History

Security

A Brief History of Computer Viruses

For nearly 50 years, computers have been getting infected with worms and viruses, programs designed to spread from machine to machine. In this video, we take a look at how these digital diseases got their start, alongside more unique examples of self-replicating software.

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Hardware Interesting

Colossus – The Greatest Secret in the History of Computing

Chris Shore talks about Colossus, how it came to be, how it worked and how it changed the course of World War II.

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Linux

The Weird History of Linux

Why are there so many Linux distros? Take a brief journey through the history of Linux to understand hundreds of different distros exist today

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Solar

The Mystery Flaw of Solar Panels

Real Engineering explores a flaw of solar panels.

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Windows

CTRL-ALT-DEL: The Secret History of the Three Finger Salute

We all know the “three finger salute,” but where did it come from? Did Bill Gates invent Ctrl-Alt-Delete? Was it for MS_DOS? Find out the secret history of Ctrl-Alt-Delete as Dave takes you back to its origins.

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Interesting Science

Why Are There 7 Days In a Week? EXPLAINED

Today is Monday and every seven days, a Monday arrives. But why every 7 days? It’s Okay To Be Smart explains why.

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Space

Can Nuclear Propulsion Take Us to Mars?

Real Engineering ponders the future of nuclear powered propulsion systems to get us to Mars a lot faster than the current technology in use in today’s space programs.

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Data Visualization Interesting

Evolution of the Alphabet

UsefulCharts explores the evolution of writing and the Latin alphabet.

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