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September 27, 2014

 

Distributed computing allows researchers who have large computing problems to rely on volunteers rather than just supercomputers, such as this one at the Argonne National Laboratory.

Turn Your Computer Into A Citizen Scientist

Through distributed computing, researchers who need large amounts of computing power can parcel out research components to private computers.

January 3, 2014

 

Modern cruise control was first created back in the late 1940s.

Cruisin’ With Technology

While it may seem like magic, your car's cruise control is really just an amazing feat of engineering.

November 8, 2011

 

Macro shot of insides of a hard disk drive.

Behind The Scenes Of Saving

We click 'Save' constantly, but what's actually going on when we do?

October 17, 2010

 

TV: How Much Is Too Much For Kids?

A study finds the time spent staring at a screen could have a psychological impact on kids.

August 10, 2010

 

Test-Taking on the Couch (Or Anywhere!)

A new high-tech testing system allows students to take their exams anywhere they can take their computer - but it doesn't allow for cheating!

July 12, 2010

 

Computers Cracking The Case Of The Exploding Manhole

A scientist leads the investigation of the mysterious flying manhole covers that plague the streets of New York.

January 21, 2010

 

How To Lower Your Electricity Bill

Scared to even look at your electricity bill? Learn how to cut costs on this Moment of Science.

March 19, 2009

 

Stress in Space

Imagine being cooped up for months inside a space capsule or station with other astronauts, constantly checking equipment to make sure everything works.

November 21, 2008

 

Smiley Voices

Can you tell if someone is smiling even if you aren't looking at them, but just hearing their voice?

August 29, 2007

 

Computer Coach

Astrophysicists think about things like the origins of the universe, stars and planets, and whether to go for it on fourth down or attempt a long field goal.

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