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World History Chapter 36
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What advances in space NASA's Pathfinder and its rover Sojourner make?
in 1997 the sent live pics of the surface of mars to millions of users
What is the international Space Station?
lab and research center for astronaut by various nations around the world, first crew stayed there in 2000
What is the Hubble Space Telescope?
space telescope launched in 1990
What does the U.S. probe Magellan and the Soviet Venera spacecraft have in common?
both unmanned, provide info about Venus
Why are unmanned space proves used for certain kinds of space exploration?
because of risk and length of journey
What does the phrase global village mean?
events all over the world can be experienced by everyone through technology
What is the information superhighway?
What is the internet?
international network linking computers almost instantly
When and who developed the internet?
1960s, U.S. department of defense
work from a location of choice instead of going to an office
what is artificial intelligence?
computers ability to perform activities that require intelligence
What is virtual reality?
realistic simulation of an environment using interactive software
How do new medical imaging techniques relate to the need for surgery?
doctors can look inside human bodies without performing surgery
what it genetic engineering?
artificially changing molecular biology of organisms cells to alter the organism
what is cloning?
creation of plant or animal that are genetically identical to another plant or animal
What was the first animal cloned by Scottish researchers in 1997?
Dolly the sheep
What was the Green Revolution?
attempt to increase food production worldwide in the 1960s
In what ways is the green revolution not green?
because of fertilizers and pesticides
How has the new economy affected the lives of factory workers in the US?
What is the difference between a developed country and a developing country?
developed-higher levels of education, stable government, industrialized transportations; developing-still working on things
What is the global economy?
all financial interactions that cross international borders
What helped to accelerate the process of globalization?
internet, better transportation, outsourcing
What is a multinational corporation?
a business that operates in a number of different countries
What is NAFTA?
among Canada, US, and Mexico; it reduces tariff or no tariff at all
What are the tow opinions concerning NAFTA?
people against NAFTA because it takes away jobs
What are some of the world's future concerns?
terrorism, environmental concerns,poverty
What is gender inequality?
difference between men and women in terms wealth and status
What is AIDS?
acquired immune deficiency syndrome; a virus that destroys the immune system
How is AIDS transmitted?
Why is AIDS particularly a problem in poorer countries?
lower standard of living, less medical facilities
What is SARS?
severe acute respiratory syndrome
What PUSH and PULL factors causes people to migrate?
push=no jobs, natural disasters
pull-good jobs, stable living conditions
What is a refugee?
people who leave their country to find safety in another country
Why do refugees have a more difficult time than other immigrants?
because they have nothing
What is terrorism?
the use of violence against people or property to promote a cause/change
What value would gaining public attention be to a terrorist group?
bring attention to their cause
What is cyberterrorism?
politically motivated attack online
what happened at the 1972 summer Olympics?
held in germany, international terrorism came to the worlds attention when PLO members killed 2 israel athletes and took 9 others hostage and eventually killed them
What is the main reason for terrorist activity in the middle east?
religion and land
What are some reasons for terrorism in various regions of the world?
politics, drug trafficking, poverty
What is narcoterrorism?
terrorism linked to drug trafficking
What two US embassies were bombed in 1998?
What was the main cause of terrorism in Europe in the 1980s and early 1990s?
domestic terrorism linked to politics and religion
Why was the attack on the Tokyo subway system significant?
focused attention on chemical weapons in terrorism
Why was Al-Qaeda established?
to fight against Soviet Union office in Afghanistan
What happened on September 11, 2001?
4 planes hijacked and 2 crashed into the twin towers, 1 into the pentagon and 1 into a field in pennsylvania
Explain where the 4 planes crashed on 9/11.
What was the total death toll on 9/11?
How would you say the anthrax attacks compared to the attack on 9/11?
it killed people and spread fear
what are some safety measures the government has implemented in aviation since september 11th?
cockpit doors must stay locked, sky marshals are assigned to certain flights, national guards patrol airports, homeland security controls airports
Who was president of the US at the time of 9/11?
George W Bush
Who was the suspect in the 9/11 attacks?
What government department was formed after the 9/11 attacks?
USA Patriot Act (2001)
Strengthens the federal government's power to conduct surveillance, perform searches, and detain individuals in order to combat terrorism.
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