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  Sphere, Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Those promotional materials were produced in the occasion of the Sphere 10th anniversary reflecting the main message of Sphere as a practical articulation of the rights-based approach.
The underlying principle of Sphere is that all people have a right to life with dignity and to quality assistance regardless of political, ethnic or geographical specificity in the ‘life saving’ areas of Water, Sanitation/Hygiene Promotion, Shelter, Food security/Nutrition/food aid, and Health Services.
As the community of Sphere users is growing all over the world, with increased accumulated knowledge about its implementation in practice, the Sphere office is realising the need to further support the dissemination of this experience and knowledge about Sphere.
www.sphereproject.org   (516 words)

 Sphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A great circle is a circle on the sphere that has the same center as the sphere.
If a particular point on a sphere is designated as its north pole, then the corresponding antipodal point is called the south pole and the equator is the great circle that is equidistant to them.
On the sphere the geodesics are the great circles, so the other geometric concepts are defined like in plane geometry but with lines replaced by great circles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Sphere   (1073 words)

 Bernal sphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A Bernal sphere is a type of space habitat intended as a long-term home for permanent residents, first proposed in 1929 by Dr. John Desmond Bernal.
Sunlight was to be provided to the interior of the sphere using external mirrors to direct it in through large windows near the poles.
The form of a sphere was chosen for its optimum ability to contain air pressure and its optimum mass-efficiency at providing radiation shielding.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bernal_sphere   (272 words)

 PlanetMath: sphere
A sphere is defined as the locus of the points in three dimensions that are equidistant from a particular point (the center).
refers to the sphere's “intrinsic” dimension as a manifold, not the dimension to whatever space in which it happens to be immersed.
This is version 13 of sphere, born on 2001-10-15, modified 2005-12-18.
planetmath.org /encyclopedia/Sphere.html   (339 words)

 Celestial sphere Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In astronomy and navigation, the celestial sphere is an imaginary rotating sphere of "gigantic radius", concentric with the Earth.
Many ancient societies believed that the stars were equidistant from the Earth and that this sphere was a real model of the universe.
As the earth rotates from west to east, the celestial sphere appears to rotate from east to west.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/c/ce/celestial_sphere.html   (395 words)

 Celestial Sphere   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
The celestial sphere is an imaginary sphere of gigantic radius with the earth located at its center.
The poles of the celestial sphere are aligned with the poles of the Earth.
The celestial sphere is a large sphere surrounding the earth and with it we can keep references to where celestial bodies lie in the sky.
astrosun.tn.cornell.edu /academics/courses/astro201/cel_sphere.htm   (416 words)

 TechCrunch » First Screen Shot of Sphere
Sphere is a new blog search engine that quite frankly blows everything, and I mean everything, I’ve seen out of the water in terms of relevance (and, by the way, design…Adaptive Path was involved).
Sphere has tens of thousands of beta requests and is opening up to 100 lucky people this weekend.
Sphere team members think they will solve the Blog relevance problem by concentrating on relationships between Blogs, pushing spam-blogs way down the page, matching Blog content with relevant web articles from mainstream media, analysis of metadata, content semantic analysis -All These seem to me like more of the same old macro-content techniques.
www.techcrunch.com /2005/10/14/first-screen-shot-of-sphere   (1249 words)

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Sphere is not a system for interacting with the user, rather it is a system for managing and organizing a user interaction system.
In developing Sphere I did not look to history or endorse the continuation of a single course of evolution from the time before I was born but rather I looked closely at how computers are built and used today.
The User interface sphere may also provide facilities to run commands like any other shell, though any number of techniques can be employed by this sphere on any number of devices at any time, which may or may not include classic utilities, or may accomplish the same ends through data "workbenches".
users.rcn.com /alangrimes/UCE/sphere.txt   (10023 words)

 Dyson Spheres
A sphere's radius would be equal to the orbital distance of the race's home planet (or an equivelent distance based on the sun's output) so that once the sphere is completed, it will receive an appropriate distribution of energy so that the species can live comfortably on the interior surface.
The great advantage to a Dyson Sphere is twofold: One, the species inhabiting the sphere can theoretically use 100% of their sun's power, and two, the sphere's inner surface provides an enormous habitable area for, potentially, an entire species.
The Dyson Sphere which I have discussed so far is known as a Type 2 Dyson Sphere: It is a totally whole, solid sphere.
users.rcn.com /jasp.javanet/dyson   (819 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sphere: Books   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In his younger days, psychologist Norman Johnson was approached by the United States government to write a report on the psychological impact of an encounter with extra-terrestrials--and now, on the basis of his rather flippant recommendations, he finds himself en route to a possible UFO crash sight on the floor of the Pacific ocean.
The mysterious Sphere imparts an amazing power to those who enter it, a power that such individuals may not even be consciously aware of wielding.
Sphere is by no means a perfect novel, but I found it captivating and basically addictive up until the somewhat disappointing ending.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/0330301276   (1399 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sphere [1998]: DVD   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
What they don't know is that the sphere has the power to manipulate their thoughts and perceptions, and before long the scientists' undersea habitat is a veritable haunted house of frightening visions and creeping paranoia.
Sphere makes some attempt to answer these questions, but the film is a mess, and it leads to one of the most anticlimactic endings of any science fiction film ever made.
That final climax is hardly a final climax at all, as suddenly the survivors adopt a completely new view of the sphere and of their incredible experiences at the bottom of the ocean.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00004SCAL   (1804 words)

 Sphere (Java 3D API)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Sphere is a geometry primitive created with a given radius and resolution.
When a texture is applied to a Sphere, it is mapped CCW from the back of the sphere.
Constructs a Sphere of a given radius and appearance with additional parameters specified by the Primitive flags.
paula.oulu.fi /Documents/j3ddoc/com/sun/j3d/utils/geometry/Sphere.html   (635 words)

 Flik: Sphere Central
Sphere is in its post-alpha stages of life, so its not quite complete, but as it grows it gets better.
Sphere is primarily designed as an RPG Maker, yet thanks to it's scripting language all sorts of crazy games have been made.
Sphere is available for download on sphere.sf.net's download page.
sphere.sourceforge.net /flik/info.html   (296 words)

 TechCrunch » Will Sphere Solve the Blog Relevance Problem?
Sphere is taking a crack at building a more relevant blog search engine.
Instead, Sphere seems to be be trying to determine blog authority on a given subject area, and determine new authoritative blogs based on who those blogs point to.
There is a very funny bit in Los Big Names where she is trying to brag about having a part in the movie “Sphere” only to discover that the word is not so easy to pronounce/hear.
www.techcrunch.com /2005/10/08/will-sphere-be-blog-search-20   (400 words)

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The Dyson sphere (or Dyson shell) was originally proposed in 1959 by the astronomer Freeman Dyson in "Search for Artificial Stellar Sources of Infrared Radiation" in Science as a way for an advanced civilisation to utilise all of the energy radiated by their sun.
In a type I dyson sphere roughly the same things would be seen: a plane wall of orbital habitats, solar collectors and whatnot stretching away into what looks like infinity (although here the curvature may become noticeable for observant viewers) and a hemispherical bowl covering the rest of the sky, centered around the sun.
But if the sphere is inside the dyson sphere (the sun is ignored in this calculation, as we are only interested in the gravity of the dyson sphere), there is no mass inside it and hence the integral must be zero, which means that there is no gravitational field inside the sphere.
www.nada.kth.se /~asa/dysonFAQ.html   (5329 words)

 MMORPG.COM - Sphere : Overview - Information About The Game
"Sphere" is the first russian MMORPG genre representative with high-level gameplay and game balance.
The first add-on "Sphere: The Hyperion Curse" appeared 3 month later after the official release of the game.
There was a lack of place and activity fields for all the users, who wished to "live in Sphere".
www.mmorpg.com /gamelist.cfm/setView/overview/gameID/112   (359 words)

 The Geometry of the Sphere 1.
It is easy to see that the circle of intersection will be largest when the plane passes through the center of the sphere, as it does in the figure to the left.
However, since the great circles are geodesics on the sphere, just as lines are in the plane, we should consider the great circles as replacements for lines.
Remember that a great circle is the intersection of the sphere with a plane that passes through the center of the sphere.
math.rice.edu /~pcmi/sphere/sphere.html   (667 words)

 Sphere - What's New in Media and Blogs
The Sphere Related Content Widget finds blog posts and media articles related to your content.
It gives your readers additional info on the things you like to write about, and they like to read about; making YOU look like a hero.
You should be receiving instructions in your email shortly.
www.sphere.com   (119 words)

Recently, historians Sara Rappe and Gregory Shaw have suggested that the sphere of Plotinus was more than a metaphor; it was intended as a meditation object.
The soul is the radiance of the sphere.
The spirit is the motion of the reflected images that constantly flow through the structures within the sphere.
www.geocities.com /nulliusinverba/Sphr.htm   (886 words)

 sphere on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
SPHERE [sphere] in geometry, the three-dimensional analogue of a circle.
The term is applied to the spherical surface, every point of which is the same distance (the radius) from a certain fixed point (the center), and also to the volume enclosed by such a surface.
Fritz Koenig sculpture "The Sphere" which originally sat in the World Trade Center is rededicated as a memorial for those lost in the attack.
encyclopedia.infonautics.com /html/s1/sphere.asp   (971 words)

Imprisoned sphere Although it should be very obvious what kind of sphere this is..
Then I displaced the sphere with a noise pattern, and added a small bump which is noise ran through a warp texture.
The mesh is then volume selected to leave a sphere(!) of points, which in turn is used as the source for a PArray particle system.
www.morphographic.com /Sphere.htm   (2376 words)

 Game features - Sphere
Game action is set in Sphere, an ancient magic universe parallel to ours.
Legend has it all developments in the illusory world of “Sphere” have some influence on the real world.
It is impossible to do this alone though, therefore any pretender to the throne has to gather a strong clan of devoted warriors and gain power backed by the clan.
www.sphere.yandex.ru /eng/features.xml   (184 words)

 Amazon.com: Sphere: Books: Michael Crichton   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Sphere is not only a gratifying sci-fi suspense tale; it also reflects Crichton's keen interest in the unexplained powers of the human mind.
Trapped underwater with the sphere, the humans confront eerie and increasingly dangerous threats after communication with the alien object has been achieved.
Sphere is a well written novel, though it is not the best of Crichton's.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345353145?v=glance   (1936 words)

 Amazon.com: Sphere: DVD: Dustin Hoffman,Sharon Stone,Samuel L. Jackson,Peter Coyote,Liev Schreiber,Queen Latifah,Marga ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Hoffman though is telling us that The Sphere was definitely not a completed project, that they ran into the deadline and didn't get to do a lot of things that they had wanted to do with the film.
The Sphere is about a group of experts who descend into the ocean and discover a ship from the future that houses an alien gold ball.
The characters in The Sphere are given the power to physically manifest their thoughts.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/079073639X?v=glance   (3100 words)

 aegisknight.org | sphere
Sphere is a 2D RPG engine, in development since 1997.
For sound, Sphere uses Audiere, which means it can play Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV, IT, XM, S3M, and MOD files.
Sphere comes with an integrated environment for editing maps, spritesets, scripts, fonts, etc. You can even play your game's music and sound effects while you work.
aegisknight.org /sphere   (384 words)

 The Sphere Project Handbook - Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response
In a remarkable international initiative aimed at improving the effectiveness and accountability of disaster response, the Sphere Humanitarian Charter and Minimum Standards in Disaster Response sets out for the first time what people affected by disasters have a right to expect from humanitarian assistance.
The aim of the Project is to improve the quality of assistance provided to people affected by disasters, and to enhance the accountability of the humanitarian system in disaster response.
When you have used this new edition of Sphere Handbook, we are eager to get your comments and suggestions, based on your personal use, through our feedback form.
www.sphereproject.org /handbook   (294 words)

 Problem H - 2001 Regionals Warmup Contest
In this movie there is an sphere from outer space which enables a man to convert his night-mares into reality.
As these are paired spheres their destructive power is twice of the previous sphere.
As our scientists are very good in physics we can determine the weight of the spheres but sadly they are very week in mathematics.
acm.uva.es /p/v101/10175.html   (420 words)

 The Geometry of the Sphere
In plane geometry we study points, lines, triangles, polygons, etc. On the sphere we have points, but there are no straight lines --- at least not in the usual sense.
The curves on the sphere with the same property are the great circles.
We will study the incidence relations between great circles, the notion of angle on the sphere, and the areas of certain fundamental regions on the sphere, culminating with the area of spherical triangles.
math.rice.edu /~pcmi/sphere   (410 words)

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