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Interesting Facts About the Benthic Zone

What's in a Name?The term 'benthic zone' comes from the Greek word 'benthos' ( βένθος), meaning the depth of the sea. The term 'benthic zone' stands for the lowest ecological region in a body o

How to Block Text Messages on Android and iOS

Did You Know?You can ask your service provider or carrier (like AT&T, Verizon, etc.) to block individual phone numbers. While Verizon offers this service free of cost, AT&T levies a monthly charge.

Difference Between Raster and Vector Graphics

Basic DifferenceRaster: Images are made of pixels. Vector: Uses mathematical formula to display images. The image files can be stored in two different formats―bitmap (raster) or vector. While

Hottest Place on Earth

In September 2012, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) stripped El Azizia of the title of the hottest place on Earth after its Commission of Climatology World Archive of Weather and Climate Ex

How Does the Tinder Dating App Work?

Tinder Update!This app only supports iOS 6+ and Android 2.2+, and is available in 24 languages. On September 15, 2012, the location-based dating app, Tinder, was released. By covering two of the mo

Light Microscope Vs. Electron Microscope

Did You Know?The microscope was invented by a Dutch lens-maker and scientist, Antonie van Leeuwenhoek. Since he invented the instrument without which the field of microbiology simply couldn't have exi

Top 6 Mythology-based Games

No Myth Here!Released on 30 October, 2002, Age of Mythology by Microsoft Game Studios is amongst the oldest and most popular mythology-based game of all time. Mythology is something that fascin

Useful Tips for Choosing the Right Smartphone

Can't Do Without Weather Updates!According to a survey conducted by Online Publishing Association, two-thirds of smartphone owners said that they cannot live without their device. The funny bit is

Meteorites Facts

Was Earth Life Seeded by a Meteorite Impact?Recent research conducted by the Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration has found evidence in an impact crater in Germany, which suggests that life on

How Was the Earth Created

Earth History on a 24-hour Time ScaleIf Earth's 4.54 billion year history is compressed into 24 hours of a day, the origin of life occurs at about 4.a.m., single-celled life forms evolve at around 2.0

What to Look for Before Buying an Ultrabook

Did You Know?Ultrabook is a trademarked brand by Intel, and the company announced the concept of the Ultrabook in 2011. Ultrabooks are the latest entrants in the computing world. These are designed

How to Activate Emoticons on Your iPhone

The Birth of the EmoticonThe first emoji are believed to have been created around the late '90s by Shigetaka Kurita for NTT DoCoMo's i-mode mobile Internet platform. Men aren't too good at emoting,

Wavelength of Visible Light Spectrum

Eyes Love GreenIn bright conditions, the human eye has maximum sensitivity for the 555 nm wavelength of light, which corresponds to the yellow-green color. Not coincidentally, it is also the color

Instantaneous Velocity

Find the Equation of MotionTo be able to compute the velocity of an object at any instant, its equation of motion ( the equation establishing the relation of displacement, with time) needs to

Open Vs. Closed Headphones

The Father of HeadphonesNathaniel Baldwin invented the first headphones, way back in 1910. These were first tried out by the U.S. Navy. Most audiophiles swear by the fantastic sound clarity of head