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    • Electromagnets

      Electromagnets

      Electromagnets are magnets whose magnetic properties come from or are generated through electricity. A magnet is a material (this is usually metal), which has at least one pair of negative and positive poles. These opposite poles' attraction produces a magnetic field. This gives the magnet the ability to 'attract' metals such as iron or steel.

    • How Do Electric Motors Work?

      How Do Electric Motors Work?

      As society is trying to slowly ween itself off of oil-dependency, the search for alternative fuels continues. One source of alternative "fuel" that already exists, however, is the electric motor. Electric motors are commonly found in vehicles, toys, and other electronic devices but there is still a campaign to improve the quality and efficiency of

    • Zettabyte

      Zettabyte

      A zettabyte describes a unit of data or information that is equal to 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. The term is equal to a billion terabytes and the symbol ZB represents it. Zebibyte (ZiB) describes a measurement of data using the power of 1024. A single zettabyte is equivalent to 1,024 exabytes and is used prior to the

    • How Wind Turbines Work

      How Wind Turbines Work

      How a wind turbine works depends on the type of wind turbine discussed. While most people think of windmills as being the only true type of wind turbine, this is simply not the case, as there are horizontal axis, vertical axis, and various other types of "special" wind turbines in service around the world. Horizontal

    • DNA Fingerprinting

      DNA Fingerprinting

      DNA fingerprinting is the process of taking a cell sample from a person and analyzing it. This technique involves analyses of less than 0.1% of human DNA (which is different for each person). Though small, this 0.1% of DNA is enough to distinguish one individual from another and can be used to determine maternity/ paternity

    • What is a Karnaugh Map?

      What is a Karnaugh Map?

      A Karnaugh map is a graphical method or shortcut that can be used to solve Boolean algebra problems. Boolean algebra is used to conduct computations and create expressions from two values. This type of math creates the basis behind much of computer science and modern circuit card design today. Maurice Karnaugh created the current version

    • How Does Sound Travel?

      How Does Sound Travel?

      Sound is characterised as a series of waves that move through a particular medium. A medium is some sort of a subtance–whether it be water, plasma, air, a solid, or anything else–that these waves move through. The waves cause the particles in this substance to vibrate which is how the sound is potentially heard. A

    • What is Luminous Flux?

      What is Luminous Flux?

      Luminous flux (luminous power) is the measurement of the (perceived) power of light. It is adjusted to take the human eye’s sensitivity to the different wavelengths of light into account. Luminous flux differs from radiant flux in this manner, since radiant flux is a measurement of the total power of light emitted independent of wavelength.

    • Holographic Memory

      Holographic Memory

      Holographic memory is a storage device that is being researched and slated as the storage device that will replace hard drives and DVDs in the future. It has the potential of storing up to 1 terabyte or one thousand gigabytes of data in a crystal the size of a sugar cube. Brief History of Holographic

    • What is a Psychrometer?

      What is a Psychrometer?

      A psychrometer is a type of hygrometer and is used exclusively to determine the relative humidity or moisture content in the air. Psychrometers represent an older humidity measurement form and electronic sensors that depend on changes in electrical resistance and capacitance rather than condensation temperature have widely replaced them. However, psychrometers are still found in

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