Archive for the ‘Technology/Science’ Category

What does PSE stand for?

PSE stands for Problem Solving Environment. PSE is a considered to be using concentrated computing software that finds solutions for or to problems. Most PSEs were introduced in the 1990s and they utilize the idiom of the individual field to develop modern graphical user interfaces (GUI). The goal is to ensure that the software is […]

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 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 QCT stand for?

QCT may be an abbreviated form of the Queensland College of Teachers. It is currently a legal requirement under the Education Queensland College of Teachers Act 2005 for all individuals who wish to teach in Queensland State and non-State schools and for those people involved in either the supervision or assessment of practising teachers or […]

What does AED stand for?

AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator. This is a device that assists with diagnosing possible irregular heartbeats and any associated conditions which may result in death. The defibrillator is used to apply electrical currents which stop arrhythmia and help return the heart to beating at its normal rate. Generally AEDs are made to make them […]

What does MSN stand for?

MSN stands for “Microsoft Network”. The term MSN is used to refer to Windows Live Messenger, an instant messaging client developed by Microsoft. This client is designed to work with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and 2008 as well as Windows Mobile. The client has been actively apart of Microsoft’s Windows […]

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 http stand for?

Hypertext Transfer Protocol also knows as Http refers to the application rules governing the transfer and format of data, requested using computer tools or systems that have interconnected information. Primarily it is used to access resources such as HTML files, image files and query results that are inter-connected in several ways. It was the leading […]

What does WII stand for?

The acronym Wii which when pronounced sounds like the pronoun “we” means Wireless Inter-Interface. The Wii concept was developed in 2001 by Nintendo’s game designer Shigeru Miyamoto an idea which introduced a new form of player interaction. Four years later the concept developed further, producing the Wii Remote which was made popular by Nintendo and […]

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 […]