2011's Biggest Newsmakers In Science & Technology

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Those We Lost In 2011

Once again, the world experienced several million deaths over the course of a year. Five of those people who died were famous.

2011: Politics

Party brinksmanship in Congress has led to the government nearly shutting down on multiple occasions this year.

2011: Technology

Many technological breakthroughs occurred in 2011. In your opinion, what was the biggest achievement?
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2011's Biggest Newsmakers In Science & Technology

Dr. Lyn Evans: 2011 was another exciting year for the Large Hadron Collider project leader as he and his team continued to conduct tests on the Swiss taxpayers’ tolerance for billion-Euro expenditures in experimental physics.
Mark Zuckerberg: The young American entrepreneur made it through yet another year resisting the temptation to paste each person’s social security numbers to the top of their Facebook profiles.
Tim Cook: Following the passing of Apple’s beacon and former CEO Steve Jobs, Cook faced the tremendous challenge of helming a market-dominant technology leader that everyone likes.
Siri: And so it begins.
Bill Gates: Former CEO of Microsoft and the last person on earth who still uses a Zune.
Jeff Bezos: The Amazon CEO announced the release of the company’s new Kindle Fire by chucking it into the audience and mumbling, “Here…”
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