Topic: Computers

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Math and science work together on some powerful applications like sending spacecraft to distant planets or tweaking our GPS systems. Sometimes they also simply help us answer really trippy questions like - does more data make your smartphone heavier?   Math wizards interested in...

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Marty McFly time traveled from 1989 to October 21, 2015 in the movie Back To The Future 2. There are tons of new pieces of technology that were put on display in the film, but the most noticeable one is flying cars. Since it's 2015, it's now fair game to ask the question: Where are all...

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Artificial intelligence has been appearing in science fiction for a long time. The concept of machines gaining consciousness and acting on their own still seems far-fetched, but there are big strides being made quite often. So, how far are we from robots that can learn? ...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

As technology continues to exponentially grow, we continue to see more and more amazing advances in robotics. So, what's the latest in the world of robotics?   Orchestras, athletic teams, TV casts, or even the human body are all comprised of smaller parts that play vital roles...

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

A long time ago our natural limitations were addressed by using technology.  Stone weapons and fire revolutionized the way we live regardless of our natural limitations.  Since then science has advanced a lot more and evolved our lives in the process.  How about vision? What's...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A long time ago the notion of a robot was usually surrounded by sheer fiction and fantasy, then slowly we started to see robots in their early bulky shapes, and after many decades of technological growth, we currently have highly accurate and durable robots that are commonly used in a myriad of...

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Check out how a textile loom from the 1800s has something in common with your laptop! Years and years of work by several individuals help bridge the gap between these distant relatives!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Consider the history of printing. From very early fragile letters to recent developments in modern printing, this technological journey is pretty remarkable. Modern day printers are pushing the limits of both technology and biological research. So, can they print organs yet?  Let'...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

So, things have changed a lot since 1943. Back then the computer industry was tiny compared to the giant booming, seemingly endless industry that it is these days. Thomas Watson has been quoted (or misquoted depending on who you ask) about how the world market could hold maybe 5 computers. Five...
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