When you think of computer hackers, you probably imagine sophisticated computer programmers, using high-tech machines to break through multi-million-dollar firewalls to gain access to the world’s best-kept secrets. If that is your […]
You may have received an email from someone claiming to be royalty and wanting to give you millions of dollars. If so, you probably recognized it as a scam and deleted it. […]
Watching paint dry. It’s the quintessential description of the most boring thing imaginable. That concept is being challenged, however, and some of the top scientists in the United Kingdom are spearheading this […]
Fans of the Toy Story movies know that Woody and Buzz Lightyear have overcome many obstacles in their adventures. What is not as well known is that one little line of computer […]
A planet inhabited solely by robots might sound like something out of science fiction, but it is all too real and much closer than you might imagine. Our nearest planetary neighbor, Mars, […]
Sunglasses can make the wearer look cool, and they certainly can help on sunny days, but that was not their original intent when they were invented.
Have you ever wished for instant clothing — the kind where you can just push a button and make something appear? If so, your wish may be very close to being granted. […]
The first controlled nuclear chain reaction created a huge leap forward in scientific achievement. It also created an enduring problem: what to do with the world’s first nuclear waste. The achievement and […]
Johannes Gutenberg (circa 1400 – February 3, 1468) was responsible for one of the pivotal inventions in all of history: the moveable-type printing press. That invention, more than any other, allowed mankind […]
Diamonds may still be a girl’s best friend, but they can no longer claim to be the hardest substance on earth. As of 2005, that distinction is now claimed by bucky balls.
Readers of Marvel Comics know that the nefarious Dr. Doom will go to any lengths in his power-hungry desire to conquer the world. It is worth taking a second look, therefore, to […]
Aside from the monarchy, one would be hard-pressed to think of anything more iconically British than the clock in the Elizabeth Tower of Westminster Palace. Its massive bell, Big Ben, has been […]
The first airplane flight covered a mere 852 feet, but a part of that plane ultimately flew nearly half a million miles.
What do you do when you live in a high-rise city apartment building and your infant wants to get some fresh air? Why, you set the little crumb cruncher precariously in a […]
No one likes getting a busy signal. When you absolutely have to get through to someone, you want them to take your call immediately, and a busy signal just seems to assume […]