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Did one of the victims of the Buffalo shooting invent a water-powered engine for cars?

In short: Is inventor Aaron W. Salter the same man as 2022 Buffalo shooting victim Aaron Salter Jr? Yes. Did Aaron Salter have a patent related to efficiency of hydrogen-power engines? Yes. Did Aaron ...
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Did a turkish man invent a steam engine 200 years before the industrial revolution and only made it to spin doner kebab?

It's doubtful that this is an entirely accurate depiction because the vertical rotisserie depicted (no matter how powered) apparently was only invented in the 19th century, or at least we don't have ...
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Do any ATS companies advertise entirely automated resume rejection?

I only looked at the first ATS system I found when I searched (Freshteam). It seems to have the features you're asking about: Automate tasks for screening better Now that the incoming candidate ...
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Did children in Ethiopia hack Android in five months?

Others, including Negroponte's own associate, have disputed the factual accuracy of his explanation. At an OLPC summit [and] in conversations with Negroponte’s collaborator Maryanne Wolf ... I heard ...
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Do any ATS companies advertise entirely automated resume rejection?

Filtering suitable candidates vs not-likely-suitable candidates (which can be in effect auto-rejection) was among the first feature releases of the in-house ATS we use where I work. It's not ...
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Did a turkish man invent a steam engine 200 years before the industrial revolution and only made it to spin doner kebab?

Steam machines existed long before the industrial revolution. Quote from Wikipedia: 1st century AD – Hero of Alexandria describes the Aeolipile, as an example of the power of heated air or water. The ...
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Did one of the victims of the Buffalo shooting invent a water-powered engine for cars?

Without knowing anything at all about the shooting or the person, I can state categorically that he did not invent a working water-powered engine for cars. This is a Physics and Chemistry answer. ...
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Is there a PyCon Python Conference held in Iraq?

Python conferences are not "affectionately known as PyCons", so much as some conferences are authorised by the Python Software Foundation to license the PyCon registered trademark. It has ...
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Is micro rebar a better way to reinforce concrete than rebar?

Disclosure - I currently work for Helix Steel. I think the original question of 'better' is a little vague, and should be "can small wires replace long continuous rebar?" The answer is yes, ...
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Does the Dyson hairdryer measure temperature more than 40 times per second?

The company Analog Devices, Inc. manufactures temperature sensing devices. Their webpage headed ADC Requirements for RTC Temperature Measurement Systems [Analog to digital converter requirements for ...
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Does Elon Musk's Starlink system play a significant role in the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Mykhailo Fedorov (Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine and Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine) made the initial public appeal to Elon Musk about Starlink: @elonmusk, while you try to colonize ...
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