The Evolution of Technology In A Nutshell

Technology has progressed by a lot, especially within the last 100 years, and innovations are brought to each and every field, every day. The 20th century has quite a share of exceptional discoveries and innovations in science and technology, from nuclear fission, to integrated circuits, transistors and computers, from automobiles to airplanes, satellites and space shuttles.

The following infographic illustrates best some of the most important historical key points in the evolution of technology within the last 300 years.

Over The Centuries: A Technology Timeline


Tips To Make Better Coffee

Water quality is important

Unfortunately, tap water isn’t that great in many parts of the world, being imbued with all kinds of scents and tastes that can surely ruing the quality of your coffee. In case the tap water in your home isn’t that great, or contains too much chlorine, it’s best to buy and use bottle, flat water.

Always use freshly ground coffee beans

Ground coffee loses it’s aroma very quickly after the grinding process. Even if you grind the coffee and keep it in a well-sealed jar, your coffee brews still won’t be that tasty as when using freshly ground coffee. That’s why it’s best to have your own grinder, and only grind the necessary amount every time. Also, make sure you thoroughly clean up the coffee grinder after each use, to avoid new coffee getting mixed with the remaining of the last grounds.

Use a moka pot or a Turkish pot

Traditionally made coffee is the best. Using a coffee maker with paper filters can damage the brew’s taste by a lot, making it taste like carton sometimes, for example. Plus, a coffee maker is rather difficult to maintain, compared with a coffee pot.

Water must not boil

If you’re using a Turkish coffee pot to brew your coffee, it’s important that the water doesn’t boil. This will burn your coffee and give it a charred taste. The water temperature for coffee made in a Turkish pot should only reach 90°-96°, and then the pot should be removed from the heat source.

Experiment with various coffee roasts

Before packaging and shipping, coffee is roasted by various methods, for longer or shorter periods of time. There are many types of roasts from the light, Cinnamon roast to the dark, burned Spanish roast. You probably won’t like the coffee obtained from any coffee roast. As a general idea though, the most common roasts in the U.S. are American roast, with a medium-light brown color, and the Full City roast, medium-dark brown color, the most common roast for espresso blends.

Learn a few elements of coffee art

I’m pretty sure you’ve seen at least a few amazing latte-toppings so far, with various exceptional “drawings” on them. Well, a latte drawing won’t make the coffee taste better, but it can surely increase its appeal, and your guests will enjoy it more. There are symbols and patterns easy to draw. You can start with those.

3 Useful Household Hacks

1. How to unclog a drain without a plunger

In the absence of a plunger, or in case you simply can’t use a plunger depending on situations, a clogged drain can be a lot of trouble. However, it can be easily unclogged without this tool. All you have to do is simply add 1/2 cup of baking powder on the drain, and wash it down with 1/2 cup of vinegar. Let it work for a few minutes, then wash it down with a fair amount of hot water. Pipes should unclog.

2. How to remove stickers or rubber band from something without leaving a sticky trace

In case you have stickers on your fridge, on your car, computer or any other surface of object that you’d want to have sticker-free, it’s much easier to remove them if you use a hair dryer. The stickers, rubber band, label etc, should come off much easier, without breaking. Just in case there’s glue residue remaining on the surface, just use a piece of cloth imbibed in a bit of warm water and detergent, to rub it off.

3. How to lubricate a door lock without grease

Although greasing the metallic components in a mechanism such a door or window lock may seem adequate, grease can leak and stain the door material, or accumulate dust and actually clog the mechanism. Therefore, you can use the graphite from a pencil for it. Simply remove the graphite from a pencil, ground it into a fine powder, put it into a straw, apply the straw on the key hole of the lock, and blow the graphite into the lock.

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