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Steve Jobs
2013-09-08 08:21:15

Steven Paul Jobs, better known as Steve Jobs, Born, February 24, 1955 and died October 5, 2011, was an American entrepreneur, marketer, and inventor, who was the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Apple Inc. Through Apple, he was widely recognized as a charismatic pioneer of the personal computer revolution and for his influential career in the computer and consumer electronics fields,...

Mark Zuckerberg
2013-08-21 06:38:05

Mark Elliot Zuckerberg (born May 14, 1984) is an American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook. As of April 2013, Zuckerberg is the chairman and chief executive of Facebook, Inc., and in 2013 his personal wealth was estimated to be US $16.8 billion. Together with his college roommates and...

Magnavox Odyssey 2
2013-08-06 15:34:13

The Magnavox Odyssey 2 is a video game console released in 1978 by Magnavox/Philips. It was sold under many different names -- in Europe it was known as the Philips Videopac G7000, in Brazil as the Philips Odyssey, in the United States as the Magnavox Odyssey 2 and also as the Philips Odyssey 2. The original system, the Odyssey, produced by Magnavox, was the first video game system released in...

Epoch Super Cassette Vision
2013-08-06 15:20:01

The Super Cassette Vision was a video game console manufactured by Epoch and released in, 1984 in Japan. It was the successor to the Epoch Cassette Vision released on July 30, 1981, which used cartridges and was the first programmable game system. Another console released by Epoch was the Cassette Vision Jr. The Super Cassette Vision was also released in Europe but with little success. Epoch...

Jack Dorsey
2013-08-04 08:08:18

Jack Dorsey, born November 19, 1976, is an American web developer and businessman widely known as the creator of Twitter and as the founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company. In 2008, he was named to the MIT Technology Review TR35 as one of the top 35 innovators in the world under the age of 35. For 2012, The Wall Street Journal gave him the "Innovator of the Year Award" for...

Tim Cook
2013-08-01 11:48:01

Timothy Donald Cook, Born in Alabama on November 1, 1960, is a Business Executive, CEO of Apple and serves on the company's Board of Directors. Tim Cook grew up in Robertsdale, Alabama, near Mobile. He graduated from Robertsdale High School and earned a B.S. degree in industrial engineering from Auburn University in 1982. He earned his M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of...

Plough Plow
2013-07-31 09:25:38

Plough or plow is a tool used by farmers in order to prepare a field for the planting of a crop. By using this tool the farmer is able to overturn the soil, bringing up nutrients, while covering weeds and other remnants for added compost. Aeration of the soil is also achieved, giving a fresh moisture absorbing base for the planting of a crop. Horses and oxen have been the traditional way,...

Red Mantled Saddlebags Tramea onusta
2013-07-25 14:15:25

The red-mantled saddlebags (Tramea onusta), also known as the red saddlebags, is a species of skimmer dragonfly that can be found in a large range that includes the Bahamas, Belize, Ontario in Canada, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Venezuela, and many states in America including Alabama, California, Florida, and Kansas. It prefers to reside in slow moving and still waters like ponds, lakes, rivers,...

Carolina Saddlebags Tramea carolina
2013-07-24 09:35:28

The Carolina saddlebags (Tramea carolina) is a species of dragonfly that can be found in eastern areas of North America, with a range that extends from southern Nova Scotia in the north to Florida, Bermuda, and Texas. It prefers to reside near streams, ponds, lakes, and swamps. In Florida, it can be seen year-round, but in Canada, where it is colder, it can be seen between the months of May and...

Fairchild Channel F
2013-04-28 10:35:10

The Fairchild Channel F is a game console manufactured by Fairchild Semiconductor that was released in August 1976. It was the first programmable ROM cartridge-based video game console as well as the first to use a microprocessor. The original name for the system was the Video Entertainment System, but when Atari released their VCS the name was changed to Channel F. By 1977 sales had reached...

Word of the Day
aphotic
  • Having no light.
  • Of or relating to the region of a body of water that is not reached by sunlight and in which photosynthesis is unable to occur.
The word 'aphotic' comes from Greek roots meaning 'without' and 'light'.
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