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Images and photos can convey emotion, information, and even a good bit of inspiration at times. But a select group stand out above the rest, having a long lasting and extremely influential impact on humanity. Sit back and enjoy PBS Digital Studio’s selection of important scientific images and photos from history in today’s video.

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Friday still feels like it is a long way off yet, and perhaps you have already had a ‘long’ week, so why not take a quick break for a bit of fun and stress-relief? Today’s offering is a remake of the classic Duck Hunt with a nice twist…you get to shoot at the pesky feathered ‘fiend’ from Flappy Bird!

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Sharing of a family computer works out well most of the time, but what happens if someone shuts the computer down via their account while you still have work documents open in yours? Is there a way to prevent other accounts from shutting the computer down?

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Have you ever wondered why Saturn and other gas giants in our solar system have rings, but other planets do not? Learn the answer in today’s great ‘explainer’ video from SciShow.

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Are you a Minecraft fan who wants to add a bit of ‘blocky’ goodness to your home or geek den? Then today’s DIY project video is a great place to start as you learn how to make your own personal glowstone cube!

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Many of us love to think about what humanity might find among the stars if we had the ability to travel and explore beyond our own solar system. Take your desktop and imagination on a journey to beautiful alien worlds with the second in our series of Awesome Planetary Orbits Wallpaper collections.

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We currently enjoy many wonderful bits of technology such as the internet, mobile phones, radar, and more, but how much of it was ‘predicted’ ahead of its time by science fiction authors? You just might be surprised! PBS Digital Studios looks at the predictions that came to pass, and which author was the most accurate of all.

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Wi-Fi has become such an ingrained part of our everyday lives that we tend not to give it much thought unless it has stopped working. But what if your family has a newborn baby in the house? Are there any dangers that new parents should be aware of?

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Ultra-quiet anechoic chambers have a ‘reputation’ for getting to people after spending time in them for just a short while, sometimes even inducing panic in some individuals. But is it actually as bad as people say it is, or does it depend more on the person in the chamber? Veritasium decided to test the theory and presents their results in today’s video.

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Microsoft recently announced their intention to change SkyDrive’s name to OneDrive and add new features in the process. Well, today is the day when it has all gone live. Now you can tuck into all the new OneDrive goodness and even earn extra storage for free!

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Suppose you are having a bad day and in a hurry to login to a favorite website, then accidentally submit your password in the username text box instead. Should you be worried and change your password for that website, or is it just groundless fear?

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Whether it is a camera suffering from subtle lag-induced distortions, or distortions caused by the properties of light and matter themselves, we are subject to many visual distortions we are not aware of on a daily basis. Vsauce looks at some awesome distortions that will get your ‘thinking juices’ going in their latest video.

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Light bulb technology has come a long way since the invention of the incandescent bulb, and we now have newer, better types such as halogen, fluorescent, and LED. But how exactly do the newer bulb types work in comparison to incandescent bulbs? MinutePhysics provides a wonderful and concise primer about newer bulb types in today’s video.

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Freshly fallen snow can turn dull and dreary winter scenery into a vibrant winter wonderland. Let it snow on your iPhone’s screen with the first in our series of Winter Wonderland Wallpaper collections.

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The weekend is nearly here, so why not start it off with a terrific DIY project? Today’s DIY video shows you how to build a portable laser tripwire to help protect your home.

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Newer processors are able to contribute to the security of your system, but what exactly do they do to help? Today’s Super User Q&A post looks at the link between processors and system security.

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What do you think the brightest thing in the universe is? Whatever your choice, you might be surprised by the actual answer. Watch and enjoy as Vsauce discusses the brightest things in the universe in today’s video.

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If you are the go-to tech person for your family and friends, then sooner or later you may have found yourself being asked what a DDoS attack is. Rather than explain it again each time someone new asks you, you can just point them in the direction of this terrific video by Scientific American tech editor Larry Greenemeier.

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Whether you are in it just for a bit of geeky fun, or are seriously wanting to know the answer, how do you find out the IP address for a website? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the answer, and how to know if more than one website is bound to the same IP address.

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Are you one of the individuals who missed out on downloading Flappy Bird to your iPhone or Android phone before the weekend was over? Then take heart! While the official game may be gone now, there are some great ‘replacements’ available to fill in the gap. One of the best is Flappy Doge, an awesome variation of the game that you can play in your favorite browser for free!

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During the early part of its history, Earth was a barren and dry rock, so where did all the water we have now come from? YouTube channel MinuteEarth discusses the most likely source of our water in today’s video.

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A romantic holiday for some, a ‘pesky’ one for others, Valentine’s Day is all about the love we feel for that special someone in our lives. Let romance bloom on your desktop with our Valentine’s Day 2014 Wallpaper collection.

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Sooner or later, every operating system throws a temper tantrum or experiences a hiccup of some sort, so having a troubleshooting chart available can help make things a lot easier to deal with. With this in mind, Ray Nolan has created an awesome troubleshooting chart for Google’s Chrome OS system.

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Anyone who has dealt with Ethernet cables knows what it is like when a locking clip breaks and the cable constantly pops loose afterwards. Is there an easy DIY way to fix the cable, or is it simply better to replace it?

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Here is more from the professor about how these companies can, and are, using the data they collect.

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