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Why Most Tech Startups Fail Within the First Five Years
by chm

The article discusses various interesting facts about tech startups in Silicon Valley. The most notable fact is that 85% of them fail within the first five years. Other facts include the average age of startup founders, the average seed funding raised, and the average time to exit.

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today
6 Surprising Facts About Technology
by chm

The article covers six interesting facts about technology, including that the average American checks their smartphone 46 times a day and that the first ever text message was sent in 1992.

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yesterday
Black holes: The strange and powerful objects of the universe
by chm

Black holes are strange and powerful objects in the universe that are still not fully understood by scientists. They are incredibly dense, have a strong gravitational pull, and can be destructive. Some black holes are believed to power quasars, which are the most energetic objects in the universe.

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yesterday
The Firsts of Flight and Space
by chm

The Wright brothers were the first to achieve powered flight, in 1903. German engineer Hans von Ohain developed the world's first jet engine in 1935. Robert Goddard successfully launched the first rocket in 1926. The first nuclear bomb was detonated in 1945. Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite, was launched in 1957. The first manned spaceflight was made by Yuri Gagarin in 1961 .

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yesterday
The history of computers: from the first to the modern day
by chm

The first computer was invented by Charles Babbage in 1822. The first programmable computer was invented by Konrad Zuse in 1937. The first commercially successful computer was the UNIVAC I, which was introduced in 1951. The first personal computer was the Altair 8800, which was introduced in 1975. The first laptop computer was the TRS-80 Model 100, which was introduced in 1983. The first smartphone was the Simon, which was introduced in 1992.

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Sep 21
Six interesting facts about the history of Silicon Valley
by chm

The Silicon Valley was originally called the Valley of Heart's Delight. The first silicon transistor was invented in 1947 by Bell Labs, and the first commercial silicon transistor was invented in 1954 by Fairchild Semiconductor. The first microprocessor was invented in 1971 by Intel, and the first personal computer was invented in 1975 by Apple. The first search engine was invented in 1996 by Google.

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Sep 20
6 interesting facts about the history of computing
by chm

The first computer bug was a moth that was caught in a relay of the Harvard Mark II computer in 1947. The first transistors were made from germanium. The founders of Hewlett Pack ard met while studying engineering at Stanford University. Intel's first microprocessor was the 4004, released in 1971. The first video game console was the Magnavox Odyssey, released in 1972. The first personal computer was the Apple I, released in 1976.

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Sep 19
Interesting facts about the history of microprocessors, personal computers,...
by chm

The first microprocessor, the Intel 4004, was released in 1971. The first personal computer, the Altair 8800, was released in 1975. The first IBM PC was released in 1981. The first dot-com company, Symbolics, was founded in 1985. The first web browser, Mosaic, was released in 1993.

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Sep 19