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Why Did Flying Wings Fail?

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Media houses are prone to making prophecy-sounding statements when referring to new products or ideas. The New York Times made one in November 1941 when it wrote, “Perhaps the day is not far distant when flying-wing types will dominate the entire field of military, commercial, and private flying.” That phrase has found itself immortalized in […]

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Dolby Vision vs. HDR10: What Do They Mean and Which One is Better?

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If you’re in the market for a new TV, you’ve probably come across the terms Dolby Vision and HDR10. But what do they mean, and which one is better? In this article, we’ll break down everything you need to know about Dolby Vision and HDR10, including what they are, the differences between them, and which […]

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Discover 5 Everyday Inventions We Have NASA to Thank For

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Through the decades of its work, many have considered NASA to be synonymous with space exploration, landing a man on the moon and putting an unmanned vehicle on Mars. The sum of its work is hard to fit into a single sentence as NASA’s list of accomplishments is too long to list here. So, too, […]

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The 10 Largest Server Farms Ever Built

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Key Facts The Citadel located in Nevada is the largest server farm on the globe covering 7.2 million square feet. Its reliance on renewable energy sources sets it apart from several of its competitors. Switch SuperNAP is the third largest. It covers 3.5 million square feet and caters to tech giants such as Amazon, Google, […]

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USB 4: Twice as Fast as the Previous Generation

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Key Facts USB technology is used to connect computers and peripheral devices including digital cameras, printers, and scanners. It is also used to charge smartphones and tablets. USB 4.0 is its latest standard and promises 80 Gbps transfer speeds, twice as fast as USB 3.2. It will also provide improved compatibility with other devices. As […]

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DeepMind’s Training Its New AI to Play Soccer: How is That Possible?

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Key Points: One of the main goals of DeepMind is to provide more data to professional athletes and teams across many sports. DeepMind is using their technology to teach robots how to push a ball toward a target. They also want to expand this technology past soccer and into other sports. The biggest hold-up for […]

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The 12 Largest Batteries on Earth

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Key Points: The Energy Storage Facility at Moss Landing is currently the world’s largest online grid-scale battery. The Graciosa Energy Storage system is the world’s first megawatt-scale energy storage facility that exclusively stores power from renewable energy sources. The United Kingdom’s largest battery is installed at a facility in Stocking Pelham near Bishops Stortford in […]

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Complete History of the Operating System

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When thinking about the history of computers, you have to consider operating systems. If you’ve used a video game console, or computer or own a Smart TV, you have experience with an OS. Operating systems help run the world around us, and have come a long way since the days of Windows 1.0 and the […]

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The Supersonic Planes Still Made Today, with Top Speeds

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Key Points Supersonic planes are airplanes that can fly at supersonic speeds. This means they can travel faster than the speed of sound, or Mach number 1. Supersonic planes were invented in the second half of the twentieth century for research and military purposes. Many companies, like Virgin Galactic and Venus Aerospace, are still making […]

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Ray Tracing vs. Path-Tracing: What’s the Difference?

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Ray tracing and path tracing are two technologies used in video gaming and filmmaking to create realistic scenes. They share some similarities, such as the formula they use to mimic light behavior and the fact that their GPUs use similar units to speed up the process. However, they also have several key differences. Most people […]

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The 6 Most Expensive Supersonic Planes Ever Built

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Key Points Supersonic planes are airplanes that can fly at supersonic speeds. This means they travel faster than the speed of sound, or Mach number 1. Supersonic planes were invented in the second half of the twentieth century for military and research purposes. The Concorde was the most expensive supersonic plane ever built, at 2.8 […]

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The Rise and Fall of 3D TVs

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What was once a promising technology has been all but forgotten. A little over a decade ago, 3D TVs were hailed as the future of television. 3D movies like Avatar were all the rage and the TV industry wanted to ride this wave right into your home. As every major television manufacturer jumped on the […]

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The Newest James Webb Image Looks Like a Tarantula

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Key Points In September of 2022, we get to observe the Tarantula Nebula, one of the most active star-forming regions in the universe. Astronomers compiled a mosaic of photos to produce a massive 122.5-megapixel image. Studying the Tarantula Nebula is one of Webb’s mission directives. On December 25, 2021, the James Webb Space Telescope launched […]

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Cloud storage

Server vs. Cloud: Where Should I Put My Data?

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Data storage options are incredibly diverse, spanning personal or local storage to enterprise-level data centers in multiple locations worldwide. If you are evaluating data storage options for security, stability, and performance, using a server or cloud will be a key consideration. Understanding the characteristics of local servers and cloud-based storage can help you pinpoint a […]

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The Most Exciting AI/Deep Learning Chips and the Companies That Make Them

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Key Points Machine learning refers to the practice of teaching computers to recognize patterns from immense quantities of data supplied to them. AI/machine learning chips are being used in the automobile industry for self-driving cars, in healthcare for medical research, and by climate experts to establish weather patterns. Intel’s Loihi 2 represents neuromorphic technology designed […]

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This is How Your iPhone’s Facial Recognition Works

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Key Points Face ID is primarily used to unlock your iPhone and other Apple devices. This technology uses the face of the user to unlock and authenticate devices. The technology was advertised as Apple’s replacement for Touch ID. As we continue to develop our technological systems, we rely on computer automation more often to do […]

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Is Facial Recognition Safe? Which Devices Use It Most?

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5 Key Facts About Facial Recognition Technology Facial recognition, at its simplest, is a technology that can identify or verify someone by comparing their face to a database of faces. Right now, the most common use of facial recognition is in law enforcement, where officers can take a photo of an unknown person and compare […]

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Single-Link vs. Dual-Link DVI: Which Should You Use?

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You might have heard terms like DVI single-link and dual-link being tossed around in the context of display cables. Although they’re often contrasted, the two links are actually more similar than you might expect. Let’s start from the beginning. DVI stands for digital visual interface, and it’s a kind of display cable. It was designed […]

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HD vs. HDR: What’s the Difference?

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If you’ve bought a television, played a video game, used a streaming service, or watched a Blu-ray anytime in the past several years, you’ve likely seen the terms HD and HDR. You probably know that these things are superior to the SD quality standard of the past, but your understanding of HD and HDR might […]

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Flash Memory vs RAM: What Do They Do?

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Flash Memory vs RAM: 5 Must-Know Facts Flash memory is non-volatile memory, which means it can store information without being constantly powered. The two most common kinds of RAM, DRAM, and SRAM, are both volatile memory types that need constant power to hold information. Flash drives are named after flash memory technology. RAM stands for […]

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Nickel-Cobalt vs. Lithium-Ion Batteries Compared: Pros, Cons, and Differences

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Lithium-ion batteries power the great majority of EVs today, whether they’re rugged SUVs like the Rivian R1S or lightweight futuristic designs like the solar-electric Aptera EV. These batteries generate power through the flow of lithium ions from a negative graphite anode to a positive cathode. Engineers make the cathode out of various metals to achieve […]

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The 7 Largest Computers Ever Built

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Key Points: Built in the 1950s, the SAGE system was the largest computer ever constructed at the time. It spanned 20,000 square feet and comprised 56 IBM AN/FSQ-7 computers. In 2022, Hewlett Packard unveiled Frontier, the world’s first exascale supercomputer. It can complete at least one quintillion calculations per second, making it the fastest computer […]

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Nickel-Cobalt-Aluminum (NCA) vs. Nickel-Cobalt-Manganese (NCM) Batteries Compared: What’s the Difference?

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In 2020, Tesla announced its newest battery cell, the 4680-type. It featured a massive body (nearly 5x the size of the next type down) and a new internal design that allows it to quickly and safely transfer energy through the battery. Unsurprisingly, this cell made big news, and automakers are scrambling to keep up. Right […]

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The 4 Different Types of Crypto Wallets Compared

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Key Points: Some crypto wallet options, like the ones provided by major crypto exchanges, are easy to use and don’t require any kind of maintenance or complicated decisions. The different kinds of crypto wallets include: Cold Wallets, Hot Wallets, Paper Wallets, Hardware Wallets, Software Wallets (Desktop, Mobile), and Web Wallets. Hot wallets are connected to […]

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