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Raëlism print that page


The Raelian Movement teaches that life on Earth was scientifically created by a species of extraterrestrials, which they call the Elohim . Members of this species appeared human and when having personal contacts with the descendants of the humans they made, they were mistaken for angels

Videoconferencing print that page


A videoconference or video conference (also known as a videoteleconference ) is a set of interactive telecommunication technologies which allow two or more locations to interact via two-way video and audio transmissions simultaneously. It has also been called 'visual collaboration' and

Goalkeeper print that page


In many team sports which involve scoring goals , a goalkeeper (termed goaltender, netminder , goalie , or keeper in some sports) is a designated player charged with directly preventing the opposing team from scoring by intercepting shots at goal. Such positions exist in hurling , association

Bartolomeo Cristofori print that pageTimeline of Bartolomeo Cristofori


The available source materials on Cristofori's life include his birth and death records, two wills, the bills he submitted to his employers, and a single interview done by Scipione Maffei . From the latter, we have both Maffei's notes and the published journal article. Cristofori was born

Suspension (vehicle) print that page


Ancient military engineers used leaf springs in the form of bows to power their siege engines, with little success at first. The use of leaf springs in catapults was later refined and made to work years later. Springs were not only made of metal, a sturdy tree branch could be used as a spring

Football print that page


The various codes of football share the following common elements: Two teams of usually between 11 and 18 players; some variations that have fewer players (five or more per team) are also popular. A clearly defined area in which to play the game. Scoring goals or points , by moving the

Third rail print that page


insulated brackets, typically at intervals of 10 feet (3.0 metres) or so. The trains have metal contact blocks called "shoes" which make contact with the conductor rail. The traction current is returned to the generating station through the running rails. The conductor rail is usually made

Field hockey print that page


Hockey has several regular international tournaments for both men and women. These include the Olympic Games , the Commonwealth Games , the quadrennial Hockey World Cups , the annual Champions Trophies and World Cups for juniors . The International Hockey Federation (FIH) is the global governing

Network society print that page

The term Network Society describes several different phenomena related to the social, political, economic and cultural changes caused by the spread of networked, digital information and communications technologies. A number of academics (see below) are credited with coining the term since

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Native Americans in the United States print that page


ethnic violence and social disruption. The American Indians suffered high fatalities from the contact with infectious Eurasian diseases, to which they had no acquired immunity . Epidemics after European contact caused the greatest loss of life for indigenous populations. Estimates of the