Month: August 2010

The Rebirth of Video Game Consoles [Infographic]

While keeping the kids busy in the car with hand held video game consoles is easy enough; what are you supposed to do when you need to keep them busy at home? Reading a book and going outside to play sound like the ideal solutions, but let’s be realistic. It’s nearly impossible to keep them away from video games or the tv. Here’s a nifty little infographic about the rebirth of the home video game console.

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How Big Is the International Space Station?

Essentially a laboratory that orbits Earth, the International Space Station (ISS) is now 98 percent complete, and the countdown is underway for the liftoff of space shuttle Atlantis as it prepares to deliver a new science module to the ISS. Scheduled to launch on Friday, May 14 at 2:20 p.m. EST, this mission will be Atlantis’ last, and will put some of the finishing touches on the ISS

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The Spotlight on Online Gaming [Infographic]

Do you have a farm on Facebook? Or, are you tearing up the neighborhood on Mafia Wars? Online Gaming has exploded in popularity over the past several years as the technology has increased. Online gaming is more than just a genre. It has entered into the fabric of American society, especially with the youth of the country. Over the past 5 years, online gaming has become a huge segment of the total online experience.

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A Breakdown and Explanation of RADAR [Infographic]

Radar is all around us every day. However, what do we really know about radar? In the graphic “I Can See You: Radar Explained,” we learn the basics of Radar.

What is RADAR?

  • Radar is short for ra(dio) d(etecting) a(nd) r(anging).
  • Radar is in use all around us, although it is normally invisible.

What are the uses of RADAR?

There are three predominant uses for radar:

  1. Detect the presence of an object at a distance
  2. Determine the speed of an object
  3. Map something

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