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Smithsonian scans aerospace poster collection

Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum has scanned much of their 1,300 flight-related posters, from ballooning to space travel, dating back to 1827. Click here to view the collection, and click here to read about ... Read More


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World’s oldest submerged town dates back 5,000 years

Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The world’s oldest submerged town, Pavlopetri, is 1,200 years older than originally thought. This summer the team carried out a detailed digital underwater survey and study of the structural remains, which until this year were thought ... Read More


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The oldest painting to feature an image of a watch

Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 450-year-old Renaissance painting may be the oldest to feature the image of a watch. The Science Museum is investigating the 450-year-old portrait, thought to be of Cosimo I de Medici, Duke of Florence, holding a ... Read More


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Treasure hunters seek Lake Superior wrecks

Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Shipwreck hunters are searching for two French warships which vanished in the Great Lake in 1918. Ninety years after their disappearance in a Lake Superior blizzard, shipwreck hunters are trying to find two French warships that ... Read More


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Rare colour footage of Winston Churchill

Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Rare colour TV footage of Sir Winston Churchill has been uncovered to mark the 50th anniversary of the college in his name at Cambridge University. In the recording of his remarkably prescient speech at the college ... Read More


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How paintings like the “Mona Lisa” get their names

Published on October 19th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Who gives paintings like the Mona Lisa the name “Mona Lisa”? Art historians. Until the middle of the 17th century, it was extremely uncommon for an artist to give his work a formal title. Most pieces ... Read More


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Rare midshipman’s 1814 logbook found with sketches and maps

Published on October 16th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A rare midshipman’s logbook with watercolour paintings of scenes around the globe from the early 19th century has been found. John Smith Gould was a talented artist and painted icebergs, erupting volcanos as well as landscapes ... Read More


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