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  2. York College, City University of New York - Wikipedia

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    York College is a public senior college in Jamaica, Queens, New York City. It is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) system. Founded in 1966, York was the first senior college founded under the newly formed CUNY system, which united several previously independent public colleges into a single public university system in 1961.

  3. Siege of Yorktown - Wikipedia

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    the siege of yorktown, also known as the battle of yorktown, the surrender at yorktown, or the german battle (from the presence of germans in all three armies), beginning on september 28, 1781, and ending on october 19, 1781, at yorktown, virginia, was a decisive victory by a combined force of the american continental army troops led by general …

  4. Pulitzer Prize - Wikipedia

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    The Pulitzer Prize ( / ˈpʊlɪtsər /) is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine, online journalism, literature, and musical composition within the United States. It was established in 1917 by provisions in the will of Joseph Pulitzer, who had made his fortune as a newspaper publisher, and is administered by Columbia University.

  5. Harvard University - Wikipedia

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    Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Founded in 1636 as Harvard College and named for its first benefactor, the Puritan clergyman John Harvard, it is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and among the most prestigious in the world.

  6. Hofstra University - Wikipedia

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    Hofstra University is a private university in Hempstead, New York. It is Long Island 's largest private university. [6] Hofstra originated in 1935 as an extension of New York University (NYU) under the name Nassau College – Hofstra Memorial of New York University . [7]

  7. Faster-than-light - Wikipedia

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    Faster-than-light (also FTL, superluminal or supercausal) travel and communication are the conjectural propagation of matter or information faster than the speed of light ( c ). The special theory of relativity implies that only particles with zero rest mass (i.e., photons) may travel at the speed of light, and that nothing may travel faster.

  8. Slinky - Wikipedia

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    A Slinky is a precompressed helical spring toy invented by Richard James in the early 1940s. It can perform a number of tricks, including travelling down a flight of steps end-over-end as it stretches and re-forms itself with the aid of gravity and its own momentum, or appear to levitate for a period of time after it has been dropped.