December 6, 2013

Writing for a computer

Advent Computing: Writing for a computer

A number can represent some sort of “instruction” to a computer, and what instruction a given number means is determined by that computer’s “machine language”. The number sequence “27, 48, 19” might mean “store the number 48 in the bit of memory at address 19”,...

Advent Oil & Gas: Drilling for riches

Rigs and platforms are not all created equal.  There are a number of different types, each designed for a specific task and environment, from the most basic land rigs to the very advanced (and expensive) platforms used for deep-water drilling. Land rigs are the original...

Link to Refluxing

Advent Chemistry: Refluxing

As a general rule, heating a reaction up makes it go faster. Many reactions work better if you boil the solvent they’re happening in. Actually, many reactions happen fastest of all in the vapour that comes off the boiling solvent. The reaction takes place in...