Your debit card is more than a flexible piece of plastic. The dark strip on the back of the card actually holds all of the financial data that is associated with that card but how does that strip serve as a data storage device?

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CDs and DVDs are resistant against magnetic fields, heat, dust, small scratches, and most strong acids... So what are they made of?

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A closer inspection of that flittering garbage on the side of roads reveals that it is mainly plastics. Cast away after only a short usage time, we have to ask ourselves whether we will ever be able to get rid of our plastic mess.

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You may not be completely aware of this, but we're in the middle of a revolution...a technological revolution that is. And it's making huge changes in the way you're communicating.

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A whole ecosystem is working hard in your compost to break down your food and yard waste into natural fertilizer for your garden.

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From photons to photos, an outline of how digital imaging works.

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How do they get the caramel into the Caramilk bars? The real answer to the mystery isn’t quite as exotic as you might think, but it’s no less clever...

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What makes for a good New Year's resolution? Learning more about how your brain forms and breaks habits!

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It's all in the Clouds. It's not everyday that you discover a new species, let alone one that has been right under your nose for almost 200 years.

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A plan is underway in Europe to create the ultimate energy network, linking the sunshine of northern Africa, the geothermal energy of underground volcanic activity in Iceland, and the Scandinavian winds in north Europe.

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