James Zhang

James Zhang

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Footsteps in bioluminescent dinoflagellate (noctiluca scintillans), Jervis Bay, NSW, Australia | Joanne Paquette Photography

Bioluminescent plankton along the shore of Jervis Bay in Booderee National Park, New South Wales, Australia. It is said that it has the whitest sand in the world.

#Turquoise #Dragon-Form Artifact (绿松石龙形器) is unearthed from #Erlitou site, Yanshi, Luoyang, #Henan Province, China (中国河南偃师二里头遗址) consisting of over 2,000 turquoise pieces. The artifact is speculated to be a sceptre since it was placed upon the right arm of the skeleton in the tomb.  Radiocarbon dating analysis dates Erlitou from 2,100 to 1,800 BC. Whether it is a relic of the mysterious Xia Dynasty remains a question to be answered.

#Turquoise #Dragon-Form Artifact (绿松石龙形器) is unearthed from #Erlitou site, Yanshi, Luoyang, #Henan Province, China (中国河南偃师二里头遗址) consisting of over 2,000 turquoise pieces. The artifact is speculated to be a sceptre since it was placed upon the right arm of the skeleton in the tomb. Radiocarbon dating analysis dates Erlitou from 2,100 to 1,800 BC. Whether it is a relic of the mysterious Xia Dynasty remains a question to be answered.

This micrograph of HT-1080 cells (a fibrosarcoma cell line) was taken during one of my experiments last year with F-actin and nuclei stained with phalloidin-TRITC and DAPI (false colours applied). The cyan-coloured cell is GFP positive. Image taken on a Leica TCS SP5 confocal microscope with 63x oil immersion objective lens.

This micrograph of HT-1080 cells (a fibrosarcoma cell line) was taken during one of my experiments last year with F-actin and nuclei stained with phalloidin-TRITC and DAPI (false colours applied). The cyan-coloured cell is GFP positive. Image taken on a Leica TCS SP5 confocal microscope with 63x oil immersion objective lens.

This micrograph of HT-1080 cells (a fibrosarcoma cell line) was taken during one of my experiments last year with F-actin and nuclei stained with phalloidin-TRITC and DAPI (false colours applied). The cyan-coloured cell is GFP positive. Image taken on a Leica TCS SP5 confocal microscope with 63x oil immersion objective lens.

This micrograph of HT-1080 cells (a fibrosarcoma cell line) was taken during one of my experiments last year with F-actin and nuclei stained with phalloidin-TRITC and DAPI (false colours applied). The cyan-coloured cell is GFP positive. Image taken on a Leica TCS SP5 confocal microscope with 63x oil immersion objective lens.

This is one of the six Winged #Bronze #Bells (带翼铜铃) unearthed from #Erlitou site, Yanshi, Luoyang, #Henan Province. Another bronze bell unearthed from Erlitou site in 2002 was accompanied by the turquoise dragon-form artifact listed in this section.

This is one of the six Winged #Bronze #Bells (带翼铜铃) unearthed from #Erlitou site, Yanshi, Luoyang, #Henan Province. Another bronze bell unearthed from Erlitou site in 2002 was accompanied by the turquoise dragon-form artifact listed in this section.

Duling Bronze Tetrapod Cauldrons (杜岭方鼎) are two pieces of bronzeware unearthed from the bronzeare hoard at Zhangzhai South Street in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China (中国河南郑州杜岭张砦南街青铜器窖藏). The excavation site is located just outside the ancient city wall of Erligang culture (二里岗文化, 1,590-1,300 BC), an early capital of Shang Dynasty. Two cauldrons are named "Duling No.1" (100cm high, weighs 86.4kg, exhibited at National Museum of China) and "Duling No.2" (87cm, 64.25kg, exhibited at Henan…

Duling Bronze Tetrapod Cauldrons (杜岭方鼎) are two pieces of bronzeware unearthed from the bronzeare hoard at Zhangzhai South Street in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China (中国河南郑州杜岭张砦南街青铜器窖藏). The excavation site is located just outside the ancient city wall of Erligang culture (二里岗文化, 1,590-1,300 BC), an early capital of Shang Dynasty. Two cauldrons are named "Duling No.1" (100cm high, weighs 86.4kg, exhibited at National Museum of China) and "Duling No.2" (87cm, 64.25kg, exhibited at Henan…

Jade Dragon, Phoenix, and Ornament in the Shape of Dragon and Phoenix Shang Dynasty (c. 16th–11th centuries BC), King Wu Ding’s reign Unearthed from tomb of Fu Hao at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan Province, 1976 By National Museum of China

Jade Dragon, Phoenix, and Ornament in the Shape of Dragon and Phoenix Shang Dynasty (c. 16th–11th centuries BC), King Wu Ding’s reign Unearthed from tomb of Fu Hao at Yinxu, Anyang, Henan Province, 1976 By National Museum of China

Houmuwu Ding (后母戊鼎, Bronze Ritual Tetrapod Cauldron in memory of Queen Mother Wu), was unearthed in Anyang, Henan Province, China (中国河南安阳), the last capital city of Shang Dynasty (Anyang as capital of Shang: 1,200-1,046 BC, Shang Dynasty: 1,600-1,046 BC). The bronzeware is named after the script found its interior wall reading "Houmuwu (后母戊, Queen Mother Wu)" which was previously misread as "Simuwu (司母戊)". Houmuwu Ding is the largest piece of ancient bronzeware found to date.

HouMuWuDingFullView - Shang dynasty - The Shang dynasty Houmuwu Ding is the heaviest piece of bronze work found in China so far.

8,800 year old flutes unearthed from Jiahu site (Neolithic site of Peiligang culture, 5700-7000 BC), the oldest playable musical instrument with seven notes ever found, were discovered in China. If you go to the site they have wav files so you can hear someone playing the actual instruments!

Oldest Playable Musical Instrument? Bone flute found in China at Neolithic site.Upton, NY – Researchers in China have uncovered what might be the oldest playable musical instrument.

This eggshell-like black pottery goblet (蛋壳黑陶杯), unearthed in Shandong Longshan Cultural Relic (山东龙山文化遗址) of the later Neolithic Age in Rizhao County of Shandong Province (山东日照) in northern China, is the best work of Chinese ancient pottery.  “The wall of the cup is of the same thickness as eggshell. The thinnest part is only 0.2-0.3mm."

This eggshell-like black pottery goblet, unearthed in Shandong Longshan Cultural Relic of the later Neolithic Age in Rizhao County of Shandong Province in northern China, is the best work of Chinese ancient pottery. “The goblet is cm in height,