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"The result of Zero isn't really Nothing..." It’s true. Zero doesn’t get enough love in science. Some scientists even say that measuring zero is the most useful thing that’s been done so far. But these zeros aren’t really nothing, end of story, finito.
The idea of creating networks of members and sharing information dates back to the 16th century Italian Academies, which saw young scholars create nicknames for themselves and develop emblems and mottoes to form groups with which they exchanged information.