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"We are like dwarfs sitting on the shoulders of giants. We see more, and things that are more distant, than they did, not because our sight is superior or because we are taller than they, but because they raise us up, and by their great stature add to ours."

This tumblr's for all the great men and women of science for whom we owe our current understanding of the natural world; their achievements, their failures, and even their quirks, we celebrate them all.

For Science. For Inquiry. For Humanity.
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fakescience:

What Is Moore's Law?

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virtualsky:

35 años de la APPLE ][ 2 —  35th Anniversary of the Apple ][  

Pongamoslo de esta manera: si Apple solo hubiera fabricado la Apple 1, el día de hoy la compañía seria solo recordada por algunos profesores interesados en la prehistoria de la computadora personal. Pero si la compañía hubiera desaparecido después de haber liberado la Apple 2 ][ aun así seguiría siendo una de las mas reconocidas compañías de computadoras de todos los tiempos. La Apple 2 ][ fue — y es — así de importante.

Put it this way: if Apple’s only computer had been the Apple I, it would be remembered today only by scholars with an arcane interest in the prehistory of the personal computer. But if the company had folded after releasing the Apple II, it would still be one of the best-known PC companies of all time. The II was — and is — that important.

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bloodredorion:

In 2020, We might be wearing our computers on our wrists.
SONY imagines that in the near future, computers can be worn like a  bracelet. This allows us to carry our information along with us with  even more relative ease.
Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that  secondary  devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen.   Features such as a  holographic projector screen, pull-out extra  keyboard panels and  social networking compatibility, make the concept  plausible.

bloodredorion:

In 2020, We might be wearing our computers on our wrists.

SONY imagines that in the near future, computers can be worn like a bracelet. This allows us to carry our information along with us with even more relative ease.

Our present need for internet connectivity is so profound that secondary devices like the Nextep Computer are bound to happen.  Features such as a holographic projector screen, pull-out extra keyboard panels and social networking compatibility, make the concept plausible.

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mothernaturenetwork:

Laptop Wi-Fi said to nuke sperm, but caveats aboundAfter semen was exposed to Wi-Fi, a quarter of the sperm were no longer swimming around and 9 percent of the sperm showed DNA damage.

mothernaturenetwork:

Laptop Wi-Fi said to nuke sperm, but caveats abound
After semen was exposed to Wi-Fi, a quarter of the sperm were no longer swimming around and 9 percent of the sperm showed DNA damage.

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iheartchaos:

MIT researchers have taken an important step toward building next-generation computers that use light to transmit data without having to convert it to an electronic signal first. This is an obvious huge leap in computing technology that would increase the speed of computing by however much faster light is than electricity. A lot.

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(via astrotastic)

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bloodredorion:

Awhile ago, I was talking to someone about something like this being in our future, that we will have things like this in our lifetime. And it is absolutely amazing that technology has improved so far. I don’t know about you guys, but this is making me very excited.

A new breakthrough…

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