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George Hrab about skepticism

In a great talk George Hrab explains what skepticism is and why we all should use it even if we are sure of the things we see in front of us. Skepticism is not cynism or denialism, both traits which are not welcome to a true to heart skeptic. A cynical person sees always the […]

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Is life in Fallout 4 feasible? Science says: YES.

The main theme in the Fallout games is that a nuclear disaster takes place and some lucky people, who paid the right price, were selected to go into the allmighty protective vaults while others have been left out to rot like bugs. After a while you emerge from one of the vaults only to discover […]

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Blu-ray vs DVD. What’s the difference?

Data is stored on a DVD by making small burns in the disks which represent 1 and then letting some small gaps which represent 0. That’s all there is to know. Blu-rays do the same thing, but the burns are way smaller which lets you pack even more data. DVDs use a red laser and […]

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What is noise cancellation?

Noise cancellation is the ability of certain headphones to cancel out background noise so that you can hear the song or the guy you’re talking with much better. Since sound is actually a sound wave with peaks and troughs the physics of waves is simple: if a wave encounters another wave with the same wavelength,the […]

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What is GMO

Genetically Modified Organisms or GMO are not a bad thing. You usually take some genes from a plant and then insert them in another plant. This way the new plant will be able to grow stronger and more resistant to conditions like water shortages or certain bug attacks. GMOs are a solution for the increasing […]

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The story of Rosetta and comet 67P is continuing

The guys at ESA have created a series of nice animations to depict the Rosetta mission with its Philae comet lander. As you already know the Philae lander was not able to hold on to a given spot on the comet 67P and it bounced a couple of times on it. Fortunately the lander still […]

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IT: what is virtualization

Virtualization is the ability to create a virtual environment in which you can install several OSs in your machine. Basically you can use Windows and, using a virtual machine (ie such a program) you can also install MAC or Linux. Learn more about virtualization from Linus from TechQuickie.

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Video games FTW: Warcraft movie to be released in 2016

I’m not particularly a fan of World of Warcraft, but seeing video games turn into full fledged movies melts my heart. None other than a gamer can understand the joy of seeing video games going mainstream as movies. Now you know: gamers are a force to recon with 😀 Awesome trailer, awesome movie. Can’t wait. […]

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Your body is amazing: body facts of the week

ASAP Science explains why our bodies are incredible biological machines which are much younger than we think due to cell regeneration. The cells from the stomach regenerate once in 5 days and the epidermis is shed once every 2-4 weeks and new brain cells can be born in your own brain. The eyes can differentiate […]

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In a true world Asimov’s Laws of Robotics fail

Rob Miles, from the University of Nottingham, AI researcher, explains why Asimov’s Law of Robotics are nothing else than good writing material. When it comes to the true nature of computers and robots Rob Miles tells us that AI doesn’t work like that and the hardest part is to teach machines what a “person” is. […]

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