Category: technology

The inventor of the USB had originally intended for it to be…

The inventor of the USB had originally intended for it to be flippable, however that idea was scrapped due to the extra cost. Despite USB becoming the standard, he still regrets that decision. “In hindsight, we blew it,” he said.

The inventor of the USB had originally intended for it to be…

The inventor of the USB had originally intended for it to be flippable, however that idea was scrapped due to the extra cost. Despite USB becoming the standard, he still regrets that decision. “In hindsight, we blew it,” he said.

Japanese bullet train system is equipped with a network of…

Japanese bullet train system is equipped with a network of sensitive seismometers. On March 11, 2011, one of the seismometers detected an 8.9 magnitude earthquake 12 seconds before it hit and sent a stop signal to 33 trains. As a result, only one bullet train derailed that day.

Japanese bullet train system is equipped with a network of…

Japanese bullet train system is equipped with a network of sensitive seismometers. On March 11, 2011, one of the seismometers detected an 8.9 magnitude earthquake 12 seconds before it hit and sent a stop signal to 33 trains. As a result, only one bullet train derailed that day.

Japanese are working on developing technology to transmit…

Japanese are working on developing technology to transmit electricity wirelessly. Their goal is to transmit energy from orbiting solar panels to Earth by microwave/laser. They have successfully transmitted 10 kw of energy 500 meters away.

Photo : Japanese Space Agency

The power button symbol is based off of binary’s off (0) and on…

The power button symbol is based off of binary’s off (0) and on (1). 

Scientists are working on a technology that will erase all the…

Scientists are working on a technology that will erase all the painful and scary memories from our brain.

Photo : Vanessa Bazzano / Flickr

SIM cards are self-contained computers featuring their own 30…

SIM cards are self-contained computers featuring their own 30 MHz CPU, 64kb of RAM, and some storage space. They are designed to run “applets” written in a stripped down form of Java.

Green screens are green because it doesn’t match any natural…

Green screens are green because it doesn’t match any natural skin tone of the actors so no part of them will be accidentally edited out.

Photo : Yury Chernavsky / wikimedia

In 2010, the fastest supercomputer in the entire US Defense…

In 2010, the fastest supercomputer in the entire US Defense Department was built. It primarily comprised of 1,760 PlayStation-3 processors.