Category Archives: Acronyms

EPCOT and a Vision

Walt Disney had a vision for the future and to that end he planned for the construction of  a place that would showcase those futuristic predictions and hopes.  This place would act as a model of what communities in the … Continue reading

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BMW: The Birth of a German Automaker

It is probably widely known that BMW actually started out in manufacturing as a producer of airplane engines.  The company did indeed begin by manufacturing airplane engines but under the name Rapp Motor Works.  In 1917 the company was restructured … Continue reading

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Laser’s high-tech origins

The precursor to the laser actually involved manipulating microwave frequencies. This work occurred in the early 50’s and it wasn’t until the late 50’s (1957) that researchers at Bell Laboratories were able to amplify visible light into a focused beam … Continue reading

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Qantas: The Airline from Down under

This airline began in Queensland in 1920 and is one of the oldest continuously operating airlines in the world. Initially, Qantas operated an airmail service in Australia then gradually expanded and joined up with the British Imperial Airways in 1934. … Continue reading

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