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History of Google
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History of Google

Who would have thought that two grad students from Stanford would become famous for creating the world’s fastest and most reliable search engine? When Larry Page and Sergey Brin met, the latter was just one of the guys assigned to show around new students like Page. They mostly disagreed with each other on a lot of things during that first meeting. However, the Sergey and Larry did not end a […]

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A Brief History of Hawaii
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A Brief History of Hawaii

Admired for its paradise islands and rich cultural history, Hawaii continues to seduce tourists to revisit it again and again. Its beaches are famous surfer havens that international surfing champions frequent. The state also boasts a fearsome chain of volcanoes because of its location in the Pacific. Aside from that, Hawaii is a rich source of natural resources such as coconuts, bananas, and sugarcane products. More than the beaches, volcanoes […]

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History of NAFTA
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History of NAFTA

NAFTA, or North American Free Trade Agreement, covers Canada, the United States, and Mexico, making NAFTA the world’s largest free trade area in terms of GDP. President George H.W. Bush, Mexican President Salinas, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney signed the NAFTA in 1992. However, it was not signed into law until December 8, 1993 by President Bill Clinton. It was promptly enforced on January 1, 1994. NAFTA’s Beginnings The […]

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History of Nanotechnology
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History of Nanotechnology

The idea that we can build machines in microscopic sizes and have them function like construction bots producing, organizing, and rearranging objects at the molecular level is not as easy to believe when the technology is not yet existing. That concept was what Richard Feynman put forward in his talk “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” in 1959. Although his was the first academic talk to deal with the […]

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History of Pink Floyd
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History of Pink Floyd

Like most band in the sixties, Pink Floyd was a product of the upheavals and climactic changes happening that time. The band was formed in 1965 during the psychedelic era in London’s music underground. The original band members were Nick Mason, Rick Wright, Roger Waters, Clive Metcalf, Keith Noble, and Juliette Gale. Juliette later married Rick. The band’s name went through a series of changes from Sigma-6, The Meggadeaths, and […]

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History of Potassium
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History of Potassium

Marked with a letter K as its chemical symbol, Potassium is one of the most abundant metals on Earth. In nature, it occurs as ionic salt found dissolved in seawater, and as part of many minerals. It is also necessary for the function of plant and animal living cells. However, it does not exist in its pure elemental form because of its highly reactive nature.   Potash Before the 18th […]

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History of the Sistine Chapel
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History of the Sistine Chapel

The Sistine Chapel has had numerous artists working on its creation throughout history. The chapel, one of the best-known chapels in the Apostolic Palace where the Pope resides, showcases the works of masters Michelangelo, Raphael, Bernini, and Boticelli. The most well known among these, however, is Michelangelo, who labored on the frescoes on the Sistine Chapel’s ceiling for many years despite the fact that he wasn’t a painter, but a […]

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History of Tennis
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History of Tennis

Strong hits, powerful strokes, explosive returns, and smooth serves – these are the moves that make tennis a very engaging game. Wimbledon, Australia Open, and the French Open are three of the famous courts where the top seeds meet each other to compete for the honor of being Number One. The prize money is just the icing on the cake, so to speak, making tennis a high stakes game in […]

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History of the Gaza Strip
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History of the Gaza Strip

How could such a small piece of land controlled by formidable forces and hemmed in by the Mediterranean Sea on one side become the source of grief and fear for so many people? Gaza Strip is just 25 miles long and 4 to 7.5 miles wide. It is a small strip of land in Israel named after its main city, Gaza. Its history, however, is full of bloodshed. It is […]

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History of Thanksgiving
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History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is so closely associated with American images of turkey dinners with family and friends that we haven’t thought of whether the holiday could be something more than remembering the Pilgrims. Actually, Thanksgiving has been celebrated in ancient times and in many different cultues, not just in the Western world.   Ancient Times In ancient times, Thanksgiving was usually celebrated after the harvest season when the produce were abundant and […]

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