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Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, is considering launching 700 satellites to provide everyone on the planet with internet access.

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Elon Musk, the founder of PayPal, Tesla and SpaceX, is considering launching 700 satellites to provide everyone on the planet with internet access.

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Any modern PC has plenty of available processing power to handle multiple players but the PC architecture isn’t designed to support more than one keyboard or mouse connected at once. Games that...

Sat nav takes highly accurate measurements of the time taken for signals to reach it from several GPS satellites. From these, it can determine the relative distances of the satellites and hence...

Temperature is a measure of the average speed of the molecules in a substance. When you heat something in a microwave oven, the electromagnetic radiation stimulates the molecules to move faster...

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