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  • compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL)

    A compact fluorescent light bulb (CFL) is a fluorescent light bulb that has been compressed into the size of a standard-issue i...

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    • Lighten my darkness

      My first job was a 'sparks' in a theatre complex. Every Monday I walked round the building doing the 'lamp round' - checking fo...

    • Lighten my darkness

      My first job was a 'sparks' in a theatre complex. Every Monday I walked round the building doing the 'lamp round' - checking fo...

    • Are commercially sold LED replacement light bulbs safe?

      I understand that LED lamps are put into Risk Groups as regards human health, with RG0 and RG1 lamps the safest.  Does anyone k...

  • data reduction

    Data reduction minimizes the amount of data an organization needs to store, usually by eliminating redundant information. The m...

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  • stretchable silicon

    Stretchable silicon is a flexible form of silicon manufactured in thin, wavelike ribbons that can be expanded and compressed li...

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  • buckypaper

    Buckypaper is a strong and lightweight substance manufactured from compressed carbon nanotubes, which are long, cylindrical car...

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  • streaming media

    Streaming media is video or audio content sent in compressed form over the Internet and played immediately, rather than being s...

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  • LTO-7 (Linear Tape-Open 7)

    LTO-7 is a forthcoming tape format from the Linear Tape-Open Consortium. It is slated to offer sustained data transfer rates of...

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  • A-Law

    A-Law is the standard codec (compression/decompression) algorithm for pulse code modulation (PCM) from the ITU-T (the Telecommu...

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  • encoder

    In digital audio technology, an encoder is a program that converts an audio WAV file into an MP3 file, a highly-compressed soun...

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  • PNG (Portable Network Graphics)

    PNG (pronounced ping as in ping-pong; for Portable Network Graphics) is a file format for image compression that, in time, is e...

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  • PKZIP (or PKZip)

    PKZIP (also capitalized as PKZip) is a program, originally written for the DOS operating system, that gathers multiple files in...

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