Ethan Oakes

Regular Hitecher contributor since 2017, journalist, Master in Economic Security. His interests include programming, robotics, computer games, and financial markets.

Where did the zodiac signs originate?  What are horoscopes based on nowadays?  What do scientists think about it? #hightecher_explains

Where did the zodiac signs originate? What are horoscopes based on nowadays? What do scientists think about it? #hightecher_explains

Do you think horoscopes are anti-scientific predictions or quite real and valid ways of knowing what will happen to you in the near future?  Take your time to answer - we have a lot to say about astrology, the zodiac signs and scientists' attitudes towards them.
The elixir of immortality: is there any chance that humans could live forever?

The elixir of immortality: is there any chance that humans could live forever?

Humanity has been trying to unravel the secret of eternal life for ages. Sages, alchemists, philosophers and poets have all attempted, in one way or another, to answer the question of why man inevitably withers and how to explain the phenomenon that different living beings have completely different lifespans.
When will we colonise Mars?  Scientists' predictions and their scientific rationale. #hightecher_explains

When will we colonise Mars? Scientists' predictions and their scientific rationale. #hightecher_explains

Elon Musk plans to transport about a million people to Mars by 2050 and set up a full-fledged colony on the planet. 

Science against insomnia: scientific advice on how to fall asleep quickly and get a good night's sleep

According to research, about 40-45% of people experience occasional insomnia, and 60% complain of a chronic lack of sleep.

Is China the most technologically advanced country in the world?

In 2014, the Harvard Business Review published an article in which researchers decided that China's policies prevent innovation.

How to assemble a cool computer without going broke

There is an opinion that we are paying too much for a manufactured computer — by 20% or even more. Actually, it is all down to advertising costs, included in the price of a computer.

7 of the most intelligent animals, which might surprise you!

Despite scientific and technological advances, scientists still do not know how many of our living creature’s brains work or how to measure their level of intelligence reliably.

Video Games in Medicine. From RPGs for Cancer to VR for PTSD

According to statistics, about 85% of American children between the ages of 2 and 17 regularly play computer games.

Is life possible on the Moon?

How much do we know about our satellite?

10 start-ups that are soaring

A selection of epic success stories, from space to social media.

Top 10 start-up failures

Management mistakes, bad advertising, misunderstanding of consumer needs, etc… Today we have a march-past of projects that could unlock their potential, but ultimately failed.

Smart contracts: exactly what they are, and why they are essential

With the rise of cryptocurrencies, there is an increasing amount of discussion about smart contracts. In this article, we will describe in simple terms what they are, why they are essential, and how they work.

The most high-profile cryptocurrency crimes in cryptocurrency history

Bloomberg has reported that in 2021, the Cajee brothers, the founders of South Africa-based investment platform "Africrypt," stole $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency.

Wrong ideas about cryptocurrency

At the moment, the world had seen as much as more than 2000 different issued crypto assets. As the attention to the many cryptocurrencies rises, also increase in the numbers of misconceptions which surrounds the top coins and other projects. No doubt, the principal known issues with this should be discussed.

How does a hologram work?

Holograms are an essential part of any sci-fi action movie. However, just how advanced is the technology in real life? Let's look at what holograms are, how they are used, and whether it is possible to create a hologram with our own fair hands.
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