Never one to back away from a fight, Lance Armstrong is finally giving in and the cost of quitting is steep: his seven Tour de France titles could be gone as soon as next week.
The superstar cyclist, whose stirring victories after his comeback from cancer helped him transcend sports, chose not to pursue arbitration in the drug case brought against him by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. That was his last option in his bitter fight with USADA and his decision set the stage for the titles to be stripped and his name to be all but wiped from the record books of the sport he once ruled.
The only remaining laboratory of one of the greatest American inventors may soon be purchased so that it can be turned into a museum, thanks to an Internet campaign that raised nearly a million dollars in about a week.
The lab was called Wardenclyffe, and it was built by Nikola Tesla, a wizard of electrical engineering whose power systems lit up the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893 and harnessed the mighty Niagara Falls.
24 August, 1991 Ukraine proclaimed its independence (until it belonged to USSR as the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic). The act of proclamation of independence of Ukraine from August 24, 1991 was approved on Dec. 1, 1991 through the national vote.
Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives: we use it to learn, to shop, to pay bills, and to entertain ourselves. Not surprisingly, younger generations are heavily influenced by computers in a way that changes the way they retain information and the ways they develop opinions about culture. Today 70% of children between the ages of 2-5 can operate a computer mouse, but only 11% of them can tie their own shoes. At the start of the 21st century only half of all school classrooms had Internet access, compared to 98% today.