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Google Balloon Internet

factsGoogle is launching balloon in stratosphere to deliver internet to places where internet connection is not possible by other means. They are using wind calculation to propel balloons to proper locations. Project started in New Zealand's remote parts, but it will spread throughout the world with thousands of balloons. Even Google thinks that this is crazy idea and they called it Project Loon. Balloons will be circling at arou... full fact »

 

Y2k38 Problem

factsIn computing, time is counted as signed integer - a number of seconds that has passed from January 1st 1970 at 00:00h (12:00h AM). To go in the past (before 01/01/1970) a negative number must be used. This is commonly known as "Unix Timestamp". Only 32 bits are used to store "words" in 32bit processor technology (a "word" can be anything, from data to mathematical or logical instructions). Having 32 bits or binary places a... full fact »

 

Kirlian Photography

factsMan has forever been captivated by photography and the ability to be able to capture images and memories forever. The question that arises is whether the use of Kirlian photography can be used to capture ghosts and spirits on camera. The right use of equipment and technique in Kirlian photography will enable one to capture the aura that exists around all living creatures. This gives a person who is well-versed ability to read ... full fact »

 

Facts About Linux

factsLinus Benedict Torvalds, a 21 year old Finnish college student created operating system Linux. It was made public on August 25, 1991. A penguin named Tux is the official mascot of Linux. Linus named the software Freax (freak + unix), but his friend uploaded first public version of operating system into a folder that he named Linux. Linux today is one of the most widely used operating system running on small computers to huge ... full fact »

 

Sputnik 1 Facts

factsThe Sputnik Program, more commonly known as "companion", is known to be a group of numerous robotic spacecraft operations launched by the Soviet Union. Sputnik 1, the first of these, is the first known human made object to enter the space. Sputnik 1 was launched into the space on October 4, 1957. The launch laid bare the expediency of the usage of artificial sites for the exploration of upper atmosphere. The word "sputnik" ... full fact »

 

Computers Powered By Poop

factsToday almost everything runs on electricity. We use electricity to run trains, cook, lighting and so much more. Thus it is very important that people are able to know where they can get all the required electricity. People are able to tap energy from alternative sources of energy to help relieve the common sources of electricity. Many companies are trying their best to try and cut down their electricity consumption. A good... full fact »

 

Facts About Forks

factsKitchen forks have been endlessly evolving for the past millennium or so. But a historical background check will put its origins somewhere in Greek. Initially used for the carving of meat, the fork comes to the dining table pretty late. It was around the 7th century that royal courts in the Middle Eastern Muslim world started to use the fork on the dining table. In another century, they were passed on to the Byzantine world, w... full fact »

 

The Global Seed Vault

factsSvalbard Global Seed vault was established to preserve a wide variety of plant seeds in an underground cavern. It is an assurance to reduce of hunger & poverty due to the national disaster. Construction of the Seed Vault, which cost approximately 45 million Norwegian Kroner (9 million USD), was funded entirely by the Government of Norway. The seed bank is constructed 120 meters (390 ft) inside a sandstone mountain at Svalbard ... full fact »

 

Tesla Coil Facts

factsTesla coil is an invention of Nikola Tesla; this instrument is actually a transformer. Transformers are usually step-up or step-down types which increase or decrease the input current respectively. The Tesla Coil is an air-core transformer with a high frequency. It is a step up transformer which increases the input of 120 volts AC to around 100,000 volts. The discharge is usually in the form of electrical arc. These incredible... full fact »

 

Invention Of Zero

factsZero was invented in India by Indian mathematicians dating as early as 5th century. They widely used it in calculations, astronomy and astrology. Zero was spread by Arabians to the Europe and there on it was spread all over. Before this, all Europeans used roman numerical which were difficult to calculate on as they were in the form of Symbols, lengthy and had limits. New Math Multiplication Method ... full fact »

 

Printers Spy On You

factsPrinter manufacturers print invisible yellow dots on consumer's prints that check to see if a person is printing counterfeit money. If you call your printer manufacturer and ask them to "please stop spying on you", they will send secret services to your address to find out why you care about your privacy. Upset? You should be. The more people who call their printer's manufacturers and make this request, the more likely secret ... full fact »

 

Hitler, Porsche And Beetle

factsProbably the most popular car in the world, Beetle had fascinating past. It was proposed by Adolf Hitler to make peoples car that can fit 5 people and deliver speed of 100km/h (62mph) later known as "Volks-Wagen" ("People's Car"). Beetle was designed by Ferdinand Porsche founder of automotive design company, which became known as the Porsche Buro. Ferdinand also designed German tanks, Tiger I and Tiger II. The first Porsche ... full fact »

 

Building Spins 360 Degrees?

factsCompany in Brazil (Suite Vollard) constructed a building in which each floor can rotate 360 degrees. Each building has 11 apartments and each apartment can spin individually in any direction. One rotation takes a full hour, but apartment owner can set rotation speed through apartment control panel. Facades are made of three different types of glass which give wonderful effects when building spins during the sunset. Cost of eac... full fact »

 

Cars Fuelled By Hydrogen

factsCars today put out a lot of pollution, and use up fossil fuels. Predictions are that hydrogen cars with combination of solar and electricity source, are the future of transportation. Device that is the size of microwave oven may be all you need to fuel your car in the future. Using small device, hydrogen can be easily and cleanly extracted from water and power family car for up to 150 kilometers.... full fact »

 

Subway Ticket Gates

factsThe East Japan Railway Company (JR-East), as part of research aimed at developing more environmentally friendly train stations, is testing an experimental system that produces electricity as people pass through ticket gates.... full fact »

 

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