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Rangiya–New Tinsukia Express

The Rangiya–New Tinsukia Express is an Express train belonging to Northeast Frontier Railway zone that runs between Rangiya Junction and New Tinsukia Junction in India. It is currently being operated with 15927/15928 train numbers on a six days in a weekly basis.

Elly Maersk

Elly Maersk is one of the eight E-class container ships operated by the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group.

Indian Space Research Organisation

The Indian Space Research Organisation is the national space agency of India, headquartered in Bengaluru. It operates under the Department of Space (DOS) which is directly overseen by the Prime Minister of India, while Chairman of ISRO acts as executive of DOS as well. ISRO is the primary agency in India to perform tasks related …

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Space force

A space force is a military branch of a nation’s armed forces that conducts military operations in outer space and space warfare.

The Breonna Taylor Incident

Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old African-American woman, was fatally shot in her Louisville, Kentucky, apartment on March 13, 2020. At least seven police officers forced entry into the apartment as part of an investigation into drug dealing operations. Videos Explanation Interview

SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (doing business as SpaceX) is an American aerospace manufacturer, space transportation services and communications corporation headquartered in Hawthorne, California. SpaceX was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs to enable the colonization of Mars. SpaceX manufactures the Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch vehicles, …

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Falcon 9

Falcon 9 is a partially reusable two-stage-to-orbit medium-lift launch vehicle designed and manufactured by SpaceX in the United States. The latest version of the first stage can return to Earth and be flown again multiple times. Both the first and second stages are powered by SpaceX Merlin engines, using cryogenic liquid oxygen and rocket-grade kerosene …

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Global surveillance disclosures (2013–present)

Ongoing news reports in the international media have revealed operational details about the Anglophone cryptographic agencies’ global surveillance of both foreign and domestic nationals. The reports mostly emanate from a cache of top secret documents leaked by ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden, which he obtained whilst working for Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the largest contractors …

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Nicola Logroscino

Nicola Bonifacio Logroscino (1698 – c.1765) was an Italian composer who is best known for his operas. Biography He was born at Bitonto (Province of Bari) in the Apulia region and was a pupil of Giovanni Veneziano and Giuliano Perugino at the Conservatorio di Santa Maria di Loreto. In 1738 he collaborated with Leonardo Leo …

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James Webb Space Telescope

NASA created the James Webb Space Telescope with support from the European Space Agency and the Canadian Space Agency. The telescope is named after James E. Webb, who served as NASA administrator from 1961 to 1968 and was instrumental in the Apollo program. JWST’s primary mirror, the Optical Telescope Element, consists of 18 hexagonal mirror …

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PepsiCo

PepsiCo, Inc. is an American multinational food, snack, and beverage conglomerate headquartered in Purchase, New York. PepsiCo’s operations span the entire food and beverage industry. It is in charge of product manufacture, distribution, and marketing. The Pepsi-Cola Company and Frito-Lay, Inc. merged to establish PepsiCo in 1965. PepsiCo has subsequently grown beyond its eponymous product, …

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Exchange-traded fund

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a type of investment fund and exchange-traded product, i.e. they are traded on stock exchanges. ETFs are similar in many ways to mutual funds, except that ETFs are bought and sold from other owners throughout the day on stock exchanges while mutual funds are bought and sold from the issuer based on their price at day’s end. An ETF …

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Norfolk, Missouri

Norfolk is an extinct town in Mississippi County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. Norfolk was platted in 1836, and most likely named after Norfolk, Virginia. A post office called Norfolk was established in 1849, and remained in operation until 1855.

Liz Vandall

Liz Vandall is a Swedish rock vocalist, and songwriter. She has recorded and performed as a member of the hard rock band Sahara, and recorded and toured extensively with Uli Jon Roth. A press release dated 7 April 2011 stated Vandall would be doing session work for the heavy metal opera project Lyraka. Vandall lives in Germany with Roth, who is …

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Gundula Janowitz

Gundula Janowitz is an Austrian lyric soprano singer of operas, oratorios, lieder, and concerts. She is one of the most renowned opera singers of the 20th century and was pre-eminent in the 1960s and 1970s. Born 2 August 1937 (age 84)Berlin, Germany Nationality Austrian Occupation Soprano singer Years active 1959–1997 Organisation Vienna State Opera Title Kammersängerin Awards Austrian Decoration for Science …

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The People’s Advocate

The People’s Advocate was among the first weekly African American owned and operated newspapers in the state of Virginia. It was the first African American newspaper in the city of Alexandria, Virginia. The People’s Advocate moved its operation to Washington DC in 1878 and was published until 1890.

Frostline Kits

Frostline Kits was a Colorado-based company that produced sew-it-yourself kits for outdoor gear including clothing and tents. While it operated, it provided a cost-effective alternative to manufactured gear. Industry DIY outdoor gear Founded 1966; 55 years ago in Boulder, Colorado, United States Founder Dale Johnson Defunct 2009 Fate decline of the kit industry generally Successor Frostline Kits, division of GilletteInsport, Grand Junction, …

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Union Pacific Railroad

The Union Pacific Railroad, legally Union Pacific Railroad Company and simply Union Pacific, is a freight-hauling railroad that operates 8,300 locomotives over 32,200 miles (51,800 km) routes in 23 U.S. states west of Chicago and New Orleans. Union Pacific is the second largest railroad in the United States after BNSF. Union Pacific and BNSF have a duopoly on transcontinental freight rail lines in the Western United States.

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a private research university based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Founded in 1900, the university is a merger of the Carnegie Institute of Technology and the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research. The university was established by Andrew Carnegie as the Carnegie Technical Schools, the university became the Carnegie Institute of Technology in …

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G20

The G20 or Group of Twenty is an intergovernmental forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union (EU). It works to address major issues related to the global economy, such as international financial stability, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development. The G20 is composed of most of the world’s largest economies, including both industrialized and …

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Alcoa

Alcoa Corporation (Aluminum Company of America) is an American industrial corporation. It is the world’s eighth largest producer of aluminum, with corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Alcoa conducts operations in 10 countries. Alcoa is a major producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry: technology, mining, refining, smelting, …

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Player piano

A player piano (pianola) is a self-playing piano, containing a pneumatic or electro-mechanical mechanism that operates the piano action via programmed music recorded on perforated paper, or in rare instances, metallic rolls, with more modern implementations using MIDI. The rise of the player piano grew with the rise of the mass-produced piano for the home in the late 19th and early 20th century. Sales peaked in …

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Automaton

An automaton is a relatively self-operating machine, or control mechanism designed to automatically follow a properations, or respond to predetermined instructions. Some automata, such as bellstrikers in mechanical clocks, are designed to give the illusion to the casual observer that they are operating under their own power. Since long ago, the term is commonly associated with automated puppets that …

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Computer programming

Computer programming is the process of designing and building an executable computer program to accomplish a specific computing result or to perform a specific task. Programming involves tasks such as: analysis, generating algorithms, profiling algorithms’ accuracy and resource consumption, and the implementation of algorithms in a chosen programming language (commonly referred to as coding). The source code of a program is written in one or more languages that …

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Microprocessor

A microprocessor is a computer processor where the data processing logic and control is included on a single integrated circuit, or a small number of integrated circuits. The microprocessor contains the arithmetic, logic, and control circuitry required to perform the functions of a computer’s central processing unit. The integrated circuit is capable of interpreting and executing program instructions …

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Central processing unit

A central processing unit (CPU), also called a central processor, main processor or just processor, is the electronic circuitry that executes instructions comprising a computer program. The CPU performs basic arithmetic, logic, controlling, and input/output (I/O) operations specified by the instructions in the program. This contrasts with external components such as main memory and I/O circuitry, and specialized processors such as graphics processing units (GPUs).

Machine code

In computer programming, machine code is any low-level programming language, consisting of machine language instructions, which is used to control a computer’s central processing unit (CPU). Each instruction causes the CPU to perform a very specific task, such as a load, a store, a jump, or an arithmetic logic unit (ALU) operation on one or more units of data in the CPU’s registers or memory. Machine code is a …

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Sanitation

Sanitation refers to public health conditions related to clean drinking water and ‘treatment and disposal of human excreta and sewage.’ Preventing human contact with feces is part of sanitation, as is hand washing with soap. Sanitation systems aim to protect human health by providing a clean environment that will stop the transmission of disease, especially …

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Tool

A tool is an object that can extend an individual’s ability to modify features of the surrounding environment. Although many animals use simple tools, only human beings, whose use of stone tools dates back hundreds of millennia, have been observed using tools to make other tools. Early tools, made of such materials as stone, bone, and wood, were used for preparation …

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Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American wide-body jet airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes. After dropping its Sonic Cruiser project, Boeing announced the conventional 7E7 on January 29, 2003, focused on efficiency. The program was launched on April 26, 2004, with an order for 50 from All Nippon Airways (ANA), targeting a 2008 introduction. On July 8, 2007, the prototype was rolled out without major …

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Low-power wide-area network

A low-power wide-area network (LPWAN) or low-power wide-area (LPWA) network or low-power network (LPN) is a type of wireless telecommunication wide area network designed to allow long-range communications at a low bit rate among things (connected objects), such as sensors operated on a battery. The low power, low bit rate and intended use distinguish this type of network from a wireless WAN that is designed to connect users or businesses, and carry …

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Control system

Using control loops, a control system manages, commands, directs, or controls the behavior of other devices or systems. It can range from a single home heating controller that uses a thermostat to operate a residential boiler to massive industrial control systems that control processes or machinery.

Computer

A computer is a machine that can be programmed to carry out sequences of arithmetic or logical operations automatically. Modern computers can perform generic sets of operations known as programs. These programs enable computers to perform a wide range of tasks. A computer system is a “complete” computer that includes the hardware, operating system (main software), and peripheral equipment needed and used for “full” operation. This term may also refer to a group of …

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Bitcoin network

The bitcoin network is a peer-to-peer payment network that operates on a cryptographic protocol. Users send and receive bitcoins, the units of currency, by broadcasting digitally signed messages to the network using bitcoin cryptocurrency wallet software. Transactions are recorded into a distributed, replicated public database known as the blockchain, with consensus achieved by a proof-of-work system called mining. Satoshi Nakamoto, the designer of bitcoin, claimed that design and coding of bitcoin began …

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country in north-western Europe, off the north-­western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of …

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Power system protection

Power system protection is a branch of electrical power engineering that deals with the protection of electrical power systems from faults through the disconnection of faulted parts from the rest of the electrical network. The objective of a protection scheme is to keep the power system stable by isolating only the components that are under fault, whilst leaving as much of …

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Dormer Pramet

Dormer Pramet is a global manufacturer and supplier of cutting tools for the engineering industry, including drilling, milling, threading and turning tools. Its origins date back to 1913, making it one of the world’s oldest specialist manufacturers of engineers cutting tools. The current entity formed in 2014 following the merger of Dormer Tools and the IPS Group (Impero – Pramet – Safety). The expanded …

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List of people from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

This is a list of notable people who were born, or who have lived in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Andrew J. Feustel, NASA astronaut William Addams (1777–1858), U.S. representative David Hayes Agnew (1818–1892), surgeon Chas Alecxih, NFL defensive lineman Andy Baldwin, U.S. Navy lieutenant and physician, bachelor of season 10 of The Bachelor James Buchanan (1791-1868), 15th President of the United States Thomas Burch (1778–1849), Methodist circuit rider …

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List of people named in the Pandora Papers

Heads of state Current heads of state at the time of the release  Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbaijan  Sebastián Piñera, President of Chile  Denis Sassou Nguesso, President of the Republic of the Congo  Nicos Anastasiades, President of Cyprus  Luis Abinader, President of the Dominican Republic  Guillermo Lasso, President of Ecuador  Ali Bongo Ondimba, President of Gabon  Abdullah II, King of Jordan  Uhuru Kenyatta, President …

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Canada

Canada is a nation located in North America. Its 10 provinces and three territories stretch from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, totaling 9.98 million square kilometers (3.85 million square miles), making it the world’s second-largest country in terms of total area. Its southern and western border with the United …

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Euclidean vector

In mathematics, physics and engineering, a Euclidean vector or simply a vector (sometimes called a geometric vector or spatial vector) is a geometric object that has magnitude (or length) and direction. Vectors can be added to other vectors according to vector algebra. A Euclidean vector is frequently represented by a ray (a directed line segment), or graphically as an arrow connecting an initial point A with a terminal point B. A vector is what is needed to “carry” the …

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Wesley Autrey

Wesley Autrey is a New York City construction worker and Navy veteran who gained international attention in 2007 by preventing a New York City subway train from hitting Cameron Hollopeter, a film student who had experienced a seizure and fallen into the tracks. He is on Time magazine’s 2007 list of the world’s 100 most …

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