A Life Spent Wondering

Why Proving You're A Human Should Make You Proud

Why Proving You're A Human Should Make You Proud

Anyone who has filled out an online form has surely encountered a CAPTCHA, or Completely Automated Public Test for Telling Computers and Humans Apart. This is the test that asks you to type the words you see in the box to prove you are a real person and not an evil bot programmed to generate spam. While this process may seem tedious, one group has gone a step further to make it useful for the greater good. read more

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Why Are Lasers Shooting Out of Telescopes?

Why Are Lasers Shooting Out of Telescopes?

Videos and photographs of telescopes and telescope arrays can be gorgeous, showcasing these incredible man-made objects against a clear night sky. In some of this footage, though, there seems to be evil afoot. In the dead of night, suddenly a telescope shoots a laser toward the heavens. What's going on here? Are we shooting down spy satellites? read more

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Why Do Old Films Play Fast?

Why Do Old Films Play Fast?

It was a simpler time, it was a better time. Back in the black and white times of history, technology was at its infancy and the video cameras of that day weren't quite as efficient as what we have nowadays. read more

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How Does the Rear View Mirror Dimmer Work?

How Does the Rear View Mirror Dimmer Work?

So you're driving down the highway at night and listening to some tunes when all of the sudden someone comes up on your tail end. Next thing you know their headlights are blaring into the car, blinding you as they reflect off the rear view mirror. Thinking quickly, you flip the little switch under the mirror, tinting the reflection and preventing you from driving blindly. read more

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32-bit vs. 64-bit Processors

32-bit vs. 64-bit Processors

What's the difference between 32-bit and 64-bit? When we download software or operating systems, there is usually an option to download either, so there must be importance to the subject. read more

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