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Fake news: Microsoft Surface vs. Apple iPad, Mac

”It’s hard to escape the media pronouncements that iPhones are now boring again after Samsung unveiled its latest Galaxy S8, Apple’s Mac business is being overshadowed by more exciting Surface Windows PCs from Microsoft and that Apple Watch is a disappointing dud,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider. 319 more words

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Under the Stars

Emily reflects on her less-than-affluent upbringing. She thinks back to the home she grew up in, and its myriad of imperfections. Contrasting her situation to those of her friends only exacerbates her longing for a richer existence. 40 more words

We finally have a computer that can survive the surface of Venus

(Source: arstechnica.co.uk)

Venus is one of the most inhospitable places in the solar system. Descending through the clouds of boiling sulphuric rain is actually the easy bit—the hard bit is not being cremated by the surface temperature of 470°C (878°F) or crushed by the atmospheric pressure, which is about 90 times that of Earth, the same as swimming 900 metres under water. 716 more words

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Using Paver Base as an Outdoor Surface - Today's Homeowner


Paver base is a crushed gravel mixture used to provide a solid foundation for interlocking pavers. But, it can also be used as a stand-alone outdoor surface when packed tightly. 7 more words

Surface tension - just relax

At work last week, my colleague came to the bar and said ‘I have a science question I’ve been saving for you,’ which immediately made me feel very smug and smart (and slightly worried that I wouldn’t be able to answer it). 937 more words