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The Origins of Film

By Ion Martea There are multiple debates concerning the origins of film. Photographers in the nineteenth century were anxious to find a way to capture…

Image-Processing Applications

Living in an age when graphics are gradually overwhelming textual information implies certain changes to people’s psychology (for example, a dramatic decrease in attention spans—especially…

The Automation of Jobs

As exciting as the advancement of cybernetics and robotics might look, it also poses a challenge to the way of life we have got accustomed…

Elon Musk’s Human 2.0 Initiative

Recently, there has been a lot of speculation regarding artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial neural networks currently being developed by several big companies including Google, and…

Is Technology Making Us Smarter or Dumber?

By Rob Clowes It is possible to imagine that human nature, the human intellect, emotions and feelings are completely independent of our technologies; that we…

Adobe Photoshop vs. Adobe Illustrator

The 21st century is the age of visual information. Wherever you look, you will be surrounded by all kinds of graphics, charts, commercials, logos, banners,…

What is So Important about SpaceX?

From a historical perspective, humanity started to conquer space seemingly yesterday; Yuri Gagarin’s flight around Earth’s orbit and America’s landing on the Moon gave birth…

The Atom

How would one find out what types of atoms there were? Today, it does not seem like it should have been difficult to work out…

The Gravitational Field

Given that fields of force are real, how do we define, measure, and calculate them? A fruitful metaphor will be the wind patterns experienced by…

Voltage

Electrical circuits can be used for sending signals, storing information, or doing calculations, but their most common purpose by far is to manipulate energy. We…

The Magnetic Field

If you could play with a handful of electric dipoles and a handful of bar magnets, they would appear fairly similar. For instance, a pair…

Wave Motion

There are three main ways in which wave motion differs from the motion of objects made of matter. Superposition The most profound difference is that…

Energy in Vibrations

Using the example of a mass on a spring, we find that there are two forms of energy involved: the potential energy stored in the…

What is Heat?

What is heat? Is it an invisible fluid your bare feet soak up from a hot sidewalk? Can one ever remove all the heat from…

Kinetic Energy

The technical term for the energy associated with motion is kinetic energy, from the Greek word for motion (the root is the same as the…

Describing Distance and Time in Physics

Center-of-mass motion in one dimension is particularly easy to deal with because all the information about it can be encapsulated in two variables: xx, the…

The Benefits of Geothermal Energy

The debates around renewable sources of energy have been going on at least a decade. After more than a century of relying on fossil fuels…

Ways in Which VR Can Change Our Lives

It is commonplace that technologies are changing the world we live in. Roughly every two decades, Earth becomes almost a brand new place in terms…

The Scientific Method

If you drop your shoe and a coin side by side, they hit the ground at the same time. Why does not the shoe get…

Why Electric Cars are the Future

The world is changing quickly, and what looked like a science-fiction fantasy is gradually becoming our current reality. It seems that progress spreads to all…

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