Archive for the ‘Technology/Science’ Category

What does HEMI stand for?

Hemi is short for hemisphere. The term refers to a hemi engine which has been described as an internal combustion engine wherein the combustion chambers are of hemispherical form. For centuries hemispherical combustion chambers were used in cannon and mortars these chambers were initiated on some of the earliest automotive engines, prior to proving the […]

What does MSFT stand for?

MSFT represents Microsoft Corporation. It is a multinational computer technology corporation that extends licenses, supports and makes a wide variety of software products for computing devices. The Microsoft Corporation has its headquarters in Washington USA and it most lucrative products are the Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows operating system collection of productivity software. In 1975 […]

What does DOE stand for?

DOE stands for Distributed Objects Everywhere. This was a long – running Sun Microsystems project to build a distributed computing environment based on the CORBA system in the back end ad OpenStep as the user face. The CORBA system is a standard that is defined by the Object Management Group and it allows software components […]

What do the Domain Extensions stand for?

Domain extensions are the top most part of a domain name. A domain name is the characterizing feature for identifying, naming and creating an address for a website on the internet. All domain names are developed using the guiding principles of the Domain Name System. Each domain name consists of dots that separate each part […]

What does ROM stand for?

The acronym ROM means Read Only Memory. The term is used to describe computer memory chips that have pre-set programs recorded on them. The chip stores information for the computer which is always available even when the computer is not running. Data stored in ROM or mask ROM is not normally changeable because it is […]

What does ASTM stand for?

About ASTM ASTM International or ASTM was previously known as the American Society for Testing and Materials. It is an international standards organization that creates and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a large variety of materials, products, systems, and services. The organization’s headquarters is in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. ASTM was established before other similar […]

What does WIFI stand for?

WIFI is the acronym for wireless local area network: a local area network that uses high frequency radio signals to transmit and receive data over distances of a few. It can also be seen as a group of wireless local area network (WLAN) devices according to the IEEE 802.11 standards. Wi-Fi devices are installed in […]

What does ARPANET stand for?

ARPANET stands for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. This was created by ARPA of the United States Department of Defense during the Cold War. The ARPANET was the world’s first operational packet switching network, and the predecessor of the global Internet. Packet switching is currently the leading foundation for both voice and data communication worldwide […]

What does JPEG stand for?

JPEG stands for Joint Photographic Experts Group, the creators of the format which involves compressing pictures as JPEG files. Specifically the standard was created in 1992 after six (6) years of the group’s organization by Eric Hamilton. It was originally publicly known as JFIF but was later amended. The standard was ISO certified two years […]

What does CGI stand for?

About CGI Computer-generated imagery which is more commonly known as CGI is the use of computer graphics, more correctly, 3D computer graphics as special effects in films, television programs, commercials, simulators and simulation generally, and printed media. Video games employ the use of real-time computer graphics which is not often considered CGI, however they may […]