Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Technology. Show all posts

Saturday, July 27, 2019

First WorldWideWed (www.)

A British inventor named Mr. Time Berner-Lee was the first person to release WorldWideWeb (www) in December 1990, that billion of us use every single day! WWW enable computer users to navigate and view between hypertext pages.  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Why Bill Gates is sorry for Clt+Alt+Delete Function?

According CNN, Bill Gates (Microsoft co-founder) expressed that the Control-Alt-Delete function originally used to get into Windows computers is an awkward maneuver. He stated on a panel at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum " If I could make one small edit, I'd make that a single key” He also stated “"We could have had a single button. But the guy who did the IBM keyboard design didn't want to give us our single button," Gates said at a Harvard University event at the time*




 Source: http://money.cnn.com/2017/09/20/technology/bill-gates-control-alt-delete/index.html *

Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Hubble Space Telescope



Photo Credit: NASA
The Hubble Space Telescope was lunched by the U.S on April 24, 1990 and is named after Astronomer Edwin P. Hubble. It is a low Earth Orbiting Satellite, located about 375 miles (600km) above the surface of the Earth. Hubble completes an orbit around the Earth every 97 minutes. 

Coolest Facts...

Height and Weight
  • Hubble is 13.3 meters (43.5 feet) long -- the length of a large school bus.
  • Hubble weighs 24,500 pounds -- as much as two full-grown elephants.
What Does it do? 
  • Hubble does not travel to stars, planets or galaxies. It takes pictures of them as it whirls around Earth at 17,500 mph.
How many pictures did it take so far? 
  • NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has made more than 930,000 observations and snapped more than 570,000 images of 30,000 celestial objects since its mission began in 1990.
 How many times did it circle the Earth? 
  • Hubble has circled Earth more than 110,000 times.
  • With those trips, Hubble has racked up plenty of frequent-flier miles, about 2.8 billion, which is Neptune's average distance from the sun.
 How much information did it generate so far? 
  • More than two decades of Hubble observations have produced more than 45 terabytes of data, enough information to fill nearly 5,800 DVDs.
  • Every day the Hubble Space Telescope archives 3 to 5 GB of data and delivers between 10-15 GB to astronomers all over world
  • Each month the orbiting observatory generates more than 360 gigabytes of data, which could fill the storage space of an average home computer.
Does it help astronomers? 
  • Yes. It does! About 4,000 astronomers from all over the world have used the telescope to probe the universe.
  • Astronomers using Hubble data have published more than 8,700 scientific papers, making it one of the most productive scientific instruments ever built. In 2009 scientists published 648 journal articles on Hubble telescope data.
Hubble’s Mirror:
  • Hubble's primary mirror is 2.4 meters (7 feet, 10.5 inches) across -- taller than retired NBA player Gheorghe Muresan, who is 2.3 meters (7 feet, 7 inches) tall. Muresan is the tallest man ever to play in the NBA.
             
Source: 
 17 April 2014. <http://www.nasa.gov/facts/Universe/universe_facts_archives.html>.
17 April 2014. <http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/story/index.html#.U0-IpvldV8E>.

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Who Developed Area Codes in North America?

The area codes actually amazing! Never knew who develop this system until today. The area codes system was developed by AT&T and Bell Laboratories in 1940s and becomes effective in 1947 and people started using it in 1950's*. it was called North American Numbering Plan (NANP). 

In 1947, United States and provinces that had area code we assigned three digit codes with 0 as middle number, such as 305 for Florida, 205 for Alabama, 303 for Colorado etc*. 
The first and 3rd digits were decided according to population density in the city or region*. The most populated arrears getting the lowest numbers. For example, New York City area, was assigned 212, while the surrounding suburbs were 315, 518, and 914 and so on. 

Related Video 

Source: http://www.area-codes.com/area-code-history.asp

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Who Designed Universal Product Code?


An I.B.M engineer, George Lauerer designed Universal Product Code as it visible on products we buy. Mr. Lauerer was asked to develop universal Product Code base on bull-eyed shaped code combination invented by N. Joseph Woodland in 1940.

The purpose was that Universal Product Code would be printed on food labels and can be easily compatible with scanners, which was developed later on. Mr. George Lauerer, saw problem with the round shaped code, so he came up with the vertical shaped one that we see on food labels today! Universal Product Code (UPC) become available for scanners at the check out counters in after 1973. 

So, next time if you someone test your I.Q and asked who came up with universal Product Code, make sure you say, " Its George Lauerer!!!" 



Source: "Who Made That Universal Product Code?"<http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/06/magazine/who-made-that-universal-product-code.html?_r=0>

Monday, August 19, 2013

World First Commercial Cellular Phone



        Photo Credit:By DynaTAC8000X.jpg: Redrum0486derivative work:
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These days our smartphones are so light and integrated with cutting edge technology, which made it extremely easy to use! Have you ever wondered how was the first commercial portable mobile phone look like? Well, I have some some information to share with you… here you go: 

Fact: 
Pioneer of First Cellphone, Martin Cooper, who was also a person ever to make phone calls using portable cellular phone in April, 1973.
Weight: 2 Pounds!
Cost: $3995 in 1984 and $1000 in 1991
First Available to The Public: The world's first commercial handheld cellular phone, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X phone, received approval from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on September 21, 1983.

             



                       
Source: "A GLIMPSE OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT MOTOROLA." What Better Way to Discover Motorola's Heritage than by Exploring the Stories behind Some of Our Biggest Innovations? N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Aug. 2013. <http://www.motorola.com/us/consumers/about-motorola-us/About_Motorola-History-Timeline/About_Motorola-History-Timeline.html>.
Greene, Bob. "38 Years Ago He Made the First Cell Phone Call." CNN. Cable News Network, 03 Apr. 2011. Web. 20 Aug. 2013. <http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/01/greene.first.cellphone.call/index.html>.



How Many People Use Cell Phone All Around the World?

Cellphone is one of the greatest inventions in human history not to mention these tiny devices bringing the whole world into your palm. I won’t go over what cellphones are capable of doing these days because that might be very boring to read since billion of us using cellphones everyday. However, I will give you couple facts about cellphone that you probably don't know yet..Here you go:
FACT:
We have 7 billion people on earth and 6 billion own cellphones!! By the way only 4.5 billion people have access to working toilets, which is disappointing

                       


                         
Source: "Deputy UN Chief Calls for Urgent Action to Tackle Global Sanitation Crisis." UN News Center. UN, 21 Mar. 2013. Web. 19 Aug. 2013.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

The Most-Used Smartphone app in The World


Google Maps app is the world most used smartphone app!!! According to GlobalWebIndex, 54% of world's smartphone owners used Google's navigation app in the second quarter of 2013.

Look at the interesting stat!
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You will find more statistics at Statista




Source: Richer, Felix. "Google Maps Is the Most-Used Smartphone App in the World." N.p., 08 Aug. 2013. Web. 10 Aug. 2013. <http://www.statista.com/topics/1002/mobile-app-usage/chart/1345/top-10-smartphone-apps-in-q2-2013/>.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Great Facts About Air Force One


 Get Some Facts About Air Force One!

So.. I am curious knowing some facts about U.S Air Force One, which is also called “ Flying White House.” Lets check out some facts  about Air Force One!,

Base: Air Force one’s home base is located in Suitland, Maryland.

How big is it? It is about 6 stories high, 231 feet, and 10 inch long

Wing size/Span: More than 195 feet!

Number of Seats: only 70    

Number of Crews: 26
How Speedy? O yes, it is speedy; it flies at 630 miles per hour, which close to supersonic speed

Defense System: “Infrared-missile and radar-jamming technology, along with a host of other top-secret aerial defenses and electronic countermeasures”

Everything else: “Executive suite for the president; 2 fully functional kitchens with a full-scale electric range that can churn out 100 meals at a time
Workstations: fax and copy machines; broadband Internet access; satellite video, dozens of secure phone lines, soundproof-able conference room”


Related Video of Air Force One, Check it out!
 
                                         
Source: Inside Air Force One. [Internet]. 2013. The History Channel website. Available from: http://www.history.com/topics/inside-air-force-one [Accessed 3 Aug 2013]

Monday, July 1, 2013

The First United States Commercial Communication






"The First United States Commercial
Communications satellite lunched over Atlantic Ocean in 1965.  The satellite Transmitted the first television pictures across the Atlantic, connecting nine nations."


                                                                       

           Source:   "Early Bird." . : , 2005-01-01. Oxford Reference. 2006-01-01. Date Accessed 1 Jul. 2013               <http://www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/oi/authority.20110803095738878>

How many words are there in English?

Unfortunately, there's no exact count of the number of words in the English language because languages are flexible and expanding.