An established point of reference used for measurement or comparison of computer's (or program) performances and reliability.
A service (composed of physical medium and set of protocols) which allows transmission of information signals between network interfaces.
The largest unit of sediment broken from rock.
Amplifier circuit which emphasizes the lower audio frequencies by attenuating higher audio frequencies.
A saturated 4-carbon alkane: C4H10. Relatively light, a natural component in petroleum oil and refines as a head gas with a boiling point of 1 degree C. Commercially availabe as a compressed liquid in steel canisters.
A support structure made of bone or cartilage that keeps gills from colapsing.
A particle which obeys Bose-Einstein statistics. It does not obey the Pauli exclusion principle and has a whole number spin.
One of the data-carrying channels in an integrated service digital network.
The theory of superconductivity which describes superconductivity as a microscopic effect caused as a consequence of condensation of Cooper pairs into a boson-like state.
Also "Bromeliads," a botanical family of flowering plants including the common pineapple and spanish moss. Includes both terrestrial and epiphyte varieties, pollenated via bird or insect, often attracted by colorful bracts.