Archive:New Draft of the Week

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The New Draft of the Week is a chance to highlight a recently created Citizendium article that has just started down the road of becoming a Citizendium masterpiece.
It is chosen each week by vote in a manner similar to that of its sister project, the Article of the Week.

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Table of Nominees
Nominated article Vote
Supporters Specialist supporters Date created
Diffraction 3 Boris Tsirelson Howard C. Berkowitz 19 October 2010

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The next New Draft of the Week will be the article with the most votes at 1 AM UTC on Thursday, 4 November, 2010.

Nominated article Supporters Specialist supporters Dates Score

Schröder-Bernstein theorem/Draft: Add brief definition or description
Schröder-Bernstein theorem/Draft (Read more...)
Daniel Mietchen 13:54, 22 October 2010 (UTC) 1

Current Winner

To be selected and implemented by an Administrator. To change, click edit and follow the instructions, or see documentation at {{Featured Article}}. Schröder-Bernstein theorem/Draft (Read more...)

Previous Winners

  • Developing Article Multi-touch interface [r]: Set of interaction techniques which allow computer or mobile users to control graphical user interface with more than one finger at either application or system level. [e]
  • Developing Article NoSQL [r]: A number of non-relational distributed database architectures, usually that store data as key-value pairs. [e]
  • Developing Article Debt [r]: The outcome of an agreement between a person or organisation wishing to make immediate use of resources, and one wishing to defer their use. [e]
  • Developing Article Ellesmere Chaucer manuscript [r]: Early 15th century illuminated manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. [e]
  • Approved Article Ellipse [r]: Planar curve formed by the points whose distances to two given points add up to a given number. [e]
  • Developing Article Aeneid [r]: An epic poem written by Virgil, which depicts the hero Aeneas fleeing from Troy, journeying to Carthage, Sicily, and finally to Italy where after battling, he becomes the precursor of the city of Rome; a monumental work of major significance in Western literature. [e]
  • Developing Article Tall tale [r]: A narrative, song or jest, transmitted orally or in writing, presenting an incredible, boastful or impossible story. [e]
  • Approved Article Plane (geometry) [r]: In elementary geometry, a flat surface that entirely contains all straight lines passing through two of its points. [e]
  • Developing Article Steam [r]: The vapor (or gaseous) phase of water (H2O). [e]
  • Developing Article Wasan [r]: Classical Japanese mathematics that flourished during the Edo Period from the 17th to mid-19th centuries. [e]
  • Developing Article Racism in Australia [r]: The history of racism and restrictive immigration policies in the Commonwealth of Australia. [e]
  • Developing Article Think tank [r]: An organization that presents ideas as expert analysis, the level of objectivity of which varies with the institution, but with an implication of at least some intellectual independence. [e]
  • Developing Article Les Paul [r]: (9 June 1915 – 13 August 2009) American innovator, inventor, musician and songwriter, who was notably a pioneer in the development of the solid-body electric guitar. [e]
  • Developing Article Zionism [r]: The ideology that Jews should form a Jewish state in what is traced as the Biblical area of Palestine; there are many interpretations, including the boundaries of such a state and its criteria for citizenship [e] (September 3)
  • Developed Article Earth's atmosphere [r]: An envelope of gas that surrounds the Earth and extends from the Earth's surface out thousands of kilometres, becoming increasingly thinner (less dense) with distance but always held in place by Earth's gravitational pull. [e] (August 27)
  • Developed Article Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain [r]: U.S. educator deeply bonded to Bowdoin College, from undergraduate to President; American Civil War general and recipient of the Medal of Honor; Governor of Maine [e] (August 20)
  • Developing Article The Sporting Life (album) [r]: A 1994 studio album recorded by Diamanda Galás and John Paul Jones. [e] (August 13}
  • Developing Article The Rolling Stones [r]: Famous and influential English blues rock group formed in 1962, known for their albums Let It Bleed and Sticky Fingers, and songs '(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' and 'Start Me Up'. [e] (August 5)
  • Developing Article Euler angles [r]: three rotation angles that describe any rotation of a 3-dimensional object. [e] (July 30)
  • Developing Article Chester Nimitz [r]: United States Navy fleet admiral (1885-1966) who was Commander in Chief, Pacific and Pacific Ocean Areas in World War II [e] (July 23)
  • Developing Article Heat [r]: A form of energy that flows spontaneously from hotter to colder bodies that are in thermal contact. [e] (July 16)
  • Developed Article Continuum hypothesis [r]: A statement about the size of the continuum, i.e., the number of elements in the set of real numbers. [e] (July 9)
  • Developing Article Hawaiian alphabet [r]: The form of writing used in the Hawaiian Language [e] (July 2)
  • Developing Article Now and Zen [r]: A 1988 studio album recorded by Robert Plant, with guest contributions from Jimmy Page. [e] (June 25)
  • Developing Article Wrench (tool) [r]: A fastening tool used to tighten or loosen threaded fasteners, with one end that makes firm contact with flat surfaces of the fastener, and the other end providing a means of applying force [e] (June 18)
  • Developing Article Air preheater [r]: A general term to describe any device designed to preheat the combustion air used in a fuel-burning furnace for the purpose of increasing the thermal efficiency of the furnace. [e] (June 11)
  • Developing Article 2009 H1N1 influenza virus [r]: A contagious influenza A virus discovered in April 2009, commonly known as swine flu. [e] (June 4)
  • Approved Article Gasoline [r]: A fuel for spark-ignited internal combustion engines derived from petroleum crude oil. [e] (21 May)
  • Developed Article John Brock [r]: Fictional British secret agent who starred in three 1960s thrillers by Desmond Skirrow. [e] (8 May)
  • Developing Article McGuffey Readers [r]: A set of highly influential school textbooks used in the 19th and early 20th centuries in the elementary grades in the United States. [e] (14 Apr)
  • Developing Article Vector rotation [r]: Process of rotating one unit vector into a second unit vector. [e] (7 Apr)
  • Developing Article Leptin [r]: Hormone secreted by adipocytes that regulates appetite. [e] (31 Mar)
  • Developing Article Kansas v. Crane [r]: A 2002 decision of the Supreme Court of the United States, ruling that a person could not be adjudicated a sexual predator and put in indefinite medical confinement, purely on assessment of an emotional disorder, but such action required proof of a likelihood of uncontrollable impulse presenting a clear and present danger. [e] (24 Mar)
  • Developing Article Punch card [r]: A term for cards used for storing information. Herman Hollerith is credited with the invention of the media for storing information from the United States Census of 1890. [e] (17 Mar)
  • Developing Article Jass–Belote card games [r]: A group of trick-taking card games in which the Jack and Nine of trumps are the highest trumps. [e] (10 Mar)
  • Approved Article Leptotes (orchid) [r]: A genus of orchids formed by nine small species that exist primarily in the dry jungles of South and Southeast Brazil. [e] (3 Mar)
  • Developing Article Worm (computers) [r]: A form of malware that can spread, among networked computers, without human interaction. [e] (24 Feb)
  • Developing Article Joseph Black [r]: (1728 – 1799) Scottish physicist and chemist, known for his discoveries of latent heat, specific heat, and carbon dioxide [e] (11 Feb 2009)
  • Developing Article Sympathetic magic [r]: The cultural concept that a symbol, or small aspect, of a more powerful entity can, as desired by the user, invoke or compel that entity [e] (17 Jan 2009)
  • Developed Article Dien Bien Phu [r]: Site in northern Vietnam of a 1954 decisive battle that soon forced France to relinquish control of colonial Indochina. [e] (25 Dec)
  • Developing Article Blade Runner [r]: 1982 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott and starring Harrison Ford, based on the 1968 Philip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? [e] (25 Nov)
  • Developed Article Piquet [r]: A two-handed card game played with 32 cards that originated in France around 1500. [e] (18 Nov)
  • Developed Article Crash of 2008 [r]: the international banking crisis that followed the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007. [e] (23 Oct)
  • Developing Article Information Management [r]: The application of management principles to the acquisition, organization, control, dissemination and use of information relevant to the effective operation of organizations of all kinds. [e] (31 Aug)
  • Developing Article Battle of Gettysburg [r]: A turning point in the American Civil War, July 1-3, 1863, on the outskirts of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. [e] (8 July)
  • Approved Article Drugs banned from the Olympics [r]: Substances prohibited for use by athletes prior to, and during competing in the Olympics. [e] (1 July)
  • Developing Article Sea glass [r]: Formed when broken pieces of glass from bottles, tableware, and other items that have been lost or discarded are worn down and rounded by tumbling in the waves along the shores of oceans and large lakes. [e] (24 June)
  • Developing Article Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin song) [r]: Landmark 1969 song recorded by Led Zeppelin for their eponymous debut album, which became an early centrepiece for the group's live performances. [e] (17 June)
  • Developed Article Hirohito [r]: The 124th and longest-reigning Emperor of Japan, 1926-89. [e] (10 June)
  • Developed Article Henry Kissinger [r]: (1923—) American academic, diplomat, and simultaneously Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and Secretary of State in the Nixon Administration; promoted realism (foreign policy) and détente with China and the Soviet Union; shared 1973 Nobel Peace Prize for ending the Vietnam War; Director, Atlantic Council [e] (3 June)
  • Stub Palatalization [r]: An umbrella term for several processes of assimilation in phonetics and phonology, by which the articulation of a consonant is changed under the influence of a preceding or following front vowel or a palatal or palatalized consonant. [e] (27 May)
  • Developing Article Intelligence on the Korean War [r]: The collection and analysis, primarily by the United States with South Korean help, of information that predicted the 1950 invasion of South Korea, and the plans and capabilities of the enemy once the war had started [e] (20 May)
  • Developed Article Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago [r]: A predominantly black church located in south Chicago with upwards of 10,000 members, established in 1961. [e] (13 May)
  • Developing Article BIOS [r]: Part of many modern computers responsible for basic functions such as controlling the keyboard or booting up an operating system. [e] (6 May)
  • Developed Article Miniature Fox Terrier [r]: A small Australian vermin-routing terrier, developed from 19th Century Fox Terriers and Fox Terrier types. [e] (23 April)
  • Developing Article Joseph II [r]: (1741–1790), Holy Roman Emperor and ruler of the Hapsburg (Austrian) territories who was the arch-embodiment of the Enlightenment spirit of the later 18th-century reforming monarchs. [e] (15 Apr)
  • Developed Article British and American English [r]: A comparison between these two language variants in terms of vocabulary, spelling and pronunciation. [e] (7 Apr)
  • Developed Article Count Rumford [r]: (1753–1814) An American born soldier, statesman, scientist, inventor and social reformer. [e] (1 April)
  • Developing Article Whale meat [r]: The edible flesh of various species of whale. [e] (25 March)
  • Developed Article Naval guns [r]: Artillery weapons on ships, and techniques and devices for aiming them. [e] (18 March)
  • Developing Article Sri Lanka [r]: An island nation in South Asia, located 31 km off the south-east coast of India, formerly known as Ceylon . [e] (11 March)
  • Approved Article Led Zeppelin [r]: Famous and influential English hard rock and blues group formed in 1968, known for their albums Led Zeppelin IV and Physical Graffiti, and songs 'Stairway to Heaven' and 'Whole Lotta Love'. [e] (4 March)
  • Developing Article Martin Luther [r]: German theologian and monk (1483-1546); led the Reformation; believed that salvation is granted on the basis of faith rather than deeds. [e] (20 February)
  • Developing Article Cosmology [r]: A branch of astronomy and of metaphysics committed to the study of the universe as a whole, of the contents, structure, and evolution of the universe from the beginning of time to the future. [e] (4 February)
  • Developing Article Ernest Rutherford [r]: (August 30, 1871 - October 19, 1937)The first person to split an atom. [e](28 January)
  • Developing Article Edinburgh [r]: The capital of Scotland. [e] (21 January)
  • Developing Article Russian Revolution of 1905 [r]: The popular uprising that created an element of constitutional monarchy in Russia following Nicholas II's October Manifesto of 1905. [e] (8 January 2008)
  • Approved Article Phosphorus [r]: Chemical element (Z=15) vital to life and widely used in fertilizers, detergents and pesticides. [e] (31 December)
  • Developing Article John Tyler [r]: (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) A United States politician and the tenth President of the United States (1841-1845). [e] (6 December)
  • Developing Article Banana [r]: The fruit of a wide range of species in the Musa taxonomic genus. [e] (22 November)
  • Approved Article Augustin-Louis Cauchy [r]: (1789 – 1857) prominent French mathematician, one of the pioneers of rigor in mathematics and complex analysis. [e] (15 November)
  • Developing Article B-17 Flying Fortress (bomber) [r]: A U.S. designed heavy bomber, with relatively light payload and moderate range, but excellent defenses and rugged construction, that was the primary U.S. daytime strategic bomber in the European Theater of the Second World War [e] - 8 November 2007
  • Developing Article Red Sea Urchin [r]: A species of marine invertebrate belonging to the phylum Echinodermata or "spiny-skinned" animals. [e] - 1 November 2007
  • Approved Article Symphony [r]: A large-scale musical composition, generally regarded as the central orchestral form. [e] - 25 October 2007
  • Developing Article Oxygen [r]: A chemical element with the symbol O and atomic number 8. [e] - 18 October 2007
  • Developing Article Origins and architecture of the Taj Mahal [r]: The history and design of the 17th century mausoleum complex. [e] - 11 October 2007
  • Developed Article Fossilization (palaeontology) [r]: The set of geological processes that convert organic remains into fossils. [e] - 4 October 2007
  • Developing Article Cradle of Humankind [r]: A World Heritage site in South Africa, which comprises three localities containing numerous fossil-bearing caves. [e] - 27 September 2007
  • Developing Article John Adams [r]: (1735-1826) An American Founding Father, diplomat, and the second President of the United States from 1797-1801. [e] - 20 September 2007
  • Developed Article Quakers [r]: Protestant denomination founded among English Puritans in the 17th century by George Fox and characterized by pacifism and the belief that Christ works directly in the soul of the believer; known formally as the Religious Society of Friends. [e] - 13 September 2007
  • Approved Article Scarborough Castle [r]: Ruined stone castle on the east coast of Yorkshire, England, begun in mid-twelfth century. [e] - 6 September 2007
  • Approved Article Jane Addams [r]: (1860-1935) A pioneer American settlement worker and founder of Hull House. [e] - 30 August 2007
  • Developing Article Epidemiology [r]: The branch of demography that studies patterns of disease in human or animal populations. [e] - 23 August 2007
  • Developing Article Gay community [r]: A socially constructed collective reference to those people in society who are homosexual, and who interact to some degree with other homosexual people. [e] - 16 August 2007
  • Approved Article Edward I [r]: (1272-1307) English king who conquered Wales and attempted to conquer Scotland. [e] - 9 August 2007

Rules and Procedure


  • The primary criterion of eligibility for a new draft is that it must have been ranked as a status 1 or 2 (developed or developing), as documented in the History of the article's Metadate template, no more than one month before the date of the next selection (currently every Thursday).
  • Any Citizen may nominate a draft.
  • No Citizen may have nominated more than one article listed under "current nominees" at a time.
  • The article's nominator is indicated simply by the first name in the list of votes (see below).
  • At least for now--while the project is still small--you may nominate and vote for drafts of which you are a main author.
  • An article can be the New Draft of the Week only once. Nominated articles that have won this honor should be removed from the list and added to the list of previous winners.
  • Comments on nominations should be made on the article's talk page.
  • Any draft will be deleted when it is past its "last date eligible". Don't worry if this happens to your article; consider nominating it as the Article of the Week.
  • If an editor believes that a nominee in his or her area of expertise is ineligible (perhaps due to obvious and embarrassing problems) he or she may remove the draft from consideration. The editor must indicate the reasons why he has done so on the nominated article's talk page.


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  • The winning article will be the article at the top of the list (ie the one with the most votes).
  • In the event of two or more having the same number of votes :
    • The article with the most specialist supporters is used. Should this fail to produce a winner, the article appearing first by English alphabetical order is used.
    • The remaining winning articles are guaranteed this position in the following weeks, again in alphabetical order. No further voting should take place on these, which remain at the top of the table with notices to that effect. Further nominations and voting take place to determine future winning articles for the following weeks.
    • Winning articles may be named New Draft of the Week beyond their last eligible date if their circumstances are so described above.


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