Thursday, July 21, 2011

Birth of the World Wide Web

Founded in 1954 to coordinate research efforts of 12 European countries, the CERN complex in the Jura Mountains of Switzerland is the most expensive physics lab in the world. Having six linear accelerators and a huge "Large Hadron Collider" (pictured above), it is the playground for the European Organization for Nuclear Research. In 1989, a scientist named Tim Berners-Lee was working there, and developed the World Wide Web, HTML markup language and the HTTP protocol as a way for scientists to communicate with one another from remote locations.

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