Technology

Image By the mid 20th century, humans had achieved...

By the mid 20th century, humans had achieved a mastery of technology sufficient to leave the atmosphere of the Earth for the first time and explore space. #Technology #Space Bruce McCandless demonstrates the MMU, floating in space above a clouded Earth, with a STS-41-B was the tenth NASA Space Shuttle mission, launching on 3 February 1984 and landing on 11 February. #tech #engineering #space #whatshot #geekiscool #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

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This $9 Cardboard Bike Can Support Riders Up To 485lbs | IT’S 100% RECYCLED AND VERY LIGHTWEIGHT, WITH A FRAME THAT’S STRONGER THAN CARBON FIBER. #Technology #Environment Izhar Gafni has designed award winning industrial machines for peeling pomegranates and sewing shoes. It’s mostly cardboard and 100% recycled materials, yet uses a belt-driven pedal system that makes it maintenance free. #tech #engineering #whatshot #geekiscool #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image Fermi Space Telescope measures cosmic fog...

Fermi Space Telescope measures cosmic fog caused by ancient starlight By Philippa Warr | Nasa's Fermi Gamma-ray #Space Telescope has been used to measure the amount of starlight that has shone in the Universe. The starlight continues to exist even when the stars themselves have ceased to shine. It's referred to as extragalactic background light (EBL) and functions as a kind of stellar fog, and has a measurable effect on the data gathered by the Fermi telescope. #Science #Technology #tech

   

Image Inside Google’s Private Data Centers | A...

Inside Google’s Private Data Centers | A row of servers featuring blue LEDs in Douglas County, Georgia. Photo credit: Connie Zhou. #Photography #Technology #tech #engineering #whatshot #geekiscool #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image The new Apple iPad mini: everything you need...

The new Apple iPad mini: everything you need to know | As expected, Apple as officially unveiled the new #iPad Mini. CEO Tim Cook and company are still live on stage presenting the details, which we have rounded up right here. #Apple #Technology #tech #engineering #whatshot #geekiscool #justlearned #knowledgefix #gadgets

   

Image Are Books Doomed? The Rise of E-Reading...

Are Books Doomed? The Rise of E-Reading [INFOGRAPHIC] by Sam Laird | The tactile pleasure of worn pages between your fingers is hard to replace. But when it comes to encouraging people to embrace the written word, e-readers trump their physical counterparts. According to the infographic below, people who own e-book devices say they read more than people who don’t, at a rate of 24 books per year to 15. #education

   

Image Hackers Could Access Pacemakers From A...

Hackers Could Access Pacemakers From A Distance And Deliver Deadly Shocks | Loopholes could switch off pacemakers, rewrite their firmware and infect other pacemakers with deadly code. By Rebecca Boyle. Pacemakers could be infiltrated to deliver deadly shocks, according to a security expert. It wouldn’t be simple, but it offers the very James Bond-like possibility of anonymous digital assassination. #technology #tech #engineering #whatshot #geekiscool #justlearned #knowledgefix #science

   

Image Google Lets Photographer Into Secretive Data...

Google Lets Photographer Into Secretive Data Centers, Beautiful Photos Ensue, Michael Zhang | Look around on the web, and you’ll find plenty of photographs of Google’s colorful offices in Mountain View (AKA the Googleplex) and around the world. #google #photography #tech #technology #business

   

Image Why Big Data Falls Short of Its Political...

Why Big Data Falls Short of Its Political Promise | Big Data. The very syntax of it is so damn imposing. It promises such relentless accuracy. It inspires so much trust –- a cohering framework in a time of chaos. Big Data is all the buzz in consumer marketing. And the pundits are jabbering about 2012 as the year of Big Data in politics, much as social media itself was the dizzying buzz in 2008. #election2012

   

Image Homes of the New Tech Titans - #CNBC, The...

Homes of the New Tech Titans - #CNBC, The new #tech titans are building the tools that influence our daily lives, giving us games like Words With Friends, and the ability to stream our favorite TV shows wherever we are, on whatever gadgets we choose. But where do they rest their bleary eyes after their late-night hackathons? Some prefer a modest place to call home, belying their rock-star-nerd status. But others have splurged, showing it really pays to be a geek after all. #business #technology

   

Image 10 Ways Companies Get Hacked - #CNBC,...

10 Ways Companies Get Hacked - #CNBC, #Hacking is often called the biggest danger to the economic security of the United States. President Obama has gone on record as calling the cyber threat “one of the most serious and economic and national security challenges we face as a nation.” What was once a series of isolated incidents has now become almost common place in Corporate America. By attacking business networks, hackers are accessing company secrets and confidential strategies. #business

   

Image How Big Is Apple? #CNBC, Apple — darling...

How Big Is Apple? #CNBC, Apple — darling of retail investors and hedge funds alike — has been creating buzz in the market for years as it continues its meteoric rise. In February, the company's market capitalization moved above the $500 billion mark. Apple is one of the few corporations to eclipse the $500 billion mark, although it is currently the only publicly traded company to exist above this value today, at $506.2 billion as of March 2, 2012. #business #technology #apple

   

Image The Top 10 States For Technology - #CNBC,...

The Top 10 States For Technology - #CNBC, An environment for innovation is crucial to becoming a top state for business but the right technological infrastructure must also be in place to support and attract businesses. As part of our annual study, America’s Top States for Business, we grade states on several criteria in this important category of Technology & Innovation. #technology #business

   

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Five Things You Didn't Know About Twitter - US Business News - CNBC, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo revealed some interesting information about growing his social media company in a recent interview with CNBC, all thanks to some questions posed by CNBC's Twitter followers. Here are five questions asked by CNBC's Twitter followers that led Costolo to shine some light on what's next for the social media giant. #cnbc #twitter #business

   

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