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Friday, 16 June 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: AN ANIMATED GUIDE ON HOW THE INTERNET WORKS


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We all know by now how important the internet is to your everyday life. But do you really know how the internet actually works? This handy animated infographic by Internet Frontier helps you understand what is going on behind the scenes when you click a link online or perform a Google search.

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Top image credit: geralt/Pixabay.

[Source: Internet Frontier.]

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

VIDEO: CYBERATTACKS, THE PLAGUE OF THE 21ST CENTURY?


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Some of the world's biggest nuclear powers are under threat from a notorious hacker group. The so-called 'Shadow Brokers' claim they are going to auction off top secret data from Iran, North Korea and Russia, as well banking codes and systems. This video by RT has the details.


[Source: RT/YouTube.]

Monday, 5 June 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: GLOBAL WANNACRY RANSOMWARE ATTACK


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The WannaCry ransomware attack that began on 12 May 2017 was unprecedented in scale. It was reported to have infected more than 230,000 computers in over 150 countries. This infographic by EaseUS tells you everything you need to know about the attack and what to do if your computer is infected.

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Top image: WannaCry. Credit: medithIT/Flickr.

[Source: EaseUS.]

Sunday, 4 June 2017

VIDEO: 10 BIZARRE WAYS PHARMACEUTICAL DRUGS CHANGE THE ENVIRONMENT


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Pharmaceutical drugs are being prescribed more than ever to both humans and animals. In the United States, over 70 percent of adults use some form of prescription drug. It was only in the late ’90s that researchers realized these drugs could have a profound impact on the environment thanks to improper disposal or chemicals entering the water through our bodily waste. These drugs are incredibly helpful to humans, but they can have a devastating effect on the world’s ecosystem. This video by Toptenz explains how.


Top image credit: qimono/Pixabay.

[Source: Toptenz.]

Saturday, 3 June 2017

INFOGRAPHIC: 21 ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO POWER YOUR CAR


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Imagine if there was no gas tomorrow. How could you make your engine go? As we move toward a greener future, it is instructive to learn more about the alternative ways we can power our cars. This following infographic by Title Pro illustrates some of the strange and amazing alternative-fuel options that have been worked on over the past several decades.

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[Source: Title Pro.]

VIDEO: HISTORY’S DEADLIEST COLORS


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When radium was first discovered by Marie and Pierre Curie in 1898, its glowing luminous green color inspired people to add it into toothpaste, medicine, water, food, beauty products and jewelry. It wasn’t until much later that we realized that radium’s harmful effects as a radioactive element outweighed its visual benefits. Unfortunately, radium isn’t the only pigment that historically seemed harmless or useful but turned out to be deadly. This video by TED-Ed details history’s deadliest colors.


Top image screen captured from the video.

[Source: TED-Ed/YouTube.]