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        Computers | Science Trek

        The computing power in today’s cell phones is much higher than all the processing power of all the computers on the Apollo 11 Lunar Lander that put two men on the moon. Computers can be found in almost everything.  But how does this amazing technology work?  On this month’s Science Trek, host Joan Cartan-Hansen and her guests will answer students’ questions about computers.

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        Computers: Full Show

        Find out more about how computers work in this Science Trek episode.

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        Computers: Video Short

        Learn about the development of the first computers and computer programs. How did computers come to play such a large role in our everyday lives?

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        Computers: Web Show

        A computer is a machine that can carry out a set of instructions to complete a calculation or a task. Find out more about how computers work in this Science Trek: The Web Show.

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        Computers: On Location

        See how children in Boise Idaho are learning the basics of computer coding.

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