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The News Portal

This portal will be used for a quick news reference containing news feeds from a variety of sources. As soon as I've got this figured out, I may be able to transfer this into a full-blown actual portal. However, for now, this will be under construction. This will be a slight variation of the Wikipedia main page, with different articles, pictures, etc. Also, this will be updated on a weekly basis, for now.

Outstanding Article of the Week

A diamond

Diamond is the hardest known natural material and one of the two best known forms (or allotropes) of carbon, whose hardness and high dispersion of light make it useful for industrial applications and jewelry. (The other equally well known allotrope is graphite.) Diamonds are specifically renowned as a mineral with superlative physical qualities — they make excellent abrasives because they can be scratched only by other diamonds, Borazon, ultrahard fullerite, or aggregated diamond nanorods, which also means they hold a polish extremely well and retain luster. About 130 million carats (26,000 kg) are mined annually, with a total value of nearly USD $9 billion. About 100 tons are synthesized annually

Picture of the Week

IsometricFlaw 2.svg

This picture represents a flaw of Isometric projection. The blue sphere is two levels above the red one, but this can't be seen locally. If the pier that the blue sphere is on were extended by one square, it would align perfectly with the square the red sphere is on, creating an optical illusion.

Person of the Week

Jimmy Donal "Jimbo" Wales is the founder and Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation,[1] a non-profit corporation that operates the Wikipedia project, and several other wiki projects, including Wiktionary and Wikinews. He is also founder of the for-profit company Wikia, Inc. In March 2000, he started a peer-reviewed, open-content encyclopedia, ("the free encyclopedia"), and hired Larry Sanger to be its editor-in-chief. Using a wiki to create an encyclopedia was publicly proposed by Larry Sanger on January 10, 2001, and Wales worked on setting one up, starting it on January 15, 2001.

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Portal News

  • Sections will be updated on a weekly basis.
  • Please submit all articles you wish to be considered for the next OA "award" here.
  • Please submit all pictures you wish to be considered for the next OP "award" here.

Quote of the Week

If you ever get trial by television or guilt by accusation, that day freedom dies because you have not had it done with all of the careful rules that have developed in a court of law. Press and television rely on freedom. Those who rely on freedom must uphold the rule of law and have a duty and a responsibility to do so and not try to substitute their own system for it.

~ Margaret Thatcher

Things you can do

  • Please submit articles you want to be displayed here, or here for pictures.
  • Don't like the name of the portal? Then add your suggestion here!

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