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+ - Deforestation Unveils Lost Amazon Civilization->

Submitted by Deathsoldier11
Deathsoldier11 (1657455) writes ""Satellite flyovers of newly cleared land in the Amazon have uncovered a vanished civilization that could rival the Incans or Aztecs in sophistication.

Researchers found mysterious geometric trenches and other earthworks carved into the landscape as early as a decade ago, but satellites have paved the way for the discovery of over 200 giant structures.

Writing in the journal Antiquity, the researchers say the the formations stretch for some 250 kilometers (155 miles) across the upper Amazon basin east of the Andes mountains and appear to be of a similar style throughout, suggesting one vast, united civilization that could have totaled some 60,000 inhabitants.

Researchers also found stone tools, bits of ceramics, and other artifacts buried in mounds along the trenches. So far, the uncovered areas date to between 200 and 1283 A.D., but the team thinks they've seen "no more than a tenth" of the true extent of this archeological wonder.""

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+ - Discovery To Launch First 3D TV Network In U.S.-> 1

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Deathsoldier11 (1657455) writes "Three of the world's leading media, technology and entertainment companies — Discovery Communications, Sony Corporation and IMAX Corporation — today announced a joint venture established to develop the first 24/7 dedicated 3D television network in the U.S. The partnership brings together three leaders with an extraordinary collection of award-winning 3D content, technology expertise, television distribution and operational strength to deliver a high-quality three-dimensional viewing experience to home television audiences. The joint venture intends to launch the network beginning in the U.S."
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+ - Why didn't the internet save the last decade?-> 2

Submitted by tcd004
tcd004 (134130) writes "Open communication, new markets, no boundaries. There was so much promise in the first ten years of the internet, why didin't that translate into more jobs, more freedom, and more overall happiness? Esther Dyson, Paul Saffo, and Jaron Lenier discuss the last ten years of technology and what we can expect in the next ten years."
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