Technology

Humankind has long striven to improve its living conditions through the development of tools, instruments, and transportation and communications systems, all with the goal of making our lives easier, more productive and—why not—more fun, too! Thanks to human curiosity and technological research, many significant inventions have been made throughout history that in turn made a difference in our daily lives.
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Featured content, July 06, 2021

What Is Known (and Not Known) About Area 51
Area 51 has spawned more conspiracy theories than perhaps any other military facility in the world. Here’s what we know (and...
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A U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft, c. 1957. (surveillance, dragon lady)
5 Components of Information Systems
Everything an information system needs.
List / Technology
Technical insides of a desktop computer
Everyday Stuff Developed by NASA
How much of your stuff could be used in space?
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The International Space Station photographed against the Rio Negro, Argentina, from the shuttle orbiter Atlantis, February 16, 2001.  Atlantis' primary mission was to deliver the Destiny laboratory module, visible at the leading end of the station.
Who Invented the Internet?
Spoiler: It was definitely not Al Gore.
Demystified / Technology
Internet http://www blue screen. Hompepage blog 2009, history and society, media news television, crowd opinion protest, In the News 2009, breaking news
history of flight
history of flight, development of heavier-than-air flying machines. Important landmarks and events along the way to the invention...
Encyclopedia / Technology
Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine
Instrumentation
Instrumentation, in technology, the development and use of precise measuring equipment. Although the sensory organs of the...
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military technology
military technology, range of weapons, equipment, structures, and vehicles used specifically for the purpose of warfare....
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Red Army
Invention
Invention, the act of bringing ideas or objects together in a novel way to create something that did not exist before. Ever...
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incandescent lightbulb

Technology Quizzes

radio. Early radio technology. An antique crystal set using a cat's whisker from the early 1920s. A crystal radio receiver or cat's whisker receiver a radio receiver. Runs on the power received from radio waves (diode).
Can You Hear Me Now?
Who invented the radio? Who first used radio waves to transmit the human voice? From phonographs and jukeboxes to Walkmans...
keyboard. Human finger touch types www on modern QWERTY keyboard layout. Blue digital tablet touch screen computer keyboard. Web site, internet, technology, typewriter
Computers: Fact or Fiction?
Is QWERTY a computer language? Was the first Web site established in the U.S.? Log into this computer quiz and prove that...
White male businessman works a touch screen on a digital tablet. Communication, Computer Monitor, Corporate Business, Digital Display, Liquid-Crystal Display, Touchpad, Wireless Technology, iPad
Technological Ingenuity
From the first tools of early humans to IBM’s Deep Blue computer, learn more about technological ingenuity in this quiz.
White male businessman works a touch screen on a digital tablet. Communication, Computer Monitor, Corporate Business, Digital Display, Liquid-Crystal Display, Touchpad, Wireless Technology, iPad
Gadgets and Technology: Fact or Fiction?
Is virtual reality only used in toys? Have robots ever been used in battle? From computer keyboards to flash memory, learn...
radio. Old analog electric radio with speaker, knobs and tuner. transmission, radio wave
Acoustics and Radio Technology: Fact or Fiction?
Do cellular phones use relayed radio signals? From antennas to tweeters, test the strength of your mental signals in this...
Screenshot of Microsoft Outlook Spam Folder. Junk folder. Internet. Communication. Email. E-mail.
Internet Firsts: Fact or Fiction?
You may fancy yourself a denizen of the internet, but how much do you know about its history? Test your knowledge with this...
Happy business woman talking on cell phone in office, telephone, mobile phone
Mobile Phones
Hello? Can you hear me now? Test your knowledge of on-the-go communication with this mobile phones quiz!
Microsoft sign adorns new office building housing computer giant's office in Vancouver, Canada, May 7, 2016.
Tech Companies
Think yourself a tech aficionado? Test your knowledge of some of the biggest tech companies in the game with this quiz!
KC-135 Stratotanker refueling U.S. Airforce military F-16 Falcon. Transportation aircraft refueled in mid-air aka aerial refueling.
Military Technology Quiz
What did Patton call “the greatest battle implement ever devised”? What is the oldest still-floating commissioned warship...
NASA's Reduced Gravity Program provides the unique weightless or zero-G environment of space flight for testing and training of human and hardware reactions. NASA used the turbojet KC-135A to run these parabolic flights from 1963 to 2004.
History of Flight Quiz
What was the famed “Sheet Metal Donkey”? How did the Wright brothers control their aircraft while in flight? Buckle your...
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combine harvester Agriculture & Agricultural Technology
Agriculture, the active production of useful plants or animals in ecosystems that have been created by people. Agriculture has often been conceptualized narrowly, in terms of specific combinations of activities and organisms—wet-rice production in Asia, wheat farming in Europe, cattle ranching in the Americas, and the like—but a more holistic perspective holds that humans are environmental engineers who disrupt terrestrial habitats in specific ways.
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A train departing from a London Underground subway station. Cars & Other Vehicles
Automobile, byname auto, also called motorcar or car, a usually four-wheeled vehicle designed primarily for passenger transportation and commonly propelled by an internal-combustion engine using a volatile fuel.
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Have computers replaced dogs as man's best friend? They've certainly become an indispensable part of daily life for most people in our modern society. The first modern computers used analog systems, which were especially useful for solving problems and simulating dynamic systems in real time. By the 1960s, digital computers had largely replaced their analog counterparts, though analog computers continued to be used for aircraft and spaceflight simulation. Later there was a similar transition from mainframe computers—large machines that were typically shared by multiple people within one organization—to personal computers, which were much more manageable in size and usability. The advent of personal computers brought computers into the individual consumer's home for the first time. Rapid developments in computer and Internet technology powered an ever-expanding selection of handheld digital devices such as the Palm Pilot, BlackBerry, iPhone, and iPod. Computer chips were increasingly embedded in consumer devices of all sorts, including cars, cameras, kitchen appliances, toys, watches, and much more, reinforcing the interconnected nature of the world in which we now live.
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Obverse side of the gold medal given to the winner of the Charles Stark Draper Prize, awarded annually by the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. Engineering
Engineering, the application of science to the optimum conversion of the resources of nature to the uses of humankind. The field has been defined by the Engineers Council for Professional Development, in the United States, as the creative application of “scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them singly or in combination; or to construct or operate the same with full cognizance of their design; or to forecast their behaviour under specific operating conditions; all as respects an intended function, economics of operation and safety to life and property.” The term engineering is sometimes more loosely defined, especially in Great Britain, as the manufacture or assembly of engines, machine tools, and machine parts.
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Industry, a group of productive enterprises or organizations that produce or supply goods, services, or sources of income. In economics, industries are customarily classified as primary, secondary, and tertiary; secondary industries are further classified as heavy and light.
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Thomas Edison Inventions
Invention, the act of bringing ideas or objects together in a novel way to create something that did not exist before.
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Telecommunication, science and practice of transmitting information by electromagnetic means. Modern telecommunication centres on the problems involved in transmitting large volumes of information over long distances without damaging loss due to noise and interference. The basic components of a modern digital telecommunications system must be capable of transmitting voice, data, radio, and television signals. Digital transmission is employed in order to achieve high reliability and because the cost of digital switching systems is much lower than the cost of analog systems. In order to use digital transmission, however, the analog signals that make up most voice, radio, and television communication must be subjected to a process of analog-to-digital conversion.
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