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Pars Khodro
2014-01-08 09:44:42

Pars Khodro was the first producer of SUVs in Iran and began its operation in the mid-1960s. It is an Iranian automobile manufacturer that has been licensed under different companies to build vehicles as well as producing its own line. Originally, Pars Khodro built products for Rambler and General Motors, with its own vehicles -- the Aria and the Shahin, based on the 1966 Rambler -- produced...

ZENN Motor Company
2014-01-06 10:48:03

The ZENN or "Zero Emissions No Noise" Motor Company is a Canadian company that initially produced small lead-acid electric vehicles. It is currently focused on gaining the rights to electric storage capacitor technology. Ian Clifford, Marek Warunkiewicz and Probyn Gayle are the co-founders of Feel Good Cars, later renamed ZENN Motor Company. The first prototype the company produced was a...

Applied Mathematics
2014-01-02 10:00:11

Applied mathematics is a branch of mathematics that focuses on mathematical methods that are usually used in science, engineering, business, and industry. Therefore, “applied mathematics” is a mathematical science with specialized knowledge. The term “applied mathematics” also explains the professional specialty in which mathematicians work on practical problems; as a profession focused...

Nomophobia
2013-12-24 14:19:08

Nomophobia is the fear of being out of mobile phone contact. The term, which is an abbreviation for “no-mobile-phone-phobia”, was coined during a study by the UK Post Office who commissioned YouGov, a UK-based research organization to take a look at anxieties suffered by mobile phone users. The study found that almost 53 percent of mobile phone users in Britain have a tendency to be anxious...

Technophobia
2013-12-24 11:45:54

Technophobia, from Greek techne, meaning art, skill, or craft, and phobos, meaning fear, is the fear or the dislike of advanced technology or complex devices, particularly computers. Although there are a number of interpretations of technophobia, they appear to become more complex as technology continues to evolve. The term is usually used in the sense of irrational fear, but others contend...

Algorithm
2013-12-16 10:46:30

In mathematics and computer science, an algorithm is a step-by-step procedure for calculations. Algorithms are used for calculations, automated reasoning, and data processing. An algorithm is an effective technique expressed as a finite list of well-defined instructions for calculating a function. Starting from an initial state and an initial input, the instructions describe a computation...

Nissan GT-R
2013-12-02 09:48:19

The Nissan GT-R was first released in Japan in 2007. It is a sports car manufactured by Nissan and features all-wheel-drive. There were two concept vehicles unveiled before the GT-R was produced. One in 2001 and a redesigned concept in 2005 called the GT-R Proto. The 2007 GT-R model was based 80-90 percent on the Proto concept vehicle. The first United States GT-R was delivered on July 7,...

SSC Aero
2013-12-02 09:28:01

The SSC Aero is an American made sports car manufactured by SSC North America. Jared Shelby, who designed and built the Aero, formally built exotic car replicas. The first Aero prototype was built in 2004 with a second prototype in 2005 and the first production model in 2006. The first prototype featured a 908 hp Corvette C5R engine that could reach a top speed of 242 mph. The second...

Ariel Atom
2013-11-03 13:28:01

The Ariel Atom is a high performance sports car manufactured by the Ariel Motor Company from Crewkerne, Somerset, England. There have been five models produced as road legal vehicles: the Ariel Atom, Ariel Atom 2, Ariel Atom 3, Ariel Atom 3.5, and the Ariel Atom 500 V8. There were also Limited Editions manufactured: the Ariel Atom 3 Mugen Limited Edition, with only ten produced, and the Ariel...

History Of Space Exploration
2013-10-06 08:29:34

Space exploration is the exploration and discovery of outer space by use of space technology and is conducted by both robotic spacecraft and humans. Astronomy, which is the viewing of objects in space from Earth, is thought to predate recorded history, but it was the inspiration to modern space exploration. Humans explore space for many reasons including the survival of humankind if Earth...

Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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