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12 Format War Losers

12 Format War Losers

Format wars are the frontline battles of capitalism. Two or more companies fight over your attention, wanting to bring you the same service, but using their methods. Sometimes the wars are decided by consumers on the basis of price and functionality; sometimes because one side screws up royally;...

12 "Dead Technology" Advertisements

12 "Dead Technology" Advertisements

It is interesting to look back at the various ways that technology has been advertised to consumers over the past several decades. It is particularly interesting to look back at these advertisements when the featured products have been made obsolete. From the BetaMax to the HD DVD the following...

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What Is Fracking?

Fracking is media term applied to a process known as Hydraulic Fracturing. Hydraulic fracturing was first used in the United States in 1947. Fracking (or hydraulic fracturing) is a process that creates fractures in rocks to force natural gas, water, and oil reserves trapped 5,000 to 20,000 feet...

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What Is Involved in Blood Clot Formation?

The platelets in the blood largely contribute to blood clot formation. Platelets are the parts of blood of cells that have a sticky surface. The sticky surface allows them to bond with each other and to the walls of the veins and arteries which may require a blood clot. Upon any damage to a blood...

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Newsweek Goes Digital After 79 Years in Print

Newsweek, one of the longest running internationally acclaimed magazines, will offer its final print edition of its 79 year history on December 31, 2012. The announcement was delivered during a meeting on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Tina Brown, editor-in-chief at Newseek and...

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Saint Leo University Online

Saint Leo University, fondly called Saint Leo, is a Catholic University located in Florida. It provides higher education both in a traditional campus-based format and in an online format. The university's online programs are handled by its Center for Online Learning and is focused on providing...

10 Best Radiohead Songs

10 Best Radiohead Songs

Radiohead, often considered one of the greatest rock bands of all time (if not the most innovative), has offered its unique blend of alternative rock for over one quarter of a century. The band began in the mid 1980s within Abingdon, Oxfordshire all members were enrolled in the Abingdon School...

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What Is FLAC?

FLAC, or Free Lossless Audio Codec, is a type of compression method that allows for the preservation of the original quality of the audio recording while at the same time also reducing the total file size of the finished, compressed file. FLAC is an open-source and royalty-free format. Because of...

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What Is a Medical Deposition?

It is sometimes necessary for a court case to involve a witness testimony in order to strengthen an argument made by the prosecution or defense. When a witness, who is a medical professional, provides a testimony other than within the confines of a court, it is recorded as a legal document for...

10 Most Influential Weapons in History

10 Most Influential Weapons in History

Weapons: these ever-changing martial tools have been used to forge nations, to create empires and to topple regimes. They have shaped society, signified ranks and, of course, been brutal implements of death. They’ve brought slaughter and destruction to millions of people, but they have also liberated...