Affordable Healthcare Act: Achievements and Pitfalls

Affordable Healthcare Act: Achievements and Pitfalls

Under what president was the Affordable Healthcare Act enacted? And what is the main reason it failed to live up to its promises? One of Obama’s hallmark achievements was passing the Affordable Care Act. While it made good progress in some areas, it ultimately fell very far from its original sweeping vision. Here’s an overview of its achievements and its pitfalls.

The Discovery of the Microwave Background Radiation

The Discovery of the Microwave Background Radiation

What is microwave background radiation? What does cosmic radiation tell us about the universe? The cosmic microwave background radiation (CMB) is thought to be the remnant radiation from the Big Bang origin of the universe. CMB is basically the evidence that the universe had a beginning, and that this beginning was marked by the Big Bang explosion. Keep reading to learn about the discovery of the microwave background radiation.

Amazon and the History of the First Kindle

Amazon and the History of the First Kindle

How did Bezos predict the launch of the first Kindle in 1999? Did the creation of the first Kindle go smoothly? Why were book publishers upset about the Kindle? Although the first Kindle wasn’t released until 2007, Bezos predicted the Kindle in 1999 and Lab126 had started building it in 2004. In just a few short years, Kindle came to own 90% of the digital reading market, but book publishers weren’t too happy. Keep reading to learn about the history of Amazon’s first Kindle.

Quantum Mechanics Theory: Learn the Basics

Quantum Mechanics Theory: Learn the Basics

What is quantum theory? What phenomena does the quantum mechanics theory attempt to explain? Quantum theory (also known as quantum physics or quantum mechanics) is one of the foundational theories of material phenomena. It explains the properties and behavior of energy and matter at the level of atoms, molecules, and subatomic particles. Learn the basics of quantum mechanics theory, explained in simple terms.

Amazon: Timeline of Events From 2005-2007

Amazon: Timeline of Events From 2005-2007

In what ways did Amazon grow in the mid-2000s? What big changes came about during these years? The mid-2000s brought about many changes for Amazon. During this time, Amazon entered a war with Zappos, launched Mechanical Turk, relaunched its web services and “fulfillment by Amazon.” It was well on its way to becoming the giant it is today. Below is Amazon’s timeline of events from 2005-2007.

Amazon’s Innovations: A9, Speedy Shipping, and Kindle

Amazon’s Innovations: A9, Speedy Shipping, and Kindle

What were Amazon’s earliest innovations? Which innovations failed and which went on to be huge successes? 2002 marked the year that Amazon would start focusing on innovation. They launched a web service, revamped their website, created a search engine, rolled out the predecessor to Prime, and released the first Kindle all within two years. Here’s how Amazon’s innovations began.

The Fever 1793 Ending: Philadelphia After the Plague

The Fever 1793 Ending: Philadelphia After the Plague

What happens at the end of Fever 1793? Does Philadelphia recover after after the yellow fever outbreak? What happens to Matilda’s family business? In the Fever 1793 ending, the frost finally hits and kills all the yellow fever carrying insects. The citizens who had fled Philadelphia return without an idea of the hardships others faced. Businesses re-open and life picks back up, but the people who lived through the fever will never be the same. Keep reading for details about the Fever 1793 ending.

Why Was Amazon So Successful? Early 2000s Timeline

Why Was Amazon So Successful? Early 2000s Timeline

Why was Amazon successful? How did other companies influence Amazon’s growth in the early 2000s? How did “super saver shipping” affect Amazon’s profitability? Although 1999-2001 was a turbulent time in Amazon’s history, the years following held nothing but promise for Amazon’s future. Amazon rolled out its super saver shipping program which boosted their stock prices, integrated more automation, and lowered shipping costs. Continue reading to learn why Amazon was so successful in the early 2000s.

Amazon Company History From 1999-2001

Amazon Company History From 1999-2001

What events from Amazon’s company history took place between 1999 and 2001? Why did Jeff Bezos decide to become CEO of his own company? What was the “milliravi” incident? The early 2000s started off rough for Amazon. Many people were skeptical that a middleman company like Amazon could survive, Amazon’s new CEO was a failure, and the milliravi error caused Amazon’s stock to plummet. However, during this time Bezos still somehow managed to keep growing Amazon. Continue on to learn more about Amazon’s company history.

Amazon’s Growth: Timeline Of Events From 1996-1999

Amazon’s Growth: Timeline Of Events From 1996-1999

How did Amazon grow so quickly after it’s conception in 1994? What happened in Amazon’s early days? From 1996 to 1999, Amazon grew rapidly. Amazon went from strictly selling books to selling DVDs, music, and toys. But they weren’t the only large, online store—eBay entered the scene. Continue on to learn about Amazon’s growth from a bookstore to an everything store.