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sauce-shelf

sauce-shelf  n.— «Pausing from a lucrative Ivy League university lecture tour on particle physics to adjust her sauce-shelf, the one-time MegaStar Live guest has been blethering the first thing that comes into her head.» —“Keep it...

organ printing

organ printing  n.— «Equations usually found in physics textbooks are turning up in tissue-engineering labs, where they’re being used in a radical new process called organ printing.…Printing involves depositing layer after layer of...

Verlet integration

Verlet integration  n.— «The rag doll physics are based on a simple technique called verlet integration—a bit like simulating a rope.» —“Rag Doll Kung Fu interview” by Jannik Espersen Boomtown Oct. 6, 2005...

molecular gastronomy

molecular gastronomy n. in cooking, the study and application of chemistry, physics, and other scientific principles on its processes, preparation, and materials. Editorial Note: Hervé This writes to say, “It’s not my friend Peter Barham...

femtosecond

femtosecond  n.— «The shortest visible and infrared laser pulses are typically just a few femtoseconds…in duration and contain just a few cycles of the laser field.» —“Beating the femtosecond limit” Physics...

femtosecond

femtosecond n. 10 to the -15th power or 0.000000000000001 second, equalling a quadrillionth of a second or 0.3 light microns. Editorial Note: Commonly used in measurement of light in laser or light-related technologies. Etymological Note: Danish or...

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