13 Mysterious Technologies And Inventions Are Now Lost To History

1- Damascus Steel Damascus steel is represented in "Game of Thrones" as Valerian Steel. Both materials are stronger and more resilient than normal blades. Legends once told of Damascus steel being able to split a hair, easily slice other swords in half, and cut through rifle barrels. The real Damascus steel swords have a pattern…

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24 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries In The World

Even though science has pushed our understanding of the living world to new heights, there are still some things that just plain baffle us. It seems that the more we uncover about life on this planet, the deeper the mysteries grow. 1 - Cows Always Face North Or South While Eating Most people don’t give…

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Top 10 Science Stories Of 2016

1 - Gravitational waves The detection of gravitational waves introduced a new era in astronomy. Expect new details about black holes and other cosmic phenomena. The secrets gleaned from the universe’s most mysterious giants are incongruously subtle when witnessed at Earth: Detectors budge by a tiny fraction of a proton’s breadth, outputting a feeble, birdlike chirp.…

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10 Essential Excel Skills You Need To Know

1-Freezing Rows and Columns If you have a lengthy spreadsheet containing tons of data, you may have to scroll too far down or even across to view it all. This means you will lose sight of your headings and find yourself constantly scrolling back to see them. However, if you freeze the rows and columns,…

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How To Enable Instant File Initializating And Improving Sql Server Performance

What is 'File Initialization' ?  When the database data files talk to the disk, they have to be 'initialized'.  This means that any newly allocated space is overwritten with zero values (0×0). Windows does this to avoid problems by accessing old data, previously stored on the same disk. This zero File Initialization causes operations like…

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Understanding SQL Server Recovery Model

Recovery Models in SQL Server are basically designed to control the transaction log maintenance and to help you recover your data from a disaster. There are basically three different types of recovery models available in SQL Server 2000 and higher versions namely Simple, Full and Bulk Logged. The choice of a specific recovery model purely…

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