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  Z3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Konrad Zuse's Z3 was the first working freely programmable, fully automatic machine, which attributes have often been the exact ones used as criteria in defining a computer.
The Z3 was built with 2,200 relays, had a clock frequency of ~5–10 Hz, and a word length of 22 bits.
The original Z3 was destroyed in 1944 during an Allied bombardment of Berlin.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Z3   (632 words)

 Z3 computer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Konrad Zuse's Z3 computer was the first working freely programmable, fully automatic machine, which attributes have often been the exact ones used as criteria in defining a computer.
The Z3 was built with 2,200 relays, had a clock frequency of ~5–10 Hz, and a word length of 22 bits.
A fully functioning replica was built in the 1960s by the originator's company and is on permanent display in the Deutsches Museum.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Z3_computer   (625 words)

 BMW Z3 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BMW Z3 The BMW Z3 was the first modern roadster produced by BMW, as well as the first BMW model assembled in the United States.
The Z3 was replaced by the BMW Z4 in late 2002 at the Paris Auto Show.
The Z3 was developed from the E36 platform of the 3 Series.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BMW_Z3   (460 words)

 Konrad Zuse's Z2 and Z3 Computers
He wanted to use the Z3 to demonstrate that it was possible to build a reliable, freely programmable computer based on a binary floating point number and switching system, which could be used for very complicated arithmetic calculations.
Konrad Zuse rebuilt the Z3 at his Zuse KG company between 1960 and 1961 (Fig.25) in order to demonstrate the performance of this machine to justify his patents and to show the world his creation (and also to demonstrate the machine for advertising purposes).
Konrad Zuse with the rebuilt Z3 in 1961.
www.epemag.com /zuse/part4a.htm   (762 words)

 Western Research Laboratory - Compaq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Z3 can also provide true order-independent transparency, which is not even provided by the SGI Infinite Reality at price points up to $1 million.
Even though Z3 uses almost half the memory of 4-sample sparse supersampling, it has fewer artifacts due to its use of a greater number of sample points.
Z3 Cessna shows the transparent Cessna test case rendered by the Z3 algorithm using storage for only 4 fragments.
research.compaq.com /wrl/people/jouppi/Z3.html   (815 words)

There's quite a story behind the new Z3 BMW's roadster legacy dates back to 1929 and totals five open cars, the most recent being the (Euro-only) Z1, which was available from 1988 to 1991.
Though BMW engineers gave the Z3 a fixed steering-wheel position, they picked a comfortable setup; the relationship between the wheel, shifter, and pedals is hard to fault for enthusiastic motoring.
An open car like the Z3 presents designers with a formidable challenge: With no fixed roof to lend rigidity, the floorpan, door sills, and transmission tunnel in particular need to be hellaciously strong, otherwise substantial flex occurs.
home.pacbell.net /kevzter/z3/z3_articles/a2.html   (1182 words)

 Z3 computer - free-definition
Konrad Zuse's computer Z3 was the first working freely programmable, fully automatic machine, which attributes are often used as criteria in defining a computer.
The original Z3 was destroyed in 1944 during a bombardment.
Relation between the Z3 and the theoretical concept of a universal Turing machine: It was possible to construct loops on the Z3, but there was no conditional jump instruction (although it would have been rather straight-forward to insert one).
www.netlexikon.akademie.de /Z3.html   (588 words)

 BMW Z3 Road Test - z3 Roadster Resource Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Despite this the Z3 is not quite on a par with the far cheaper MX5 - it may be less luxurious, but very little comes close to the MX5s perfect balance, and the MX5 even comes with a heated glass back window.
That said the Z3 truly is a real fun sports car, throwing another totally new light on the basics of two seater sports car design.
We love the Z3 2.8, it is beautifully finished and we're glad that not every one likes it's looks - anything so blatantly contemporary will always have its critics if it is any good.
www.z3roadster.net /articles/miscellaneous_bmw_road_test.asp   (640 words)

Based on the understanding of the challenge in 2D gel analysis, Compugen introduced Z3, a novel 2D-PAGE image analysis system that transforms the analysis into a much quicker, simpler and more automatic task (sometimes more than an order of magnitude faster).
Z3 helps researchers extract more information of higher accuracy from their experiments.
The spots of the first image are colored in purple, while the spots of the second imaged are green.
www.2dgels.com /z3/tech.html   (629 words)

 BMW World - 2002 BMW Z3
The next generation Z3 is the BMW Z4.
When it was introduced in 1996, the BMW Z3 initiated a welcome revival of the roadster; a traditional, open-air sports car.
BMW has steadily evolved the Z3 into a Series, moving from the initial 4-cylinder roadster to a line of 6-cylinder roadsters and coupes.
www.bmwworld.com /models/years/2002/z3.htm   (318 words)

 BMW Car Club of America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Z3 is not easy to shift manually if you so desire, while the Tiptronic is quite enjoyable after you get used to it, and allows easy control over gear selection.
With its long hood and 6 cylinder engine out in front of the driver, the Z3 2.8 some times gives you the sensation that you are pointing the car where you want it to go, and the rest of the car follows.
While the Z3 gets less interesting as you move to the rear, the Boxster is exciting from both ends, particularly the rear with its sculpted fenders and center outlet tailpipe.
www.bmwcca.org /Roundel/1998/0598oth.htm   (844 words)

 Z3 from FOLDOC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
His two predessors of the Z3, the Z1 and Z2, were unsuccessful mechanical calculating machines.
The Z3 was delivered to the Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Luftfahrt (German Experimental Department of Aeronautics) in Berlin and was used for deciphering coded messages.
A 1960 reconstruction of the Z3 is in the Deutsche Museum in Munich.
foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk /foldoc/foldoc.cgi?Z3   (240 words)

 Digital Cameras - Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera Review, Information, Specifications
The DiMAGE Z3 is generously equipped with a 12x, 5.83-69.9mm lens, the equivalent of a 35-420mm lens on a 35mm camera.
Though the DiMAGE Z3 normally judges focus from a large area in the center of the frame, a Spot AF mode is also available, which determines focus from one of five possible spot-AF hotspots, arranged across the middle of the frame.
The right side of the Z3 (as viewed from the rear) is blank apart from one of the neck strap attachment eyelets and a rubbery textured panel that wraps from the rear of the camera.
www.imaging-resource.com /PRODS/KMZ3/Z3A.HTM   (9080 words)

 BMW Z3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
When BMW was introducing Z3 back in 1996 everybody was shocked by the aggressive styling of this German 2-seater.
The significant thing, though, about the Z3 is that even now more than 4 years after its initial introduction it remains wonderfully beautiful.
Late 1998 saw the introduction of the Z3 Coupe, a car that for some loses the magic of the styling of the original cabrio version.
www.fantasycars.com /BMW_Z3/bmw_z3.html   (248 words)

 Motorweek Online
The South Carolina-built BMW Z3 is the first Bond car ever that was not born in the British Isles.
And styling is something that the Z3 has in abundance, combining elements of previous BMW roadsters, especially the 507 of the 1950's and the more recent Z1, with a heavy dose of 90's aggressiveness.
The Z3 thus offers both a sophisticated, taut ride, and more than ample sports car-like grip that can still be manipulated by the throttle when desired.
www.mpt.org /motorweek/reviews/bmw_z3.html   (708 words)

 Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3 Digital Camera   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The DiMAGE Z3 was designed in collaboration with a European design company whose painstaking efforts in all stages ensure that the product has the sophisticated look suited to the European taste.
The Z3 is the first Konica Minolta Z-series model to include the Anti-Shake function.
The Z3 has a faster focusing lens drive that moves the focusing lens more than twice as fast as our previous model.
www.digitalreview.ca /cams/MinoltaZ3.shtml   (2601 words)

 1996 BMW Z3
Built around a shortened chassis developed from BMW's 3-Series coupes, the Z3 is a little longer, wider and heavier than the Miata, with a slightly longer wheelbase and wider track.
The Z3 conveys a stronger sense of solidity than the Miata, and we'll be surprised if it falls prey to the buzzes, squeaks and rattles that show up in a lot of other convertibles.
However, the Z3 is a better car--roomier, quieter, more substantial and built to a slightly higher standard.
www.wmcwheels.com /global/story.asp?s=2590470   (1466 words)

 Review: Sanyo PLV-Z3
The Z3 incorporates a number of refinements over the Z2, including better contrast, deeper fl levels, lower fan noise, a wider array of inputs, and a unique feature than enables users to clear dust particles from the LCD panels.
Owners of the Z3 will never want to bother with an external video processor like the DVDO iScan HD since the onboard electronics are already fully adequate to the task.
In terms of overall brightness, the Z3 is the same as the Z2.
www.projectorcentral.com /sanyo_plv-z3.htm   (2105 words)

 ///MZ3.Net - Z3 Maintenance
One of the most consistent failures in the BMW Z3 is the gas gauge.
The leading cause of battery failure in the Z3 is from a lack of water.
If the grass is always greener on the other side, we confirmed that the Z3 and M roadster rear view mirror can be interchanged.
www.mz3.net /maintenance.html   (898 words)

The engine for the first model year of the US Z3 was a bored-out to 1.9 liters version of the common 1.8 liter 4-cylinder from the 318.
At the same time as the battery move, the amplifier for the factory radio was moved from its carpeted bubble forward of the trunk lid to a carpeted bubble at the right floor of the trunk.
Z3 roadsters that were not ordered with the OBC option DO NOT have the necessary wiring.
mysite.verizon.net /vze7cdkk   (8501 words)

 Konrad Zuse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Z3 Today it is undisputed that Konrad Zuse's Z3 was the first fully functional, program controlled (freely programmable) computer of the world.
The Z3 was presented on May 12, 1941 to an audience of scientists in Berlin.
Patent of the Z3 Konrad Zuses Patent Z391 for the Machine Z3 from 1941 has been proposed for the UNESCO Program Memory for the World at August 31, 2000.
irb.cs.tu-berlin.de /~zuse/Konrad_Zuse/en/Rechner_Z3.html   (506 words)

 AutoSpeed - New Car Test - BMW Z3 2.2i Roadster
The earliest Z3 sold in Australia (in 1997) was offered with only a 103kW 1.9-litre four-cylinder - this was the lump that established the Z3 as a zero performance vehicle.
Driving the Z3 for the first time may be a little daunting at first, depending what sort of vehicles you regularly drive.
The rear arches are wider than those on original 1.9-litre Z3, the taillights maintain a similar look to the rest of the current BMW range and a third brake light is nicely integrated into the boot lid.
www.autospeed.com /cms/A_1486/article.html   (1701 words)

 BMW Z3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Z3 was replaced by the BMW Z4 in 2004.
The M Coupes were only available with the largest 6-cylinder engine offered in the Z3 roadster: the 2.9 L in 1999 and 2000 and the 3.0 L in 2001.
The 1999 and 2000 M models were equipped with the S52 motor from the E36 BMW M3, while the 2001 and 2002 models came with the S54 motor from the E46 BMW M3.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/B/BMW-Z3.htm   (470 words)

 Logitech Z3 2.1 Review - Summary - Computer Hardware & Peripherals - Speaker Systems - Designtechnica Reviews - ...
While the Logitech Z3 speaker system does have its shortcomings, the bottom line is that you will probably be happy with them.
Logitech has taken a bold step in designing a system that is aesthetically unique from anything else in their product line and from most systems on the market.
The Logitech Z3 system would be better suited in an office versus a dorm room where they can get scratched up.
reviews.designtechnica.com /review839.html   (292 words)

 The Z3 Drive-In
This is the Homecoming visited by Dr Goeschel, "Father" of the Z3.
Midwest Z3 roadsters tour the Shawnee National Forest and surrounding wineries.
Midwest Z3 roadsters tour the covered bridges of Parke County, Indiana and visit the Billie Creek Historical Village.
www.ecarter.net /z3/drive-in.html   (235 words)

 Konrad Zuse: Preface
Although based on relays, the Z3 was very sophisticated for its time; for example, it utilized the binary number system and could perform floating-point arithmetic.
Today, the Z3 is widely acknowledged as being the first fully functional automatic digital computer, and Konrad Zuse is acclaimed by computer scientists as being the most admired and respected computer pioneer.
The development of the Z4 and the Zuse Apparatebau from 1942 to 1945 in Berlin is described, and also the slightly modified architecture of the Z4 for the ETH-Zürich in 1950.
www.epemag.com /zuse   (370 words)

 DCRP Review: Konica Minolta DiMAGE Z3
The DiMAGE Z3 ($549) is the first ultra zoom camera Konica Minolta to use their exclusive Anti-shake image stabilization system (unless you consider the A-series ultra zooms, which I do not).
The Z3 took a well-exposed, sharp photograph of the usual night scene, though I was dismayed by the noise levels (which will be a recurring theme in this section).
The DiMAGE Z3 is one of the very rare cameras that lets you use the zoom lens during filming.
www.dcresource.com /reviews/minolta/dimage_z3-review/index.shtml   (4261 words)

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