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A phone battery has an energy equivalent to 40 .44 Magnum bullets

Now, that is something new, but the fact that a phone battery can hurt you is not new. Do NOT ever, under any circumstances breck the battery apart. Since it has compounds of lithium in it and since lithium is very reactive with air, the batter will start burning and will explode. The energy stored […]

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Computer fun: how a CPU is made, aspect ratios, case recommendation

A CPU is build in a very strictly controlled environment where the transistors are build by simply building them layer by layer though a process called photolithography. Today we have CPUs in which the transistors are 14nm big. It is an incredible step since the first ICs in 1947, but basically a CPU is build […]

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Arabic numbers: why are they shaped like that?

In the image from above you can see why the numbers are looking the way they look now. We can say that we chose style over function, but you get the idea. Number one should have only one angle, number two should have two angles and number three should have four angles. Today we do […]

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CPU history back to back: Intel vs AMD

It is about the modern processor history, mind you, the one since 1970s until now, not the one from 1826, when the differential engine was built or since 1600s, when a tax calculator was devised by Pascal or from way back before when the Chineze were using the abacus. Intel first launches the 4004 CPU […]

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Computer goodies: history of AMD CPUs, quantum computers explained, how bitcoin works, 3D processors based on N3XT specs

There are simply too many news and videos to write about and I don’t have the will to write 3-5 long articles per day. Nor the time, actually. People have to work here, eh? But, instead I like to save the links to such videos and then post them with a short paragraph on TGTG, […]

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Mega sci-fi trailers: Independence Day: Resurgence and Star Trek Beyond

I know you’ve been waiting for an Independence Day sequel. Admit it. The first movie was too good for me to forget. It has action, humor and Will Smith. The sequel will not have Will Smith. His character dies in some stupid accident while the humanity is building a new fleet of war machines, but […]

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Medical Tuesday: probiotics, aspirin, and metal vs. bacteria

You guys know that I, the one man blogger-army on TGT, like to learn a lot of stuff. And stuff is enough on the web. Today we’ll learn a couple of things from the medical world namely, that probiotics are good only when you had issues with diarrhea after an antibacterial treatment, and that you […]

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Sound tech and facts: how does a music box work, sound dampening, the science of music

The Engineer Guy has posted a new stunning video about the music boxes and how do they work. You HAVE to subscribe to his channel if you want to understand why engineers are a great creative bunch and why we owe them a great deal a respect. Engineers are the link between scientists and regular […]

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3 genius ideas: parking floating signs, water and air drone, tree shaker

I have seen the parking floating point first on Facebook (direct link) and it features a simple balloon arrow pointing down with “Here!” on it. When someone gets to the parking place the car goes above the wire the balloon is connected to and the balloon is lowered. Neat. Meet Naviator, a drone which can […]

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Space edition: Earth without the Moon and the Mars Space Exploration Vehicle

Without the Moon we would have a short day, since the planet would spin faster. A day would be only 6 hours long. Also, without the Moon the tilt of Earth would vary so much that seasons would be wildly inconsistent from year to year. So, the Moon is very important. Also, in this space […]

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