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  Macadam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Macadam is a type of road construction pioneered by John Loudon McAdam in the early 1800s.
This problem was later rectified by spraying tar on the surface thus creating tar-bound macadam, or tarmac.
This may have led to the common misuse of the word macadam to refer to a road made with asphalt concrete.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Macadam   (283 words)

 John Macadam - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Macadam (May 1827 - September 2, 1865), was an Australian (Scottish-born) botanist and medical teacher.
Macadam was born in Northbank, near Glasgow, Scotland.
Macadam died in 1865 after a ship-board accident.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Macadam   (130 words)

 Macadam - road building in America!
Macadam consists basically of compacted layers of small stones cemented into a hard surface by means of stone dust and water (water-bound macadam).
In the bituminous macadam pavement, the foundation is macadam, upon which a bituminous material that penetrates at least 2 in (5 cm) into the foundation is poured, forming an impervious binder.
In the bituminous-mixed macadam pavement, a mixture of crushed rock, ground glass and other additives, and bituminous binder is spread over a macadam foundation and rolled into a compact mass.
curbstone.com /_macadam.htm   (1907 words)

 Larry Torti Paving - Providence Journal 1993
Macadam as McAdam invented it was a bed of large stones, onto which were was laid small stones, held together by fine sand or slag (cinders).
This Old House producer Bruce Irving said macadam was chosen because "it is roughly in keeping with what would have been put down there back earlier in the century." He reported that 10 days after Torti finished the driveway, it was put to the test by a 30-ton drywall delivery truck.
The reason his macadam looks somewhat like gravel is that Torti puts plenty of stones on the top, to make sure all the asphalt is covered - "some of these people have white rugs and marble floors; we have to be careful" - and some of the stones then become loosened.
www.larrytorti.com /projo-1993.htm   (1418 words)

 John MacAdam Biography
Although macadamization was replaced by more modern techniques in the early 1900s, the name lives on.
He was paid the sum of £5,000 for works done for Turnpike Trusts around Bristol, but a proposal for £5,000 from Parliament as a grant for his expenses was first refused, then cut to £2,000, mainly due to professional jealousy.
Corruption in roadworks was appalling; by his own efficiency, MacAdam exposed the abuse of road tolls by less scrupulous Turnpike Trusts, many of which were run at a deliberate loss despite high toll receipts.
www.biographybase.com /biography/MacAdam_John.html   (544 words)

MACadam Computer, Inc. is lying and misstating the facts of the case.
The behavior of MACadam is appalling and shameful.
The second letter from MACadam Computer, Inc., dated September 4, 1997, states an identical untruth: that the "customer is having problems herself with the machine." In addition, that letter also misrepresents the store's return policy.
www.omino.com /~dom/readme/macadam.html   (1189 words)

 John Loudoun Macadam
Macadam's discovery that small angular fragments of stone will coalesce or bind into a compact mass under pressure, and his principle that the efficiency of a road is in proportion to the thoroughness with which water is excluded from the soil on which it rests.
Macadam gave his services and advice without charge on all occasions, and declined many offers of remunerative offices abroad.
Macadam married Margaret Nicoll, of Islip, L. I., during his stay in New York, and after his death in 1827 took for his second wife Charlotte, sister of Bishop de Lancey.
www.famousamericans.net /johnloudounmacadam   (480 words)

 MacAdam back where he belongs - 1/23/00
MacAdam, an assistant coach with the Red Wings during Jacques Demers' tenure (1986-90), was hired 10 days ago to coach the Charlotte Checkers of the East Coast Hockey League.
Once MacAdam was recommended for the job, the decision had to be a lock.
MacAdam was hired to get the kids ready for a tournament which was played this month in Mexico.
www.detnews.com /2000/sports/0001/23/01230123.htm   (980 words)

 UK AMO-MacAdam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Keith MacAdam, senior member of the group, has been experimenting with weakly-bound atoms for over 25 years.
Using lasers to pump a sodium-atom electron into a highly-excited and weakly-bound state, MacAdam, aided by theorists David Harmin and Michael Cavagnero, has studied the reaction of such atoms to external influences ranging from manipulation with weak electromagnetic fields to collisions with ion and electron beams.
Now students and postdocs in the MacAdam lab are using novel devices called ``Stark Barrels'' and ``Stark Balls'' to orient these weakly-bound atoms arbitrarily with extraordinary precision and control.
www.pa.uky.edu /~mike/amo_mac.html   (227 words)

Ilnfengo MacAdam in Leba, Parish of Noll, Gilbert and Amblizer ?
Gilbert MacAdam in Orrley, Jonet McAdam in ?
Polar Coddie in Glagnhome, Joemne Gnobrofone in Lamnorgho, Joemne MacAdam of Ayr.
www.mcadamshistory.com /Scotland.html   (6312 words)

 A model of color non-linearities   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
It is imposiible to understand this non uniform effet in xy space because this space is not representative of cone excitation space and adds itself non-linearity phenomena.
As we said before, the parameter X0 depends on the adaptation state and we refer to the experiment of MacAdam to choose this parameter.
Second, as model fit well MacAdam data, we can said that the first stage of photreception is mostly responsible of non linearity in opposite with other model such Guth which take into account color opposition layer.
lcavwww.epfl.ch /~alleysso/Publication/ecvp97.html   (868 words)

 high modulus, stiff dense bitumen macadam roadbase, enrobe a module eleve, eme, in road pavement construction
The upper roadbase and basecourse were dense bitumen macadam, this material is less expensive than hot rolled asphalt that has a higher binder content, but still has excellent load spreading ability through the mechanical interlock of the aggregate particles.
It is able to be proved analytically, in the laboratory, that thin layers of roadbase material that contain stiff bitumens, are better able to spread load over the underlying layers because of their increased stiffness.
Even if the binder target was continually met it is still not a lot of binder to "cement" a roadbase together that is designed to be laid in a relatively thin layer and withstand the load of a high number of heavy goods vehicles.
www.highwaysmaintenance.com /stifbase.htm   (2397 words)

 An Teanga Bheo / ireland.com
"Is í an días is troime is ísle a chromas a ceann." Ba dhoiligh teacht ar aon abairt amháin a d'fhéadfadh cur síos níos fearr, níos cruinne nó níos foirfe a dhéanamh ar shaol Robert Shipboy MacAdam.
Nuair a bhásaigh MacAdam, ba bheag nach bhfuair a shaothar bás chomh maith.
Tá ómós mór tuillte ag an Bhéal Feirsteach seo MacAdam a d'fhág an saol gan aitheantas dá chuid oibre, fear a d'oibrigh ar mhaithe leis an teanga ar thug sé gean a chroí di.
www.ireland.com /gaeilge/teangabeo/1998/1230/ceist.htm   (730 words)

 John Loudon MacAdam
John MacAdam was born in Ayr in 1756.
When he was appointed surveyor to the Bristol Turnpike Trust in 1816 he remade the roads under his control with crushed stone bound with gravel on a firm base of large stones.
As a result of his success, MacAdam was made surveyor-general of metropolitan roads in England.
www.electricscotland.com /history/other/macadam_john.htm   (2227 words)

 Encyclopedia: Macadam
While macadam roads are extinct in modern America, the misidentified relative - tarmac - can still be sometimes found in New England.
The article on the vacuum cleaner is located elsewhere.
Tarmac, short for tar-penetration macadam, is a type of highway pavement no longer commonly used.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Macadam   (397 words)

History: In the early 1940's Dr. David MacAdam tested the threshold sensitivity of the eye to chromaticity differences in the matching of colored lights.
MacAdam found that the threshold could be described with ellipses on the chromaticity diagram.
MacAdam Ellipses help to define the boundary on the Chromaticity Diagram where color will start to appear dissimilar from the ideal.
www.kruschwitz.com /macadam.htm   (214 words)

Macadam actually began her career as a performance artist, and dancer with the Martha Graham Contemporary Dance Company.
Macadam discovered she had a voice (dancers tend not to speak much), since then she has not shut up.
Macadam returned to the stage in 2000, as a playwright.
www.heatherdune.com   (379 words)

 North Macadam
Imagine waking up in your North Macadam condominium, walking to a riverside café for breakfast and then hopping on a tram to OHSU or on a streetcar to downtown—better yet, imagine just walking to work right there in the neighborhood.
The North Macadam area, as defined in the urban renewal plan, is bounded roughly by Boundary Street on the south, by Macadam Ave., the western edge of Hood Street, Front Avenue, First Avenue and Fourth Avenue on the west, by Montgomery Street on the north and by the Willamette River on the east.
The goals of the North Macadam project call for creating 8,500 to 10,000 jobs in a mix of occupations and income levels within the district over the next 20 years.
www.ci.portland.or.us /mayor/press3/macadam1.html   (633 words)

 Muirkirk - Macadams stone
John Loudon Macadam was born in Ayr on 21st September 1756 in the house shown opposite.
It is alleged that one of the first roads to benefit from being "Macadamized" was the Ayr to Maybole road, part of which is still in use today.
Similarly, Furnace Road in Muirkirk is believed to have been one of Macadam's early experiments in road construction.
freespace.virgin.net /stuart.thomson1/stpages/macadamsstone.html   (475 words)

 Amazon.com: Books: Blue Guide Tuscany (Blue Guide Tuscany)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Blue Guide to Tuscany is 510 pages long, plus two indexes: the author, Alta Macadam, has apparently combed every city, town and hamlet in Tuscany, traveled every road and lane, wangled her way into every locked church and described its treasures, and surveyed every provincial museum.
She includes practically everything of any interest at all in the entire province of Tuscany, including the provenance of every work of art and the programs of the frescoes and carvings in every church and abbey, and notes on the contents of every museum.
Macadam or were more informative; many of the places she described exhaustively had neither guides nor tourists besides ourselves, which in Tuscany is unusual.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0393323455?v=glance   (1230 words)

 AppleInsider | Court throws out allegations in MACadam vs. Apple case
In an August 26th hearing in the case of MACadam Computers vs. Apple Computer, the Santa Clara Superior Court ruled that the Apple reseller could proceed with charges of fraud and negligent misrepresentation against Apple, despite the computer maker's objections.
The Court ruled that MACadam could proceed with its claims against Apple for unfair competition in its retail division and illegally receiving funds belonging to the resellers.
The Act is meant to cover all arbitrary and intentional discrimination by a business establishment on the basis of personal characteristics, such as sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, or medical condition, but is not necessarily limited to those characteristics.
www.appleinsider.com /print.php?id=630   (319 words)

 CIE - D. L. MacAdam
L. MacAdam, "On the Geometry of Color Space", Journal of the Franklin Institute 238, pp.195-210 (1944); D. MacAdam, Color Measurement, Heidelberg 1981.
There is no analytical term for these threshold ellipses, but MacAdam gives a graphic representation of so-called "ellipse constants", which are applied to the squares from the CIE diagram in order to transform them into rectangles of similar sensitivity.
Douglas L. MacAdam is the pioneer in these investigations.
www.colorsystem.com /projekte/engl/40mace.htm   (685 words)

 | Macadam plan brings out area protest, promise | PortlandTribune.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Atkins spoke at the beginning of a three-day blitz of city meetings on the North Macadam Plan in which neighbors, naturalists and planners expressed their views.
Macadam’s neighbors, however, did not echo the mayor’s enthusiasm.
Atkins presented a street-by-street map of the initial 30 acres of the proposed Macadam development, which included retail and office space and housing, three future parks and water features, possibly fountains.
www.portlandtribune.com /archold.cgi?id=14311   (756 words)

 Information about Keith MacAdam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
K.B. MacAdam and C.S. Hwang, "The Stark ball: A programmable multipolar environment," Rev. Sci.
Schuch, N. Djuric, G.H. Dunn and K.B. MacAdam, "Measurement of the field-induced dielectronic recombination rate enhancement of N4+ ions differential in the Rydberg quantum number n," Nucl.
S.F. Dyubko, V.A. Efremov, V.G. Gerasimov and K.B. MacAdam, "Microwave spectroscopy of Al I Rydberg states: D and G terms," J. Phys.
www.pa.uky.edu /bios/MacAdam.html   (204 words)

 Projects : North Macadam : Portland Development Commission
The North Macadam Urban Renewal Area contains a significant amount of property that has been largely underutilized or vacant for many years because of the technical difficulties, environmental remediation, and the need for transportation infrastructure improvements.
Also available is the North Macadam URA Housing Development Strategy, released Summer 2003.
North Macadam Urban Renewal Map (PDF, 468 kb).
www.pdc.us /ura/sowa_n-macadam.asp   (887 words)

 Think Secret - Two California Apple resellers shut down, blame Apple
The moves in 2004 came on top of changes in 2003 that made it more difficult for Apple resellers to gain or maintain Apple Specialist status and reduced the number of Specialists, while Apple also launched a direct sales force targeting dealer customers.
MACadam was not simply a company, it was a family of different people from all different walks of life.
I want to thank all of the MACadam Alumni; without you this would never have been the place that you made it.
www.thinksecret.com /news/0502resellers.html   (1521 words)

 Macadam, a street board game
Macadam was born on the street and now spreads out on the web.
Macadam is an original creation by Pierre Canuel.
You may read the rules and use the materials to play with your family or among friends.
www.substantiel.net /jeux/pages_jeux/USpresentMacadam.html   (176 words)

 North Macadam District Planning:
Because building the kind of neighborhood here at North Macadam that Portlanders will be proud of will take an unprecedented level of public and private cooperation.
North Macadam and the River District will play a critical role in meeting regional objectives and contributing to the well being of this region.
North Macadam presents an opportunity to redevelop brownfields and utilize innovative design and building techniques to help enhance the riverbanks and greenway along the Willamette.
www.ci.portland.or.us /mayorstate/NorthMacadamDistrictPlanning.htm   (706 words)

 Review of MacAdam, Lotz
MacAdam's book brings coherently together four essays of his own with eight by other Christian social activists.
MacAdam's book is pan-Canadian not only geographically but religiously.
On the contrary, it is as readable and engaging as MacAdam's, even more practical and personal.
www.arts.uwaterloo.ca /~kwesthue/cnt-lot.htm   (573 words)

 Sean McClelland chats with Bombers General Manager/Coach Don MacAdam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Platt is a recent recruiting coup of coach/GM/co-owner Don MacAdam, who bought the Bombers with Costa Papista about a year ago, saving the franchise.
With Platt and a few others added to an existing nucleus, MacAdam is optimistic about the coming season and the team's future, on and off the ice.
In addition to Platt, MacAdam recently signed a goaltender with NHL experience, Gregg Naumenko, to back up Mike Ayers, who sparkled as a rookie but wore down late.
www.daytondailynews.com /rec/content/sports/daily/0919qt.html   (781 words)

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