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Atari 2600
2013-03-15 11:53:09

Image Caption: An Atari 2600 four-switch "wood veneer" version, dating from 1980-1982. Shown with standard joystick. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Atari 2600, originally named VCS, was released in October 1977 by Atari Inc. It is a video game console using cartridges for game play instead of having the software built into the system. In 1978 only 550,000 units were sold out 0f 800,000 that...

PlayStation 3
2013-03-14 08:37:18

Image Caption: Sony's PlayStation 3 gaming console. Credit: Sony The PlayStation 3 (PS3) released on November 11, 2006 in Japan and November 17, 2006 in North America. It was released globally in March 2007. The PS3 is a game console manufactured by Sony Computer Entertainment and uses Blu-ray Disc as its primary storage. Within the first 24 hours of release 81,639 units were sold in Japan....

Stellar Astrophysics
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The prominent feature that allows for the existence of life on Earth is the Sun. Radiation from our closest star provides heat and energy to our planet, driving biological processes and providing the necessary conditions for liquid water to naturally exist. But our Sun is only but one star in this vast Universe. And as it turns out, most stars are quite different than the one that...

Planetary Astronomy
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Artistic concept of a planetary system. Credit: Wikipedia/NASA/JPL-Caltech The term Astronomy encompasses a broad range of topics, including the study of stars, galaxies, and planets. In order to focus on the different areas of study, many subfields of astronomy emerge. One such area is the study of planets known, appropriately, as Planetary Astronomy. Observational...

Sony Xperia
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Model. Credit: Espen Irwin Swang/Wikipedia (CC BY 3.0) The Xperia is a smartphone that has been manufactured by Sony since 2008 and accounts for half of the company’s mobile phone sales. The name was originated from the word experience with the first model the Xperia X1 and its motto “I Xperia the best.” The X1 was manufactured to close...

Nintendo DS
2013-03-05 04:17:55

Image Caption: Original Nintendo DS "Fat" in Blue. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Nintendo DS is a hand held game console with dual screens developed by Nintendo and released on November 21, 2004 in North America. On December 2, 2004 it became available in Japan, February 24, 2005 in Australia, and March 11, 2005 in Europe. On March 2, 2006, Nintendo released the Nintendo DS Lite, it was...

Endoluminal Capsule Monitoring
2013-03-04 16:02:35

Endoluminal capsule monitoring is categorized as a non-invasive medical procedure used in diagnosing and monitoring the progression of abnormalities in the gastrointestinal system. Procedure Once the need is identified to monitor the gastrointestinal system and the patient has a working system, they will ingest a water-tight capsule that contains a miniaturized wireless radio transmitter....

Nintendo 3DS
2013-03-04 04:37:30

Image Caption: An aqua blue Nintendo 3DS. Credit: Evan-Amos/Wikipedia The Nintendo 3DS is a hand held game console produced by Nintendo and released into the Japanese market on February 26, 2011, in North America March 27, 2011, and in Europe March 25, 2011. This device displays 3D effects without the aid of 3D glasses or other accessories. On July 28, 2011, Nintendo reduced the price from...

HTC One S
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: Front and back view of the HTC One S. Credit: APPER/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0, 2.5, 2.0 and 1.0) The HTC One S, first unveiled on February 26, 2012, and released for sale on April 2, 2012, is a premium smartphone using the T-Mobile and Telus networks. It runs on the Android 4.0 operating system. It has a 4.3-inch screen and uses the energy efficient PenTile Matrix pixel display...

HTC Droid DNA
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Image Caption: HTC Droid J Butterfly/HTC Droid DNA. Credit: Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 3.0) The HTC Droid DNA is the Verizon version of the HTC J Butterfly smartphone released in Japan. The Droid DNA was released in November 2012, costing $200 with a two year contract. The display is a 5-inch 1080p touch screen. The phone has 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB storage with a microSD slot. It has two cameras;...

Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.