Engineers Own the Future—and Maybe Even Us

Technology is at the heart of everything we do. But as mechanical, electrical and computational systems have become increasingly complex, the control of every day life is increasingly in the hands of those that build it—the engineers.

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Tiny Metallic Pixels Could Make Pictures That Never Fade

With time, paint and pictures lose their intensity. But tiny metallic pixels could be used to create vivid images and paintwork that never lose their lustre—and the resulting pictures are becoming more detailed than ever.

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Nazi Teleprinter From World War II Bought on eBay by Museum for $15

Sometimes you can find a real gem on eBay. The UK’s National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park certainly did: It spotted a Nazi teleprinter used during the war for sale on the site and bought it for just $15.

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Intel’s Insane New Desktop CPU Has Ten Cores and Costs $1,700

If you need raw power in your desktop PC, Intel’s new CPU will be just the ticket. The new Extreme Edition of its regular Core i7 chip has 10 cores, each running at up to 3.5GHz—but it’ll cost you.

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Iran Demands Social Media Sites Store Data Within Its Borders

Iran has announced that all social media sites must store any data relating to Iranian citizens only on servers inside the country’s borders.

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Digital Music Couldn’t Exist Without the Fourier Transform

Digital Music Couldn't Exist Without the Fourier Transform

This is the Fourier Transform. You can thank it for providing the music you stream every day, squeezing down the images you see on the Internet into tiny little JPG files, and even powering your noise-canceling headphones. Here’s how it works.

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