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Net Investors Bullish on Palin’s Prospects for Staying on Ticket

Frazer Pugh

World Wide Web Inventor in his New Definition

World Wide Web Inventor in his New Definition

Tim Berners-Lee wrote the HTML and the HTTP protocol 20 years ago because he had a problem. His position as a researcher at CERN provided access to hundreds of scientists every year and the opportunity to review their research. But with each introduction and opportunity came the obstacles of multiple types of computer languages, multiple document formats, and incompatible interfaces.

Adan Duran

The Construction of Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant

Ismaeel Delgado

The Construction of Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant

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World Wide Web Inventor in his New Definition

Tim Berners-Lee wrote the HTML and the HTTP protocol 20 years ago because he had a problem. His position as a researcher at CERN provided access to hundreds of scientists every year and the opportunity to review their research. But with each introduction and opportunity came the obstacles of multiple types of computer languages, multiple document formats, and incompatible interfaces.

Adan Duran

Net Investors Bullish on Palin’s Prospects for Staying on Ticket

Just for fun, the Internet prediction Website Intrade has opened a contract on whether Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will be withdrawn as McCain’s running mate.

Frazer Pugh

Kenya's Best Football Prediction Website and Betting Tips

Kenyans love using football prediction websites or betting almost as much as they enjoy watching it. Kenya, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers, is Africa's third largest gambling market. The football betting craze is still on the rise.

Katharine Tate

The Construction of Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant

The dispute over compensation and unfinished automation planning is stopping the construction of Olkiluoto 3. The completion of the nuclear power plant is postponed again.

Ismaeel Delgado

Malaysia's Legacy, Bound for Glory

He's obsessed with control and quick to bash the West, but Mahathir Mohamad has left his mark on Malaysia. It's a simple pocket notebook: buff-colored, 5 cm x 8 cm, spiral-bound at the top. Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir bin Mohamad goes nowhere without it.

Daniel James

Scottish Parliament scrapped Graduate Endowment

No more students will have to pay the £2,289 graduate endowment fee, with 50,000 students benefiting immediately.

William Willis

Different Pneumonia

She is very busy, and the time for interviews has been delayed again and again, just telling the reporter to "wait for notice." Her name is Zhang Jixian, director of the Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine at Hubei Provincial Hospital of Integrated Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine.

Kenzo Norman

An Absolute Look at Mac OS 9

Two weeks ago select members of the Apple press got a behind the scenes look at OS X Mountain Lion before it was introduced to the public. Some Apple bloggers were upset that they were left out and didn't get a briefing from Phil Schiller, or an exclusive invitation to Apple's campus in Cupertino California.

Rhyley Carney

The Climate Change and Rocket Soot Emissions

If the space transport industry grows significantly in coming years, whether by tourists traveling to space or crew and cargo heading to the International Space Station or beyond, emissions of black carbon (soot) from increased rocket launches could contribute to global climate change, according to a recent study by scientists at The Aerospace Corporation. Black carbon particles efficiently absorb the sun’s visible light and so can increase solar heating in the atmosphere, similar to the way carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases increase heating by absorbing Earth’s infrared light.

Kaleem Kirkpatrick

Is the e-scooter program in Chicago will keep going on?

Workers rounded up electric scooters for the last time on October 15, the final day of Chicago’s four-month dockless e-scooter pilot program. Community groups and scooter companies are asking to make the program permanent next year, but the jury is out on whether the new transportation mode has been good for the city.

Paula M. Graham

The Brickell Real Estate

The area's famous 'work, live, and play' lifestyle attracts residents looking for luxury Miami condos with a different flare Miami's Brickell neighborhood is rich with history and Miami luxury real estate, yet it's growing like never before.

Liam Evans

Planning to End the Virtual Immigration Amnesty

It was advanced by the director of Migrations, Ricardo Rodríguez, who wants to nullify the virtual amnesty to regularize the illegal immigrants and propose that the migrant mass not settle in the City.

Elisa Mueller

Upgrading Access to Markets

Growing crops and raising livestock have been central to human experience since earliest history. Even today, agriculture and agricultural trade remain critical to the economies, societies and food security of many countries. Globally, however, agriculture is one of the most distorted of all sectors. Ambitious agriculture reform is urgently needed.

Tyreece Bauer

Chicago's Pizza, Politics, Jazz, and Landmarks

Probably, practically everyone attending this year’s AAOS Annual Meeting came into Chicago through O’Hare International Airport. Originally Orchard Field Airport (the source of the ORD designation on tickets and baggage tags), in 1949, Chicago’s northwest side airport was named after Eddie H. “Butch” O’Hare, a naval fighter pilot and the first naval aviator to win the Congressional Medal of Honor in World War II.

Kaleem Kirkpatrick

The Study of Aconcagua

he team made up of scientists from various academic institutions in Mendoza, both national and abroad, released the results of their complex investigations around Aconcagua in a ceremony held at the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of UNCuyo. The most anticipated data: the Colossus of America has a height of 6,960.8 meters above mean sea level.

Mariella Blankenship

Portugal: The Most Grew Country in European Innovation Ranking

With an increase well above the European average in terms of expenditure on research and development (R&D;), Portugal is one of the countries that most grew in the European Innovation Ranking.

Frazer Pugh

Portugal: The Country with the Lowest Purchasing Power

The Portuguese lost purchasing power between 2005 and 2007 compared to the European Union average and Portugal appears at the bottom of the list of the 15 countries in the Eurozone, with the worst purchasing power of all, at 76.2 percent, according to data presented today by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

Katya Ryder

The Territorial Disputes Between Portugal and Spain

Portugal is one of the oldest nation states in Europe with borders that have not seen much change since the Treaty of Alcanizes in 1297. After Portugal expelled the Moors from Algarve, Spain was left as their only neighbor on the Iberian Peninsula, connected by the border region known colloquially as La Raya in Spanish, or A Raia in Portuguese.

Landon Morton

Unique Direct Current System for Hotels

The direct current (dc) generating plant installed in the sub-basement of the New Yorker Hotel was, at the time of its construction in 1929, the largest private generating plant in the United States. Upon its completion, it was said to be capable of supplying electric power sufficient for a city of 35,000 people.

Darren Mcpherson

Chicago-Kent College of Law Media Advisory

IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law has experts available to discuss current issues. To reach experts, please call Gwen Osborne, director of public affairs, (312) 906-5251.

Tom Mohamed

Apple's Top 8 Board of Directors

Today’s announcement that Steve Jobs is stepping down as CEO caught a lot of people by surprise, even though Tim Cook has been the acting CEO for a while now, with Jobs on medical leave. If you’re on Twitter and you haven’t shut it off yet, you’ve probably noticed much shock and many earthquake jokes of varying degrees of lameness.

Tyreece Bauer

The International Court of Justice Cases

The international community has been heavily criticized for its failure to intervene during the Rwandan genocide of 1994. Recently, France has been accused of playing an active role in perpetrating the genocide. These allegations include:

Liam Evans

A Tribute to Martin Luther King, Jr.

A ten-year-old boy came home from Sunday school one day and told his parents what he had learned. "Our teacher told us," he said, "that Moses was a tough fighter whom God had sent to rescue the Israelites and lead them to freedom.

Ceri Sinclair

Idle Tracking for Login Request Forgery

In contrast to the U.S. Constitution which included its Bill of Rights only as an addendum in the first ten amendments, the Texas Constitution puts the Bill of Rights at the beginning in Article I.

Thomas Dixon

Jason Blair and the Country's Most Influential Newspaper

On May 1, 2003, 27-year-old New York Times reporter Jayson Blair resigned amidst charges that he plagiarized a story about the family of an American soldier in Iraq.

Susan Murillo

Super Trains Rather Than Highways

In 2020, trains will run through Poland at a speed of 160 km / h. They are to connect the 12 largest cities in Poland. Instead of motorways, after 2012 the government will start to focus on the development of railways, reports the daily "Polska" on Wednesday.

Candice Burns

Education: Malaysia, Singapore and USA

After two years of hard work compiling data from both public and private universities and university colleges, the official rating for public and private universities, SETARA (Rating System for Higher Education Institutions in Malaysia) was finally unveiled in July 2010.

Daniel James

The Best Choice of Four-fuels is Fiat Siena Tetra Power

Here is a world first for automotive technology: the four-fuel Fiat Siena developed under Magneti Marelli of Fiat Brazil. Are you a big fan of ethanol as fuel? The Fiat Siena's got you covered.

Tobey Strickland

The Greater Part of San Francisco's Taxi Fleet is Alternative Vehicles According to Mayor Newsom

Mayor Gavin Newsom, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and the Department of the Environment joined the San Francisco taxi industry today to announce that 57 percent of the taxi fleet is comprised of hybrid or compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles. There are 788 alternative fuel vehicles out of a total of 1,378 eligible vehicles. The CNG vehicles account for 131 of those and the hybrids account for 657.

Thomas Dixon

The Security Council in United Nations

On October 24, 1945, the victors of World War II — China, the U.S.S.R., France, the United Kingdom, and the United States — ratified the UN Charter, creating the Security Council and establishing themselves as its five permanent members with the unique ability to veto resolutions.

Elisa Mueller

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