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  Star lifting - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Star lifting is any of several hypothetical processes by which a highly advanced civilization (at least Kardashev-II) could remove a substantial portion of a star's matter in a controlled manner for other uses.
Over the course of a star's life on the main sequence this loss is usually negligible compared to the star's total mass; only at the end of a star's life when it becomes a red giant or a supernova is a large amount of material ejected.
The simplest system for star lifting would increase the rate of solar wind outflow by directly heating small regions of the star's atmosphere, using any of a number of different means to deliver energy such as microwave beams, lasers, or particle beams — whatever proved to be most efficient for the engineers of the system.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Star_lifting   (1287 words)

 Dyson sphere - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was originally described as a system of orbiting solar power satellites meant to completely englobe a star and capture its entire energy output, although other variants on this idea have been proposed — most notedly the solid shell concept pictured at right.
Unlike the Dyson swarm, the constructs making it up are not in orbit around the star, but would be statites — satellites suspended by use of enormous light sails using radiation pressure to counteract the star's pull of gravity.
As the ratio of radiation pressure and the force of gravity from a star are constant regardless of the distance (provided the statite has an unobstructed line-of-sight to the surface of its star)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dyson_sphere   (1864 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Fireworks Work"
The mortar might be a short, steel pipe with a lifting charge of fl powder that explodes in the pipe to launch the shell.
The blue balls are the stars, and the gray is fl powder.
Stars come in all shapes and sizes, but you can imagine a simple star as something like sparkler compound formed into a ball the size of a pea or a dime.
www.howstuffworks.com /fireworks2.htm   (381 words)

 Coaching on the B.C.U. One Star Award (Kayak)
The One Star award is designed for complete beginners and covers all the basic techniques to safely manoeuvre a kayak on flat water.
Lift your leg nearest the boat into the cockpit transferring the weight this leg was supporting to your supporting hand on the bank.
This is a requirement of the B.C.U. One Star Award and is excellent practise for learning to steer, and effectively use forward sweep strokes.
www.kcs.dircon.co.uk /mainSite/pages/stars/star1.htm   (2396 words)

 CSP 03-01-002 - TED 8.4 - Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP): Policies and Procedures Manual
Star sites, in particular, are often on the leading edge of hazard prevention methods and technology.  As a result, VPP worksites serve as models of safety and health excellence, demonstrating the benefits of a systems approach to worker protection.
The Star Program recognizes the safety and health excellence of worksites where workers are successfully protected from fatality, injury, and illness by the implementation of comprehensive and effective workplace safety and health management systems.
The requirement for a Star sight to have a 3-year injury and illness rate that is below their respective industry is to be modified such that an applicant/participant's rate must be below their respective industries injury and illness rate plus 10%.
www.osha.gov /pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=DIRECTIVES&p_id=2976   (15014 words)

Star seems to agree because, while he's patiently drinking every shot given to him, he looks mortified just to be sitting where he is, sandwiched between Jimmy and ‘Berto as they holler and hoot and wave around one dollar bills.
And Feral, she tried to kiss me too," Star says, seeming very innocent and confused and shaky, and Julio thinks it's because he was never born, never had a family or friends or people.
Star drops his head and toes Julio's foot back, smiling slightly, when he never smiles, and Julio wonders if he's sober or still drunk, if he's thinking clearly or if he really wants to confess his soul like he is. "Are you cold?"
www.geocities.com /ricshatty/prosaic.html   (1951 words)

 ASTR 498N Lecture 18
Even single stars lose mass through winds.  The effect on main-sequence evolution is negligible for the Sun but important for massive stars.  Mass loss is important on the giant branch, even more so on the asymptotic giant branch.
Many low-mass stars eject a planetary nebula.  This dynamic phenomenon is by no means as well understood as earlier evolutionary phases (even those that are quite rapid by main-sequence standards), and it is not handled by conventional evolutionary codes.  Ditto squared for supernovae.
After the helium flash, the star ends up on the horizontal branch, burning helium to carbon and oxygen in the inner core and hydrogen in a shell.  The core mass is close to 0.5 M
www.astro.umd.edu /~drabin/Lecture18.htm   (923 words)

 Honolulu Star-Bulletin Hawaii News
The decline of the United States in weight lifting saddens the 70-year-old retired physical fitness and sports section coordinator for the Department of Parks and Recreation.
Olympic officials have grumbled about the problems with drug abuse in weight lifting in recent years, even suggesting that the very future of weight lifting as an Olympic event might be in peril.
Kono, who coached the first three U.S. women's weight-lifting teams, said he was glad to see women's weight lifting in the Olympics this year for the first time.
starbulletin.com /2000/09/30/news/story3.html   (1092 words)

 The Winchester Star   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The snatch required lifting the weight from the ground to over the lifter’s head in one movement.
The clean and jerk involved two movements — lifting the barbell to the chest and then overhead.
Whitlock said the most weight that he ever lifted was 190 pounds with the clean and jerk.
www.winchesterstar.com /TheWinchesterStar/051219/Area_champs.asp   (1006 words)

 Outer space inventions information from Answerbag
Power to the ring-world in the novel is supplied by enormous solar panels which circle the star and beam power back to the ring while casting day/night shadows on the ring as they pass.
Stars are gigantic balls of flaming gas and as such the temperature of stars is quite high.
But various science fiction authors seem to have misinterpreted the concept to mean a solid shell enclosing the star, usually having an inhabitable surface on the inside, and this idea was so compelling that it has been the main use of the term in science fiction.
www.answerbag.com /c_view.php/2491   (1955 words)

 Future Hi: Kardashev Civilizations
In the Star Wars universe, it’s closer to a 2.8 or 2.9, as most of the Galaxy is part of a large, decentralized, but highly inter-connected whole.
A Dyson sphere is a structure that completely surrounds the parent star, consuming all of the energy from that star.
As part of this process, the star would eventually be converted into a white dwarf, which would still give out a tremendous amount of energy and in turn live for trillions of years, rather than die out in just a few billion.
www.futurehi.net /archives/000105.html   (1547 words)

 Encyclopedia Galactica - Ss to St - Human (Anglic) Revised 351st Edition
Stars are classified in various ways, with these basic classifications going all the way back to late industrial and atomic age Old Earth.
A type of stellar engineering which involves controlling the evolution and properties of stars, especially to stabilize them, prolong their lifetimes, manipulate the stellar wind, lift off useful material or create new stars.
Thus a first magnitude star is very bright, a sixth magnitude star is at the limit of normal baseline hu vision.
www.orionsarm.com /eg/s/Ss-St.html   (2883 words)

 Simple behavioural and physical interventions for nocturnal enuresis in children (Cochrane Review)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Simple behavioural methods of treating bedwetting include reward systems such as star charts given for dry nights, lifting or waking the children at night to urinate, retention control training to enlarge bladder capacity (bladder training) and fluid restriction.
star charts), lifting and waking were each associated with significantly fewer wet nights, higher cure rates and lower relapse rates compared to controls.
One small trial of poor quality suggested that star charts were initially less successful than amitriptyline but this difference did not persist after the treatments stopped.
www.cochrane.org /cochrane/revabstr/ab003637.htm   (511 words)

 Crystal Star Domain
Each system that was settled by Crystal Star would have at the very least a Moon or Jupiter brain in residence, connected to the Portal System Main brain through wormhole links.
In 8020 Crystal star reopened the wormhole to the Orion federation.
The crystal star Dominion now controls the 12 light year sphere near the Cone nebula as well as a 24 light year sphere near the Rosette Nebula, it was considered a rather weak empire until the Solar Dominion made an attempt to capture a Crystal Star system.
www.orionsarm.com /polities/Crystal_Star.html   (1746 words)

 The number 6 - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums
Of course you can draw a 6 pointed star without lifting your pen off the paper if you take a turn between the edge vertices (all nodes are 4-nodes).
that can be drawn in one go as you describe, you need stars where the number of polygon corners you count for each star edge is relatively prime to the polygon size.
the -2 is because 1 and (n-1) are not good steps to draw a star (you would draw a polygon), and the /2 is because steping k or (n-k) gives the same result.
www.gamedev.net /community/forums/topic.asp?topic_id=136371&whichpage=1&   (813 words)

 Innovative lifting and lashing points launched
The company reported considerable interest in the system that offers a lifting point where all common sling types can be quickly and safely attached without using additional elements, such as shackles.
The PowerPoint with safely hook is said to provide flexibility for connection to a wide range of end terminations on the lifting sling.
No part of this material may be reproduced, translated, transmitted, framed or stored in a retrieval system for public or private use without the written permission of the publisher.
www.ferret.com.au /articles/26/0c01a226.asp   (123 words)

 >Curtain-Lifting Winds Allow Rare Glimpse into Massive Star Factory (ESO Press Release 15/03)
Profiting from the cloud-ripping effect of strong stellar winds from adjacent, hot stars in a young stellar cluster at the center of the NGC 3603 complex, several objects located near a giant molecular cloud were found to be bona-fide massive protostars, only about 100,000 years old and still growing.
In fact, the processes that lead to the formation of heavy stars [1] is currently one the most contested areas in stellar astrophysics.
Such already evolved hot stars are a rich source of energetic photons and produce powerful stellar winds of elementary particles (like the "solar wind" but many times stronger) which impact on the surrounding interstellar gas and dust clouds.
www.eso.org /outreach/press-rel/pr-2003/pr-15-03.html   (2210 words)

 ATNF Colloquium - Printable Version
Lifting the star and dust veil of the Milky Way
However, confusion due to star density is a strongly delimiting factor.
We will see that even if galaxies are identified at low Galactic latitudes in either optical or NIR surveys, spectroscopic follow-ups are hardly successful in obtaining redshifts when the optical absorption reaches 3 magnitudes or more, leaving us thus with a a similar ZOA in redshift space.
www.atnf.csiro.au /whats_on/colloquia/print.html?colloquium_id=1422   (162 words)

 Star Firearms : Information on Magazines
Despite ban lifting, Star is out of business, so there are still to be no new mags.
As an additional safety precaution, this Star Pistol is equipped with a device which blocks the firing mechanism when the magazine is removed.
If you have grown to rely on a magazine safety in another of your Star firearms and obtain an Ultrastar, be sure to use additional caution and follow the rules of safe gun handling.
www.star-firearms.com /info/mags.shtml   (2059 words)

 TheStar.com - Lifting the barriers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
A house built to Energy Star standards reduces hydro use by 1,000-kilowatt hours a year, which can be achieved through tighter construction along with energy-efficient appliances and heating and cooling systems.
The Energy Star program saves $750 to $1,000 a year on the cost of utilities based on today's energy prices.
The house has many features to support mother and son, including stairway lifts in the house and a porch lift in the garage; roll-in showers; grab bars and handrails; three-foot (0.9-metre) wide hallways, doorways wide enough for her wheelchair to get through, and lower cupboards and light switches.
www.thestar.com /NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1134601813282&call_pageid=970599119419   (1143 words)

 Star Nail - Ultimate Wrapture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
This newest fiberglass system features the first pre-cut, pre-sized self adhesive fiberglass with special time-saving wing tabs to pull the wrap off without ever touching the wrap and risking fraying or lifting.
These fiberglass wing tabs are pre-formed, pre-sized and have a unique tab which prevents any touching of the fiberglass wrap which eliminates risk of fraying or transferring skin oils which produces spots or lifting.
Star Nail products are available to licensed nail professionals only.
www.starnail.com /ult-wrap.htm   (283 words)

 San Mateo bookkeeper linked to illegal steroids case / Woman may have laundered money, court records say
Jane Landucci, described by acquaintances as a part-time bookkeeper and the wife of a retired painting contractor, helped Greg Anderson, supervisor of the San Francisco Giants star's weight-lifting program, "in laundering the proceeds of his steroid sales to athletes," a federal prosecutor claimed in a recent letter.
The government is "making a mountain out of a molehill," said Greenberger, who works in the same firm as Anderson's attorneys, one of whom described Landucci as an "innocent bystander" caught up in the case.
Through him, she met Bonds and had her photo taken with the baseball star, the acquaintance said.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/chronicle/a/2004/06/16/MNGBC76OPF1.DTL&type=printable   (769 words)

 Very Best Kids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
With a spoon, gently scoop sugar mixture from the center of each star to make a dish that is 1/2 to 5/8 inch thick.
If any stars break, wash and dry star pan, then fill again, reusing the sugar mixture.
Set sugar stars in a warm place and allow to dry at least two hours and preferably overnight.
www.verybestkids.com /categories/craftsactivities/artscrafts/article.aspx?articleid=8a6f582b-afcb-4808-9110-82c83c12a7af   (310 words)

 The Anniston Star - Calhoun County Chamber of Commerce gets 3 stars
Only a year ago, Calhoun County was swimming in a flood of negativity, from PCBs contamination to the startup of the chemical weapons incinerator — it was the county whose image couldn’t catch a break.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce awarded the county three-star accreditation, lifting this corner of the Appalachian foothills to the heights of such rarified place names as the north’s Muscle Shoals-Florence area and the coast’s Daphne-Fairhope region, as well as Opelika and Dothan.
New York native Matt Korade is senior writer for The Anniston Star.
www.dailyhome.com /business/2005/as-biz-0128-mkorade-5a27w4329.htm   (606 words)

 MSN Music - In the Mix
His voice is as passionate as it is apologetic - "When you were born, you had a gleam in your eye." Then, on "Bridging the Gap," Dara takes the star turn, lifting harmonica from Muddy Waters and singing of moving out of Jim Crow Mississippi and giving Nas a better chance at life.
He leaves the real work for reggaeton's stars, including the singer Nina Skyy and the rappers/toasters Tego Calderon, Gem Star and Big Mato.
He was intense, he was unconventional and he captured the indies' progressive spirit, teaming with peer Talib Kweli to form Black Star and releasing a wonderfully organic solo album called "Black on Both Sides" in 1999.
music.msn.com /inthemix/article4   (875 words)

 The Website of Composer Jeffery Cotton: Work Information
I refer to it as the "star-form", even though, as I say, it is more a method of organization than itself a definition of form.
We all remember how as children we first learned to draw a five-pointed star without lifting the pencil from the paper, thus as a "single-line drawing".
It is also possible to draw a seven-pointed star in the same way (or actually any number of points greater than 5, except 6).
www.jefferycotton.net /info.asp?pgs=workinfo&work=138   (377 words)

 Star - Lifting mine eyes up unto the hills ... and beyond
Star - Lifting mine eyes up unto the hills...
But then the name is American and Americans have funny names like Elmer Goodenbanger, Jnr, and Ellsworth Prouty Conkle (he wrote Son of a Biscuit Eater) and Ludwig von Baldass.
I rushed out and bought some (while stocks lasted) and I found it fantastic when lifting mine eyes up unto the hills.
www.thestar.co.za /index.php?fSectionId=225&fArticleId=2302351   (663 words)

 Lifting the Veil
Though seemingly scattered across the vastness of the cosmos, stars, molecular clouds and galaxies cannot be fully understood in isolation from each other.
Astronomers believe that stars are born within massive, swirling clouds of gas and dust.
The death of a star replenishes the interstellar medium with dust, atoms and molecules, supplying new material for another cycle of starbirth and stellar evolution.
archive.ncsa.uiuc.edu /Cyberia/Bima/WhatRes.html   (367 words)

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