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  • Moore's Law

    Gordon Moore, co-founder of Intel, made the observation in 1965 that the number of transistors per square inch on integrated circuits (processing power for computers) had doubled every year since the ...

  • Earth Day

    Earth Day, occurring on April 22nd, aims to inspire awareness of and appreciation for earth's environment. The day, founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson, was first organized in 1970 to promote ecology an...

  • Muslim Brotherhood

    Founded in March 1928, the Muslim Brotherhood is an Islamist political movement that continues to be the largest opposition parties in Egypt. The group officially opposes the use the violence in its e...

  • 2016 Presidential Election

    The 2016 U.S. Presidential election will be held on November 8, 2016. The current president, Barack Obama has already served two terms. Republican Ted Cruz was the first candidate from either party t...

  • WikiLeaks

    WikiLeaks is an online organization that publishes secret information as well as news leaks. Founded in 2006 by internet activist Julian Assange, the group is well known for providing otherwise unavai...

  • BP Oil Spill

    The accidental BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest in petroleum industry, began on 20 April 2010 following the explosion and sinking of Deepwater Horizon oil rig, with 11 casualties. The c...

  • RMS Titanic

    The passenger steamship ‘Titanic’, the largest ever built at the time, departed on its maiden voyage from Southampton, England to New York on April 10, 1912. Befitting the first transatlantic cros...

  • Exxon Valdez

    Exxon Valdez was an oil tanker that spilled hundreds of thousands of barrels of crude oil in Alaska on March 24, 1989, while it was owned by the former Exxon Shipping Company - resulting in the second...

  • Semiautonomous Driving

    Semiautonomous driving gathers data through onboard sensors, a front-facing camera and a laser range finder. The data is analyzed by a custom algorithm, which can be tweaked to meet different needs, t...

  • Geotagging

    Geotagging is the process of assigning a geographic location to a photos' (EXIF) data. The geographic information ‘tagged’ includes details such as the latitude and longitude coordinates or city/s...

  • Minimum Viable Product

    The term Minimum Viable Product, or MVP, refers to an iterative process of idea generation, prototyping, presentation, data collection, analysis and learning, so a product development team can build w...

  • Internet of Things

    The Internet of Things (IoT) refers to the evolving network of physical objects that feature an IP address for internet connectivity, and the communication that occurs between these objects and other ...

  • Climatic Research Unit Email Controversy

    In November 2009, unknown external sources remotely hacked into the server of the Climate Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia and leaked thousands of internal emails and computer file...

  • Digital Revolution

    The Digital Revolution refers to the transformational shift from analog mechanical and electronic technology to digital technology. Beginning in the late 1950s to the late 1970s with the growth of dig...

  • Application Programming Interface (API)

    An API is a set of instructions allowing two applications the ability to programmatically communicate with each other. Applications create APIs in order to allow other applications the ability to “w...

  • Cloud Computing

    Cloud Computing is a technology that uses the internet and central remote servers to maintain data and applications. Cloud computing allows consumers and businesses to use applications without insta...

  • Taliban

    The Taliban emerged as a politico-religious movement in the 1980s aimed to end Soviet occupation of Afghanistan. Backed by Pakistan, it gained control over Afghanistan in 1996 and sponsored internatio...

  • Roman-Persian Wars

    The Roman Empire at its peak extended from Syria to Britain, and was rivaled by the Persian Empire stretching from modern Pakistan to the Syrian border. The conflicts between the Roman Empire (succeed...

  • Siege of Jerusalem

    Three legions of Roman army led by the future emperor Titus besieged Jerusalem during February-August 70 AD marking the decisive event of the First Jewish-Roman War. The besieged city of Jerusalem had...

  • Gaza War

    The Gaza War was a three-week armed conflict between Israel and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, beginning late-December 2008. Israel responded to Palestinian militants’ rocket and mortar at...

 

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