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The Chelyabinsk meteor

Residents of the Russian city Chelyabinsk and Ural region surroundings saw bright fireball o the sky. It was caused by 12,000 ton meteorite which entered the atmosphere with a speed of 19.16 kilometres per second. The shock wave broke glass in windows within 100 kilometres. 1,491 people sought medical attention.

PS Vita is released in North America

The PlayStation Vita is a handheld game console developed and released by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the successor to the PlayStation Portable as part of the PlayStation brand of gaming devices. It was first released in Japan and later on in North America, Europe, and other worldwide regions. It primarily competes with the Nintendo 3DS as part of the 8th generation of video game consoles.

The first draft of the complete Human Genome is published

The sequencing started in 1990. The project brought three key findings. Humans have 22,300 protein-coding genes, the same range as in other mammals. The human genome has significantly more nearly identical, repeated sections of DNA than had been previously suspected. Fewer than 7% of protein families seemed to be vertebrate specific.

American physicist Richard Feynman dies

Feynman is probably best known for his pictorial representation scheme for the mathematical expressions governing the behavior of subatomic particles, known as Feynman diagrams. His main interests were particle physics, quantum mechanics, quantum electrodynamics, and superfluidity. He wrote a very popular book series called "The Feynman Lectures on Physics".

The first computer for commercial use is tested

The LEO I was the first computer used for commercial business applications. The computer, carrying out a simple test program, was shown to HRH Princess Elizabeth. LEO series computers were still in use until 1981.

Italian physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei is born

Galileo Galilei was a central figure in the scientific revolution that took place during the Renaissance. He discovered the principle of relativity which is crucial to both the Newtonian and Einsteinian description of the universe. Known for his work as an astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher, and mathematician, some have called Galileo the "father of science".

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