When you look at the names on the Periodic Table of Elements, you will no doubt wonder how some of those elements got their names. It turns out the names come from a wondrous variety of sources such as people, places, mythical beings, and more. So sit back and enjoy as PBS Digital Studios takes you on an etymological journey through the Periodic Table!
Are you looking for some truly inspiring imagery to use on your desktop? Have you seen the movie Gravity and loved it? If the answer to both of these questions is yes, then you will absolutely love the set of breathtaking ‘Gravity-style’ images that NASA has released as a set!
For those who have been experiencing a long winter in the Northern hemisphere, a nice vacation at the beach likely sounds good right about now. So keep those thoughts and your Nexus 7’s screen sunny with the first in our series of Beachside Vacation Wallpaper collections.
The latest Ubuntu LTS release is getting closer to a final version with every passing week. And this week brings some extra good news! The first set of Ubuntu 14.04 beta builds are now available for download in eight different ‘flavors’, just in time for a bit of system testing fun over the weekend.
If you are purchasing a new router for a household with a high number of devices, you might wonder if it can handle all those devices concurrently without a problem. Today’s SuperUser Q&A post looks at the debate a reader is facing as he gets ready to purchase a new router for a heavy-usage household.
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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!
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!