Astronomy is my favorite hobby, and I hope by the end of this article I’ll have piqued your interest in it as well. I’m Opal with Dragonbloggers, and here’s Five Reflector Telescopes to Make Astronomy Your Hobby! NexStar 130SLT Computerized Telescope This product comes to us from the folks at Celestron. It’s a solar-powered unit that weighs in at eleven pounds and is on an altazimuth mount. It sports a one hundred and fifty-millimeter Newtonian … Read more
Let’s say you go to space. Everyone wants to, at one point or another, if they’ve ever looked up at the stars of the night sky on a clear, dark eve. One of those nights where you can just see everything around you, encapsulated in the awe and wonder of the whole universe before your eyes. Sometimes, distance is terrifying. Other times, it just draws you in even more. So yes, let’s say you’re one … Read more
With the introduction of technologies such as CRISPR that can modify a cell’s DNA, one must understand the ethical dilemmas of doing such a thing. The first thing I can think of when DNA modification is introduced, is the fact that it would be used to cure genetic diseases. But here’s the thing: What actually is considered a genetic disease? Sure, certainly cancer would be a genetic disease – or possibly severe forms of Down … Read more
Are you fond of trivia and random facts? Do you love science? Well, you’re in for a treat right now because we’ll be talking about one of the fascinating features of our Universe: black holes. Black holes are regions of spacetime wherein matter is packed so densely, and the gravitational force is extremely strong that nothing – not even light – can escape from it. Physicists believe that the formation of black holes is caused … Read more
Astronomy has always been a fascinating subject and if you ask any third grader what they’ll want to be when they grow up, they’ll tell you with great confidence that they’ll want to be astronomers. Nothing beats the feeling of observing huge giants of planets gravitating our earth or the mere fact that our planet is just but a speck in the galaxy! Studying astronomy will help you to better understand the various aspects of … Read more
Understanding transpiration is arguably the basis of any successful agricultural venture and ensuring fruitful crops for both farmers and manufacturers who rely on nature to work at its optimal best for the sake of their products. While those who work with plants, don’t always have a degree in biology or botany, they still have a grasp on transpiration and can pinpoint how this vital process is in getting beautifully leafy and healthy plants to grow. … Read more
There’s been a major switch from fossil fuels to renewable energy over the past few decades, but what energy system is the best? People want to know what is the most efficient renewable energy source is, but it can be difficult to distinguish between and how they are different. The idea of renewable energy is that the products used to create that energy can be recreated, so you can conceivably create energy continuously without a … Read more
When it comes to stargazing, laser pointers are all the rave. Emitting a narrow, intense beam of light that is visible for hundreds, maybe even thousands, of meters at night if weather conditions allow, lasers can give you some breathless views in a night sky. You’ll probably find a green laser pointer (GLP) in the toolkit of any amateur stargazer. These lasers are very easy to use, and are fairly accurate in pinpointing stars and … Read more
Do you have the zeal to learn and grasp new things? If so, take a predictive index learning test and be a part of the renounced company who want to staff like you. Formerly called a Professional Learning Indicator (PLI), the predictive Index Learning Indicator (PILI) is a 12-minute test featuring a total of 50 questions. The test will judge your skills that are not mentioned in the resume. You will be gauged upon … Read more
Now that my kids are getting bigger, I am finding it harder to know what to get them for Christmas. Here are some great items I have found to get your tech kid happy this Christmas.
After completing my CrashGuard review, EvolutiveLabs asked me to review their PlayProof case, so here it is: In RhinoShield’s PlayProof line, they have dozens and dozens of options available to choose from. They have very cool designs, and most of the designs have different color schemes. They even release designs tailored to certain holidays such as Halloween or St. Patricks day, which is pretty sweet. It shows that they stay on top of the product and … Read more
In a heart-rending yet anthropologically exciting discovery, an Aconcaguan Inca boy who had been sacrificed in a seemingly inhuman ritual around 500 years ago has contributed to discovering his maternal ancestry based in Peru. The mummified remains of this young Incan’s lungs were extracted (shown in the picture below) and analyzed by a group of geneticists led by Antonio Salas of the Universidad de Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain to try and determine his lineage. … Read more
Not something we usually associate with Tera-tons of 30 km wide celestial rock! Under observation since the Mars Voyager mission four decades ago, Phobos – the larger of two satellites orbiting Mars – has been developing deeper grooves and getting pulled out of its spherical shape. Back then, it was suggested that the stretch marks across the surface were a result of Mars pulling too hard on its moon, but this hypothesis was negated by … Read more
Review of the Patriot FUEL 9000mAh 2Port, Power Bank, high quality Portable Charger & LED light. Multi-purpose USB charger that does so much.
Remember that movie, National Lampoon’s Vacation where Chevy Chase (the dad) asked a guy to take a family picture for them, then ran off with the camera? If you haven’t seen that movie, you should it’s funny, though I am sure you can’t find it on RedBox and can only get it on DVD from Netflix, but let’s get back to this review. The point of the flash back down memory lane was the fact … Read more
Star date, 68722.5. Replicators…. Now have become…. Portable and small enough… to carry in hand and humanity,… is in for a treat. Thanks Captain Kirk for starting this review right, but this was actually introduced in Jean-Luc’s time, I guess he saw it when he was time travelling. If you calculate that star date you will find that it comes up as April 4, 2015 so that’s not the future, that’s today (at least the … Read more
HyperX comes back strong with the release with the HyperX Cloud II hot on the heels of the success of the HyperX Cloud. They have been pumping out quality products for some time now but let’s see exactly is good about these. Let’s start off with the specs. Specifications • Driver Unit: 53mm Neodymium Magnets • Headphone Frequency Response: 15Hz-25KHz • Headphone Input Impedance: 60 ohm • Connector: 3.5mm & USB • Airplane Adapter • … Read more
Need a light? Well Aennon might have you covered with their X000Q0F12H LED Headlamp.
Hello my gamer friends out there, I am here to bring you another video card review. Today’s flavor will be the EVGA Geforce GTX 970 Superclocked ACX2.0. This card has the makings and already the folklore behind it that makes many gamers want it, let’s find out why and if that lore is true. EVGA is NVIDIA’s top 3D card partner, bringing you all of NVIDIA’s latest and greatest and improving on them in great … Read more
The Kingston HyperX 3K drive is reviewed with tutorial on configuration as well as benchmarks against 2 other SSD drives and a platter drive.