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« on: November 02, 2011, 09:14:32 AM »

Viking sailors may have used Icelandic sunstones as navigational aides on the voyage to North America. A team of English researchers has made findings which support these claims.

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Now an international team of scientists report in the journal the Proceedings of the Royal Society A that the Icelandic spars behave like mythical sunstones and polarise light.

By holding the stones aloft, voyaging Vikings could have used them to find the sun in the sky.

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« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2011, 05:29:55 PM »

How interesting!
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