Compass
18 Feb/19

Compass

At a time when many aspects of flight monitoring are digital and computerised, it may surprise some to learn that one of the most essential devices for flight is a device that has been used for over 110 years.Continue reading Compass

Black Box
06 Feb/19

Black Box

Sometimes, regardless of pilot training, mechanical checks, and precision digital equipment, irregularities and abnormalities in aviation still happen.Continue reading Black Box

Computer
04 Feb/19

Computer

What can be said about today’s word that hasn’t already been said? Regardless of whether you refer to our current time as the Information Age, the Digital Age, or any of a number of different titles, today’s word is largely responsible for it.Continue reading Computer

E-Commerce
30 Jan/19

E-Commerce

Coming from the compounding of the highly shortened form of the word electronics, e, and the word commerce, which comes from the Latin com, meaning ‘with, together’, and merx, meaning ‘merchandise’, today’s term, e-commerce, which is loosely defined as using electronic media for commercial activity, is all about using the Internet to make shopping easier.Continue reading E-Commerce

Bird Box
28 Jan/19

Bird Box

The compound term bird box is first recorded in English in the British naturalist and explorer Alfred Russel Wallace’s – who independently proposed the theory of evolution by natural selection and prompted Darwin to publish On the Origin of Species – scientific exploration (1869) of the Malay Archipelago, where he used bird boxes to catch … Continue reading Bird Box