercilessly the first time you fight him. Especially if you're playing on Nightmare. This video demonstrates a successful pwning of the Ancient Rock Wraith on Nightmare so you can learn from the creator's success. You'll also see how to use a health glitch in the game that allows you to make this fight a lot easier by taking advantage of teleporting enemies.
Louie the Fish is a master bone carver, carving since the 70's, when he earned a Degree in Fine Arts in Hawaii, and he's no Rube Goldberg. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to carve a traditional fish hook out of bone.
There's still a ton of gold to be had out there, you just need to know how to find it. There a certain spots to look for, like ancient riverbeds and high benches. This video will show you where and how to pan for gold in ancient riverbeds and high benches. Learn how to find them and what to look for.
This video is an introduction to the ancient art of dowsing with a pendulum.
Muay Boran Muay Boran (Ancient Boxing) is an all-inclusive term for the ancient boxing arts of Thailand, from which modern Muay Thai was born. In the old days, fighters would wrap their hands with strips of twisted hemp cloth or hemp rope. Although it is commonly thought that fighters would dip their wrapped hands in broken glass, this is largely a myth. They did, however, dip their hands in water in order to harden the rope.
Visit the charming historical town of Quimper in Northwestern France. Enjoy ancient architecture, cobblestone streets, a stunning cathedral, and world-famous crepes..
Apple software engineer Andrew Carol built a fully-functional replica of the Antikythera Mechanism, the world's oldest known scientific computer. The 2000-year-old analog device was used by the ancient Greeks to predict the year, date, and time of future solar and lunar eclipses accurately to within two hours. Carol put together the 110 gears (made with 1,500 LEGO Technic parts) in just 30 days. See how it works below. For more information, check out Fast Company's interview with Carol.
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Step back in time and experience the exquisite medieval village of Locronan, in Brittany Northwestern France.
Mechanical locks have been around since ancient Egypt, with the oldest known artifact found in the ruins of Nineveh, an ancient city in Assyria, Mesopotamia, which is just across the Tigris River from what is now Mosul, Iraq. It was a forerunner to our modern day pin tumbler locks, and no doubt fell victim to the same perils that today's locks endure—lock picking.
Master mixolgist Chris McMillian teaches you how to make the Kentucky classic, the Mint Julep. The Juelp originated in ancient Persia but as evolved to become an American classic. It needs to be prepared in the classic metal cup which allows for the drink to get properly cold.
This video explain the mixture of absinthe curacao frappe cocktail. The word "absinthe" comes from the ancient greek word "Absinthion" which means undrinkable. To mix this cocktail, the ingredients you need are: Lemon juice - 1 tsp Orange - 1 slice Orange juice - 2 tsp Triple sec - 0.5 oz Mata Hari Absinthe - 1 oz Procedure to Mix: Take a glass and put some ice cubes and add 0.5 oz of triple sec. Add 1 oz of Mata Hari Absinthe with the orange juice of 2 tsp and lemon juice of 1 tsp. Stir it w...
The ancient art of Japanese paper folding is broken down and explained clearly in this video. The video teaches how to create a beautiful bookmark of your own design from a simple single sheet of paper. The instructions use the square base as a jumping off point for showing you how to easily make a custom book mark. There are a few simple beginning steps, and after you complete those you will be able to fold and crease your way to a gorgeous custom origami book mark.
Shuriken are the ancient Japanese weapons you've seen ninja warriors use in the movies. Their name literally translates as "sword hidden in the hand". In this tutorial you'll learn how to make a shuriken out of paper in a few fairly simple steps. But while this throwing star isn't as deadly as a metal version, it has sharp edges and it is potentially dangerous. Be very careful about where you throw it, and never throw it at people or animals!
This is a LEGO Indiana Jones walkthrough on how to unlock the secret level. What you basically need are most of the characters and at least one level in each chapter having 10/10 artifacts. You might not need all of the artifacts to play the Young Indy and Ancient City level, but you will definitely need them to play the last level though.
The Tigris and Euphrates Rivers run right through Iraq and meet inside the so-called Sunni Triangle. This has been a traumatizing spot for U.S. troops over the past few years, but it doesn't have to be... especially if your playing the board game Tigris and Euphrates.
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own.
Need a new iPhone app? Check out Comets and Craters, a new iPhone tower defense strategy game. These ten video tutorials cover all of the gameplay troubles you may have. Steve explains the features and gameplay to help you get the most out of playing Comets and Craters on your Apple iPhone. For those more seasoned Tower Defense players, the video's also provide some insight regarding scoring, upgrades, plus Tower and Enemy capabilities.
All you science and astronomy nuts out there, pay attention, this detailed video tutorial series will tell you everything you need to know about using the Meade EXT Backpack Telescope to ogle the universe.
Most of us are familiar with the names Pikachu, Jiggly Puff, and Maril. If you grew up during the late nineties, then it was virtually impossible to get away from Pokemon fevor, and these were the chubby and cute crowd pleasers that everyone loved. But, if you were (or are) a true Pokemon fan, then you know that Pokemon lore extends far beyond a yellow electricity-conducting rodent.
Pixel Perfect is the "perfect" show to help you with your Photoshop skills. Be amazed and learn as master digital artist Bert Monroy takes a stylus and a digital pad and treats it as Monet and Picasso do with oil and canvas. Learn the tips and tricks you need to whip those digital pictures into shape with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. In this episode, Ben shows you how to build an Egyptian Pharaoh's room in Photoshop.
Teach your kids about the ancient Chinese abacus, often used as a counting tool, with the help of a fun arts & crafts project! In this Simple Kid's Crafts tutorial, learn how to construct a Chinese abacus for fun with your kids. This is the perfect project for children ages kindergarden and up! Help your kid's get ahead of the curve with fun, educational arts & crafts projects like this one.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to use the ancient Japanese art form of origami to make a butterfly. This is a fairly simple design that's good for beginners, taking only a few minutes to learn. But the results are impressive, making for an elegant decorative item or small gift.
In this video, we'll learn how to make a little dragon using the ancient Japanese art of origami. This is rather complicated projected for beginners to attempt, but if you've already made origami cranes and other relatively simply shapes, this is a good project to take your skills to the next level. All you need is some printer or origami paper, and you're ready to get started.
This tutorial will show you how to make a rocket ship using the ancient Japanese art form of origami. It's a rather complicated process for beginners, and it's a good idea to work your way up to this project by first making origami shapes that involve similar folds, such as the crane and the water balloon. But once you've mastered the steps in this tutorial, you'll be able to make a very unusual and distinctive origami design.
This tutorial will show you how to make origami cranes, one of the most popular and elegant origami shapes. The folds are a little complicated for beginners to learn, but once you've completed one, the next will be much easier. An ancient Japanese legend says that if you fold 1000 cranes, your wish will be granted. Why not try it, and see if it's true?
You know those ancient, so old you could crumble them just by blowing on them greeting cards and postcards your grandma has? While vintage cards are gorgeous in their antiquity, if you're going for a vintage look without the delicacy then it's best you make a vintage inspired card yourself.
When you think of flower brooches, you probably imagine those dusty, ancient things your grandmother used to wear on her wool cardigan. But brooches can be uber cool - and even street chic - when done in a vintage/Steampunk style.
The Shoguns were ancient Japan's most brutal and elite warriors. As military dictators, they were said to maintain order and subdue barbarians. Shoguns were fierce in battle and, as bloodshed was a daily thing for them, equipped themselves with state-of-the-art armor and helmets.
The ancient Romans were well known for their decadence. Whether it was coddling enough vino to fill every barrel in donkey kong or having nightly orgies with any partner of their choosing, they knew how to party and could put any frat boy to shame with their decadent endurance.
If you are a vegan on the go, don't worry! In this tutorial, learn how to make a super easy and delicious dish that can be prepared pretty much anywhere in no time at all.
In this tutorial, we learn how to use the ancient and honorable craft of origami paper-folding to make a water bomb we can then employ to soak our poor, unsuspecting friends and families. The materials are very simple, just some printer paper and water. But the results can be devastating. (Of course, you could also just make a paper balloon without filling it with water and throwing it at somebody. But where's the fun in that?)