Damaged electronic goods

Electronic devices are susceptible to damage from radiation, potentially cosmic radiation and even ultraviolet radiation. A study using spectroscopy reveals that the amount of optical damage, as opposed to structural damage, that can be caused may be more than ten times greater than studies suggested. “These are somewhat new ideas, especially in my opinion the […]

Muse, Telstar and electronic keyboards

As many Sciencebase readers will known Telstar was a generic name given to a range of communications satellites (the idea for which was first posited by author Arthur C Clarke). The first two Telstar satellites were experimental. Telstar 1 was launched atop a Thor-Delta rocket on July 10, 1962 and successfully relayed the first television […]