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    TRANS ALASKA PIPELINE
    July 28, 1977 - USA, Alaska

    The 799-mile trans-Alaska pipeline began full operation as the first oil from Prudhoe Bay arrived at Valdez at 11:02 p.m. It had started its travel along the line at Prudhoe Bay on 20 Jun 1977. By 1 Aug 1977, the first North Slope oil left the Port of Valdez aboard the ARCO Juneau. The pipeline is insulated and elevated. In areas where the frozen-soil temperatures are near the thaw point, elaborate supports are used to ensure heat from the oil does not transfer through them to the soil. The supports contain heat pipes, and have finned radiators on top. With the President's signature on the enabling legislation (16 Nov 1973), construction shortly began of the road, pump stations and terminal. Pipes were laid in about two years from Mar 1975. After testing, the pipeline began service transporting oil.

    TRIPLE AAA
    July 28, 1902 - United States

    Triple AAA Started, A very useful company called AAA (American Automobile Association) was founded on this day. Before this time, other companies dealing with automobile concerns had existed. However, none of them seemed to last and to this date AAA is one of the largest automobile organizations in the world.

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    "...The wealth of the nation is its air, water, soil, forests, minerals, rivers, lakes, oceans, scenic beauty, wildlife habitats and biodiversity that'as all there is. That'as the whole economy. That'as where all the economic activity and jobs come from. These biological systems are the sustaining wealth of the world...."

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    Besides lung cancer, tobacco use also increases the risk for cancers of the mouth, lips, nasal cavity (nose) and sinuses, larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterus, cervix, colon/rectum, ovary (mucinous), and acute myeloid leukemia. Harvard Medical School
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    Myth: Staring at a computer screen all day is harmful to the eyes. Fact: Spending the day staring at a screen can tire or strain your eyes, but it will not hurt them. Make sure lighting doesn't create a glare on your screen. When spending long periods at your keyboard, take a break now and then to rest your eyes to reduce fatigue. Also, don't forget to blink. Your eyes need to stay lubricated to feel comfortable.

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Search engine is the term with which we are accustomed with very much. But the web directory is not that same. The web directories are older than search engines according to the time of their invention.

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Search engine is the term with which we are accustomed with very much. But the web directory is not that same. The web directories are older than search engines according to the time of their invention. There are some similarities and some differences between search engines and web directories. Web directories were present before the invention of search engine. The popularity of web directories were also came before the search engines. Web directories are nothing but a directory form where different types of resources and information are gathered by human hand. The resources are here various kinds of link which are arranged according to their names. It can be arranged alphabetically, name wise and differently. It is exactly like a directory setting where various collections of links to various site are collected or arranged maintaining some attributes and qualities. Web directories offer a search but it is not like the search of a search engine.

If the search directories do not offer the search facility of some kind then it would be completely impossible to browse thousands of pages for computers. But it can not be a search engine in two ways. Fundamentally most web directories are different from search engines as directories are edited by humans and URLs here are not collected by spiders but they are submitted by the site owners. The main advantage of Web directories is that no matter how clever spiders become, when there is a human to view and check the pages, there is a lesser chance that pages will be classified in the wrong categories. And the disadvantage with this difference is that the lists in web directories are sometime outdated because if there is no human being to edit and submit the directories then it will be outdated.

You have to edit and check the submission unless it will be not working. But this is not that bad because search engines also deliver pages that do not exist anymore. And the other disadvantage with it is that sometimes you might have to wait half a year before being included in a search directory. Mainly these differences are occurred because it is not automatically maintained or mechanically maintained. On the other hand the search engines are automatically maintained with out any help of human hand. As in web directories there is no hand of spiders that is why anyone should go there and submit the URLs to the search directories. The job of search engines is much easy and automatic but the job of web directories is not automatic but manually done. Once you are included in a particular directory, in most cases you can stay there as long as you wish to and wait for people and search engines to find you. The fact that a link to your site appears in a respectable Web directory is good because first, it is a backlink and second, you increase your visibility for spiders, which in turn raises your chance to be indexed by them.

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