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What does GPS mean?

GPS means Global positioning System

GPS is developed by the U.S. Army. It is a system of satellites in permanent orbits around the Earth. Every spot on Earth always sees at least 3 satellites, which are also needed to be able to do a positioning. This is done by means of radio waves and the fact that the position of the satellites is known. Read More

What does podcasting mean?

Podcasting is a radio show in MP3 format

Podcasting was created by merging the popular Apple MP3 player (IPOD) with ' broadcasting '. The technique has nothing to do with the iPod but because of the familiarity of this player the term arose. It is a technique in which podcasters make an MP3 file available on the Internet (via an RSS feed) so iTunes or any other piece of software can retrieve it. Read More

What does DNS mean?

DNS means Domain Name System

DNS is a protocol that makes the translation of a domain name to a ipaddress on the Internet. This website has, for example, as IPAddress: but that is difficult to remember, so remember people: DNS is a distributed database that contains host and domain names and their associated IP addresses. DNS eliminates the need to maintain a list of IP addresses on each computer. Read More

What does Easter mean?

Easter is an important Christian feast

At Easter the Christians celebrate that Jesus has stood up from the dead (on the third day after his crucifixion). It is celebrated on Sunday and Monday (hence the terms Easter Monday and Easter Sunday are also used. 40 days after Easter it is Ascension Day. Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday after the first full moon in spring (at the earliest 22 March). Read More

What does flu mean?

Flu is an infection

Flu is an acute infection of the upper respiratory tract (nose, throat, lungs) and is caused by the influenza virus. Officially, there is also talk of influenza. Flu is a disease in which the mucous membrane in the respiratory tract is inflamed. It often starts suddenly with chills, fever headaches and muscle aches. Characteristic is the fever, which can reach within 12 hours up to 39 Â °c or higher. The fever often lasts 3 to 5 days. Complaints such as sore throats and dry coughs may also occur. Full recovery takes 1 to 3 weeks.

The virus damages the tissues of the lungs to cause acute bronchitis or pneumonia. You must have a strong and healthy body, to repel the flu. Some people are weakened by old age or by chronic diseases like diabetes, heart and kidney disease or asthma. With them, an infection can demand too much energy. These people are susceptible to an infection by a bacterium on top of the damage that the flu virus already wreaks. In These situations, flu can be fatal. This is also the reason that many older people get the flu shot, so they will not get some forms of this disease. However, a flu shot is not a guarantee for not getting the flu.

A healthy person can suffer a great deal of nuisance from influenza and therefore have been eliminated from work and social life for a while. People with diabetes will need to measure more often (and insulin syringes) because blood sugar is higher than normal.

Google tries to detect flu trends by analyzing search around the flu. Click here to see the current flu trend.

What does Blue Monday mean?

Blue Monday is the third Monday in January

Blue Monday identifies the most depressed day of the year: the third Monday in January. Blue Monday is a discovery of the English psychologist Cliff Arnall. A few years ago he invented a scientific formula that showed that the third Monday in January is the day when most people feel sad, dejected or wistfully (debts of Christmas shopping, bad weather, not getting good Intentions, etc.). Read More

What does Valentine mean?

Valentine is a sacred

Valentine comes from the Latin Valentinus and is celebrated on Valentines Day (February 14th). This is the day when lovers have extra attention to each other. Because of the growing commercials, this is increasingly done through cards, flowers, gifts, etc. Much more often, Valentines Day is also used to thank people, because they care for the dog during a holiday, or that they give the flowers water, etc..

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