Digital Piracy (Cybersafety)
The Internet has had and will continue to have a profound effect
on society. It is hard to imagine life without such technologies as
computers, cell phones, gaming devices, and so on. The Internet,
World Wide Web, and their associated technologies have altered
our social and personal experience of the world. In no other time in...
The Earth and the Moon (The Solar System)
The planets Mercury,Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn—all visible to the naked eye—were known to ancient peoples. In fact, the Romans gave these planets their names as they are known today. Mercury was named after their god Mercury, the fleet-footed messenger of the gods, because the planet seems especially fast moving when viewed...
The Hoover Dam (Building America: Then and Now)
The time was the early 1930s, the president was Herbert
Hoover, and the situation in the United States looked bleak.
The stock market had crashed in 1929, and most Americans were
hurt by the Great Depression, which left a majority of them jobless,
homeless, and penniless. But in the West, a beacon of hope
was in the... The Black Death (Great Historic Disasters)
In 1346, Europe was hit by the worst natural disaster
in its recorded history: the Black Death. Generally
believed to be a combination of bubonic plague and two
other plague strains, the Black Death ravaged the length and
breadth of Europe from Sicily to Norway, from Ireland to Russia,
for five terrible years. Scholars can... Digital Video: Moving Images and Computers (The Digital World)
With the development of easy-to-use video-editing software, inexpensive camera equipment, and a worldwide audience courtesy of the Internet, creating and watching digital video has become a popular pastime among average computer users. The growth of digital video has changed the way movies and television programs are produced and distributed...
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