Evolution of the scientific calculator

The scientific calculator

While we might have started out using our fingers and toes to count, humanity has been busy designing machines to help with calculations for hundreds of years. From early counting devices to modern calculators, a lot has happened in between.

Today, students and professionals alike are equipped with scientific calculators capable of executing complex mathematical functions and solving equations. They save a huge amount of time compared with writing out and solving individual problems and equations.

But how did inventors move from the very first abacus thousands of years ago to the modern scientific calculator?

What is a scientific calculator?

Scientific calculators, also known as digital calculators, are electronically powered devices that can solve many different calculations used in mathematics, science and engineering.

More basic calculators typically have four core functions: adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing. Some advanced electronic calculators include other functions like instant percentage calculators.

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Nebraska Outdoor Education Center to host Director’s Take Aim Games

The Nebraska Outdoor Education Center in Lincoln is hosting The Director’s Take Aim Games on Aug. 21.The games consist of various shooting sports, such as indoor rifle, outdoor archery, tomahawk throwing, slingshots and more. The games allow teams of up to seven players for the competition.“Shooting sports and outdoor activities are a fun activity for families and young adults. We invite everyone to come to this event, no matter your level of experience, to participate and have fun,” Director Jim Douglas said. “We will have trained staff on-hand to help beginners and a good time will be had by all.”The NOEC says during the competition teams will rotate as a group through four different activities depending on the age of the youngest team member. Ages 6-7:Complete a hike while shooting at archery targets along the way Shoot at the air gun gallery Use slingshots Create archery art by aiming for … Read More

Maui Mayor Requests Postponement of Return to School Amid Delta Variant Surge

“In light of new CDC data showing the Delta variant can spread as easily as Chickenpox,” Maui Mayor Michael Victorino is asking the Hawaiʻi Department of Education, Department of Health and the Ige Administration to postpone the return of classroom learning until the impacts of the current COVID-19 surge on Maui County’s healthcare facilities can be assessed.

“Hawaiʻi public schools stand ready to reopen classrooms for the new school year on Tuesday, Aug. 3, even though the Hawaiʻi Department of Health reports the state’s COVID positivity rate has climbed 163{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec} over the past two weeks,” according to the Victorino administration.

Today, state officials reported 452 new cases statewide, with a seven-day rolling average of 288.4 cases. Maui had 66 new cases Sunday and is averaging 29.6 cases per day.

“Even though it is rare for children to become seriously ill or die from COVID-19, hospitals in states with low

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The Best Sci-Fi Shows to Watch Right Now on Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Amazon, and More

Eliza Taylor, Lola Flanery, and Marie Avgeropoulos, The 100

Eliza Taylor, Lola Flanery, and Marie Avgeropoulos, The 100

The CW

Who needs reality? If you’re looking for something a little more out there than your typical cop/doctor/lawyer show, you should consider exploring the sci-fi genre. The shows on this list take place in otherworldly universes, play around with concepts like time travel and mysterious clones, and will probably get you thinking a lot about whether aliens are actually real. This world is so overrated, it’s time to try another.

From the all-time classics to the new releases ready to take their place, we’ve spent years of our lives watching everything in the sci-fi genre and have collected some favorites that are ready to stream. Below you’ll find plenty of shows across various streaming platforms that are about future societies, clones, robots with feelings, galaxies far, far away, and even immortality. Also, check out our list of all the best

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