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pizza stone

pizza stone  n.— «Baking stone: A stone creates a more even temperature and the crunchy-chewy crust that bakers seek. Also known as a pizza stone, this large porous tile can be left in the bottom of the oven at all times to even the heat...

heaving

heaving  n.— «The changing temperature of our winters causes garden soil to expand and contract. This process can literally lift a plant out of its planting hole in the garden. This process is known as heaving. Many newly planted...

quench

quench  n.— «During a power test, the very last before collisions could start in the machine (to the annoyance of engineers), a fault led to a warming of the busbar. As superconductivity was lost, the temperature soared in a “quench...

poop pill

poop pill  n.— «Core temperature is measured by ingesting a pill the size of a multi-vitamin that contains a sensor and a radio transmitter. It sends body temperatures to a receiver every 15 seconds. The pill is digestable, so it’s...

put a building to sleep

put a building to sleep  v. phr.— «Most of the savings come from smarter use of the district’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems controlled by a new $2 million proprietary system called Automated Logic, said Larry Wilson...

chill suit

chill suit  n.— «In an effort to preserve her brain function, doctors at Oklahoma Heart Hospital put Jill in what’s called a “chill suit.” “We moved directly to this induced hypothermia, which is basically a refrigerated...