Technology / Television (TV) / Artifacts: Unwanted visible effects in the picture created by disturbances in the transmission or image processing, such as 'edge crawl' or 'hanging dots' in analog pictures, or 'pixelation' in digital pictures.

High Definition Television (HDTV)

Technology / Television (TV) / High Definition Television (HDTV): The generally agreed upon definition of HDTV is approximately twice the vertical and horizontal picture resolution of today's NTSC TV, which essentially makes the picture twice as sharp. HDTV also has MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Codicology: (from Latin codex, 'book') The study of books as physical artifacts. MORE


Technology / Home Audio / Distortion: Any departure from a true and accurate reproduction of the original waveform. It can include Noise, Clipping Distortion, Harmonic, and Intermodulation Distortion. These last two forms are fairly commo MORE

Compact Disc (CD)

Technology / Home Audio / Compact Disc (CD): The most popular format for conveying music and data currently available. It is among the first digital media to take over from the analog formats of phonograph records and tapes; coming to the market MORE


Science / Chemistry / Kilogram: The kilogram (kg) is the base unit of mass in the SI system of units. The standard kilogram is a 1 kg corrosion resistant platinum/iridium cylinder, carefully preserved in the suburbs of Paris (with a MORE