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    nanoscale technology

    Nanoscale technology is a branch of nanotechnology in which standard size tools are used to manufacture simple structures and devices with dimensions on the order of a few nanometers or less, where one nanometer (1 nm) is equal to a billionth of a ...  Continue Reading

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    Make Whatis.com your home page

    Directions for how to make WhatIs.com your browser's homepage.  Continue Reading

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    Tiger

    Tiger is the the code name for Mac OS version 10.  Continue Reading

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    black hole

    The term "black hole" is sometimes used to refer to an imaginary place where objects, files, or funds go when they get lost for no apparent reason.  Continue Reading

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    Catalogue of Life

    The Catalogue of Life project is an international initiative intended to catalog every life form on the planet according to a standardized taxonomy and to organize that information into a comprehensive and universally accessible database system.  Continue Reading

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    torture test

    A torture test is an evaluation of an item's ability to withstand extreme conditions.  Continue Reading

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    clickthrough rate (CTR)

    In banner advertising on a Web site, the clickthrough rate (CTR) is the percentage of times that viewers of a Web page click on a given banner ad.  Continue Reading

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    open system

    In a computing context, an open system is an open source operating system, typically composed of coordinated modular components from a number of sources and not reliant upon any proprietary elements.  Continue Reading

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    Common Desktop Environment (CDE)

    The Common Desktop Environment (CDE) is a standardized graphical user interface (GUI) for open systems.  Continue Reading

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    keyboard shortcut

    A keyboard shortcut is a combination of keys that, when pressed simultaneously, perform some task that ordinarily requires use of a mouse or other input device and may take longer to do.  Continue Reading

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    i.LINK

    i.LINK is the Sony Corporation implementation of a standard, IEEE 1394, High Performance Serial Bus, for connecting devices to your personal computer.  Continue Reading

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    environment variable

    An environment variable defines some aspect of a user's or a program's environment that can vary.  Continue Reading

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    digital library

    A digital library is a collection of documents in organized electronic form, available on the Internet or on CD-ROM (compact-disk read-only memory) disks.  Continue Reading

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    momentum

    Momentum is a vector quantity that is the product of the mass and the velocity of an object or particle.  Continue Reading

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    fuzzy search

    A fuzzy search is a process that locates Web pages that are likely to be relevant to a search argument even when the argument does not exactly correspond to the desired information.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    Web Intermediaries (WBI)

    Web Intermediaries (WBI - pronounced "webby") is a framework and set of programming tools from IBM for the uniform creation and control of intermediary programs such as proxy servers, transcoding processors, and any kind of program that sits ...  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    solid angular measure

    Solid angular measure is a quantitative expression for the flare angle at the apex of a cone.  Continue Reading

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    nanowire

    A nanowire is an extremely thin wire with a diameter on the order of a few nanometers (nm) or less, where 1 nm = 10 -9 meters.  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    UXGA (Ultra Extended Graphics Array)

    UXGA (Ultra Extended Graphics Array) is a display modein which the resolutionis 1600 pixels horizontally by 1200 pixels vertically (1600 x 1200).  Continue Reading

  • September 21, 2005 21 Sep'05

    watt-hour (Wh)

    The watt-hour (symbolized Wh) is a unit of energy equivalent to one watt (1 W) of power expended for one hour (1 h) of time.  Continue Reading

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