Count Alessandro Giuseppe Antonio Anastasio Volta (February 18, 1745 - March 5, 1827) was an Italian physicist who revolutionized science and technology by his invention of the electric battery. This invention was based on his many years of study of electrical phenomena, after he had won a reputation in the field.
Previous (Basketball) Next (Bass fishing) Striped bass (Morone saxatilis) In ichthyology, bass is the common name shared by members of over 200 different species of marine, brackish, and freshwater fish within the large order Perciformes (perch-like fishes) and principally those within the three families of Serranidae (sea basses), Moronidae (temperate basses), and Centrarchidae (sunfishes, but including basses in several genera).
Korean painting includes paintings made in Korea or by overseas Koreans on all surfaces, and art dating from the paintings on the walls of Goguryeo tombs to post-modern conceptual art using transient forms of light. Visual art produced on the Korean peninsula has been traditionally characterized by simplicity, spontaneity, and naturalism.
Islam (Arabic: الإسلام al-islām ) "obediance (or submission) to God" is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions, and the world's second largest religion. Many Muslims dislike the term religion, since to them it implies a private faith whereas the ideal for most Muslims is a community in which the religious, social, and political are united.
Barbados, situated just east of the Caribbean Sea, is an independent island nation in the western Atlantic Ocean. At roughly 13° North and 59° West, the country lies in the southern Caribbean region, where it is part of the Lesser Antilles island-chain. Barbados is relatively close to the South American continent, around 434 kilometers (270 miles) northeast of Venezuela.
Majapahit was an Indianized kingdom based in eastern Java from 1293 to around 1500. Its greatest ruler was Hayam Wuruk, whose reign from 1350 to 1389 marked the empire's peak, when it dominated other kingdoms in the southern Malay Peninsula, Borneo, Sumatra, Bali, Kalimantan and eastern Indonesia, and the Philippines.