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Open Balances (Weighing instruments)
Balances (Weighing instruments)

instrument used in laboratories and pharmacies to measure the mass or weight of a body. A balance functions by measuring the force of gravity that the

Open Ballooning

The most dramatic, if not the most significant, evidence of humanity’s increasing power over nature in the Enlightenment was manned flight by balloon.

Open Balloons, Sounding
Balloons, Sounding

balloon used in the measurement and evaluation of mostly upper atmospheric conditions (see atmosphere ). Information may be gathered during the

Open Bar coding
Bar coding

computer coding system that uses a printed pattern of lines and bars to identify such things as products, mail and packages, and customer accounts;

Open Barometers

( bӘrŏm'ӘtӘr ), instrument for measuring atmospheric pressure. It was invented in 1643 by the Italian scientist Evangelista Torricelli, who used a

Open Batteries

Any chemical energy-storage device allowing release of electricity on demand. It is made up of one or more electrical cells . Electricity is produced


large, armored warship equipped with the heaviest naval guns. The evolution of the battleship, from the ironclad warship of the mid-19th cent.,

Open Berners-Lee, Tim
Berners-Lee, Tim

English computer scientist. He invented the World Wide Web (WWW) in 1990, which he developed while working as a consultant at CERN (the European

Open Bezos, Jeffrey
Bezos, Jeffrey

US computer entrepreneur who founded the world-famous Internet retailer . From an initial investment in 1997 of US$300,000, the company

Big data

MaryAnne Gobble writes that the definition of big data is multifaceted, ambiguous, and dynamic, suggesting the term has different meanings between