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about 19 hours ago Human speech may have a universal transmission rate: 39 bits per second
6 days ago (2018) How to Use LEDs to Detect Light
6 days ago The Invention of Jaywalking Was a Massive Shaming Campaign
6 days ago (2018) The Average Guy Who Spent 6,003 Hours Trying to Be a Professional Golfer
6 days ago Drunk Driving and The Pre-History of Breathalyzers
6 days ago How Does BitTorrent Work? a Plain English Guide
6 days ago A practical guide to microchip implants
6 days ago BBSes: Partying Online Like It's 1989 - Paleotronic Magazine
8 days ago Can You Really Use The Raspberry Pi 4 As A Desktop Machine?
8 days ago Bees can link symbols to numbers, study finds
12 days ago An oral history of the AIM away message (by the people who were there)
12 days ago The YouTube Revolution in Knowledge Transfer
12 days ago Is the era of the $100+ graphing calculator coming to an end?
12 days ago The Awkward but Essential Art of Office Chitchat
12 days ago The last frontier: Robotic brains
12 days ago To Pay Attention, the Brain Uses Filters, Not a Spotlight
12 days ago There's one crucial way tape still trounces SSDs and hard drives when it comes to storage...
12 days ago The Octopus: An Alien Among Us
12 days ago The Story of the IBM Pentium 4 64-bit CPU
12 days ago (2018) ‘The SOS in my Halloween decorations’
13 days ago How did MS-DOS decide that two seconds was the amount of time to keep the floppy disk cache valid? | The Old New Thing
13 days ago Nearly half of white Harvard students are athletes or children of alumni or donors
13 days ago Even meat lovers go veggie when plant-heavy meals abound
13 days ago Fugitive on run for 17 years found living in cave
13 days ago The Legacy Of The Floppy Still Looms Over Windows
13 days ago China Grew Two Cotton Leaves On The Moon IEEE Spectrum
13 days ago Probe The Galaxy On A Shoestring With This DIY Hydrogen-Line Telescope
13 days ago (2016) Free-space optical communication - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
14 days ago Who Does That Server Really Serve? - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation
14 days ago College Students Don’t Want Fancy Libraries