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  • 1 concentration — n. 1. Condensation, compression into a small compass, collection upon a single point. 2. Reduction by evaporation …

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  • 2 technology, history of — Introduction       the development over time of systematic techniques for making and doing things. The term technology, a combination of the Greek technē, “art, craft,” with logos, “word, speech,” meant in Greece a discourse on the arts, both… …

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  • 3 Magic in Bartimaeus — Contents 1 Magicians 1.1 Apprenticeship 1.2 Birth names 1.3 …

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  • 4 National Ignition Facility — NIF s basic layout. The laser pulse is generated in the room just right of center, and is sent into the beamlines (blue) on either side. After several passes through the beamlines the light is sent into the switchyard (red) where it is aimed into …

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  • 5 Nova (laser) — View down Nova s laser bay between two banks of beamlines. The blue boxes contain the amplifiers and their flashtube pumps , the tubes between the banks of amplifiers are the spatial filters. Nova was a high power laser built at the Lawrence… …

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  • 6 St. Peter's Basilica — Papal Basilica of Saint Peter Basilica Papale di San Pietro in Vaticano (Italian) Basilica Sancti Petri (Latin) …

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  • 7 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 8 novel — novel1 novellike, adj. /nov euhl/, n. 1. a fictitious prose narrative of considerable length and complexity, portraying characters and usually presenting a sequential organization of action and scenes. 2. (formerly) novella (def. 1). [1560 70; <… …

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  • 9 mining — /muy ning/, n. 1. the act, process, or industry of extracting ores, coal, etc., from mines. 2. the laying of explosive mines. [1250 1300; ME: undermining (walls in an attack); see MINE2, ING1] * * * I Excavation of materials from the Earth s… …

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  • 10 Ammeter — Amperemeter redirects here. For the unit of measurement, see Ampere meter. Demonstration model of a moving iron ammeter. As the current through the coil increases, the plunger is drawn further into the coil and the pointer deflects to the right …

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  • 11 close — vb 1 Close, shut are very close synonyms in the sense of to stop or fill in an opening by means of a closure (as a door, a gate, a lid, or a cover) and are often used interchangeably. However, they may have distinctive nuances of meaning and… …

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  • 12 History of electromagnetism — The history of electromagnetism, that is the human understanding and recorded use of electromagnetic forces, dates back over two thousand years ago, see Timeline of electromagnetism. The ancients must have been acquainted with the effects of… …

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  • 13 Modem — For other uses, see Modem (disambiguation). A modem (modulator demodulator) is a device that modulates an analog carrier signal to encode digital information, and also demodulates such a carrier signal to decode the transmitted information. The… …

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  • 14 Backcountry snowboarding — is a unique sport that is rapidly growing in popularity. The sport of backcountry snowboarding is characterized by the fresh tracks and deep powder that only the slopes of a remote mountainside can offer. The sport is a completely separate… …

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  • 15 nervous system disease — Introduction       any of the diseases or disorders that affect the functioning of the human nervous system (nervous system, human). Everything that humans sense, consider, and effect and all the unlearned reflexes of the body depend on the… …

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  • 16 rock — rock1 rockless, adj. rocklike, adj. /rok/, n. 1. a large mass of stone forming a hill, cliff, promontory, or the like. 2. Geol. a. mineral matter of variable composition, consolidated or unconsolidated, assembled in masses or considerable… …

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  • 17 Rock — /rok/, n. a male given name. * * * I In geology, a naturally occurring and coherent aggregate of minerals. The three major classes of rock igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic are based on the processes that formed them. These three classes are… …

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  • 18 Chainsaw — For other uses, see Chainsaw (disambiguation). An arborist using a chainsaw to fell a eucalyptus tree A chainsaw (or chain saw) is a portable mechanical saw, powered by electricity, compressed air, hydraulic power, or most common …

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  • 19 Fusion power — The Sun is a natural fusion reactor. Fusion power is the power generated by nuclear fusion processes. In fusion reactions two light atomic nuclei fuse together to form a heavier nucleus (in contrast with fission power). In doing so they release a …

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  • 20 Camcorder — Canon HD camcorder A camcorder (videocamera recorder) is an electronic device that combines a video camera and a video recorder into one unit.[1][2] …

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