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WISE-Paris

WISE-Paris is the World Information Service on Energy, established in 1983 because of the perceived lack of independent and reliable information in France concerning energy systems and policy, in particular in the nuclear field. WISE-Paris archiv ...

Woolrich Electrical Generator

The Woolrich Electrical Generator, now in Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum, England, is the earliest electrical generator used in an industrial process. Built in February 1844 at the Magneto Works of Thomas Prime and Son, Birmingham, to a des ...

Zeebrugge Hub

The Zeebrugge Hub is the natural gas physical trading point in Zeebrugge, Belgium. It is connected to the National Balancing Point via the Interconnector.

Zip cube

A Zip firelighter is a packaged small block of solid fuel containing kerosene, sold as a firelighter in Ireland, Canada and the United States, also in the UK, France & Belgium where they are the leading brand. Zip also manufacture a "Clean Wrap", ...

Chronology of the Great Famine

The Chronology of the Great Famine documents a period of Irish history between November 29 1845 and 1852 during which time the population of Ireland was reduced by 20 to 25 percent. The proximate cause was famine resulting from a potato disease c ...

Chronology of the Shunzhi reign

This is a chronicle of important events that took place under the Shunzhi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty in what is now China. It spans from the death of his predecessor Hong Taiji in September 1643, to the emperors own death on 5 February 1661, sev ...

Chronology of the universe

The chronology of the universe describes the history and future of the universe according to Big Bang cosmology. The earliest stages of the universes existence are estimated as taking place 13.8 billion years ago, with an uncertainty of around 21 ...

AIDSRide

The AIDSRides were a series of fundraising events organised by Pallotta TeamWorks which raised more than 5 million for critical AIDS services and medical research. About half of the money raised directly benefited AIDS patients. In 2001, the San ...

Analog-to-digital timeline

This page serves as a timeline to show when analog devices were first made with digital circuits and systems. 1940? bookkeeping using Charga-Plates to imprint account numbers, rather than writing them by hand. 1951, Audio recording: Geoff Hill pl ...

List of auto shows and motor shows by continent

An auto show is a public exhibition of current automobile models, debuts, concept cars, or out-of-production classics. The five most prestigious auto shows, sometimes called the "Big Five", are generally considered to be held in Frankfurt, Geneva ...

Chase's Calendar of Events

Chases Calendar of Events is an annual American publication, started in 1957 by brothers William D. Chase, and Harrison V. Chase. It includes special events, holidays, federal and state observances, historic anniversaries, and more unusual celebr ...

Dates of Epoch-Making Events

Dates of Epoch-Making Events is an entry in The Nuttall Encyclopaedia for its listing of the most important turning points in history, particularly western history. The works list illustrates western cultures turning points and James Woods views ...

List of science and engineering blunders

This is a list of engineering blunders, i.e., gross errors or mistakes resulting from grave lack of proper consideration, such as stupidity, confusion, carelessness, or culpable ignorance, which resulted in notable incidents. The Quebec bridge di ...

List of fan conventions by date of founding

The list of modern fan conventions for various genres of entertainment extends to the first conventions held in the 1930s. Some fan historians claim that the 1936 Philadelphia Science Fiction Conference, a.k.a. Philcon, was the first science fict ...

Free and Open Source Software Conference India

The Free and Open Source Software Conference India is planned to be an annual, three days conference for the discussion and promotion of the Free and open-source software.

List of helicopter prison escapes

A helicopter prison escape is made when an inmate escapes from a prison by means of a helicopter. This list includes prisoner escapes where a helicopter was used in an attempt to free prisoners from a place of internment, a prison or correctional ...

List of historical reenactment events

Defense of Moscow Bylinniy bereg Kimry, Tver oblast. Battle of Borodino Doushonovo Festival Doushonovo Manoeuvres

List of ICON science fiction conventions

ICON is the name of at least five science fiction conventions. In order of seniority, these are: ICON Iowa science fiction convention is held in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area since 1975, usually in late October or early November, under the ausp ...

List of modern infrastructure failures

Infrastructure includes the basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function. This entry aggregates articles on and lists of mode ...

List of events named massacres

The following is a list of events for which one of the commonly accepted names includes the word "massacre". Massacre is defined in the Oxford English Dictionary as "the indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of people or less commonly animals; carn ...

List of past Minicons

This list of past Minicons is in chronological order. Location, dates, and guests of honor are noted when known.

List of MTV award shows

MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S. has a long history of hosting live music events in which awards are handed out. Along with MTVs related channels around the world, the network produces over 20 award shows annua ...

List of peasant revolts

History of peasant wars spans over a period of over two thousand years. A variety of reasons fueled the emergence of the peasant revolt phenomenon, including: National liberation Tax resistance Resistance against serfdom Social inequality Externa ...

List of prison escapes

On July 11, 2015, Mexican drug lord Joaquin Guzman Loera, also known as El Chapo, escaped from Federal Social Readaptation Center No.1, a maximum security prison. His escape involved an elaborate tunnel leading from the shower area in his cell st ...

List of public lecture series

The Art, Technology, and Culture ATC Lecture Series, at University of California, Berkeley in Berkeley, CA The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures at Harvard University, in Cambridge, MA The Morgenthau Lectures, at the Carnegie Council in New York Dist ...

List of Renaissance fairs

Most Canadian events are only one weekend in duration. Those notable and older than 10 years are listed here.

Robert Boyle Lecture

The Robert Boyle Lecture is a lecture series delivered to the Oxford University Scientific Club at the University of Oxford, England. The first lecture was delivered in 1892.

Romanes Lecture

The Romanes Lecture is a prestigious free public lecture given annually at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford, England. The lecture series was founded by, and named after, the biologist George Romanes, and has been running since 1892. Over the years, ...

List of royal weddings

A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of a royal family. Weddings involving senior members of the royal family are often seen as important occasions of state and attract significant national and international attention. The fol ...

Accident

An accident is an unplanned event that sometimes has inconvenient or undesirable consequences, other times being inconsequential. The term implies that such an event may not be preventable since its antecedent circumstances go unrecognized and un ...

Accident-proneness

Accident-proneness, is the idea that some people have a greater predisposition than others to suffer accidents, such as car crashes and industrial injuries. It may be used as a reason to deny any insurance on such individuals.

Accidental incest

Accidental incest is sexual activity or marriage between persons who were unaware of a family relationship between them which would be considered incestuous. The laws of many jurisdictions void incestuous marriages, even if entered into without a ...

Carbon monoxide poisoning

Carbon monoxide poisoning typically occurs from breathing in carbon monoxide at excessive levels. Symptoms are often described as "flu-like" and commonly include headache, dizziness, weakness, vomiting, chest pain, and confusion. Large exposures ...

Diminished value

Diminished value, Diminution in Value, or commonly referred to as "DV" are the terms generally used to describe the economic loss in a propertys value as a result of having been damaged. Diminished Value is often associated with vehicles that hav ...

Foreign body aspiration

Foreign body aspiration occurs when a foreign body enters the airways and causes choking. Objects can enter the esophagus through the mouth, or enter the trachea through the mouth or nose.

Latent human error

Latent human error is a common reason for an accident that causes damage. The errors effect does not happen immediately and is often a result of multiple errors made by people in a system that is set up poorly. Thus, latent human error causes ind ...

List of mass evacuations

This list of mass evacuations includes emergency evacuations of a large number of people in a short period of time. An emergency evacuation is the movement of persons from a dangerous place due to the threat or occurrence of a disastrous event wh ...

Jessica McClure

Jessica McClure Morales fell into a well in her aunts backyard in Midland, Texas on October 14, 1987, at the age of 18 months. Between that day and October 16, rescuers worked for 56 hours to free her from the 8-inch well casing 22 feet below the ...

Normal Accidents

Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies is a 1984 book by Yale sociologist Charles Perrow, which provides a detailed analysis of complex systems from a sociological perspective. It was the first to "propose a framework for characteri ...

Personal watercraft-related accidents

The number of personal watercraft-related accidents has increased with the popularity of personal watercraft since their introduction during the late 1960s. The use of the term "jet ski" for all types of PWCs is a misnomer; Jet Ski is a registere ...

List of selfie-related injuries and deaths

This is a list of serious injuries and deaths in which one or more subjects of a selfie were killed or injured, either before, during or after having taken a photo of themselves, with the accident at least in part attributed to the taking of the ...

Solomon curve

The Solomon curve is a graphical representation of the collision rate of automobiles as a function of their speed compared to the average vehicle speed on the same road. The curve was based on research conducted by David Solomon in the late 1950s ...

Unintentional discharge

Unintentional discharge is the event of a firearm discharging at a time not intended by the user. An unintended discharge may be produced by an incompatibility between firearm design and usage, such as the phenomenon of cooking off a round in a c ...

Use error

The term use error has recently been introduced to replace the commonly used terms human error and user error. The new term, which has already been adopted by international standards organizations for medical devices, suggests that accidents shou ...

When Technology Fails

When Technology Fails, edited by Neil Schlager, is a collection of 103 case studies about significant technological disasters, accidents, and failures of the 20th century. It was published in 1994 by Gale Research, Inc. It was one of the top refe ...

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