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IS SENDING HUMANS TO MARS A GOOD USE OF RESOURCES?
 
While arguably one of the most expensive ventures of its time, sending men to the moon resulted in many tech advances that have benefitted humankind. Putting aside the sheer audacity of the idea, would going to Mars yield similar or greater discoveries that could lead to solving world problems right here? One of the arguments against it is that there are plenty of Earth problems that the money would be better spent on.
 
What do you think about the idea of colonizing Mars?
What challenges have to be overcome that might directly help humans on Earth?
Will there be unforeseen benefits that outweigh the cost?
     
 
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Practical LED Indicator And Flasher Circuits
PRACTICAL LED INDICATOR AND FLASHER CIRCUITS
 
The most widely used of all optoelectronic devices is the simple LED (light emitting diode). Here is a presentation of a variety of indicator and flasher circuits using LEDs.

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10 Things You Need to Know About Wi-Fi
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT WI-FI
 
Wi-Fi is that popular short-range wireless technology that practically all of us use each day. Here are some facts about the familiar wireless technology that you may not know.

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A Nuts _ Volts Designer_s Guide to Reliable Oscillators and Timers _ Part 3
TIME AFTER TIME: A NUTS & VOLTS DESIGNER'S GUIDE TO RELIABLE OSCILLATORS AND TIMERS - Part 3  

Crystals That Make The World Go 'Round

Strike a crystal goblet with a spoon, and you have created a crystal oscillator that generates acoustic waves in the air.

Smiley_s Workshop
SMILEY'S WORKSHOP #64
Arduino Handheld Prototyper - Part 5

Data Logging - Take a look at the SRAM and EEPROM on the Arduino, then graduate to SD cards to learn cheap and easy ways to store LOTS of data.

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Beginner_s Guide to Reading Schematics
Book Pick Of The Week
From the Nuts & Volts Webstore
 
Beginner's Guide to Reading Schematics, 3rd Edition

Navigate the roadmaps of simple electronic circuits and complex systems with help from an experienced engineer. With all-new art and demo circuits you can build, this hands-on, illustrated guide explains how to understand and create high-precision electronics diagrams. Find out how to identify parts and connections, decipher element ratings, and apply diagram-based information in your own projects.
  • Schematic, block, and pictorial diagrams
  • Resistors and capacitors
  • Inductors and transformers
  • Switches, conductors, and cables
  • Diodes, transistors, and logic gates
  • Electron tubes
  • Cells and batteries
  • Voltage dividers and reducers
  • Breadboards and wire wrapping
  • Electronics troubleshooting
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