The great World Wide Web, we are now dependant on the web for work, to run our homes, and to run our business. Without the web, many of us would be gassing up our cars and purchasing many books of stamps just to complete simple task such as paying our household bills. Our businesses are even running more efficient then ever thanks to the web.
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It sounds rather funny to say that someone “invented the Web” since it is so commonplace in our lives today. But Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web, developed URL and HTTP. In 1976 he graduated from the Queen’s College at Oxford University,England. While he was there he built his first computer using an old television set, TTL gates, an M6800 processor and a soldering iron. His invention of the World Wide Web completely revolutionized computer communications. The invention of the telegraph, radio, telephone, computer and the Internet were all instrumental in setting the stage for inventor Tim Berners-Lee to create the World Wide Web. Since it was created in 1991, it has become the worldwide medium for interaction and collaboration through the use of computers on a global level without regarding one’s geographic location.
A Great Beginning
He worked for two years at Plessey Telecommunications Ltd which is a major UK based manufacturer of Telecom equipment. He worked on message relays, bar code technology and distributed transaction systems. In 1978 he left Plessey and joined D. G. Nash Ltd. While he was there he wrote typesetting software for intelligent printers as well as a multitasking operating system. Berners-Lee spent 18 months as an independent consultant software engineer. During this time he wrote his first program for storing information for his own personal use. He never published “Enquire” yet it was the foundational concept for what would become the World Wide Web. (more…)
Having an online presence is essential for every business no matter what type of product or service is being offered to their clientele. The local businessman may argue that reaching a global audience with their contracting business is neither relative nor necessary. While this may be true on one hand, the local business can benefit from having contact information and the basics about the services they offer online where they can be found. On a personal level, where did you look first the last time you needed home remodeling services, carpet cleaning or simply wanted to call out for a pizza? Chances are you looked up these desired services via the internet using a search engine; or you pulled out the handy Smartphone to find a contractor or business near your home.
Does every business need to use SEO strategies?
Every single business can benefit from having online sites as well as on a mobile platform. The question then remains whether or not SEO is useful for every type of business. For the new business, or the small businessperson, SEO discussions can be way too technical to make sense with a lot of jargon about analyzing search engine results and HTML. However, the practical side of SEO can mean that even the smallest, local business can benefit from larger amounts of search traffic as well as increased potential customers. Every business, including the small business, can benefit from on-site SEO. It will require discipline, repetition, time management, and some general know-how about SEO best practices. There are 4 basic concepts which can help establish any business site online. (more…)
Don’t you love that you can measure how much juice you have left on your cell phone before it completely dies? Measuring electrical activity in your gadgets is common. Did you know that the the electrical pathways in your body are even measurable? All this is possible because of Electro Physiology.
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Who takes the time to think about how a battery works? We really just want them to work when we need them, other than that we do not give them much thought. That is unless of course we are talking on our phone and the battery goes dead, or we grab a flashlight only to realize it was left on and there is no charge left in the battery. Thankfully, there were scientist who were determined to find ways to conduct electricity and Luigi Galvani was one who wouldn’t give up.
Luigi Galvani’s Early Life
Galvani was born September 9, 1737 in Bologna, Italy. When he was a young boy he wanted to dedicate his life to the church but his parents educated him to obtain a medical career. He studied at the University of Bologna and after he graduated he became a public lecturer in the area of anatomy. He was also a professor at the Institute of Arts and Sciences where he taught obstetrics. Early on, Galvani researched comparative anatomy. This research also became the subject of his doctoral thesis. (more…)
Music has become a powerful force within and surrounding each of us. Music tells a story and the radio transmits that story to us. Radio is our music’s story teller. In our homes, at a public event, in our cars, or at our places of work – we have all used the radio to inspire us and to pass time.
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Lee DeForest is considered to be one of the fathers of radio. He was born to a minister in 1873 in Council Bluffs,Iowa. While Lee De Forest was a small boy, his father took the position of president at the College for the Colored in Talledega, Alabama. The boy was shunned by playmates because of his father’s dealings with the African American community. As a child he learned to find relief from the loneliness in mechanical and inventive endeavors. He eventually went to college and obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree and then went on to get his PHD from Yale. He did his dissertation on high frequency oscillation effects in parallel wires. This was one of the very first treatises concerning radio waves and the possibility of wireless communication; and the beginning of a long career in radio.
DeForest is perhaps best known for developing an audion, or a 3-element tube. This audion tube had the capability of amplifying signals and generating oscillations which meant that sound could be transmitted over wireless systems used for communication. He received a patent for the device in 1908. Prior to this invention, John Ambrose Fleming has patented a 2-electrode vacuum tube that he had named a thermionic valve. DeForest claimed to know nothing about the 2-electrode device before he invented his triode. He basically unknowingly converted a diode to the triode. He had no way of knowing at the time that this would end up being an essential part of years of radio development since it was better than any other device at sending, receiving or amplifying radio signals. (more…)
There can be some very useful information gained from researching your competitors, especially if you are new to a niche. It can be helpful to see what has been done before and identify if previous strategies have been successful or not. Performing competitor research can help direct important strategic planning by answering questions such as whether or not it is worth it to pursue the niche, what is the expected ROI, what is necessary to succeed in the niche, who are my potential customers and what do they like? Gaining a good understanding of how your main competitors operate can help you not only keep current customers, but also entice new ones. It can be a beneficial part of a solid and successful web marketing campaign and help you strategize your SEO campaign so that it is more effective. (more…)
Batteries operate many of the gadgets we know and love today. Can you imagine having to stay put to use your gadgets? Some of us remember using most of our gadgets in our homes and offices only. Batteries enable us to use our cell phones, laptops, cameras, and more as we run about town.
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The cell phone has become an essential part of our lives. Many users watch that little bar in the corner of the screen that tells us how much battery we have left and it can be very upsetting if a charger is not close enough to get it charged back up. Batteries are essential to many of our devices such as Bluetooth headsets, tablets or laptops, clocks and various other items around the house. Many times we only think about how necessary they are to keeping our daily lives functioning efficiently and on time; but we don’t think about the process of how they began. We have Alessandro Volta to thank for inventing the very first battery. He most likely did not realize that this little electrical device would become such an essential part of our lives today.
Alessandro Volta’s Famous Invention
Alessandro Volta was born in 1745 in Como, Italy. He was an Italian physicist and inventor who discovered the first practical ways of generating electricity and built the voltaic pile which was the forerunner to the electric battery. He is attributed with many different discoveries in areas such as meteorology, pneumatics and electrostatics. However, he is best known for inventing the very first battery. In a way of honoring him for his work in electricity, the term volt is used for an electrical unit. (more…)
Can you imagine today without the General Purpose Computer? Not sure what that is perhaps? The General Purpose Computer process basic operations like that we learn in arithmetic; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.
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Enjoy your Smart Phone as you surf the web, deposit checks and communicate with the world. It is much more convenient that carrying out these transactions on a bulky desktop, don’t you agree? Actually, the last few years has seen a move away from the common desktop and toward laptops, tablets and mini’s. The very first computer could not be carried with you, nor would it fit on a desktop. One of the first computers was the ENIAC and it weighed in at more than 30 tons, contained over 17,000 vacuum tubes and everyone thought that it was wonderful too!
J. Presper Eckert was co-inventor of the ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer) which was not the very first computer, but it was the first electronic device that was designed to perform general, all-purpose computations. John Adam Presper Eckert Jr. was born on April 9, 1919 in Philadelphia ,Pennsylvania. His father was a wealthy real estate developer and the family lived in the German town section of Philadelphia. J. Presper Eckert was driven to William Penn Charter School by a chauffeur. Once he reached high school, be joined the Engineer’s Club of Philadelphia and spent his afternoons with the inventor of the television, Philo Farnsworth. They spent most afternoons working together in the electronic laboratory at Chestnut Hill. Eckert placed second in the nation on the math section of the College Board exam. His parents encouraged him to enroll in business school so he enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. In 1937 he transferred over to Penn’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering. When he was only 21 years old he applied for his very first patent. It was for a device he called the “Light Modulating Methods and Apparatus.” While Eckert was at the Moore School he participated in conducting research on radar timing. He also made several improvements to the school’s differential analyzer. And during the summer of 1941 he was assistant teacher in the Moore School. He worked with student in Engineering Science and Management War Training (ESMWT) which was being offered to the school by the US Department of War. (more…)
What are some of your favorite TV shows? Many of us appreciate a good sitcom series or even have a list of our all time favorite movies? So many brilliant inventors took pride in creating for us wondrous gadgets that we all are thankful for today. Without the TV there wouldn’t be the great classic of today that shaped many of our lives.
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How useless would our computer be without a monitor, or our iPad be without a screen? We do not always spend a lot of time thinking about how they came about; we just use them. John Logie Baird may not be a household name, but his development of the first working television was an essential step in the video media we use today.
Johan Logie Baird
John Baird was born in Scotland, in Helensburgh which is on the west coast. He arrived on August 14, 1888. He was in ill health most of his life but despite his frequent illness, he showed obvious signs of ingenuity when he was very young. He rigged up a telephone which connected his bedroom to his friend’s room across the street. Eventually, he attended the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College. But his studies were soon interrupted by the beginning of WW1. He did not serve in the military as he was rejected since he was deemed as unfit for service. Instead he worked at the Clyde Valley Electrical Power Company as a superintendent engineer. After the war ended, he set up his own business. (more…)
There are many ways to drive traffic to a site; and many different SEO best practices to ensure that the site is optimized so that it ranks well and gets those all important clicks. But we all know that it’s not the clicks that are the ultimate goal, it’s the conversion and ROI that is the true measure of how successful an SEO campaign has been. The truth is that no matter how many high rankings your site achieves, and no matter how much traffic increases, segmenting and targeting are always going to ultimately get you more results than just a general page. We are aware that keyword research is an integral part of a web marketing campaign. It does not matter if you are looking for new ideas for a page, finding the best phrases that a page you already have can rank for, or trying to build a wireframe for a brand new website, keyword research is the backbone and support of the search. But now it’s time to take keyword research up a notch. Now we want to know exactly who is looking for that term, not just that someone was looking for it – who is the interested audience? (more…)
The term, augmented reality was coined in 1990 by a Boeing researcher by the name of Thomas Caudell. He was using the term in reference to a particular head mounted display that Boeing was using to guide workers while they assembled electrical wiring harnesses which were to be used as part of the aircraft equipment.
AR, or Augmented Reality, is a form of virtual reality in which the real environment is duplicated inside a computer. The augmented reality system creates a unique, composite view for users, one which combines a real-time, real-life scene with a computer generated virtual scene. The virtual scene in a sense “augments” the real scene with extra information. The virtual scene which the computer generates is designed such that the user’s sensory perception of the real world they are actually seeing and interacting with is enhanced b the additional sensory information. The ultimate goal of AR is to create images that make it too difficult for the user to be able to distinguish between what exists in the real world and the virtual augmentation of that world. AR is used in many different areas in the world. It is not a new concept at all. The entertainment, engineering design, manufacturing, robotics and military training industries are all very experienced at incorporating augmented reality into their core functions. (more…)