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Varian Associates
Varian Associates
Varian Associates
was one of the first high-tech companies in Silicon Valley. It was founded in 1948 by Russell H. and Sigurd F. Varian, William Webster Hansen, and Edward Ginzton to sell the klystron, the first vacuum tube which could amplify electromagnetic waves at microwave frequencies, and other electromagnetic equipment. Varian Associates split into three companies in 1999.Contents1 Incorporation and leadership 2 Early projects and goals 3 Location 4 Legacy 5 See also 6 References 7 Sources 8 External linksIncorporation and leadership[edit] On April 20, 1948, the Articles of Incorporation were filed, signed by nine directors: Edward Ginzton, who had worked with the Varian brothers since his days as a doctoral student; William Webster Hansen, Richard M. Leonard, an attorney; Leonard I. Schiff, then head of the physics department at Stanford University; H
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The Bancroft Library
Coordinates: 37°52′20″N 122°15′32″W / 37.87226°N 122.25885°W / 37.87226; -122.25885Bancroft Library, September 2010.The Bancroft Library
Bancroft Library
in the center of the Berkeley campus of the University of California, Berkeley, is the university's primary special-collections library. It was acquired from its founder, Hubert Howe Bancroft, in 1905, with the proviso that it retain the name Bancroft Library
Bancroft Library
in perpetuity. The collection at that time consisted of 50,000 volumes of materials on the history of California and the North American West
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Congressional Record
The Congressional Record
Congressional Record
is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress, published by the United States Government Publishing Office and issued when Congress is in session. Indexes are issued approximately every two weeks. At the end of a session of Congress, the daily editions are compiled in bound volumes constituting the permanent edition. Statutory authorization for the Congressional Record
Congressional Record
is found in Chapter 9 of Title 44 of the United States Code.Contents1 Overview 2 History 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksOverview[edit] The Congressional Record
Congressional Record
consists of four sections: the House section, the Senate section, the Extensions of Remarks, and, since the 1940s, the Daily Digest
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Soviet Union
The Soviet Union
Soviet Union
(Russian: Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt͡skʲɪj sɐˈjus] ( listen)), officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: [sɐˈjus sɐˈvʲɛtskʲɪx sətsɨəlʲɪsˈtʲitɕɪskʲɪx rʲɪˈspublʲɪk] ( listen)), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian: СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics,[a] its government and economy were highly centralized. The country was a one-party state, governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
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High-tech
High technology, often abbreviated to high tech (adjective forms high-technology, high-tech or hi-tech) is technology that is at the cutting edge: the most advanced technology available.[1] The opposite of high tech is low technology, referring to simple, often traditional or mechanical technology; for example, a slide rule is a low-tech calculating device. The phrase was used in a 1958 The New York Times
The New York Times
story advocating "atomic energy" for Europe: "... Western Europe, with its dense population and its high technology ...."[2] Robert Metz used the term in a financial column in 1969: "Arthur H
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Industry Week
This article contains content that is written like an advertisement. Please help improve it by removing promotional content and inappropriate external links, and by adding encyclopedic content written from a neutral point of view. (August 2010) (Learn how and when to remove this template message) IndustryWeek MagazineType Business
Business
magazineFormat Paper and online magazineOwner(s) Penton MediaEditor Steve MinterFounded 1970Language EnglishHeadquarters Cleveland, Ohio, USACirculation 181,951ISSN 0039-0895Website IndustryWeek.com IndustryWeek (IW) is an American monthly trade publication founded in 1882.Contents1 Content 2 History 3 Programs 4 References 5 External linksContent[edit] IndustryWeek is a trade publication and web site owned by Penton Media. It is a business-to-business (B2B) service that produces print, e-media, research and in-person products
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Steve Jobs
Steven Paul Jobs (/dʒɒbz/; February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011) was an American entrepreneur, business magnate, inventor, and industrial designer. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and a co-founder of Apple Inc., CEO and majority shareholder of Pixar,[2] a member of The Walt Disney
Disney
Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak
Steve Wozniak
are widely recognized as pioneers of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s. Jobs was born in San Francisco, California, to parents who put him up for adoption at birth
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Cold War
The Cold War
Cold War
was a state of geopolitical tension after World War II between powers in the Eastern Bloc
Eastern Bloc
(the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
and its satellite states) and powers in the Western Bloc
Western Bloc
(the United States, its NATO allies and others). Historians do not fully agree on the dates, but a common timeframe is the period between 1947, the year the Truman Doctrine, a U.S. foreign policy pledging to aid nations threatened by Soviet expansionism, was announced, and either 1989, when communism fell in Eastern Europe, or 1991, when the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
collapsed
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Palo Alto, California
April 23, 1894 [1]Named for El Palo AltoGovernment • Type Council-Manager • Body City councilmembers:[2] Mayor
Mayor
Liz Kniss Vice Mayor
Mayor
Eric Fi
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Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies
Agilent Technologies
is an American public research, development and manufacturing company established in 1999 as a spin-off from Hewlett-Packard. The resulting IPO of Agilent stock was the largest in the history of Silicon Valley
Silicon Valley
at the time.[2][3] The company provides analytical instruments, software, services and consumables for the entire laboratory workflow.[4] Agilent focuses its products and services on six markets: food, environmental and forensics, pharmaceutical, diagnostics, chemical and energy, and research
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Anna Eshoo
Anna Georges Eshoo /ˈɛʃuː/ (born December 13, 1942) is the U.S. Representative for California's 18th congressional district, serving in Congress since 1993. She is a member of the Democratic Party. The district, numbered as the 14th District from 1993 to 2013, Silicon Valley, includes the cities of Redwood City, Sunnyvale, Mountain View and Palo Alto, as well as part of San Jose. She is the only Assyrian American in Congress, and is also one of only two congresswomen of Armenian descent, with Jackie Speier
Jackie Speier
being the other. She is Assyrian paternally and Armenian maternally.Contents1 Early life, education, and business career 2 Early political career 3 U.S
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Radiation Therapy
Radiation
Radiation
therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator. Radiation
Radiation
therapy may be curative in a number of types of cancer if they are localized to one area of the body. It may also be used as part of adjuvant therapy, to prevent tumor recurrence after surgery to remove a primary malignant tumor (for example, early stages of breast cancer). Radiation
Radiation
therapy is synergistic with chemotherapy, and has been used before, during, and after chemotherapy in susceptible cancers. The subspecialty of oncology concerned with radiotherapy is called radiation oncology. Radiation
Radiation
therapy is commonly applied to the cancerous tumor because of its ability to control cell growth
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Minicomputer
A minicomputer, or colloquially mini, is a class of smaller computers that was developed in the mid-1960s[1][2] and sold for much less than mainframe[3] and mid-size computers from IBM
IBM
and its direct competitors. In a 1970 survey, the New York Times
New York Times
suggested a consensus definition of a minicomputer as a machine costing less than US$25,000, with an input-output device such as a teleprinter and at least four thousand words of memory, that is capable of running programs in a higher level language, such as Fortran
Fortran
or BASIC.[4] The class formed a distinct group with its own software architectures and operating systems. Minis were designed for control, instrumentation, human interaction, and communication switching as distinct from calculation and record keeping. Many were sold indirectly to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for final end use application
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Chemical Heritage Foundation
The Science History Institute
Science History Institute
is an institution that preserves and promotes understanding of the history of science. Located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, it includes a library, museum, archive, research center and conference center. It was founded in 1982 as a joint venture of the American Chemical Society and the University of Pennsylvania, as the Center for the History of Chemistry (CHOC). The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) became a co-founder in 1984
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Zeitschrift Für Physik A
Zeitschrift für Physik is a defunct series of German peer-reviewed German scientific journal of physics established in 1920 by Springer Berlin Heidelberg. The series stopped publication in 1997, when they merged with other journals to form the new European Physical Journal series. It had grown to four parts over the year. History[edit]Zeitschrift für Physik (1920–1975 ISSN 0044-3328), The first three issues were published as a supplement to Verhandlungen der Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft. The journal split in parts A and B in 1975.Zeitschrift für Physik A (1975–1997). The original subtitle was Atoms and Nuclei (ISSN 0340-2193). In 1986, it split in Zeitschrift für Physik A: Atomic Nuclei (ISSN 0939-7922) and Zeitschrift für Physik D. Zeitschrift für Physik A now continues as the European Physical Journal A.Zeitschrift für Physik B (1975–1997)
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Bibcode
The bibcode (also known as the refcode) is a compact identifier used by several astronomical data systems to uniquely specify literature references.Contents1 Adoption 2 Format 3 Examples 4 See also 5 ReferencesAdoption[edit] The Bibliographic Reference Code (refcode) was originally developed to be used in SIMBAD
SIMBAD
and the NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database
(NED), but it became a de facto standard and is now used more widely, for example, by the NASA Astrophysics Data System
Astrophysics Data System
who coined and prefer the term "bibcode".[1][2] Format[edit] The code has a fixed length of 19 characters and has the form YYYYJJJJJVVVVMPPPPA where YYYY is the four-digit year of the reference and JJJJJ is a code indicating where the reference was published
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