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A “moment” used to be an actual measure of time and corresponded to roughly 90 seconds. It was used during the Medieval era and was derived from the solar hour (the hour on the sundial’s face was divided into 40 “moments”).

A “moment” used to be an actual measure of time and corresponded to roughly 90 seconds. It was used during the Medieval era and was derived from the solar hour (the hour on the sundial’s face was divided int...

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Sounds travels slowest in gases (air), faster in liquids, and faster still in solids. Sound waves travel approximately 4.3 times faster in water than air and approximately 15 times faster when passing through iron as opposed to air.

Sounds travels slowest in gases (air), faster in liquids, and faster still in solids. Sound waves travel approximately 4.3 times faster in water than air and approximately 15 times faster when passing through iron as opposed ...

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Vision acuity is often expressed as a fraction. If you have 20/20 vision, then you can see what people with normal vision see at 20 feet. If you have 20/40 vision, then you need to be 20 feet away to see what other people can see at 40 feet. At 20/60, you must be as close as 20 feet away to see what others see clearly at 60 feet, and so on. Legal blindness is defined as a medically diagnosed central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye (with the best possible correction) and/or a visual field of 20 degrees or less.

Vision acuity is often expressed as a fraction. If you have 20/20 vision, then you can see what people with normal vision see at 20 feet. If you have 20/40 vision, then you need to be 20 feet away to see what other people can...

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The original metal Slinky toy was made from exactly 80 feet of metal wire.

The original metal Slinky toy was made from exactly 80 feet of metal wire.

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The letter J is the only letter that makes no appearance on the Periodic Table—Q appears, but only in temporary placeholder names like ununquadium (which later officially became Flerovium and lost the Q).

The letter J is the only letter that makes no appearance on the Periodic Table—Q appears, but only in temporary placeholder names like ununquadium (which later officially became Flerovium and lost the Q)....

How to Fix Oculus Go Battery Life Problems

We’ve been having a lot of fun playing with the new Oculus Go VR headset, but the battery life is terrible, and not just when you’re using it. The battery drains in a few hours just sitting there! Here’s how...
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