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  CVO Website - Shield Volcanoes
Belknap in central Oregon is the youngest such shield volcano in the Cascades and has lava flows as young as 1400 years.
Several large basaltic shield volcanoes along the range have steep-sided summit cones, such as Three-Fingered Jack, Mount Washington and North Sister, Mount Bachelor, Diamond Peak, Mount Bailey, and Mount Thielsen, and Mount McLoughlin.
Hawaiian and other shield volcanoes characteristically have a broad summit, indented with a caldera, a term commonly used for a large depression of volcanic origin.
vulcan.wr.usgs.gov /Glossary/ShieldVolcano/description_shield_volcano.html   (1186 words)

  
  The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS)
Statement by the International Committee of the Blue Shield on threatened cultural property in the Middle East conflict
Statement by ICBS on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on the cultural heritage of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama
Bulletin from the meeting of The International Committee of the Blue Shield (ICBS), held at the International Council of Museums (ICOM), Paris, on 27th January 2004.
www.ifla.org /blueshield.htm   (488 words)

  
  Canadian Shield - MSN Encarta
The shield extends in a great semicircle around Hudson Bay, reaching from the Arctic coast north of Great Bear Lake in the Northwest Territories to northern Québec and Labrador.
In the late 19th century, the rockiness of the shield represented a major obstacle to the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada’s first transcontinental railway.
Caribou migrate to the arctic in the summer to feed on the lush tundra plants and migrate southward in the winter to the boreal forest.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761578439/Canadian_Shield.html   (621 words)

  
  Shield - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The oldest form of shield was a protection used to block attacks by hand weapons and missiles.
Many surviving examples of metal shields are generally felt to be ceremonial rather than practical, for example the Yetholm-type shields of the bronze age or the iron age Battersea shield.
Shields for protection from armed attack are still used by many police forces around the world.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shield   (992 words)

  
 Shield volcano - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mauna Kea, a shield volcano, on the Island of Hawai‘i with a light dusting of snow.
Shield volcanoes in the Hawaiian Islands erupt magma as hot as 1,200 °C (2,200 °F), compared with 850 °C (1,560 °F) for most continental volcanoes, which are usually composed of acidic lava.
Shield volcanoes are known to form on other planets.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Shield_volcano   (383 words)

  
 Shield - Cunnan
A shield could have been made of a sort of plywood, that is, of a series of laminated strips made of thin wood thin strips would be layered together and glued with the wood-grain of each layer perpendicular to the layers above and below, adding strength.
The shield would have been edged in either rawhide (early period shields) or iron (mid- to late period shields), or a mixture of the two, adding a stiffening factor to the shield's strength and providing protection for the edges of the wood-grain, thus preventing splitting.
Edging of shields (where appropriate) is generally done in leather or rawhide as metal burrs under the impact of the steel weapons producing an edge that may cut exposed skin if it hits an opponent (obviously not a concern for real warfare).
cunnan.sca.org.au /wiki/Shield   (1114 words)

  
 Episcopal Heraldry in the US
Chicago (1835) has a shield in a vesica, divided in three parts like a Y reversed by a broad band on which are three fleur-de-lis and three cross-crosslets two in chief one in base, over all an escutcheon with an eagle displayed, key and crozier in saltire behind, mitre over all.
Hawaii (1862) Shield divided per pale, to dexter a cross patte, in chief two keys in saltire, to sinster a chevron between three 5 pointed stars 2 and 1, surmounted by a mitre.
The azure is the medium blue of the Episcopal Church shield and the cross crosslets recall the canton of that shield and recall the twelve dioceses in the church when the seminary was founded.
www.heraldica.org /topics/usa/episcopa.htm   (3668 words)

  
 Channel 4 - Weapons that made Britain - Shield
In Britain, shields were certainly in regular use by the Iron Age (751 BC–AD 42), and their first co-ordinated and highly disciplined use by an army would have occurred during the Roman invasion of AD 43.
In training, the Roman infantry used wicker shields that were twice as heavy as regulation issue, which prepared the soldiers for the tiring prolonged use of shields in battle.
The Saxon shield wall that was developed subsequently involved rows of infantry interlocking their shields to create an instant barrier that, with rows in depth, could easily obstruct a cavalry charge.
www.channel4.com /history/microsites/W/weapons/shield.html   (302 words)

  
 shield - Wiktionary
shield, the target or buckler, the roundel or rondache, and the pavais, pavache, or tallevas.
A spot resembling, or having the form of a shield.
Shield (1) types: buckler, pavache, pavais, rondache, roundel, tallevas, targe, and target.
en.wiktionary.org /wiki/shield   (347 words)

  
 Shield Volcanoes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eruptions at shield volcanoes are only explosive if water somehow gets into the vent, otherwise they are characterized by low-explosivity fountaining that forms cinder cones and spatter cones at the vent, however, 90% of the volcano is lava rather than pyroclastic material.
Shield volcanoes are the result of high magma supply rates; the lava is hot and little-changed since the time it was generated.
Shield volcanoes are the common product of hotspot volcanism but they can also be found along subduction-related volcanic arcs or all by themselves.
volcano.und.nodak.edu /vwdocs/vwlessons/volcano_types/shield.htm   (313 words)

  
 Shield Volcanoes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eruptions at shield volcanoes are only explosive if water somehow gets into the vent, otherwise they are characterized by low-explosivity fountaining that forms cinder cones and spatter cones at the vent, however, 90% of the volcano is lava rather than pyroclastic material.
Shield volcanoes are the result of high magma supply rates; the lava is hot and little-changed since the time it was generated.
Shield volcanoes are the common product of hotspot volcanism but they can also be found along subduction-related volcanic arcs or all by themselves.
volcano.und.edu /vwdocs/vwlessons/volcano_types/shield.htm   (313 words)

  
 The National Center for Victims of Crime - For the Media: NCVRW 2004/FAQ: Rape Shield Laws   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eleven state rape shield laws have what is called a "catch-all" exception, which permits a judge to allow the introduction of any evidence, even that normally barred by a rape shield law, if it is necessary to introduce that evidence to protect the constitutional rights of the accused.
Rape shield laws guard against the introduction of evidence that is irrelevant to the question of the defendant's guilt or innocence, but which has the potential to prejudice the jury against the victim.
Rape shield laws help to ensure that rape victims are treated with fairness, dignity and respect during a criminal trial by ensuring that the victim will not be subject to a public airing of his or her sexual reputation, past conduct, and other irrelevant information.
www.ncvc.org /ncvc/main.aspx?dbID=DB_FAQ:RapeShieldLaws927   (528 words)

  
 SHIELD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The dimensions and curvature of Legio VI's shield, or scutum, seen at left, are copied closely from the one known example of a rectangular Roman scutum, uncovered at Dura Europus and dating from the mid-third century AD.
Shields from other legions are acceptable for use, provided they are of similar dimensions (41”x 35”), and are repainted with the Legio VI logo.
The main body of our shield is constructed of plywood, as were the originals (yes, the Romans had plywood-- thin layers of wood glued together with grains at right angles for added strength).
www.legionsix.org /shield.htm   (591 words)

  
 FAP - Protecting Unpublished Information and Confidential Sources
The Shield Law only protects a journalist from being adjudged in contempt by a judicial, legislative, or administrative body, or any other body having the power to issue subpoenas, for the failure to comply with a subpoena.
Thus the Shield Law generally does not apply when the journalist or news organization is a party to a lawsuit and other sanctions are available.
The Shield Law is a provision of the California Constitution.
www.thefirstamendment.org /shieldlaw.html   (1091 words)

  
 BUILDING BIG: Databank: Thames Tunnel
Brunel invented the tunnel shield, a giant iron box that could be pushed forward through soft, gooey soil.
The shield was pushed forward by hydraulic jacks, and the whole tedious process was repeated.
Finally, 18 years after construction began, Brunel's tunnel shield emerged on the other side of the Thames, proving for the first time that it is possible to carve a tunnel underwater.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/thames.html   (407 words)

  
 Deflector shield - Wookieepedia, the Star Wars Wiki
The shield itself behaved in a manner similar to that of a thermally conductive material—energy applied was quickly diffused and re-radiated back into the environment, but the shield itself could also absorb some of the energy.
The strength of a deflector shield was a factor depending on how close the shield was to the projector, the efficiency of the projector, the power applied, and the surface area of the shield.
Deflector shields were first developed during the early years of space exploration, designed to absorb heat and radiation encountered in space and within a planetary atmosphere.
starwars.wikia.com /wiki/Shield   (1085 words)

  
 Shield - GuildWiki
Shields with a requirement of 0 and armor as high as 10 are available as
Shield Stance and Shield Bash depend on a shield being equipped to trigger their effects (although they can be activated without wielding a shield).
There are four main types of modifiers for shields: damage reduction, health bonuses, Armor bonuses, and +1 attribute.
gw.gamewikis.org /wiki/Shield   (461 words)

  
 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Shield.
Two knights coming from different directions stopped in sight of a trophy shield, one side of which was gold and the other silver.
Like the disputants about the colour of the chameleon, the knights disputed about the metal of the shield, and from words they proceeded to blows.
Luckily a third knight came up at this juncture, to whom the point of dispute was referred, and the disputants were informed that the shield was silver on one side and gold on the other.
www.bartleby.com /81/15251.html   (168 words)

  
 Canadian Shield
The Canadian Shield is the largest sub-region in the Northern Region.
The southern section of the Canadian Shield is mainly boreal, meaning that it is mostly coniferous forests.
In the lowlands of the Canadian Shield (Hudson Bay Area) the soil is soggy and is suitable for planting trees.
talmud.epsb.ca /regions/north/lz/csi/csi.html   (681 words)

  
 shield - Gizmodo   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The shield is made by Taiwanese TV maker LCDArm and will fit 30 to 46-inch screens, has a invisible frame, 98% transparency, and reduces UV rays from (we're guessing) the TV.
The shield would be used to protect astronauts from cancer-causing radiation coming from the sun in the form of solar wind.
Astronauts will be able to turn the shield on or off, and they'll even be able to use it on themselves when venturing outside their spaceship.
www.gizmodo.com /gadgets/shield   (294 words)

  
 Shield Pattern
The point of the Shield pattern is that you write something in one place, and you are permitted to change your mind about the implementation without changing the reference.
In this sense, a base class is a shield for a derived class, and an interface is a shield for a anything that implements it.
I personally am not sure that "shield" is a good choice of term, and think it focuses to much on defensive programming...which isn't to say such focus is bad, simply that it doesn't convey what the pattern offers, and instead focuses on what it avoids.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?ShieldPattern   (6798 words)

  
 Stack Shield   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is based on sending an unexpected amount of input data to a program causing a buffer overflow that allows the attacker to make the program execute arbitrary assembler code which can garant to him the access to the system, destroy the system files or do anything else.
Stack Shield is a tool for adding protection to programs from this kind of attacks at compile time whitout changing a line of code.
Stack Shield is designed to support the GCC under a Linux Intel 386 class platform.
www.angelfire.com /sk/stackshield   (137 words)

  
 Shield, William (1748-1829) Classical Compositions and William Shield (1748-1829) classical music sheets.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
1782 was a landmark year for William Shield, witnessing his appointment as ‘house’ composer to Covent Garden, the première of Rosina, his most enduring operatic success, and the publication of the Op.3 string quartets — arguably the finest written by a native English composer during the eighteenth century.
Shield himself was a seconded member (due to Borghi’s illness) for the Professional Concert season of 1789, playing viola in Haydn’s Op.54 quartets (received in manuscript from the composer himself) as well as new quartets and concertantes by Pleyel.
Shield’s goal in the quartets seems primarily one of enrichment, of gaining the most from a single or small number of ideas.
www.naxos.com /composerinfo/2278.htm   (740 words)

  
 Star Wars: Databank | deflector shield generator
Shield generators produce the power needed to create and maintain deflector shields, then focus those shields around a given object, be it a ship, building, or even parts of an entire planet.
This shield worked in both directions, however, and had to be lowered momentarily to allow the launching of evacuation ships.
The shield can deflect laser and artillery fire, but can be permeated by objects with less kinetic energy, such as battle droids on foot.
www.starwars.com /databank/technology/deflectorshieldgenerator   (309 words)

  
 Magnetic Shield Corp.- Newsletter - Vol. 2, Num. 1
Magnetic Shield's involvement in the Swift Mission stems from our relationship with Pennsylvania State University, responsible for the electronics of the satellite's XRT and UVOT instruments.
We designed a 6" long by 4" wide by 2" deep shield of.020 CO-NETIC AA alloy to be affixed to a circuit board via extremely precise solder points that had to match up with their counterparts on the board itself.
Finally, the shield's "shoe box"-type lid is composed of numerous screws and dimples that also required exceptional accuracy.
www.magnetic-shield.com /newsletter/vol2-1/p1.html   (351 words)

  
 Northern Shield >> Properties >> Ontario Diamonds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
This may be why very little exploration has been conducted in the area despite the fact that Northern Shield’s diamond properties have excellent accessibility and are no more than a two hour drive from Timmins – one of world’s foremost mining centers.
The results to date suggest that Northern Shield may finally be closing in on a new kimberlite discovery.
Northern Shield holds a 100% interest in all these projects though Orezone Resources is earning a 50% option on the Waxatike property by spending $500,000.
www.northern-shield.com /ontario_diamonds.htm   (1485 words)

  
 Clockwork Wonders: The Crawling Shield
The crawling shields are believed to be items of drow manufacture from Xen'drik, and so far the secrets of their construction have resisted investigation by all of Khorvaire's finest artificers and scholars.
The typical crawling shield is made of mithral, and has three or four hooked legs that it uses to swing, jump, or climb around the body of its owner.
The shield bonuses would overlap, but the crawling shield could be enchanted with different abilities than the other shield and both sets of special properties would work.
www.wizards.com /default.asp?x=dnd/cw/20061023a   (684 words)

  
 Magnetic Shield Corp. - Lab Kits
An important advantage of the "hands-on" shielding approach is that changes in a circuit layout, shield configuration, power levels and component orientation are easily evaluated.
The shield attracts flux lines to itself and diverts the magnetic field away from the sensitive component.
A flat plate is effective if both the length and width of the shield exceed the distance separating the source and receiver of interference.
www.magnetic-shield.com /products/lab-kit.html   (612 words)

  
 USGS Photo Glossary: Shield volcano
View of the NNW flank of Mauna Loa Volcano from the south side of Mauna Kea Volcano, Hawai`i; both are shield volcanoes.
Of the 1,511 volcanoes known to have erupted in the past 10,000 years, 164 are shield volcanoes.
Lava tubes are essential for building broad shield volcanoes, because they permit lava to travel great distances from an erupting vent.
volcanoes.usgs.gov /Products/Pglossary/ShieldVolcano.html   (324 words)

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