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Fission vs. Fusion – What’s the Difference?

The word fission means “a splitting or breaking up into parts” (Merriam-Webster Online, http://www.m-w.com). Nuclear fission releases heat energy by splitting atoms.  The surprising discovery that it was possible to make a nucleus divide was based on Albert Einstein’s prediction … Continue reading

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Bacteria vs. Human : Nature News

Scientists Bust Myth that Our Bodies Have More Bacteria than Human Cells A ‘reference man’ (one who is 70 kilograms, 20–30 years old and 1.7 metres tall) contains on average about 30 trillion human cells and 39 trillion bacteria, say … Continue reading

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Internet of Things in 2016: 6 Stats Everyone Should Know — The Motley Fool

Networking giant Cisco (NASDAQ:CSCO) estimates that the number of connected devices worldwide will rise from 15 billion today to 50 billion by 2020. Intel is even more bullish, claiming that over 200 billion devices will be connected by then. All … Continue reading

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AirMule drone ambulance makes maiden flight | Technology | The Guardian

They’re not calling them flying cars, but they’re flying cars A drone ambulance designed to airlift two people has taken autonomously to the air for the first time. The AirMule, which can take off and land vertically, is designed for … Continue reading

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It’s getting better all the time

My grandmother, who saw Lindbergh’s plane flying over Ireland on the way to Paris, used to say things like this all the time. She was always telling me how bad it was in the old days. They had to walk … Continue reading

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