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This is the Bagworm Moth Caterpillar (Psychidae), it collects and saws little sticks to construct elaborate log cabins to live in.

This is the elephant beetle (Megasoma elephas) resting on a human’s shoulder.

The world wide web is like a global filing system that runs on the internet. Each entry in this filing system is a website, which can consist of many webpages. Each webpage brings code, text, and multimedia files together. Hyperlinks are special interconnections between webpages that help users navigate through the world wide web.…

The Java programming language was developed by Canadian computer scientist James Gosling (b. 1955) for the American computer company Sun Microsystem’s Java platform – a collection of software designed to allow programmers to develop a variety of systems. These ranged from tiny applications hosted on smartcards for personal banking, to large systems designed for use by many people across an organization.…

Friction is a force that occurs when a solid object rubs against or slides past another, or when it moves through a liquid or a gas. It always acts against the direction of movement. The rougher surfaces are and the harder they press together,  the stronger the friction—but friction occurs even between  very smooth surfaces.…

In 1979, Danish programmer Bjarne Stroustrup (b. 1950) started working at Bell Labs. He had previously worked using Simula67, considered to be the first object-oriented programming language. Simula67 had been designed to let people model real-world systems easily, but Stroustrup found it quite slow.…

This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of two out of many different programming styles, structured and object-oriented programming.

Today, computers use many sorts of programming languages. A programming language is a set of instructions that instruct the central processing unit (CPU) inside a computer to accomplish and perform a specifically defined task.…

BASIC’s popularity really took off in the 1970s and 1980s, when home computers first became available. Most machines came with a version of BASIC, which became many people’s introduction to programming. The syntax of the language was straightforward and easy to learn, and allowed people to write software to help them in their businesses, or as a hobby.…

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