Season 4 - 2024

Is Pluto a planet or not? (History)

This NFT is a piece of art that narrates the discovery of Pluto in 1930 and its reclassification as a dwarf planet in 2006. Pluto is a dwarf planet located in the Kuiper Belt, the outermost region of the Solar System. The name Pluto comes from the Roman god of the underworld in Roman mythology. Clyde Tombaugh, an American astronomer, discovered Pluto by observing deviations in the orbits of Neptune and Uranus, suspecting the influence of another celestial body.

Until 2006, Pluto was recognized as the ninth planet in the Solar System. However, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) redefined the criteria for a celestial body to be considered a planet, leading to the reclassification of Pluto as a dwarf planet. According to the IAU, a celestial body must orbit the Sun, have a spherical shape, and clear its orbit of other debris to be considered a planet. Since Pluto does not meet the third criterion, it was classified as a dwarf planet. Pluto's orbit contains numerous objects, both larger and smaller than itself. The removal of Pluto from the list of planets sparked debates within the scientific community and the public. Some astronomers and Pluto enthusiasts have made various efforts to reinstate Pluto as a planet.

This NFT is designed in memory of the discovery of Pluto and its reclassification. The event marks a turning point in our understanding of the Solar System and the changing definition of planets, symbolizing the significance of scientific research.

E.N.I.A.C. (Science)

This NFT is a piece of art that depicts the introduction of ENIAC in 1946. ENIAC was the first computer powered by electricity and capable of electronic data processing. Constructed during World War II by American scientists John Mauchly and Presper Eckert, ENIAC occupied an area of 167 square meters and weighed 30 tons. It was a colossal machine used in the calculation of long-range artillery trajectories, missile targeting, weather predictions, atomic energy calculations, and various other scientific research.

ENIAC was a computer programmed using manually inserted and removed plugs, cables, and switches. It could perform 5,000 additions, 385 multiplications, 38 divisions, or square root extractions per second. Operating for seven years until its retirement in 1955, ENIAC laid the foundation for digital computers and is considered the precursor to today's computer technology.

This NFT is designed in memory of the introduction of ENIAC. The event is a significant milestone in computer and scientific history, representing humanity's passion for knowledge and technology.

The Adventures of Pinocchio (Art)

This NFT is a summary of the Adventures of Pinocchio, a novel serialized in the children's magazine Giornale per i bambini by Carlo Collodi between 1881 and 1882 and published as a single volume in 1883. The story revolves around Geppetto, a poor puppeteer, who carves a puppet named Pinocchio from a magical piece of wood. The narrative unfolds Pinocchio's efforts to become a real child and the challenges he faces. Initially, Pinocchio is mischievous, curious, and a liar, with his nose growing longer whenever he tells a lie. Despite his love for his father Geppetto, Pinocchio disobeys and roams the streets instead of going to school.

Throughout the story, Pinocchio encounters malevolent characters like the Fox and the Cat, well-intentioned friends like Jiminy Cricket, and helpful entities such as the Blue-haired Fairy. He faces numerous dangers and traps, transforming into a donkey, a puppet, a star child, and a child living inside a fish's belly. Eventually, Pinocchio succeeds in becoming an honest, brave, and loving child, leading a happy life with his father Geppetto.

This NFT is designed in memory of the Adventures of Pinocchio novel. The novel is a significant classic in world literature and children's literature, symbolizing the struggle to make dreams come true.

Unbreakable encryption, ENIGMA (Technology)

This NFT is a piece of art that depicts the invention of the Enigma machine by German engineer Arthur Scherbius on February 23, 1918. The Enigma machine is a cryptographic device based on electromechanical technology, used for encrypting and decrypting messages sent via radio. During World War II, the Enigma machine was widely employed by Nazi Germany across all military branches. The machine aimed to create an encryption system deemed unbreakable, incorporating a rotor mechanism that shuffled the 26-letter alphabet. The Enigma machine required different settings for each message and was distributed with secret key lists. The receiving station had to be unaware of and use the settings employed by the sending station.

Designed in memory of the invention of the Enigma machine, this NFT pays tribute to a crucial element in the history of computers and cryptography, influencing the course of wartime affairs.

Youtube was founded (Entertainment)

This NFT is a piece of art that narrates the founding of YouTube on February 14, 2005. YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform owned by Google. It was founded by three former PayPal employees: Steve Chen, Chad Hurley, and Jawed Karim. YouTube allows users to upload, watch, and share videos, utilizing WebM, H.264, and Adobe Flash Video technologies for the display of both media company and user-generated content.

Developed with the aim of providing a platform for people to easily share and access amateur videos, YouTube's concept arose from the founders' frustrations with video sharing during a dinner party. The infrastructure for YouTube was ready by May 2005, and the first video was uploaded on April 23, 2005. Quickly gaining immense popularity, YouTube became one of the most visited websites of all time. In 2006, Google acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion.

Designed in memory of the founding of YouTube, this NFT commemorates a significant turning point in internet history and culture, representing people's inclination to share videos for both information and entertainment.

World Radio Day (Responsibility)

This NFT is a piece of art that commemorates World Radio Day on February 13. World Radio Day was proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2011 to emphasize the importance of radio and celebrate it as a medium for addressing societal issues. Each year, World Radio Day is observed with various events worldwide, featuring a different theme.

Radio stands as the most widespread mass communication tool globally. It provides a suitable means to reach distant communities and vulnerable individuals, including those who are illiterate, disabled, women, youth, and the impoverished. Regardless of educational levels, radio serves as a platform to engage in public discourse. Additionally, radio plays a crucial and unique role in emergency communication and disaster relief. Evolving with technology, radio has expanded its reach into new mediums such as the internet, satellite, and podcasts.

Designed in memory of World Radio Day, this NFT represents the value of radio as a communication and information tool and its mission to be the voice of the people.

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