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- The Longest Shortcut - 1,207 words
... cyclopedia Britannica) They are as three times as all as the Statue of liberty. The gates weigh 700 tons and the chambers have 10 ton culverts to let the water in and out. Fifteen hundred motors are used to open and close the gates. All of the electricity is generated by the from the Damn on the Chagres. Cable cars pull ships through the locks using this same power source. Table 1 Construction Timeline 1534 1870 1889 1903 1905 1906 1907-1914 The Spanish first propose a survey of panama for canal purposes The French begin to build/dig the panama canal The French Pull out of Panama because of financial reasons The U.S signs a treat giving them rights to build The united States starts out w ...
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- Us Airlines - 1,841 words
US Airlines Deregulation of the U.S. airline industry has resulted in ticket prices dropping by a third, on an inflation-adjusted basis. As a result some 1.6 million people fly on 4,000 aircraft every day. Airlines carried 643 million passengers in 1998, a 25% increase over 1993 and the FAA estimates that the nations airline system will have to accommodate 917 million passengers by the year 2008. The growth in air travel threatens to overwhelm the presently inadequate air traffic control system, which has not kept pace with available technology in navigation, communications, and flight surveillance. Much of the equipment used for air traffic control today is based on fifty-year-old technolog ...
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- Virtual Reality - 873 words
Virtual Reality What is Virtual Reality? The term Virtual Reality (VR) is used by many different people and currently has many meanings. There are some people to whom VR is a specific collection of technologies, that is a Head Mounted Display, Glove Input Device and Audio. However, the general concept of the systems goes way beyond that. "Virtual Reality is a way for humans to visualize, manipulate and interact with computers and extremely complex data" The visualization part refers to the computer generating visual, auditory or other sensual inputs. The images are graphical renderings of a world within the computer. This world may be a CAD model, a scientific simulation, or a view into a da ...
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- Year 2000 Bug - 1,600 words
Year 2000 Bug The Millennial sun will first rise over human civilization in the independent republic of Kiribati, a group of some thirty low lying coral islands in the Pacific Ocean that straddle the equator and the International Date Line, halfway between Hawaii and Australia. This long awaited sunrise marks the dawn of the year 2000, and quite possibly, the onset of unheralded disruptions in life as we know it in many parts of the globe. Kiribatis 81,000 Micronesians may observe nothing different about this dawn; they only received TV in 1989. However, for those who live in a world that relies on satellites, air, rail and ground transportation, manufacturing plants, electricity, heat, tele ...
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- Year 2000 Bug - 1,539 words
... f the General Accounting Office. (9) The global air traffic control system will roll over to 2000 all at once, at midnight, Greenwich Mean Time, on Dec. 31, or at six oclock in the evening in New York and three in the afternoon in San Francisco. Thats the time to watch the skies, and the airports, for disaster and long lines. (10) "Our assessments suggest that the global community is likely to experience varying degrees of Y2K-related failures in every sector, in every region and at every economic level." "The global picture that is slowly emerging is cause for concern," said Jacquelyn Williams-Bridgers, the State Departments Inspector General. (11) Excel part of the Microsoft Office Sui ...
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- Year 2000 Problem - 922 words
Year 2000 Problem The millennial sun will first rise over human civilization in the independent republic of Kirbati, a group of thirty low lying coral islands in the Pacific Ocean. Kirbati straddles the equator and the International Dateline halfway between Hawaii and Australia. "For those who live in a world that relies on satellites, air, rail and ground transportation, manufacturing plants, electricity, heat, telephone, or TV, when the calendar clicks 99 to 00, we will experience a true millennial shift (Peterson)." As the sun moves westward on January 1, 2000 and the date shifts silently within millions of computerized systems, we will begin to experience our computer dependent world in ...
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