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The smallest computer keyboard does not matter the size of our fingers

March 18 2009

March 18, 1965 hosted the first in the history of man out in the open space. He made his Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov - during a flight aboard the Voskhod-2. The duration of the first "walk" in the open space of 12 minutes, 9 seconds.

Alexei Leonov showed exceptional courage, especially in emergency situations, when the swollen spacesuit prevented the return of the astronaut in a spaceship. Enter the lock Leonov could only bleed from excessive pressure suit. But the continued state of emergency: before landing at the "Sunrise" denied automatic orientation. Mate Leonov, Belyaev, manually oriented the spacecraft and turned the engine brake. As a result, the Voskhod landing off-design area 180 km north of the city of Perm. In the TASS report, it was called planting in the reserve area, which is actually a dull Permian taiga.

The two astronauts had to spend the night alone in a wild forest with a hard frost. Only on the third day they made their way through deep snow to ski rescuers, who were forced to cut wood in the landing area, "Sunrise" to clear a helicopter landing pad.

For the successful implementation of the flight and displaying courage and heroism of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexei Leonov Arkhipovich March 23, 1965 Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin and medal "Gold Star". Later, in the years 1967-1970, Leonov was among a group of Soviet cosmonauts who were preparing a program orbiting the Moon and landing on it, but they were stopped.

March 18, 1967 off the coast of Britain took place a terrible environmental disaster - a supertanker, "Torrey Canyon", loaded to the brim with crude oil, sat on the reefs. Spilled oil covered the 120 miles of the English coast, and another 55 - French. Killed millions of marine life, with damage estimated at $ 300 million.

March 18, 1988 was made the biggest loaf of bread. Weight it was 1.43 tons, size: 3x1, 25x1, 1 pm-record loaf was baked by "Sasuke" in Johannesburg, South Africa.

March 18, 1990 there was the biggest in the history of art theft. From the Boston Museum Isabella Stewart Gardner by two unknown thieves pulled out 12 paintings, including Rembrandt, Degas and Manet. The amount of damage was $ 300 million, and the thieves were never found.

March 18, 1997 has been patented, the smallest computer keyboard. It is located just 65 keys, each of which is large enough so that you can click on it with your thumb, but in general the entire keyboard is 60% the size of a credit card - its size is only 7.62 x 3.048 cm "

It is noteworthy that the device uses a passive-off technique, in which a team from a combination of several adjacent keys is perceived as a unit. For example, to use the letter G, you need to press your finger all the keys that surround the key letter G.

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