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Yellowstone National Park, established by the U.S. Congress as a national park on March 1, 1872,is located primarily in the U.S. state of Wyoming, though it also extends into Montana and Idaho. The park was the first of its kind, and is known for its wildlife and its many geothermal features, especially Old Faithful Geyser, one of the most popular features in the park. It has many types of ecosystems, but the subalpine forest is dominant.
Indigenous Americans have lived in the Yellowstone region for at least 11,000 years. The region was bypassed during the Lewis and Clark Expedition in the early 1800s. Aside from visits by mountain men during the early to mid-1800s, organized exploration did not begin until the late 1860s. The U.S. Army was commissioned to oversee the park just after its establishment. In 1917, administration of the park was transferred to the National Park Service, which had been created the previous year. Hundreds of structures have been built and are protected for their architectural and historical significance, and researchers have examined more than 1,000 archaeological sites.
- Jan 04 Mon 2010 17:41
The Niagara Falls are voluminous waterfalls on the Niagara River, straddling the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the U.S. state of New York. The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York and 75 miles (120 km) south-southeast of Toronto, Ontario, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.Niagara Falls is composed of two sections separated by Goat Island: Horseshoe Falls, the majority of which lies on the Canadian side of the border, and American Falls on the American side. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also located on the American side, separated from the main falls by Luna Island.Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than 6 million cubic feet (168,000 of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow and almost 4 million cubic feet (110,000 m³) on average. It is the most powerful waterfall in North America.The Niagara Falls are renowned both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Managing the balance between recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 1800s.Here are some pictures of niagra falls:
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The Game Boy was also the birthplace of the Pokémon franchise. The first Pokémon video game was released in Japan on February 27, 1996 by Nintendo. Pokémon was developed by Game Freak and was monitored closely by Nintendo. It is a role-playing game where the player caught and trained monsters and competed with others in competition. The object of Pokémon was to find and capture all 151 creatures either by capturing them in the game or by trading with other players via the Game Link cable. Two different versions of the game — Red and Blue (Red and Green in Japan) — were released, both having different types of monsters to capture.
Pokémon would become one of Nintendo's most successful franchises, spawning its own highly–successful animated series as well as lines of toys, trading cards, and apparel. Pokémon Red and Blue became the highest–selling video games in 1998 upon its release in North America, and it revitalized interest in the Game Boy. It became the console's highest-selling non-bundled game at 20.08 million copies.
- Mar 16 Mon 2009 18:39
A gameboy is a rectangle shaped game that can be folded in half and cannot break(I don't mean like you throw it and it doesn't break).
It is a and hold game that needs a type of game(that looks like a chip).there is akind of thing that can protect your gameboy it look like this:
- Mar 16 Mon 2009 18:18
Pokémon (ポケモン ,Pokemon, IPA: /ˈpoʊkeɪmɒn, ˈpɒkimɒn) is a media franchise owned by the video game company Nintendo and created by Satoshi Tajiri around 1995. Originally released as a pair of interlinkable Game Boy role-playing video games, Pokémon has since become the second most successful and lucrative video game-based media franchise in the world, behind only Nintendo's own Mario series. Pokémon properties have since been merchandised into anime, manga, trading cards, toys, books, and other media. The franchise celebrated its tenth anniversary on February 27, 2006, and as of 23 April 2008 (2008 -04-23)[update], cumulative sales of the video games (including home console versions, such as the "Pikachu" Nintendo 64) have reached more than 186 million copies.
The name Pokémon is the romanized contraction of the Japanese brand, "Pocket Monsters" (ポケットモンスター ,Poketto Monsutā), as such contractions are very common in Japan. The term "Pokémon", in addition to referring to the Pokémon franchise itself, also collectively refers to the 493 fictional species that have made appearances in Pokémon media as of the recent release of the newest Pokémon role-playing games (RPGs) for the Nintendo DS, Pokémon Diamond and Pearl. Like the words deer and sheep, the word "Pokémon" is identical in both the singular and plural, as is each individual species name; in short, it is grammatically correct to say both "one Pokémon" and "many Pokémon". In November 2005, 4Kids Entertainment, which had managed the non-game related licensing of Pokémon, announced that it had agreed not to renew the Pokémon representation agreement. Pokémon USA Inc., a subsidiary of Japan's Pokémon Co., now oversees all Pokémon licensing outside of Asia.
- Mar 15 Sun 2009 18:26
Battery backed up static RAM. It can be up to 64K bytes but it's usually 32K bytes in size. It is located in the memory map from 0xe000000 to 0xe00ffff. (Examples of games that use 32K RAM backup: FZero, etc.). Newer games are using 64K bytes.
- Mar 15 Sun 2009 18:22
The GBA cart interface has 24 address lines. Also there are 16 data lines. 24 address lines = 2^24 = 16.7 million locations which means 16M x 16bit or 32M x 8bit. Which is a total of 32MBytes or 256Mbits of memory space. To put more memory than this in a cart would require some form of bankswitching.
- Mar 15 Sun 2009 18:18
GBA ROMs are special chips that contain a standard ROM, address latches, and address counters all on one chip. Cart accesses can be either sequential or non-sequential. The first access to a random cart ROM location must be non-sequential. This type of access is done by putting the lower 16 bits of the ROM address on cart lines AD0-AD15 and setting /CS low to latch address lines A0-A15. Then /RD is strobed low to read 16 bits of data from that ROM location. (Data is valid on the rising edge of /RD.) The following sequential ROM location(s) can be read by again strobing /RD low. Sequential ROM access does not require doing another /CS high-to-low transitions because there are count up registers in the cart ROM chip that keep track of the next ROM location to read. Address increment occurs on the low-to-high edge of all /RD. In theory, you can read an entire GBA ROM with just one non-sequential read (address 0) and all of the other reads as sequential so address counters must be used on most address lines to exactly emulate a GBA ROM. However, you only need to use address latch / counters on A0-A15 in order to satisfy the GBA since A16-A23 are always accurate.
- Feb 12 Thu 2009 18:59
The Game Boy Advance (ゲームボーイアドバンス, Gēmu Bōi Adobansu?, often shortened to GBA) is a 32-bit handheld video game console developed, manufactured and marketed by Nintendo; resembling Sega's 8-bit Game Gear. It is the successor to the Game Boy Color. It was released in Japan on March 21, 2001; in North America on June 11, 2001; in Australia on June 22, 2001, in Europe on June 22, 2001; and in the People's Republic of China on June 8, 2004 (excluding Hong Kong).
In 1996, magazines including issues 53 and 54 of Total! and the July 1996 issue of Game Informer featured reports of a new Game Boy, codenamed Project Atlantis. Although the expected release date of "early 1997" would make that machine seem to be the Game Boy Color, it was described as having "a 32-bit RISC processor" and "allowing similar to SNES standard games-playing to be played in the palm of your hand"—a description that more closely matches the Game Boy Advance.