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  American Museum of Natural History
Amber is a form of tree resin -- exuded as a protective mechanism against disease and insect infestation -- that has hardened and been preserved in the earth's crust for millions of years.
While hundreds of amber deposits occur around the world, most of them contain only trace amounts of the substance; only about twenty deposits in the world contain amounts of amber large enough to be mined.
Amber has preserved ancient life to such infinitesimal detail that it even captures fragments of DNA of the organisms entrapped in it.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/amber   (0 words)

  Amber - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Amber is heterogeneous in composition, but consists of several resinous bodies more or less soluble in alcohol, ether and chloroform, associated with an insoluble bituminous substance.
Amber was carried to Olbia on the Black Sea, Massilia (today Marseille) on the Mediterranean, and Adria at the head of the Adriatic; and from these centres it was distributed over the Hellenic world.
Amber and certain similar substances are found to a limited extent at several localities in the United States, as in the green-sand of New Jersey, but they have little or no economic value.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Amber   (2829 words)

Amber from the former is older, and thus preferred on the market, but that obtained from the latter is more likely to have insect inclusions.
Fortunately for new amber enthusiasts, amber from the Baltic states is more widely available on the market than it was in previous years thanks to the liberalisation of the economies of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
The amber, which was from the Lower Cretaceous period, was mined in the mountains of Lebanon south of Beirut by Aftim Acra, who has a collection of amber pieces containing 700 insects, including termites, moths, caterpillars, spiders, pseudoscorpions, and midges, which do, after all, suck their host's blood.
www.gemstone.org /gem-by-gem/english/amber.html   (805 words)

 Amber World Museum :: Dominican Amber fossils inclusions scientific jewelry
While Baltic amber formed from hardened resin of the pine tree, Pinus Succinifera, amber from the Dominican Republic originated from an extinct species of broad-leaved tropical trees Hymenaea of the legume family, whose closest relative is still found in East Africa.
Amber lovers, scientists and collectors alike value Dominican Amber for the three rare "treasures", which are scorpions, lizards and frogs.
The warm beauty of amber caused that for thousands of years it was regarded as a precious substance, and for its mysterious origin considered as a divine protection from harm to the bearer of amber jewelry.
www.amberworldmuseum.com   (0 words)

 The Amber Molecular Dynamics Package
"Amber" refers to two things: a set of molecular mechanical force fields for the simulation of biomolecules (which are in the public domain, and are used in a variety of simulation programs); and a package of molecular simulation programs which includes source code and demos.
Amber is distributed in source code format, and must be compiled in order to be used.
Amber is developed in an active collaboration of David Case at The Scripps Research Institute, Tom Cheatham at the University of Utah, Tom Darden at NIEHS, Ken Merz at Florida, Carlos Simmerling at SUNY-Stony Brook, Ray Luo at UC Irvine, and Junmei Wang at Encysive Pharmaceuticals.
amber.scripps.edu   (0 words)

 R. Zelazny's Amber Dictionary
The Chronicles of Amber (the cover of the first volume is scanned at the left) is a series of 10 novels (5 in the original Chronicles and 5 in the second series) written by Roger Zelazny.
MERLIN - Prince (later King) of Chaos, Duke of Western Marches, Earl of Kolvir, son of Prince Corwin of Amber and Lady Dara, stepson of Prince Sawall of the House of Sawall of the Courts of Chaos.
AMBER - The first shadow of the primal plane of Order, the city of A. is the archtype of all cities.
www.stwing.upenn.edu /~avm/Amber.shtml   (4393 words)

 Amber Hagerman Encyclopedia Article @ ArtOfTexas.com (Art of Texas)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amber Hagerman (November 25, 1986 - January 17, 1996) was a young girl who was the victim of an abduction, and murder.
Following her death, the AMBER Alert was formed in the Dallas-Fort Worth area (other locales now also have similar plans) and unveiled in October 1996.
The system is used by local citizens who work with radio stations and local law enforcement to broadcast news bulletins about abducted children to the general public, in an effort to save children's lives.
artoftexas.com /encyclopedia/Amber_Hagerman   (432 words)

 AMBER Alert Home page
With 50 statewide AMBER plans now in place, we are meeting President Bush's goal of a National AMBER Alert network.
The information and statements contained on this official Department of Justice AMBER website shall not be used for the purposes of advertising, nor to imply the endorsement or recommendation of the United States Government.
Use of the AMBER Alert logo is subject to the Department of Justice legal policies and disclaimers regarding the use of DOJ seals and logos.
www.amberalert.gov   (200 words)

 What is amber?
Amber is the fossilized resin from ancient forests.
Therefore, amber is formed as a result of the fossilization of resin that that takes millions of years and involves a progressive oxidation and polymerization of the original organic compounds, oxygenated hydrocarbons.
Amber's specific gravity is slightly over 1 and it floats in saltwater; therefore amber becomes concentrated in estuarine or marine deposits, moved some distance from the original site (Langenheim, 1969, p.
www.emporia.edu /earthsci/amber/whatis.htm   (0 words)

 ORGANIC: Natural Body Jewelry :Amber
Amber is a fossilized/polymerized resin, exuded from extinct trees related to modern day conifers (and some flowering tree species) over 20 million years ago.
Amber is a gorgeous material used from antiquity as body jewelry, in the form of pendants, amulets, and for piercings.
Amber plugs are made in millimeters (and random sizes in the case of Mexican amber), so may not be exactly on the mark with Western measurements.
www.organicjewelry.com /amber.html   (2588 words)

 AMBER (Succinite - Fossil Tree Resin)
Amber is a beautiful stone that is cut and polished and used as a valuable gemstone.
The fossils that are encased in amber probably got there when they flew or crawled on to the fresh seeping sap and then got stuck.
Amber has greatly increased the knowledge of the evolution of insects and plants as well as enlivening the interest in paleontology in general.
mineral.galleries.com /minerals/mineralo/amber/amber.htm   (0 words)

 Amber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amber's model maps directly to the JDBC model, avoiding a complicated mental model.
In contrast to Amber's explicit persistence connection, J2EE's CMP uses a hidden connection, invisible to the J2EE developer.
Amber's explicit model not only makes it easier to learn, but makes application code easier to debug and maintain.
www.caucho.com /resin-3.0/amber/amber.xtp   (504 words)

 Active Amber Alerts
Amber Alerts are removed from the ticker if there is no new information on the case for five days.
December 1, 2006: The Fort Myers Police Department and the FDLE issued the Amber Alert after the child was abducted at knifepoint on December 1, 2006.
Joliet Cedano The CHP and the Palmdale Police Department issued the Amber Alert after the child was abducted on September 11, 2006.
www.codeamber.org /alerts.html   (544 words)

 CHP -- California AMBER ALERT
AMBER ALERT empowers law enforcement, the media and the public to combat abduction by sending out immediate, up-to-date information that aids in the child's safe recovery.
AMBER ALERT is not intended for cases involving runaways or parental abduction, except in life-threatening situations.
Amber Alerts are now available to cell phone users via the wirelessamberalerts.org website.
www.chp.ca.gov /html/amber-en.html   (0 words)

 Hong Kong Fine Dining at Amber Restaurant
Dining in Amber is an experience of extremes created by two artists who are experts in their fields of design and cuisine.
Amber’s sommelier has devised an extensive wine list and whilst he is on hand for personal advice you can enjoy one of the only, and certainly the most sophisticated, wine tablets in the world, a computerised sommelier that will recommend food and wine
The bar at Amber is in itself the perfect aperitif to the restaurant.
www.mandarinoriental.com /hotel/556000039.asp   (316 words)

 Neotropical Amber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Amber trade routes of the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans crossed Europe from the Baltic Sea region, where it was found in great abundance.
One hypothesis to explain the greater number of insects in Dominican amber is the copious secretion of sticky resin on the bark of the West Indian locust (or its ancestral predecessor).
Although most Baltic and neotropical amber was formed after the demise of dinosaurs, there are deposits of amber from Bornholm, the eastern United States, Canada and Alaska that date back to the Cretaceous and Jurassic Periods (65 to 180 million years ago).
waynesword.palomar.edu /ww0702.htm   (5331 words)

 Folding@Home with AMBER   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For GB/SA calculations (see the AMBER GB page for details), AMBER affords benefits over the current GB/SA code in Folding@Home (the current code is based on Jay Ponder's Tinker), especially a great speed increase (perhaps up to 5x).
Also, AMBER adds not just speed, but new functionality in its ability to perform polarizable force field calculations (which cannot be performed with Gromacs or our current Tinker 3.8 implementation).
AMBER, a computer program for applying molecular mechanics, normal mode analysis, molecular dynamics and free energy calculations to elucidate the structures and energies of molecules.
folding.stanford.edu /AMBER.html   (613 words)

AMBER, the near-infrared/red focal instrument of the VLTI, operates in the bands J, H, and, K (ie 1.0 to 2.4 μm).
The magnitude limits of AMBER are K=7 with Low Resolution (LR-HK) on UTs and K=5 on the ATs, K=4 with Medium Resolution K-band (MR-K) on the UTs and K=1.6 on the ATs, and K=1.5 with High Resolution K-band (HR-K) on UTs.
Using AMBER with an external fringe tracker (FINITO, now available in P80 on the ATs) it is possible to reach K=3 in all modes ie for LR-KH, MR-K and HR-K. Publications based on data obtained with the AMBER instrument should quote the following reference paper: Petrov, R. et al.
www.eso.org /instruments/amber   (302 words)

 The Amber Operating System - May 1984
Amber is intended to advance the state of the art in multifunction operating systems.
The strong commitment to support of controlled sharing in Amber is somewhat in contrast with recent trends away from elaborate protection structures in operating systems in favor of dedicated use of computer systems by a single group or even a single individual.
Amber is based on an abstract model that defines all the objects in the kernel and the operations one can perform on them.
www.mit.edu /~cbf/thesis.htm   (11099 words)

 CodeAmber.org - The Web's Amber Alert System
The AMBER Plan was created in 1996 as a powerful legacy to 9-year-old Amber Hagerman, a bright little girl who was kidnapped and brutally murdered while riding her bicycle in Arlington, Texas.
While the Amber Alert system is now mandated across the country, some states are still trying to implement the procedures necessary in bringing the alerts to the public.
In a situation where an Amber Alert is active and there are no new details or information on the case for five days, we remove the Alert from the Code Amber Ticker and move it to our Active Alerts page.
www.codeamber.org   (0 words)

 ScienceMaster - JumpStart - Amber
The fossilized resin of conifer trees, amber is interesting to scientists as a medium that traps insects, small animals, and plants, preserving them through geologic time for future study.
Amber --the fossilized resin of conifer trees--provides a unique means of protecting intricate samples of the past.
The recent extraction by scientists, of ancient DNA from organisms entombed in amber much like in the science-fiction novel and movie, Jurassic Park is an example of why scientists are intensely interested in amber.
www.sciencemaster.com /jump/earth/amber.php   (424 words)

 Amber Online
Amber is a film & photography collective based in Newcastle upon Tyne in the North of England.
Amber Films, Side Gallery, Cinema and Café are all part of it.
Join the Amber Forum (you need to register separately for this) and keep in contact by signing up for our RSS feeds.
www.amber-online.com   (0 words)

 Amber Gallery-Baltic Amber
Most amber specimens have not been (and will not be) thoroughly investigated for the exact identification of the contained inclusions.
Amber- From its earliest history adorning the jewelry of ancients on every continent, amber fascinates with its appearance of liquid gold, forever frozen in time.
Captured sunshine it surely is, for to hold a carefully crafted amber ampule in one's hand is to hold the soothing, warm essence of sunshine from millions of years past, before time began.
www.ambergallery.com   (0 words)

 Amber homepage
Amber is the fossilized resin of ancient trees which forms through a natural polymerization of the original organic compounds.
Amber is known to mineralogists as succinite, from the Latin succinum, which means amber.
Amber is a poor conductor of heat and feels warm to the touch (minerals feel cool).
www.emporia.edu /earthsci/amber/amber.htm   (0 words)

 Amazon.com: Amber: Music: Amber   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Paired with reputable collaborators, Amber has crafted a dance/pop album that rivals Cher's "Believe", and at times is as brilliant as Madonna's "Ray of Light".
Amber should be viewed as a threat to these women.
I do think Amber had the best intentions with some of the songs but in the end, spirituality in dance music turned out to be unintentionally funny, if not corny.
www.amazon.com /Amber/dp/B00001IVAB   (1561 words)

 Amtam.com - Home
Amber Nominated for Teen Choice Award Amber has been nominated for Choice Movie Actress in a Horror/Thriller film for her role in the movie The Grudge 2.
Amber's comrads The Magnetic Fields, released this song on the album 69 Love Songs in 1999.
They are her favorite group next to Dental Damage, the punk/hyper ballad band she has yet to form with her best friend Megadith, as it's nuanced thrills are estimated to throw a brick through your life.
www.amtam.com   (0 words)

 AMBER Alert.com Portal
When an AMBER ALERT is activated, law-enforcement agencies immediately gain the assistance of thousands of community members who provide additional eyes and ears.
Through the AMBER Alert Portal, law enforcement may directly issue and update AMBER Alerts, which are then immediately sent to mobile phones, pagers, fax and email to anyone who signs up.
The AMBER Alert Portal is managed by the AMBER Alert Portal Consortium: a public/private partnership.
www.amberalert.com   (0 words)

 Amber Home
I have studied amber in detail and read and collected most of the major and minor published works written in English relating to this gem.
Amber has always held a deep fascination for people since the earliest prehistoric times up until the present day.
There already exist some excellent educational as well as commercial web sites that have amber as their central theme, to these I add my own web site dedicated to my hobby and my passion..
www.gplatt.demon.co.uk   (0 words)

 The Amber Zone online silver and gold jewellery set with amber
Made from fossilised resin millions of years old, amber is a beautiful and daring material to make jewellery from.
No two pieces of amber jewellery is the same due to it being a unique material so you'll always be wearing a one-off.
Different varieties are available - from the classic cognac to the more exotic green and yellow and all make simply stunning jewelry.
www.amberzone.co.uk   (0 words)

 Andzia's Amber Jewelry - Amberjewelry.com
Whether you are searching for your first piece of Baltic amber jewelry or you are merely a lover of fine things, this website is for you from me, Andzia--pronounced "Ahn-ja" (Annie) in Polish.
Not just our amber jewelry, but our company itself has been granted a Certificate of Recommendation by the International Amber Association headquartered in Gdansk, Poland.
Browse, explore and enjoy pages detailing amber myths and the history of amber, plus useful educational articles about fossil amber and resins, varieties of Baltic amber and much more in The Amber Reading Room.
www.amberjewelry.com   (0 words)

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