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If you’re interested in finding out about the dinosaurs on show at DinosAlive, you’ve come to the right place. Click the ← arrow or the “X” on the top left of your screen to go back, then select any of the dinosaurs in the list under this image. Here you will find information on each dinosaur as well as an audio recording in English, Afrikaans and...

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WeChat Short Course

Sign up for a one-day short course with Lumico and learn how to create a branded Official Account on WeChat. With 43 million monthly active users, WeChat is one of the world’s most popular mobile platforms. Lumico will guide you through the process of setting up an Official Account. We’ll give you access to our custom-built CMS and demonstrate how you serve your audience breaking news, videos, live podcasts and more. We’ll even show how to effortlessly set up live chat groups. With a WeChat Official Account you can connect directly with your audience and feedback has never been more immediate, or more accessible. Serve content based on location, gender and age and track engagement accurately. We’ll show you how to: Set up an Official Account Use WeChat’s extensive suite of features (track location, serve videos, news, podcasts, chat groups and more) Market your brand Sell products through WeChat Utilise payment schemes Get to grips with our custom-built...

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Top 10

Kyk hier na die top 10 deelnemers. Gaan na die hoof kieslys en klik op stem om vir jou gunsteling deelnemer te stem. 1. Thalita 2. Gitte 3. Hanna 4. Anje & Tamari 5. Willen 6. Lina Mari 7. Viljoen 8. Magda 9. Nicky Saal Rozaan 10....

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Merchandise

Get your hands on the Terracotta and the First Emperor of China souvenirs available at the exhibition. Here are a few of the items on sale:   Mugs   These Terracotta mugs are a great reminder of this amazing exhibition!   Crystal Tea Set   Enjoy your tea in these stylish Terracotta-style tea set. – R380.00.   Clay horse and bronze horse (25cm and 15cm)   These clay and bronze horses are available to remind you of the Terracotta...

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Stone Armour

In 1998, Chinese archaeologists unearthed a burial chamber to the southeast of the tomb mound. There they excavated more than 80 sets of ceremonial armour made out of limestone plates, forty helmets and horse armour. The armour was made out of limestone plates, more than 600 individual plates per set, which were connected by bronze wires that gave the plate enough flexibility to allow theoretical movement. This was not actual usable armour, however. They’re stone copies of the two...

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Fossilised dinosaur’s foot found on Lavernock beach

The fossilised foot of a dinosaur has been discovered on a south Wales beach, National Museum Wales has announced. A skeleton of a meat-eating Jurassic dinosaur, the theropod, was uncovered by spring storms at Lavernock beach, Vale of Glamorgan, in 2014. The dinosaur’s missing foot was found at the beach by palaeontology student, Sam Davies, of Bridgend, at the beginning of this month. “My first reaction was that I was very lucky,” he said. The fossilised skeleton of the...

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Dinosaurs made lifelike in world’s most scientifically accurate animations, Queensland scientists say

Queensland scientists and computer game experts have teamed up to bring Australia’s largest meat-eating dinosaur to life in what is believed to be the world’s most scientifically accurate collection of animations. The project has breathed digital life into the Australovenator, along with four other Australian dinosaurs. Palaeontologist Dr Scott Hocknull and Queensland University of Technology (QUT) content development manager Sean Druitt used clues from dinosaur fossils and hints from their modern day cousins to recreate the creatures. “Because dinosaurs...

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Dinosaurs Could Have Pushed Up ‘Daisies’

Discovery News reported that the dinosaurs of Gondwana may have wandered around and died in fields of flowers that were the ancestors of daisies, suggests new research. Findings published in this week’s Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, show that the Asteraceae family of flowering plants is much older than previously thought. “It’s one of the few modern families of flowering plants that can be traced back to the Cretaceous,” says co-author and palynologist, Dr Ian Raine, of...

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Titanic Beers and Champagne Bottles

  The Titanic’s ship’s manifest tell us that the grand vessel left from Southampton dock with over 20000 bottles of wine, beer and the liquor. Included here are 4 of the bottles salvaged from the wreckage. Despite their corks having been depressed by water-pressure, these bottles represent a view through the looking glass at the lavish lifestyles of the first-class...

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Seawater Taps

  Passengers aboard the Titanic had the choice between ocean-water taps and fresh-water taps, each with hot and cold settings. These taps were manufactured in the early 20th century by Dalton co. If you used salt water, a bucket of fresh water would be provided to rinse off the salt after bathing. Passengers who could not afford a bathroom in their quarters had to pay an extra fee to book a bathroom. The Titanic was luxurious for the wealthy...

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The Titanic Deck Bench

  The deck benches aboard the Titanic were intended to give the passengers panoramic views of the Atlantic ocean as the vessel sailed by. The benches were constructed with 3 elaborate supports, bolted to deck in case of rough seas, with wooden slats making up the seating. This particular example is bent: either from the destruction of the ship itself or from underwater pressure – a physical example of the destructive force involved in the...

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The Porthole Window

  This porthole window frame (one of 0ver 2000) is completely bent from the sinking of the Titanic. The one inch thick glass window is gone, along with the rivets, swallowed by the depths of the North Atlantic. Passengers of a certain class would have had porthole windows in their cabins, giving them the opportunity to gaze in wonder at the vast expanse of ocean surrounding them, or marvel at the waves hitting the ship’s sides in stormy...

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Worker Rivets

  The very same rivets which were used to secure the porthole windows were also used elsewhere in the ship. The ship was built by hand and took over three years to build. The workers who fastened the rivets did not have protective gear and had to pop rivets for 12 hours per day. The Titanic honoured the wealthy and famous, but also stands as a reminder of the hands that built it and the conditions they had to...

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The Elaborate Chamber Pots

  In 1912, not even all of the first-class passengers had the luxury of a flushing toilet. Instead, these elaborate chamber pots were provided for the passengers. Owing to the nature of transatlantic voyage, the chamber pots were nicknamed ‘vomit pots’, by seasick travellers. Legend has it that when the shop began to sink some women carried their chamber pots to the lifeboats, worried that they might get...

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The Authentic Pastry Bowl

  In 1912, pastry bowls were made of nickel, plate and copper. What makes this a truly fascinating artefact is that its appearance today is vastly different from that of 1912. The floor of the Atlantic Ocean where the Titanic came to rest is covered in an acidic sediment which has created a red and orange ring inside the bowl. This offers us an idea of the passage of time and the ephemeral nature of man-made...

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Thomas Brown’s Pocket Watch

  Thomas William Solomon Brown was a 60 year old hotelier with a declining business in the Cape Colony when he boarded the Titanic at Southampton dock. Second class tickets promised he, his wife, and their daughter the dream of a new life, and a new start in Seattle. When tragedy struck the ‘unsinkable’ vessel, and panic set in, Brown put his family on a lifeboat, promising to see them in America. The closest they got was his pocket watch,...

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Molly Brown

    Molly Brown, otherwise known as the ‘unsinkable Molly Brown’, was one of the first women to run for political office in the United States. She ran eight times before women even had the right to vote! However, when she boarded the Titanic at the last minute, little did she know that necessity would require her leadership abilities. She took charge, helping the other women board the life-boats, and boosting morale. When she finally boarded her life-boat she...

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Arefact highlights from the exhibit

At the Titanic expo, real-life artefacts from the ship are on display. Click the “back” button and browse through a selection of our offerings, from a pocket watch recovered in the wreckage to an original deck bench. There are a myriad stories and memories aboard the Titanic, and the Titanic Expo breathes new life into these timeless...

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Buy your Witbank tickets

DinosAlive is coming to Witbank from Tuesday, October 6th 2015. The exhibition will run till the 21st of October. Buy your ticket here.  ...

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Learners get a taste of TUT

by Mokete Radebe and Bongani Mtshwene Around 40% of South African students drop-out of university in their first year due to poor career choices, among others (www.universityworldnews.com). To address this unfortunate statistic, Information Services at the Pretoria Campus hosts school visits to TUT, this year’s second one was on 18 March. Approximately 50 learners (Grades 10, 11 and 12) from Rantobeng Secondary School in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, visited the University for an information session about TUT. The aim of the...

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Learners get a taste of TUT

  Around 40% of South African students drop-out of university in their first year due to poor career choices, among others (www.universityworldnews.com). To address this unfortunate statistic, Information Services at the Pretoria Campus hosts school visits to TUT, this year’s second one was on 18 March. Approximately 50 learners (Grades 10, 11 and 12) from Rantobeng Secondary School in Sekhukhune, Limpopo, visited the University for an information session about TUT. The aim of the session was to inform prospective...

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Boity Thulo named new Club808 presenter!

Some sizzling hot news… the new presenter of Club808 is none other than our girl, Boity Thulo! Just last week news broke that Nonhle Thema will be leaving the hit show as it wanted to appeal to a younger audience. But we can’t think of a better replacement! And ICYMI, Boity won Channel24’s best belfie award last year. So we can’t wait to see more of the ever glamorous curvalicious girl on our screens. We wish you well Boity!...

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