A landmark meeting in 1987 promised that high-temperature superconductors would change the world. No one realized how long it would take
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The year that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) first formed (as the American Institute of Electrical Engineers or AIEE), Chester Arthur was in the White House, the Oxford English Dictionary published its first edition, and construction began on the Statue of Liberty on what was then known as Bedloe's Island in New York Harbor...
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Without being aware of it, most people can accurately identify gay men by face alone
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