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  The Culture - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Culture is a fictional anarchic, socialistic and utopian society created by the Scottish writer Iain M. Banks and described by him in several of his novels and shorter fictions.
An analysis of the Culture on the Kardashev scale places it approximately at a level 3 civilization, meaning it is able to harness all the energy of its galaxy.
Orbitals feature prominently in both Consider Phlebas and Look to Windward - in the former because an Orbital named Vavatch is to be destroyed by the Culture GSV ESCHATOLOGIST as a tactical move in the war, and in the latter, Masaq' Orbital is the main setting for the novel.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Culture   (2582 words)

 Orbital (space habitat) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orbitals spin to mimic the effects of gravity, and are sized so that the rate of rotation necessary to produce a comfortable gravity level is approximately equal to one day.
The Culture's Orbitals are each governed/managed by a Mind, which is situated in a structure in space at the centre of the Orbital, known as the Hub.
An Orbital is similar to a Ringworld, but is much smaller and does not enclose its primary star within itself, instead orbiting the star in a more conventional manner.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_Orbital   (311 words)

 Iain M. Banks: A Few Notes on the Culture
For the Culture to continue without terminal decadence, the point needs to be made, regularly, that its easy hedonism is not some ground-state of nature, but something desirable, assiduously worked for in the past, not necessarily easily attained, and requiring appreciation and maintenance both in the present and the future.
Surface transport on Orbitals tends to be used when the pleasure of making the journey is itself part of the reason for travelling; air travel is common enough (if still far slower than sub-surface travel), though individual Plates often have their own guide-lines concerning the amount of air travel thought appropriate.
To renounce the Culture so is to lose access to its technology though, and, again, Contact supervises the entry of such people into their chosen civilisation at a level which guarantees they aren't starting with too great an advantage compared to the original inhabitants (and retains the option of interfering, if it sees fit).
www.cs.bris.ac.uk /~stefan/culture.html   (4872 words)

 Culture Orbital
An Orbital is a fictional purpose-built space habitat from Iain M. Banks' "The Culture" science fiction universe.
Orbitals are hoops of superdense material (called base material, see also unobtainium).
An Orbital is somewhat similar to a Ringworld, but is much smaller and does not enclose its primary star within itself, instead orbiting the star in a more conventional manner.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/cu/Culture_Orbital.html   (134 words)

 Culture Orbital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Orbitals are ribbon-like hoops of superstrongmaterial (see also unobtainium) reinforced and joined with forcefields.
Orbitals spin to mimic the effects of gravity, and are sized so that the rateof rotation necessary to produce a comfortable gravity level is approximately equal to one day.
An Orbital is similar to a Ringworld, but is much smaller and does not encloseits primary star within itself, instead orbiting the star in a more conventional manner.
www.therfcc.org /culture-orbital-219137.html   (233 words)

 Orbital Polisher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The orbitals are expressed as linear combinations of basis functions, and the basis functions are one-electron functions centered on nuclei of the component atoms of the molecule.
The terms ''sub-orbital'' and ''orbital spaceflights'' refer to the latter: an orbital spaceflight is one which completes an orbit fully around the central body.
An orbital spaceflight is achieved when the spacecraft travels around the Earth in space at sufficient lateral velocity (or equivalently, enough angular velocity) for the centrifugal force to cancel out the pull of Earth's gravity.
www.blownspeakers.com /pages3/63/orbital-polisher.html   (937 words)

 Orbital: The Blue Album - PopMatters Music Review
Orbital emerged from the crucible of late '80s British acid house, propelled by that scene's signature energy but also animated by a discerning intelligence that set them apart from some of their more thuggish peers, and placed them more firmly in the company of the terminally precocious Detroit techno savants.
Orbital were commissioned to create the theme song and a smattering of incidental music for The Saint, a Val Kilmer vehicle whose soundtrack was primed to be at the vanguard of the "electronica" movement.
It was the first Orbital album that didn't play as a cohesive unit, and although many of the tracks were as good as anything they had ever done, the album's scattershot nature was a disappointment.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/o/orbital-bluealbum.shtml   (2261 words)

There is a cross section of ages and people who have different lifestyles whom enjoy and support Orbital and the music the Hartnoll brothers create and release and pay to attend their performances.
I mean, (rave culture) it's about young people going off into a field, middle of nowhere really, having a laugh and enjoying themselves.
Orbital is known for long, ten minute songs, which are sonically condensed into tracks on a disc.
www.mcapozzolijr.com /orbital.html   (2659 words)

 Diagnose-Me: Condition: Orbital Cellulitis
Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye with potentially serious complications.
It is usually caused by a bacterial infection which typically will have spread from the ethmoid or para-nasal sinuses but may also have its origin elsewhere such as a boil on the eye or eyelid (stye), recent trauma to the eye, injury to the eyelid (including bug bites), or a foreign object.
Among children, orbital cellulitis - and the less serious infection but still important periorbital cellulitis - is most often caused by the organism Hemophilus influenzae.
www.diagnose-me.com /cond/C464836.html   (1154 words)

 Orbital article - Orbital physics electron configuration molecular orbital physiology - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
a Culture Orbital is a fictional type of space habitat from Iain M. Banks' "The Culture" science fiction universe
This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
Orbital article - Orbital definition - what means Orbital
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Orbital   (139 words)

 People and Culture - Orbital Technologies
Orbital is fortunate to work with many of the world's leading software companies.
Orbital is a very flat organization with roots in software development as a services company.
Orbital Technologies Inc. is a custom software development services company based in Vancouver.
www.orbitaltech.com /people.htm   (435 words)

 eMJA: Orbitocranial penetration by a fragment of wood   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
A fracture of the left orbital roof was also noted adjacent to a superior orbital phlegmon (Box 1A).
A lumbar puncture was performed, and, with a provisional diagnosis of preseptal cellulitis and meningitis, the patient was empirically treated with broad-spectrum intravenous antibiotics (vancomycin, ceftriaxone, gentamicin and metronidazole), while remaining intubated in the intensive care unit.
The most usual complications of an orbital foreign body are proptosis of the eye, development of a chronic fistula, orbital abscess or cellulitis, and damage to the extraocular muscles or optic nerve.
www.mja.com.au /public/issues/181_06_200904/rob10085_fm.html   (1150 words)

 AllRefer Health - Orbital Cellulitis
Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye.
Orbital cellulitis is a dangerous infection with potentially serious complications.
In children, orbital cellulitis is usually from a sinus infection and due to the organism Hemophilus influenzae.
health.allrefer.com /health/orbital-cellulitis-info.html   (377 words)

 Culture Orbital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
An Orbital is a fictional purpose-built space habitat from Iain M. An Orbital is a fictional purpose-built space habitat from Iain M. Banks' "The Culture" science fiction universe.
An Orbital is somewhat similar to a Ringworld, but is much smaller and doesn't enclose its primary star within itself, instead orbiting the star in a more conventional manner.
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www.termsdefined.net /cu/culture-orbital.html   (221 words)

 Leukoregulin induction of protein expression in human orbital fibroblasts: Evidence for anatomical site-restricted ...
Cultures were terminated by addition of a 9.5 M urea lysis buffer and proteins separate electrophoretically as described.
Confluent cultures derived from a single donor with Graves' disease were incubated in the absence or presence of leukoregulin as described in the legend to Fig.
Confluent cultures of orbital fibroblasts were incubated in the presence or absence of leukoregulin (1 unit/ml) for 15 hr.
www.pnas.org /cgi/content/full/95/15/8904   (3806 words)

 RollingStone.com: Orbital : Orbital, Morcheeba, Singh Go Back : News
As rave culture sticks its head above ground, major labels are now releasing "late-night chill" compilations, and the lights-low combination of electronic noodling and cocktail culture combine to provide a soundtrack to both drug-induced comedowns and yuppie dinner parties.
As Orbital, Phil Hartnoll and his brother, Paul, have always set themselves apart from mainstream dance culture by writing, recording and performing their beat-heavy electronic soundscapes with live instrumentation.
Orbital even threw on one of their favorite rock tracks: "Living in the Past" by Jethro Tull.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/_/id/5933987   (739 words)

 dj forums - The Center of Electronic Music Culture - Orbital - RIP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
After 15 years working together as Orbital, Paul and Phil Hartnoll have announced that their forthcoming LP the “Blue Album” will be their last.
Since their first single, ‘Chime’ entered the top 20 in April 1990 Orbital have released six albums and developed a live show that evolved, by common consent into one of the landmark performance shows of the last decade.
An appropriate venue for a farewell as it was here, exactly ten years before that Orbital delivered a live show that Q magazine listed as one of the fifty greatest live show of all time.
www.djforums.com /forums/showthread.php?t=19298   (1075 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Look to Windward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Masaq' Orbital and its billions of residents are seeing the supernovae from suns destroyed by the Idirans near the end of the Idiran War 800 years earlier.
Quilan is sent as an emissary to a Culture orbital to meet with a famous Chel exile.
Orbitals are rings (see Freeman Dyson), millions of kilometers in circumference, which orbit a sun.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0743421922?v=glance   (2576 words)

 Orbital: Work 1989-2002 - PopMatters Music Review
Work saves Orbital's second big hit, "Belfast", for the end of the disc, and lets it play on for its entire eight-minute length, which is gratifying: I would have hated to miss that funky breakdown at the 3:29 mark.
You just get too frustrated at the eviscerated versions of your favorite songs, and it's impossible to judge the progression of the band when their songs are all out of order.
No, this is just for Orbital neophytes, who will get all geeked up about finally discovering this music and rush out immediately to get everything in their catalog.
popmatters.com /music/reviews/o/orbital-work.shtml   (1105 words)

 SpaceBattles.com - The Culture battleship VS the probe V'Ger...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Orbital was now a rosette of white flat squares backing slowly away from each other towards the stars: four hundred separate slabs of quickly freeaing water, silt, land and base material.
The Culture had not wasted its lesson to the Idirans and the rest of the galactic community.
Culture deals with gods as they would any other species (Ref: Look to Windward) as the Chelgrian-Puen, sublimed Chelgrians, threatened the Culture and wanted to take vengeance for a war they were involved in by destroying the Mind controlling a Culture orbital.
kier.3dfrontier.com /forums/archive/index.php/t-8450   (7012 words)

 Locus Online: Book Selection: October 2000: Iain M. Banks
Towards the end of the war between the Culture and the Idiran, two suns were destroyed, killing billions.
Now 800 years later, the light from those suns is set to reach the Culture Orbital Masaq’ - a vast ringworld 10 million kilometres long and as broad as Australia, with vast containing walls on either side and a river that winds across its surface for 14 million kilometers.
Hub, the artificial intelligence that manages Masaq’, is a Culture Mind that fought in the Idiran War and is haunted both by the death of its identical twin and by the deaths it was responsible for, each of which it recalls perfectly.
www.locusmag.com /2000/Reviews/BookSelections2000_10a.html   (511 words)

 Look to Windward
The main story line concerns the events on a Culture Orbital which is about to be illuminated by the light of two stars which were destroyed in one of the closing battles of the Idiran War (the connection to
The plot follows the events on the Orbital before, during, and after the arrival of the "light of ancient mistakes," mostly concerning the arrival of a Chelgrian emissary, a member of a species whose first contact with the Culture had disasterous results.
There are a few flaws, most notably one entire plot thread which is only weakly connected to the rest of the book, and really doesn't go anywhere (it does feature a very cool setting, but it probably would've been better as part of a different story).
www.steelypips.org /library/Windward.html   (746 words)

 Amazon.ca: Books: Silicon Sky: How One Small Start-Up Went Over the Top to Beat the Big Boys Into Satellite Heaven   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
By sticking close to Orbital Sciences Corporation's extensive cast of characters working in the early design stages in 1992 through the product launch in 1995, Dorsey brings readers into the labs and boardrooms as the fledgling operation grows into a booming company that entered 1998 with $3.9 billion in orders already in its books.
Having worked at Orbital during the period this book covers, I was shocked at the inconsistency throughout this book.
The author writes as an authority on Orbital, but in reality, he has had a very small slice of insight into what went on during that time.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0738200948   (1369 words)

 Iain M. Banks' Culture references in Bungie's Halo
Throughout the book we see Horza's view of the Culture and it's motives and by the end of the book we are so used to them that we have forgotten quite how skewed they are.
Look to Windward revisits the utopian but ruthless interstellar Culture introduced in Consider Phlebas, exploring the complex aftermath of a rare Culture mistake--humanitarian tinkering with an unjust civilization that accidentally led to massive civil war and billions dead.
A ghastly light is awaited in the sky from distant suns detonated in the war of Consider Phlebas eight centuries earlier; an occasion for sombre festivity, pyrotechnics, and a memorial symphony from exiled alien composer Ziller.
www.marathon.org /story/halo_culture.html   (2939 words)

 SpaceBattles.com - Ground attack challenge: Culture Orbital   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
If you destroy the Orbital, you haven't succeeded in capturing it by the Deity's rules, therefore he'd leave you to the oncoming Culture fleet.
But I haven't destroyed the Orbital, I've planted explosives throughout the orbital and am threatening to detonate them if they do not surrender, which they are gaurenteed to do.
And since actually blowing the orbital is pretty much the worst thing you could possibly do, you probably don't intend to do it.
kier.3dfrontier.com /forums/archive/index.php/t-34513   (2545 words)

 Culture Orbital Info - Bored Net - Boredom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Culture Orbital Info - Bored Net - Boredom
Orbitals are hoops of superdense material (called base material, see also unobtainium and diamondoid).
It should also be noted that the very popular game Halo by Bungie Software is set on a structure very similar to an Orbital.
www.borednet.com /e/n/encyclopedia/c/cu/culture_orbital.html   (158 words)

Gram stain and Culture for purulent conjunctivitis and orbital cellulitis.
CBC with reticulocyte count, blood cultures, urinalysis and culture for orbital or periorbital cellulitis.
CT scan and LP are indicated in patients with orbital cellulitis.
www.scinfo.org /eye.htm   (981 words)

 Of Two Minds: Look to Windward   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Look to Windward takes place in Banks' Culture universe, and is a tale of revenge that deals with the consequences of a superior culture interfering in the affairs of a lesser one.
In this case it was The Culture, a highly advanced collection of humans and AI, interfering in the affairs of a race called the Chelgrians, to disastrous effect.
Certain elements of the remaining Chelgrians want revenge, and their complex plan involves a famous Chelgrian expatriate composer, a Chelgrian soldier whose beloved wife has died, and the AI of Masaq' Orbital, a Culture ringworld.
www.of2minds.org /otm/archives/000435.html   (343 words)

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