Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Mysterious Void Discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

Archaeologists discover mysterious void deep within Great Pyramid of Giza

Muon-detecting sensors have revealed a huge cavity hidden within the pyramid – the first major structural find since the 19th century


Archaeologists have uncovered a mysterious enclosure hidden deep inside the Great Pyramid of Giza, the oldest of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
The massive cavity stretches for at least 30 metres and lies above the grand gallery, an impressive ascending corridor that connects the Queen’s chamber to the King’s in the heart of the historic monument. It is the first major structure found in the pyramid since the 19th century.
It is unclear whether the void is a chamber or a corridor, or whether it played any more than a structural role in the pyramid’s construction – such as relieving weight on the grand gallery below. But measurements show that it has similar dimensions to the grand gallery, which is nearly 50 metres long, eight metres high and more than a metre wide.

Pyramid graphic
Scientists discovered the void using sensors that detect particles known as muons, which rain down on Earth when cosmic rays slam into atoms in the upper atmosphere. The muons travel at close to the speed of light and behave much like x-rays when they meet objects. Armed with suitable equipment, researchers can used them to reveal the rough internal structure of pyramids and other ancient monuments. “We know that this big void has the same characteristics as the grand gallery,” said Mehdi Tayoubi at the HIP Institute in Paris, a non-profit organisation that draws on new technology to study and preserve cultural heritage. “It’s really impressive.”

 Also known as Khufu’s Pyramid, or the Pyramid of Cheops, the Great Pyramid was built in the 4th dynasty by the pharaoh Khufu, who reigned from 2509 to 2483 BC. The monument rises 140 metres above the Giza Plateau and has three chambers known from previous explorations: a subterranean one at the base of the pyramid, the Queen’s chamber at the centre, and the King’s chamber above. While a granite sarcophagus sits in the King’s chamber, King Khufu’s mummy is missing, and his queens were buried elsewhere. Whatever riches were once in the chambers were looted long ago.

 The ScanPyramids team examining an augmented reality review of the newly-discovered void. Photograph: ScanPyramids mission

Egyptologists have scores of theories about how the pyramid was built, but there are no reliable accounts of its construction. Herodotus wrote of stones being drawn from quarries near and far, with some being shipped down the Nile on boats. The mammoth construction project occupied the lives of a hundred thousand men, fuelled in part by radishes, onions and leeks, he noted.
To pinpoint the cavity, scientists from Nagoya University in Japan, and KEK, the country’s high energy physics lab, installed muon-detecting photographic plates and electronic muon detectors around the Queen’s chamber. At the same time, researchers from CEA, France’s energy research organisation, trained “muon telescopes” on the pyramid from the outside. All three techniques can tell from which direction incoming muons arrive.
When the teams compared their results, all had found a muon hotspot in the same place, indicating the presence of a large cavity in the pyramid. While most of the monument is made of stone that absorbs muons, chambers and cavities let the particles pass through.


Muon analysis allows scientists to look deep inside ancient monuments without drilling holes or causing other damage to the precious structures. But the technique produces low resolution images, making it impossible for the researchers to tell if the newly-found void runs horizontally or parallel to the grand gallery. Nor can they be sure it is a single enclosure rather than a series of smaller cavities close together, they report in Nature.
“What we are sure about is that this big void is there, that it is impressive, and was not expected by any kind of theory,” said Tayoubi. To shed more light on the purpose of the cavity, Tayoubi called on specialists in ancient Egyptian architecture to come forward with ideas of what it may be so they can be modelled and checked against the team’s data. The cavity may have relieved weight on the roof of the underlying grand gallery, or be a hitherto unknown corridor in the pyramid. The team has no plans to drill into the cavity to explore inside, but they are developing a tiny flying robot that might one day be sent in, if the Egyptian authorities approve.
“It’s a tribute to humankind,” said Tayoubi of the pyramid. “It asks a question about what is our future. If they have been able to do this with the means they had 4,000 or 5,000 years ago and they left this heritage today, what will our own society leave for future generations?”
Peter Der Manuelian, professor of Egyptology and director of the Harvard Semitic Museum, said the discovery was “potentially a major contribution to our knowledge about the Great Pyramid.”


 Researchers using muon detectors discover a void in the Great Pyramid of Giza. Credit: ScanPyramids mission


“I’m sure there are imperfections and perhaps small voids or cavities in several locations in the pyramid. What makes this one so interesting is the size, seeming to rival the grand gallery itself in scale,” he said.
“The muons can’t tell us about chambers, form, size, or any possible objects, so it’s far too early to speculate. I know most people want to know about hidden chambers, grave goods, and the missing mummy of King Khufu. None of that is on the table at this point. But the fact that this void is so large warrants further non-invasive exploration,” he added.
In 2011, Rob Richardson, a researcher at the University of Leeds, sent a small snake-like robot into one of the tunnels of the Great Pyramid and took pictures of hieroglyphs that had not been seen for 4,500 years. “I think people assume that all these mysteries of what’s in our world are known but there are still places like the pyramids where we simply don’t know,” he said. “The pyramids have been there for thousands of years and we still don’t know exactly why they are there, what they were used for, or how they were built.”

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/nov/02/archaeolgists-discover-mysterious-void-deep-within-great-pyramid-of-giza

“Courtesy of Guardian News & Media Ltd”

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Hyperspace, would you like it could exist for real?

Hello writers and readers, 

As seen it on many movies and tv series, like Star Wars, Star Trek, Dune, Stargate, would you like Hyperspace could exist?  Or there is somebody that think it exist ? 

Let me know your opinion, comment here in my blog or on my other social accounts, Twitter, Facebook etc. 


But what is Hyperspace? Well for the ones who don't know it, here we go: 
Hyperspace is a faster than light method of traveling  in the space. There are some areas in the space that co-existing with our own universe which may be entered using an energy field or other device. 

Entering and exiting in this areas thus directly enables travel near or faster than light  and almost universally with the aid of extremely advanced technology. 



This phrase of Isaac Asimov is perfect to me
"Through hyper-space, that unimagineable region that was neither space nor time, matter nor energy, something nor nothing, one could traverse the length of the Galaxy in the interval between two neighboring instants of time."


I took inspiration from movie Stargate for write my book with amazing title Hyperearth,  two girls found a portal in a castle that bring them in another world. 



I think it is the dream of every reader and writer to travel and discover thousands world through Hyperspace!  Imagine to traveling the Moon  and with your starship enter to the warp hole of Hyperspace and faster than light you are out watching Saturn rings with admiration, it wouldn't it amazing? 

#hyperspace #space #travel #timetravel #stargate #warp #hole #fantasy #faster #light #starwars #startrek  #hyperearth #isaacasimov #michiokaku #spaceship #saturday #motivation #love #outerpspace #like4like #tagsforlikes

Thursday, December 7, 2017

August Ames commits suicide after being bullied

Hello all, 

This time my post will not about books, I've read on news that a young girl  died today, August Ames, born Mercedes Grabowski aged 23, she was a pornstar. 
I barely heard her name maybe on Twitter but I didn't know much about her, a sad loss since she was very young, she was always a human being also if  she was marked pornstar.




The reason of her death hit me: 

"August Ames commits suicide after bullying for not wanting to have sex with man who did gay porn" 


She was cyber bullied  on Twitter and accused of being homophobic after she publicly chose to not work with an unidentified actor, and close friends told that they suspect her social media presence and recent harassment may have contributed to her death. 

It's incredible that one person must be forced to do something that doesn't want, and when she did her choice she was marked homophobic by the audience of Twitter and the internet, and also in this case showed the power of it and it have contributed to destroy one person.

 

 

Sad to admit that girls in the world of porn are just puppets on hands of big companies, and that reminds me what happened months ago with the producer Harvey Weinstein, who raped lot of girls,  thinking with his power nobody would have talked about it,  glad some girl refuse him and the thing coming out.

Not good that some girls in 2017 aren't free to choose what they want, and if they refused that must be destroyed by social media or they would have not work forever like actress or on tv shows (in case they meet that "producer")

For knowing more about it just check this link 

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/august-ames-dead-porn-actress-suicide-body-adult-films-actor-a8096496.html 

Be wise with your words. Saying things can cause people to kill themselves.

#rip #AugustAmes #SpreadTheLove #StopBullying  #JusticeForAugust #MeToo #ExposeBullies  #AntiBullying #MyBodyMyChoice #CyberBullying #FreedomOfSpeech #WomensRight #WomanChoice  #Canadian #beauty #sad #news #lgbt

 

Saturday, December 2, 2017

The Crown of Stones- Magic Price by C.L. Schneider

Hello writers and readers, 

Today I would you like to let you know about the new book I'm reading! 
It's  The Crown of Stones- Magic Price  of   author C.L. Schneider.



I must say that I really wanted to read this book from long time,  very attracted  by its cover but little  worried about its lenght: 503 pages, reading it now I think will be a interesting and not too long. 

Here is a short description of The Crown of Stones: 


Born of the Shinree, a fallen race reviled for their inborn addiction to magic, Ian Troy is no stranger to scorn. His people, drugged to quell their deadly spells, are bred and sold as slaves. Conscripted into the army at a young age, Ian was made to fight in Rella's long-standing war against the brutal Langorian invaders. For six years, he battled as the queen demanded: without magic. But as Rella's defeat became imminent, Ian defied orders and turned to the Crown of Stones, an ancient Shinree relic of untold power. Harnessing its magic, he brought peace to the realms, but at an unthinkable price.
 

A decade later, Ian is still haunted by the tragic aftermath of that day. Living as a bounty hunter in self-imposed exile, he curbs his addiction with wine and regret. But when a fateful encounter with a pretty assassin brings Ian's past crashing into the present, his addiction is awakened. The land he gave up everything to protect is once more in jeopardy, and denial is no longer an option. To save the realms, Ian must embrace the one thing he fears most: his own power. 

The book is part of trilogy:  

The Crown of Stones-Magic Price
The Crown of Stones-Magic Scars 
The Crown of Stones-Magic Borne 




 Know the author: C.L. Schneider



Born in a small Kansas town on the Missouri river, C.L. Schneider grew up in a house of avid readers and overflowing bookshelves. Her first full-length novel took shape while she was still in high school, on a typewriter in her parent's living room. While her main focus is adult epic and urban fantasy, she also pens the occasional science fiction or post-apocalyptic story. Her new book is  Nite Fire, an urban fantasy featuring a shape-shifting dragon hybrid named Dahlia Nite.
C. L. Schneider lives in the scenic Hudson Valley of upstate New York with her husband and two sons. She spends her days torturing characters, coffee lover, and daydreaming about the zombie apocalypse.  

 C. L. Schneider on social media
Website  http://www.clschneiderauthor.com/
Twitter  https://twitter.com/cl_schneider
Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/CLS.Author
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/goodreadscomCLSchneider
Google +http://www.google.com/+CLSchneider

Amazon book  link
 https://www.amazon.com/Crown-Stones-Magic-Price-C-Schneider-ebook/dp/B00HEW3SZQ

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Thursday, November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving news

Hello writers and readers,

I would like first wish  great Thanksgiving to all my American friends!





I have another good news, I finally got brand new website ! 

https://marcomarek77.wixsite.com/marcomarek  

There is also the blog  page too, along with Interviews, for someone would like to know more about me and my books, some  of my favorite quotes, the bio, all my books, and also the news, so check it out for updates! 




There are books links and their synopsis of Amstel Girl, Hyperearth, and  the short novel Angels are with me.






I have also created one account on the site All Author, check this out too.

http://marcomarek.allauthor.com/

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Saturday, September 30, 2017

K.S. Marden New Release ! James Witch-Hunter

Hello  writers and readers, 

Sorry for the lack of news this months but I had super busy time, with writing ( just a little) and with my nephew at home for holiday and I couldn't find time for do nothing! 

I would like to inform about a new release! Here details below. 

Title: James: Witch-Hunter
Author: K.S. Marsden
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release date: 1st October 2017



Synopsis

~Prequel to the Witch-Hunter trilogy~

James Bennett is a Yorkshire lad, making the big move to Oxford 

to start university.

His ambitions involve getting a good education; impressing the 

Rugby Club; and not throttling his roommate. All perfectly normal 

drama, until Hallowe'en.

A girl's murder throws James into the dangerous world of witches, 

and those that hunt them.

After playing a sidekick in the Witch-Hunter trilogy, it's only 

fair that James gets to be centre stage in his own prequel.

This can be read as a stand-alone, and does not contain any 

spoilers. It may contain witches, bad jokes and cringe-worthy 

scenes; but definitely no spoilers.


 
About the Author:

Kelly S. Marsden grew up in Yorkshire, and there were two

constants in her life - books and horses.

Graduating with an equine degree from Aberystwyth University, 

she has spent most of her life since trying to experience everything 

the horse world has to offer. She is currently settled into a 

Nutritionist role for a horse feed company in Doncaster, South 

Yorkshire.

She writes Fantasy stories part-time. Her first book, The Shadow 

Rises (Witch-Hunter #1), was published in January 2013, and she 

now has two successful series under her belt.



 
Excerpt:

Charlotte had just made her second coffee of the day, when she 

heard a very insistent banging at the front door. Not in the mood for 
visitors, she reluctantly opened it.

And was met by the sight of James.

In a dress.

“I'll never get used to your humour, James.” She said, stepping 

aside and letting him in. “Fancy some fresh coffee? And when I say 

fresh, I mean instant stuff I've only boiled once.”

James closed the door behind him, and made his way through the 

narrow corridor to Charlotte's tiny kitchen.

Charlotte promptly poured an extra coffee and added sugar, her 

normally bright eyes were red, and it was clear she'd been crying.

“I broke up with Nathan.” She said, looking embarrassed that he 

had to see her like this.

“I think my roommate's a murderer.” James countered.

Charlotte handed him a mug of coffee, shaking her head. “When a 

girl says she's broken up with her boyfriend, most people would 

offer... never mind. You win. Why is Hunter a murderer?”

James gently lowered himself down onto Charlotte's rickety sofa. 

“I followed him last night. He was bein' weird, and I have a tracker 

on his phone-”

“What?!”

“And he went to this warehouse, where...” James trailed off, his 

throat closing around the words.

Charlotte misread his inability to speak, and gently rubbed his 

shoulder. “It's alright, you're safe here. Who do you think he 

killed?”

“Bea.” James gasped out. “You remember the blonde, Scottish lass? 

They hooked up at start of term; then the other night she was 

looking for him; next thing you know, she's dead!”

Charlotte put down her coffee cup, her hand shaking too much to 

hold it. She looked at James in all seriousness, “And you saw 

Hunter kill her?”

James shook his head, thinking back to last night, and the hooded 

figures. He was sure it was Hunter, “I couldn't clearly see who it 

was, but why would Hunter be there? It's one hell of a coincidence, 

that he bails on the Hallowe'en party and ends up at the same 

warehouse where the girl he was shagging ends up getting sta-”

“Did you physically see him there?” Charlotte asked.

“No, I was following a tracker.” James admitted.

“An illegal tracker, that'll never hold in court, James.”

James snorted, “Trust the trainee-lawyer to say that.”

“Hey, I'm just trying to see every angle.” Charlotte said, punching 

 his arm. “There could be another, perfectly normal explanation. 

Maybe someone mugged Hunter and stole his phone – that sort of 

person would be more likely to head to the dodgy side of town.”

“Ha, it'd have to be the king of muggers to get the better of 

Hunter.” James argued. “He's super-fast, super-strong, and has 

anger issues. Which all adds up to someone very capable of 

murder.”

“How-”

“Do you not remember how we first met? It's not often I get thrown

 against a wall, instead of the usual handshake. And I do rugby 

training with him – trust me, it's like getting hit by a car-”

“James, you're exaggerating.” Charlotte sighed.

“And I've seen him run – I forgot to show you.” James dug out his 

phone from the flowery handbag, and quickly found the video he'd 

taken weeks ago. “Look – look how fast he is! And don't you find it 
weird that he's never that fast in rugby games? It's almost like he's 

holding back.”

Charlotte looked at the video, and when the brief clip was over, she 

shrugged, “It doesn't look that fast to me.”

“Well, it seemed it when I was watching with my own two eyes.” 

James tucked his phone away. “He's not normal.”

“Yes, but there's a huge leap between what's not normal, and a 

killer.” Charlotte said, exasperated. “Don't get me wrong; I want to 

help you James, I really do... have you been to the police?”

“Yes, I stayed there overnight.” James answered. “I got knocked 

out, and some cop must'a found me. Next thing I know, I'm waking 

up in a cell.”

“Oh no, what happened? Did someone attack you?”

James opened his mouth the speak, but he didn't even know what to say. 

He remembered getting knocked off his feet by some powerful 

force, but that didn't make sense.

“What did the police say?” Charlotte asked, when it was clear 

James wasn't giving her an answer.

He shrugged, “Not much, just that Bea had died. They were 

dodging a lot of my questions.”

“That's normal police protocol for an ongoing investigation.” 

Charlotte said, knowledgably.

James shook his head. “There was summat not right about the 

whole thing. It just felt shady.”


K.S Marsden's books are available through most online stores.

Check them out now at:


Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Book Depository

Google Play

Kobo Books

Smashwords

iTunes

Waterstones


https://www.amazon.com/James-Witch-Hunter-K-S-Marsden-ebook/dp/B075MN4LR7


Check K.S Marden's  website  for more details  about her and her 

books.



 
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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Amstel Girl nominee at Summer Indie Book Awards !

Hello writers and readers! 

I have a great new,  my book #amstelgirl  has been nominated at the Summer Indie Book Awards !  
 and here we go the cover of  Amstel Girl  with the new nominee badge !




 

********2017 Summer Indie Book Awards!*************

Yes, it’s that time of year again, folks! The 2017 Summer Indie Book Awards is now open for nominations! There are a few changes from last year, so make sure to read the rules carefully! Nomination forms are at the bottom.






2017 Summer Indie Book Awards Rules

First of all, let me say right off the bat that rude behavior toward SIBA or any nominated authors, including harassing e-mails and accusations of cheating will absolutely NOT be tolerated by anyone. If you can’t be nice to one another, we respectfully request you to remove yourself from the awards. This isn’t the place for mud-slinging, accusations, threats, or generally nasty behavior.

  1. Any book may be nominated as long as it is an independent or small-press author (no major publishing houses such as Random House or Penguin, among many others) and/or publisher. Authors who also publish with big name publishers may submit books as long as the submitted book is published independently. Books must be published between September 1, 2016 to June 1, 2017. Nominations for books published before or after these dates will not be accepted.
  2. Nominations will begin at midnight CST every January 1, and continue until midnight CST on July 1. Voting will begin at midnight on the morning of September 1, 2017.
  3. Metamorph Publishing will make every attempt possible to contact authors of nominated books, whether through their book pages or on Facebook. However, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to locate and contact every author who is nominated.
  4. Nominees will be given access to a .png file (transparent background) that they may freely use on their book covers or in promotional materials. Any author found using the nominee badge on a book that was not nominated will be barred from participating, and any of their books that have been nominated will also be disqualified. Any nominee who needs assistance getting the badge onto their cover or banners may contact Metamorph Publishing for assistance, at no charge. You can do this using the contact form on the Summer Indie Book Awards page at Metamorph Publishing or by emailing us at siba@metamorphpublishing.com
  5. Authors may nominate their own books; however Metamorph Publishing asks that if you nominate your own books, be respectful and nominate someone else’s as well. This event is meant to help awareness of indie authors as well as provide increased visibility to readers.
  6. Metamorph Publishing will host and promote the main event on their website as well as on Facebook. The event and any prizes awarded are exclusive of Facebook, and Facebook is not affiliated in any way with the event. Other authors may volunteer to post articles or interviews about the event on their own websites or blogs.
  7. During nominations, Metamorph Publishing will collect prize donations from authors; however this is NOT a requirement for nomination or for winning. Donations can be signed paperbacks (although keep in mind the winner may live overseas from your location), e-books either emailed directly from the author or gifted through Kindle/Nook/Kobo, etc., audio books gifted through Audible, iTunes, or Amazon, bookmarks, novelty items (coffee mugs, keychains, other swag), gift cards (Amazon or Barnes and Noble are always good, but pre-paid Visa or Mastercards for a certain amount could be useful as well), or even gift baskets (a small coffee mug and hot cocoa, for example; as long as it can be mailed) and services such as editing, formatting, or cover design. Metamorph Publishing will collect and maintain email addresses from authors for the purpose of making sure the prize gets to the winner; your email address is SACRED to us and will never be sold or even given away without your express permission.
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  10. Badges will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners, with the category of the win included on the ribbon. Winning authors may use these digital images to add to their book covers, if they desire, post on their website or blog, or use for social media. These badges are Creative Commons images with no copyright attrition needed. Any author found to be using these winner badges who has NOT won the right to use them will be banned for life. Any author who has difficulty adding these badges to their media can contact us using the form at the bottom of the page on the Summer Indie Book Awards home page at Metamorph Publishing or by emailing siba@metamorphpublishing.com.
  11. Prizes will be awarded as such: Metamorph Publishing will contact the winners and the prize donors to facilitate awarding of prizes. Authors who have donated will be required to make every effort to award their prize to the winner. Metamorph Publishing assumes no responsibility after the winner and donor are contacted. Any author who does not award their donated prize will be banned for life (certain exceptions can be tolerated at Metamorph Publishing’s discretion).


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