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  • Cooling the CPU in Laptops: Does It Make A Difference?

    Making a laptop run at optimum efficiency is tricky business, and a frequent point of curiosity is whether cooling the computer will actually helps matters all that much—and how to go about doing it. This article explains.
    Published on  June 16, 2011 to Computer Hardware

  • Drake Equation: Proof of Extraterrestrial Life?

    The Drake Equation, forged out of the same mold that created SETI, has directed the thoughts of scientists when it comes to the possible existence of extraterrestrial life for decades. But what does it consist of, and how have its considerations changed...
    Published on  June 13, 2011 to Space

  • What is Abstract Photography?

    Abstract photography has both confused and delighted photographers almost since the invention of the camera. This article defines abstract photography, as much as it is possible to define it, by its complex use of color, texture, focus, exposure and more...
    Published on  June 13, 2011 to Digital Photography

  • US Space Policy and the Vision for Space Exploration

    The 2004 Vision for Space Exploration promises to push space exploration in a way that it has not seen since the Kennedy years, from lunar bases to brand new spacecraft technology. But how is it being implemented, and what is Obama's take on it?...
    Published on  June 1, 2011 to Space

  • LightSail 1: Sailing Through Space

    Solar sails are a fantastic concept, an application of old navigation concepts and with new discoveries in the dynamics of our Solar System—but there has yet to be a functioning model. The Planetary Society's LightSail 1 project might just change...
    Published on  June 1, 2011 to Space

  • Things You Can Do to Address Smart Card Privacy Issues

    Technology changes fast, and if you don't keep up, you could find yourself in a lot of trouble. The rise of smart cards is an excellent example of this, packing personal data into devices with numerous privacy concerns. What can do you do? This...
    Published on  June 1, 2011 to Computer Hardware

  • Desktop Versus Portable Hard Drives

    As the variety of available hard disks increase, many users are left wondering whether to purchase an external portable or a desktop hard drive—or what exactly the difference entails. This article breaks down the pros and cons of each, looking at...
    Published on  June 1, 2011 to Computer Hardware

  • Types of Vignetting: What are The Different Causes of Vignetting?

    Vignetting is everywhere in photography, whether you like it or not, with many potential causes. This article goes over the different types of vignetting, from those inherent in camera design to those triggered, intentionally or not, by the photographer...
    Published on  June 1, 2011 to Digital Photography

  • GPS in the Military

    GPS technology has powerful enough implications for civilians, but what about for the original developers of the technology, the military? Here's some of the military applications of GPS.
    Published on  May 31, 2011 to GPS Navigation Systems

  • What is the Difference Between GPS and RFID Tracking?

    There's a lot of technology to keep track of out there, so it should come to no surprise that a lot of people get GPS and RFID tracking technologies confused. This article clarifies the difference between them, and compares and contrasts their respective...
    Published on  May 31, 2011 to GPS Navigation Systems

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