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Did You Know This About the Moon Landings?

The guidance computer in the Apollo mission to the moon had around 64KB of memory – 8,000,000 times LESS than the highest capacity SD memory cards. The Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) was more basic than the electronics in modern toasters, according to a Computer Weekly report, but played a critical role in getting humans to the moon back in the 1960s. So, it’s incredible to think that tiny SD or microSD memory card neatly tucked away in your mobile phone,…

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Goldfish Now Have Longer Attention Span Than Humans…

Average human attention span is 8 seconds compared to 9 seconds for a goldfish, according to research. Apparently, the average human attention span in 2000 was 12 seconds but in 2013 it was 8 seconds – 1 second less than that a goldfish. The statistics have been highlighted in a new report from Microsoft, which draws on research into the digital lifestyles of Canadians and finds the ability to remain focussed on a single task – particularly in the non-digital world –…

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Northern Lights: stunning photos and Aurora Borealis explained

The Northern Lights are nature’s very own incredible light show. With eerie luminous streaks running across the sky, they have long been a source of fascination and wonderment. The Northern Lights are also known as the aurora borealis – named after the Roman goddess of dawn, Aurora, and the Greek name for the north wind, Boreas. Scientists have discovered that the Northern Lights are created when particles thrown out by the sun during solar explosions interact with the atmosphere in…

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