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Rubik's Cube
RUBIK\'S CUBE is a 3-D combination puzzle invented in 1974 by Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik . Originally called the MAGIC CUBE, the puzzle was licensed by Rubik to be sold by Ideal Toy Corp. in 1980 via businessman Tibor Laczi and Seven Towns founder Tom Kremer , and won the German Game of the Year special award for Best Puzzle that year. As of January 2009 , 350 million cubes had been sold worldwide making it the world's top-selling puzzle game. It is widely considered to be the world's best-selling toy. On a classic Rubik's Cube, each of the six faces is covered by nine stickers, each of one of six solid colours: white, red, blue, orange, green, and yellow. In currently sold models, white is opposite yellow, blue is opposite green, and orange is opposite red, and the red, white and blue are arranged in that order in a clockwise arrangement. On early cubes, the position of the colours varied from cube to cube
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New Scientist
NEW SCIENTIST is a weekly English-language international science magazine, founded in 1956. Since 1996 it has also run a website. Sold in retail outlets and on subscription, the magazine covers current developments, news, reviews and commentary on science and technology. It also publishes speculative articles, ranging from the technical to the philosophical. A readers' letters section discusses recent articles, and discussions also take place on the website. Readers contribute observations on examples of pseudoscience to Feedback, and offer questions and answers on scientific and technical topics to Last Word; extracts from the latter have been compiled into several books. New Scientist, based in London, publishes editions in the UK, the United States, and Australia
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European Union
The EUROPEAN UNION (EU) is a political and economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe
Europe
. It has an area of 4,475,757 km2 (1,728,099 sq mi), and an estimated population of over 510 million. The EU has developed an internal single market through a standardised system of laws that apply in all member states. EU policies aim to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services, and capital within the internal market, enact legislation in justice and home affairs, and maintain common policies on trade, agriculture , fisheries , and regional development . Within the Schengen Area , passport controls have been abolished. A monetary union was established in 1999 and came into full force in 2002, and is composed of 19 EU member states which use the euro currency
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Museum Of Modern Art
The MUSEUM OF MODERN ART (MOMA /ˈmoʊmə/ ) is an art museum located in Midtown Manhattan in New York City
New York City
, on 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues . MoMA has been important in developing and collecting modernist art , and is often identified as one of the largest and most influential museums of modern art in the world. MoMA's collection offers an overview of modern and contemporary art, including works of architecture and design , drawing , painting , sculpture , photography , prints , illustrated books and artist\'s books , film , and electronic media . The MoMA Library includes approximately 300,000 books and exhibition catalogs, over 1,000 periodical titles, and over 40,000 files of ephemera about individual artists and groups. The archives holds primary source material related to the history of modern and contemporary art
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Balance Board
A BALANCE BOARD is a device used as a circus skill , for recreation , balance training , athletic training , brain development , therapy , musical training and other kinds of personal development . It is a lever similar to a see-saw that the user usually stands on, usually with the left and right foot at opposite ends of the board. The user's body must stay balanced enough to keep the board's edges from touching the ground and to keep from falling off the board. A different challenge is presented by each of the five basic types of balance boards and their subtypes. Some of them can be attempted successfully by three-year-olds and elderly people, and some, because of their steepness and speed , are difficult and dangerous for professional athletes
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The Washington Post
THE WASHINGTON POST is an American daily newspaper . It is the most widely circulated newspaper published in Washington, D.C. , and was founded on December 6, 1877, making it the area's oldest extant newspaper. In 2017, it adopted the slogan "Democracy Dies in Darkness". Located in the capital city of the United States, the newspaper has a particular emphasis on national politics. Daily editions are printed for the District of Columbia , Maryland
Maryland
, and Virginia
Virginia
. The newspaper is published as a broadsheet , with photographs printed both in color and in black and white. The newspaper has won 47 Pulitzer Prizes . This includes six separate Pulitzers awarded in 2008 , the second-highest number ever awarded to a single newspaper in one year, second only to The New York Times
The New York Times
' seven awards in 2002
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Munich
MUNICH (/ˈmjuːnɪk/ ; German: München, pronounced ( listen ), Bavarian : Minga ) is the capital and the most populated city in the German state of Bavaria , on the banks of River Isar north of the Bavarian Alps
Alps
. Munich
Munich
is also the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin
Berlin
and Hamburg
Hamburg
, and the 12th biggest city of the European Union, with a population of around 1.5 million. The Munich Metropolitan Region is home to 6 million people. The city is a major centre of art, advanced technologies, finance, publishing, culture, innovation, education, business, and tourism in Germany
Germany
and Europe and enjoys a very high standard and quality of living, reaching #1 in Germany
Germany
and #4 worldwide according to the 2015 Mercer survey
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Scientific American
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN (informally abbreviated SCIAM) is an American popular science magazine. Many famous scientists, including Albert Einstein , have contributed articles in the past 170 years. It is the oldest continuously published monthly magazine in the United States. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 International editions * 3 First issue * 4 Editors * 5 Special
Special
issues * 6 Scientific American
Scientific American
50 award * 7 Website * 8 Columns * 9 Television * 10 Books * 11 Scientific and political debate * 12 Awards * 13 Top 10 Science Stories of the Year * 14 Controversy * 15 See also * 16 References * 17 External links HISTORY Scientific American
Scientific American
was founded by inventor and publisher Rufus M. Porter in 1845 as a four-page weekly newspaper. Throughout its early years, much emphasis was placed on reports of what was going on at the U.S. Patent Office
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Knoxville, Tennessee
KNOXVILLE is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Tennessee
Tennessee
, and the county seat of Knox County . The city had an estimated population of 186,239 in 2016 and a population of 178,874 as of the 2010 census , making it the state's third largest city after Nashville and Memphis . Knoxville
Knoxville
is the principal city of the Knoxville
Knoxville
Metropolitan Statistical Area , which, in 2016, was 868,546, up 0.9 percent, or 7,377 people, from to 2015. The KMSA is, in turn, the central component of the Knoxville-Sevierville-La Follette Combined Statistical Area, which, in 2013, had a population of 1,096,961. First settled in 1786, Knoxville
Knoxville
was the first capital of Tennessee. The city struggled with geographic isolation throughout the early 19th century. The arrival of the railroad in 1855 led to an economic boom
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American Broadcasting Company
The AMERICAN BROADCASTING COMPANY (ABC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is owned by the Disney–ABC Television Group , a subsidiary of the Disney Media Networks division of The Walt Disney Company . The network is headquartered on Columbus Avenue and West 66th Street in Manhattan
Manhattan
, New York City
New York City
. There are additional major offices and production facilities elsewhere in New York City, as well as in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
and Burbank, California
Burbank, California
. Since 2007, when ABC Radio (also known as Cumulus Media Networks) was sold to Citadel Broadcasting
Citadel Broadcasting
, ABC has reduced its broadcasting operations almost exclusively to television
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Patent
A PATENT (/ˈpætənt/ or /ˈpeɪtənt/ ) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention . An invention is a solution to a specific technological problem and is a product or a process. :17 Patents are a form of intellectual property . The procedure for granting patents, requirements placed on the patentee, and the extent of the exclusive rights vary widely between countries according to national laws and international agreements. Typically, however, a granted patent application must include one or more claims that define the invention. A patent may include many claims, each of which defines a specific property right. These claims must meet relevant patentability requirements, such as novelty , usefulness , and non-obviousness
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Japanese Patent Law
JAPANESE PATENT LAW is based on the first-to-file principle and is mainly given force by the Patent
Patent
Act (特許法 Tokkyohō ) of Japan
Japan
. Article 2 defines an invention as "the highly advanced creation of technical ideas utilizing the law of nature "
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Novelty (patent)
NOVELTY is a requirement for a patent claim to be patentable . An invention is not new and therefore not patentable if it was known to the public before the filing date of the patent application , or before its date of priority if the applicant claims priority of an earlier patent application. The purpose of the novelty requirement is to prevent prior art from being patented again. CONTENTS * 1 Definition * 2 Rationale * 3 Specific concepts * 4 Jurisdictions * 4.1 Canada * 4.2 European Patent
Patent
Convention * 4.3 United States * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links DEFINITIONNovelty is requirement for a patent claim to be patentable . In contrast, if an invention was known to the public before filing a patent application , or before its date of priority , if the priority of an earlier patent application is claimed, the invention is not considered new and therefore not patentable
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YouTube
YOUTUBE is an American video-sharing website headquartered in San Bruno, California . The service was created by three former PayPal employees – Chad Hurley
Chad Hurley
, Steve Chen
Steve Chen
, and Jawed Karim
Jawed Karim
– in February 2005. Google
Google
bought the site in November 2006 for US$1.65 billion; YouTube
YouTube
now operates as one of Google's subsidiaries . YouTube
YouTube
allows users to upload, view, rate, share, add to favorites, report, comment on videos, and subscribe to other users . It uses WebM , H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
H.264/MPEG-4 AVC
, and Adobe Flash Video technology to display a wide variety of user-generated and corporate media videos
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Toronto
TORONTO (/təˈrɒntoʊ/ ( listen ), locally /təˈrɒnoʊ/ ( listen )) is a Canadian city and the provincial capital of Ontario
Ontario
. With a city population of 2,731,571 and a metropolitan population of 5,928,040, it is the most populous city and metropolitan area in Canada. A global city , Toronto
Toronto
is a centre of business, finance, arts, and culture, and is recognized as one of the most multicultural cities in the world. Indigenous peoples have inhabited the area now known as Toronto
Toronto
for thousands of years, with the city itself sitting at the southern terminus of the ancient Toronto Carrying-Place Trail . Permanent European settlement began in the 1790s, after the broadly disputed Toronto Purchase of 1787, when the Mississaugas surrendered the area to the British Crown
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The New York Times
THE NEW YORK TIMES (sometimes abbreviated NYT and THE TIMES) is an American daily newspaper , founded and continuously published in New York City since September 18, 1851, by The New York Times Company
The New York Times Company
. The New York Times
The New York Times
has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes , more than any other newspaper. The paper's print version in 2013 had the second-largest circulation, behind The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
, and the largest circulation among the metropolitan newspapers in the United States. The New York Times
The New York Times
is ranked 18th in the world by circulation . Following industry trends, its weekday circulation had fallen in 2009 to fewer than one million. Nicknamed "THE GRAY LADY", The New York Times
The New York Times
has long been regarded within the industry as a national "newspaper of record "
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