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Stainless Steel Benches and ESD
I do some contract work for a company that uses stainless steel benches in both their assembly area and test lab. I'm having trouble making the case to replace them ...
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Test Your Knowledge
Which one of the following has not won a Nobel Peace Prize: Yasser Arafat, Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev
See answer below.
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Test Your Knowledge Answer
Which one of the following has not won a Nobel Peace Prize: Yasser Arafat, Vaclav Havel, Nelson Mandela, Mikhail Gorbachev
Answer: Vaclav Havel. Yasser Arafat won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 for efforts to create peace in the Middle East. Nelson Mandela in 1993 for work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid. Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community.