Damascus steel

Damascus steel was a type of steel used for manufacturing sword blades in the Near East made with wootz steel. These swords are characterized by distinctive patterns of banding and mottling reminiscent of flowing water. Such blades were reputed to be tough, resistant to shattering and capable of being honed to a sharp, resilient edge. […]

Brisbane Square

Brisbane Square is a high-rise building in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The building has 38 floors and rises to 151 metres. The building’s main use is for office space, the lower floors leased to retailers, with a 350-space car park below the building. Significant tenants include the Brisbane City Council (floors 1-23) and Suncorp (floors 24-37). […]


Jixi (Chinese: 鸡西; pinyin: Jīxī) is a city in southeastern Heilongjiang Province, People’s Republic of China. At the 2010 census, 1,862,165 people resided within its administrative area of 22,488.47 square kilometres (8,682.85 sq mi) and 757,647 in its built-up (or metro) area made up of 3 out of 6 urban districts (including Jiguan, Hengshan and Chengzihe). Jixi […]


Mistelgau ist eine Gemeinde im Landkreis Bayreuth (Regierungsbezirk Oberfranken) und der Sitz der Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Mistelgau. Mistelgau liegt ca. 10 km westlich von Bayreuth am nördlichen Rand der Fränkischen Schweiz. Nachbargemeinden sind (von Norden beginnend im Uhrzeigersinn): Eckersdorf, Mistelbach, Hummeltal, Glashütten, Waischenfeld, Plankenfels, Hollfeld und Thurnau. Die Gemeinde Mistelgau ist in 41 Ortsteile eingeteilt: Es gibt folgende […]

Interactive fiction

Interactive fiction, often abbreviated IF, is software simulating environments in which players use text commands to control characters and influence the environment. Works in this form can be understood as literary narratives, either in the form of Interactive narratives or Interactive narrations. These works can also be understood as a form of video game, either […]


Der Grotto-Geysir ist ein Geysir im oberen Geysir-Becken des Yellowstone-Nationalparks in den USA japanese glass water bottle. Der Geysir erhielt seinen Namen 1870 von der Washburn-Langford-Doane-Expedition, die das Gebiet erstmals erkundete. Der Grotto-Geysir ist ein springbrunnenartiger Geysir. Seine Eruptionen finden etwa alle 8 Stunden statt und können von 90 Minuten bis zu mehr als 10 […]

Mitchell Villani

Mitchell Villani (born 13 August 1987) is an Australian ice hockey player currently playing for the Adelaide Redwings in the South Australian B Grade. Villani has previously played for the Adelaide Adrenaline and Adelaide Avalanche in the Australian Ice Hockey League between 2006 and 2010. He is also a former member of the Australian national […]


Géolocalisation sur la carte : Belgique Géolocalisation sur la carte : Belgique Menin (en néerlandais Menen) est une ville néerlandophone de Belgique située en Région flamande dans la province de Flandre-Occidentale. Elle communique directement avec la commune française d’Halluin, dont elle partage la rue principale. L’histoire de Menin a été écrite, en français, par le Dr Aimé […]

David S. Ingram

David Stanley Ingram, OBE, VMH, FRSB, FRSE, FLS, F.I. Hort (Born 10 October 1941) is an Honorary Professor of Science, Technology and Innovation Studies at the University of Edinburgh Ingram served as Master of St. Catharine’s College, Cambridge between 2000 and 2007. Ingram was born in Birmingham in 1941, the son of a toolmaker and […]

Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea

The Politburo of the Workers’ Party of Korea (officially the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Workers’ Party of Korea) is the highest leading body of the Workers’ Party of Korea. Article 25 of Party Rules stipulate: “The Political Bureau of the Party Central Committee and its Presidium organize and direct all party […]