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Intel’s 4-bit 4004 CPU Turns 50

Thomas Nguyen, CC BY-SA 4.0 50 years ago today, on November 15 1971, Intel launched the 4004 and, by extension, the modern computer age. The 4004 was the first commercially-produced microprocessor, or CPU. It was an enormous technical achievement for Intel, and the design team, which was led by Federico …

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Rare Shelley’s Eagle Owl

The Shelley’s eagle owl (Bubo shelleyi) was photographed by Imperial College London researcher Joseph Tobias and freelance ecologist Robert Williams on October 16, 2021 in Ghana. The Shelley’s eagle owl (Bubo shelleyi). Image credit: Robert Williams. The Shelley’s eagle owl is a large species of owl found in the rainforests …

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Planet Orbiting Dead Star

Humanity has existed for 300,000 years, give or take a millennium. That might sound like a long time when the average human lives at most a few decades, but it’s really just a cosmic blink of the eye. Even if Homo sapiens exceeds all expectations and survives both political strife …

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Netgear First Quad-Band Wi-Fi

Mesh routers are all the rage right now. Google, Amazon, Asus, Linksys, and many others have their own dual or tri-band mesh setups, but now Netgear says it has something new—the world’s first quad-band Wi-Fi 6E system. That extra band is going to cost you dearly, though. The Orbi Quad-band …

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BepiColombo Snaps Shots

The ESA/JAXA space probe BepiColombo made its first flyby of Mercury over the weekend and beamed back some excellent photos to mark the occasion. It’s a big milestone for the orbiter, which has been working its way toward Mercury since it launched nearly three years ago, on October 20, 2018. …

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Biofluorescence

An international team of researchers led by the University of Georgia has documented ultraviolet biofluorescence in live southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis) and in museum specimens of four additional gopher species. Southeastern pocket gophers (Geomys pinetis) are biofluorescent, giving off a colored glow when illuminated with UV light. Image credit: …

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Drive Revenue In Todays World

Processings…Please wait. Opinions expressed in this article are those of the sponsor. Buyers are using a full range of channels to do their own research and make decisions quickly, so it’s up to marketers to play a larger role to support the full buyer’s process to provide the right information …

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Mars Rover Prepares Sample

NASA’s Perseverance rover has been playing second fiddle to the Ingenuity helicopter in recent months. But in fairness, it’s a helicopter on Mars. Not to be outdone, Perseverance is gearing up for the next big step in its mission on the red planet. In the coming weeks, NASA will harvest …

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300 Million Years

The universe is about 13.8 billion years, give or take. For most of that time, the whole of existence has looked similar to the way it looks now, just not quite as big. However, there was a time when there was no starlight to illuminate the infinite darkness of space. …

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