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Super Sonic Transport
What does SST stand for?
If you are flying at Mach 1, you are travelling at the speed of
twice the speed of sound
Mach 2 is
the number of cylinders
In a V-8 engine, the number "8" refers to
Unit of electrical resistance
Unit of electric potential or electromotive force
ampere (or amp)
Unit of electric current
In the metric system, grams (and kilograms) are the unit of measure for
force (and weight)
In the metric system, Newtons are the unit of measure for
art (or craft)
Techne is a Greek word meaning
slide rules
Prior to the invention of cheap calculators, people used __________ to make quick calculations.
Giving up one thing in order to gain something else is called a(n) _____.
The smallest possible piece of binary code (a one or a zero) is a
How many bits in a byte?
In a digital system, what is the basic unit of information storage (one of these can store on letter)?
Exactly how many bytes are in a kilobyte?
The prefix kilo means
The prefix mega means
The prefix giga means
The prefix tera means
The systematic search for the source of a malfunction in order to fix it is called
Size measurements, such as length and width, are called
work divided by time equals
What is the standard unit of power?
Pneumatic Power
What type of power uses pressurized or compressed air to accomplish work?
Hydraulic Power
What type of power uses pressurized liquid to accomplish work?
Adding components to an electrical circuit increases the amount of __________.
parallel circuit
An electrical circuit that has more than one path is a
series circuit
An electrical circuit that has only one path is a
geostationary orbit (sometimes somewhat incorrectly called geosynchronous orbit)
What kind of orbit allows a satellite to always be above a particular spot on Earth?
geosynchronous orbit
What kind of orbit allows a satellite to orbit the Earth one time in the same amount of time it takes the Earth to rotate one time?
binary code
What type of computer code is all ones and zeros?
The tiny dots of colored light that collectively form images on televisions or computer monitors are called
Uniform Resource Locator
The web address you see at the top of your browser is also known as a URL. What does URL stand for?
World Wide Web
In a web address, what does WWW stand for?
Tim Berners-Lee
Who is credited with inventing the World Wide Web?
Antibiotics kill or inhibit the growth of
quality control
Inspecting products to ensure they meet standards and/or requirements is known as
Vertical wall supports are also known as
The tallest building in the world is in what city?
distributed denial-of-service
DDoS attack is a __________ attack.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
Name the two co-founders of Apple.
__________ - a network of private computers infected with malicious software and controlled as a group without the owners' knowledge, e.g., to send spam messages.
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
What does the acronym ASCII stand for?
What is the acronym for the code for representing 128 English characters as numbers, with each letter assigned a number from 0 to 127.
Internet Service Provider
An ISP in an
Internet Protocol
The "IP" in the phrase "IP address" stands for
Completely Automated Public Turing Test to Tell Computers and Humans Apart
CAPTCHA stands for