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  • July 31, 2007 31 Jul'07

    sensor competition

    Sensor competition is the use of multiple redundant sensors to detect, measure or analyze a single phenomenon.  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    IMS

    IMS (Information Management System) is a database and transaction management system that was first introduced by IBM in 1968.  Continue Reading

  • July 30, 2007 30 Jul'07

    IMS (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems)

    IMS (Intelligent Manufacturing Systems) is the name of an international organization devoted to developing the next generation of manufacturing and processing technologies.  Continue Reading

  • July 28, 2007 28 Jul'07

    canonical

    In programming, canonical means "according to the rules.  Continue Reading

  • July 26, 2007 26 Jul'07

    semaphore

    In programming, especially in Unix systems, semaphores are a technique for coordinating or synchronizing activities in which multiple processes compete for the same operating system resources.  Continue Reading

  • July 21, 2007 21 Jul'07

    Xanadu

    Xanadu (TM) is a set of ideas and a software design project for a universal system of electronic information storage and access.  Continue Reading

  • July 20, 2007 20 Jul'07

    porta-person video

    NBC News demonstrates a porta-person application for the classroom, PEBBLES (Providing Education by Bringing Learning Environments to Students).  Continue Reading

  • July 12, 2007 12 Jul'07

    citizen journalist

    A citizen journalist is an amateur journalist who usually publishes online by using a blog or community Web site.  Continue Reading

  • July 12, 2007 12 Jul'07

    category

    In blogging, a category is a software feature that allows a blogger to group posts together by topic.  Continue Reading

  • July 12, 2007 12 Jul'07

    blogswarm

    A blogswarm is a situation in which thousands of bloggers comment on the same story or news event.  Continue Reading

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