Buy used PC parts? Why not?

Usually I’d refrain from buying used PC parts. You never know when they will fail. If I buy something for my PC, then I’ll get them from the store. In any case, if someone is in dire need of money and wants to dive into buying used PC parts then Jay has a couple of […]

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Cant’ stop looking at this Hulk mod for GTA V

If you feel that the huge maps and the multitude of tasks in GTA V is not enough, then you can enhance your experience by using mods. For example, you can use the Hulk mod created by Julio Nib. With this mod you can transform into Hulk and then wreak havok in the city by […]

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How we figured out that Earth goes around the Sun?

Astronomy. That is how. The movements of celestial bodies on the sky were not going according to the predictions of a geocentric model, a model in which Earth was at the center, and thus astronomers had to accept the fact that Earth revolves around the Sun ie the theory of heliocentrism. Now we can see […]

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No, there are no aliens [yet]

The news about an alien megastructure surrounding star KIC 8462852 have been all the rage these days. But, as in the case of BICEP2 discovery, it is better to simply be cautious and not imply that there have been discovered structures like that. Yet. Hank Green explains why there is more chance to simply have […]

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Germ theory: how scientists found out what makes us ill and saved million of lives

Germ theory is the scientific theory that tells us that some illnesses are generates by viruses, bacteria, parasites and was first inventigates thoroughly and coined by John Snow and Englishman who was doing research on the cholera cases which showed up in London in 1854. He was helped in 1884 by Robert Koch’s experiments in […]

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Undersea fiber optics cables: the backbone of the internet

Since fiber optics was invented in the 60s the world changed incredibly. We send lots of data via copper wires, like 100+ MB/s, but sending data via fiber optics can reach up to 1 TB/s which is a huge improvement. In order to connect all the countries within the internet we use undersea cables from […]

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21 Oct 2015: Today is Back to the Future Day

In Back to the Future the protagonists went into the future and landed on Oct 21st 2015, TODAY, and saw flying cars, hoverboards and time travel. We do not have magnetic hoverboards, flying cars too, but no time travel. A bummer. But hey, at least we can celebrate Back to the Future day thinking that […]

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Nope, you don’t need 4K display smartphones

4K on a smartphone. It is ridiculous to even have that on a desktop monitor, let alone in a smartphone display so I’ll pass. A 4K display con a smartphone can have between 120 and 340 dpi, dots per inch, pixel size varying from phone to phone. Full HD seems reasonable to me, so marketing […]

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Is the Universe made for life? Spoiler: NO!

Nope, the Universe is less than inhospitable: it is outright dangerous, killing every living thing it can. The fact that life evolved in spite of the murderous nature of the Universe tells us something about evolution and life in general, but it does not tell us that the Universe “was made” for life. Throughout the […]

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Vsauce: messages for the future

Vsauce investigates how humanity tries to communicate with aliens. We have already send a gold platter with the Voyager missions and we have tried to explain who we are and where we are. Nobody knows if we will ever find aliens or if aliens will find the space probes, but at least we tried. Vsauce […]

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