Technology Facts

Technology Facts

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7 months ago
All GPS units sold in the civilian market have to be programmed to deactivate themselves if they detect they are travelling faster than 1200 MPH or are above 60,000 feet in altitude to prevent them being used in intercontinental ballistic missiles.
8 months ago
Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have expressed their desire to see the search engine become artificial intelligence itself. To achieve that goal, they created the highly-protected “X lab.”
9 months ago
There's a phone app called RoboRoach that allows you to remotely control a cockroach through a chip that you to manually implant into the unwitting critter.
9 months ago
The inventor of the Game Boy, was originally Nintendo’s janitor and maintenance man. His name was Gunpei Yokoi.
2 years ago
More than a billion transistors are manufactured every second.
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2 years ago
Surgeons who grew up playing video games make 37 percent fewer mistakes.
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5 years ago
A toaster uses almost half as much energy as a full-sized oven.
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5 years ago
An airplane mechanic invented Slinky while he was playing with engine parts and realized the possible secondary use for the springs.
5 years ago
In 1998, Sony accidently sold 700,000 camcorders that had the technology to see through people's clothes.
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5 years ago
The United States produces enough plastic film annually to cover the entire state of Texas.
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5 years ago
A car operates at maximum economy, gas-wise, at speeds between 25 and 35 miles per hour.
5 years ago
A Citreon 2CV with an oil leak once travelled 500 miles through Italy after its gearbox was filled with bananas!
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5 years ago
A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
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5 years ago
A small airplane can fly backwards.
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5 years ago
About 39,000 gallons of water are used to produce the average car!
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5 years ago
Any modern jet is capable of breaking the sound barrier.
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