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The Fascinating History of Computers

The first computers were created in the early 1900s and were very large, expensive, and unreliable. They were mostly used for military purposes. In the 1960s, computers began to miniatur ize and become more reliable.

Six interesting facts about the world's most important tech hub, Silicon Valley.

1. Amazon, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Microsoft are all based in Silicon Valley. 2. Silicon Valley is responsible for a large portion of the world's technology. 3. The area is home to many of the world's most valuable companies. 4. Silicon Valley is a major driver of the global economy.

A Brief History of Silicon Valley

The term "Silicon Valley" was coined in 1971 by Don Hoefler, a journalist writing for Electronic News. The Valley is home to some of the most important technology companies in the world and has been at the forefront of the digital revolution.

Black Holes: Interesting Facts

Black holes are objects with a very strong gravitational force. There are three main types of black holes, and most are found in binary star systems. Black holes can consume an entire star if it gets too close, and some black holes spew out jets of particles at high speeds.

Black Holes - Formed by Collapsing Stars

A black hole is a region of space where the gravitational force is so strong that not even light can escape. These fascinating objects are formed when massive stars collapse. If a star is too massive , it will collapse into a black hole.

7 Billion People and counting: The International Connectivity of the Internet

The internet is used by billions of people around the world every day. There are billions of websites and active cell phone users, and millions of emails are sent every minute.

Jupiter: The Largest Planet in the Solar System

Jupiter is the fifth planet from the sun and the largest planet in the solar system. It is a gas giant made up of hydrogen and helium. Jupiter has the shortest day of any planet in the solar system and the largest number of moons. Jupiter also has a faint ring system composed of dust particles.

Interesting Facts About Silicon Valley Startups

The average age of a Silicon Valley startup founder is 34, and the top five industries for Silicon Valley startups are software, internet, health care, biotech, and clean tech. In 2013, the average Silicon Valley startup raised $5.8 million in venture capital.