Mars Pathfinder is an American robotic spacecraft that landed a base station with a roving probe on Mars in 1997. It consisted of a lander, renamed the Carl Sagan Memorial Station, and a lightweight (10.6 kg/23 lb) wheeled robotic Mars rover named Sojourner, which became the first rover to operate outside the Earth–Moon system.
Walter Elias Disney (December 5, 1901 – December 15, 1966) was an American entrepreneur, animator, voice actor and film producer. A pioneer of the American animation industry, he introduced several developments in the production of cartoons.
Werner Karl Heisenberg (5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976) was a German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough paper.
What do ninjas have to do with burgers? The answer is provided by the International Ninja Day on 5 December, which was launched in 2003.
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called "the Doctor", an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey.
Did you know? The United Nations (UNO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) declared December 7, 1994 to be International Civil Aviation Day.
Since 2007, the 8th of December has been dedicated to the journey through time with the US-American Gib before a time traveler to be day. At least one should pretend to be a time traveller.
Grace Brewster Murray Hopper (December 9, 1906 – January 1, 1992) was an American computer scientist and United States Navy rear admiral. One of the first programmers of the Harvard Mark I computer, she was a pioneer of computer programming who invented one of the first linkers.
Kirk Douglas was an American actor. In the 1950s and 1960s he was one of the leading Hollywood stars and often appeared in western and adventure movies.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel (21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish businessman, chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him.
Stefan Münz (* 10 December 1960 in Idar-Oberstein) is a German computer scientist. He is the author of the hypertext reference SELFHTML and was chairman of the association of the same name until he left the project in January 2007. Stefan Münz studied philosophy and linguistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich and subsequently completed a training as an organization programmer for C and UNIX.
Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852) was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine.
The Doom franchise is a series of first-person shooter video games developed by id Software, and related novels, comics, board games, and major film adaptation. The series focuses on the exploits of an unnamed space marine operating under the auspices of the Union Aerospace Corporation (UAC), who fights hordes of demons and the undead.
OpenAI is the for-profit corporation OpenAI LP, whose parent organization is the non-profit organization OpenAI Inc that conducts research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) with the stated aim to promote and develop friendly AI in such a way as to benefit humanity as a whole.
Ernst Werner Siemens (13 December 1816 – 6 December 1892) was a German inventor and industrialist. Siemens's name has been adopted as the SI unit of electrical conductance, the siemens. He was also the founder of the electrical and telecommunications company Siemens.