flying cars when The Future 

3 tech innovations not far away

We have been promised flying cars, tele-porters and jet packs for decades but not one of them, as yet have quite seen the light of day. Linking Dreams Using pillows with running fibres in the fabric, it’ll be possible to see and track electrical activity in the brain. This won’t only reveal when someone is dreaming, but recent developments indicate that we will also have the ability to tell what they’re dreaming about. Additionally, it is possible (with prior arrangement presumably, and when the two individuals are in a dream…

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blue fireworks Modern Age 

Why its hard to create blue fireworks

Firecrackers were invented serendipitously from the Chinese in 200 B.C. However, it was not until one thousand years after that Chinese alchemists developed fireworks in 800 A.D. These ancient fireworks were mostly bright and noisy concoctions made to frighten evil spirits, not the colourful, controlled explosions we see now. Adding the element strontium into a colour pyrotechnic mix produces a reddish flame; aluminium, blue; barium, green; and sodium for yellow. Too much or too little of these chemicals make substantial changes in the temperature and so the wavelength of colour…

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ibm personal computer 5150 Computers Tech in the Past 

Remembering the birth of the Personal PC in 1981

THE YEAR WAS 1981, the US defeat in Vietnam was six years previously, while many people had only hazy memories of the majority of the 1970s with its drugs, bellbottom trousers and disco craze. Ronald Reagan was US President, and it was”Morning in America” once more. The first IBM PC was not much by today’s standards. It had an Intel 8088 processor that ran in the blazing speed of 4.77MHz. A computer keyboard and 12in monochrome monitor were included, with a colour monitor optional. The 5150 conducted IBM BASIC in…

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21st century significant advances Modern Age The Future 

Two of the most significant advances of the 21th century technology

The 21st century has been an era of substantial technological improvements, but overall, we discovered that these improvements all had communications at their core. Using wireless technologies that involved disruptive hardware and software has enabled the human race to contact vast numbers of individuals, having a profound effect on politics, business and culture. These advances have changed our lives entirely to a point where it is tough to imagine going back to what once was. Bluetooth Bluetooth brought the notion of exchanging information in a compact wireless approach to the…

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