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  YouTube - Microsoft Surface - The Possibilities
Surface is a 30-inch display in a table-like form factor that's easy for individuals or small groups to interact with in a way that feels familiar, just like in the real world.
Surface computing is a new way of working with computers that moves beyond the traditional mouse-and-keyboard experience.
Surface computing recognizes many points of contact simultaneously, not just from one finger, as with a typical touch screen, but up to dozens and dozens of items at once.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=rP5y7yp06n0   (717 words)

  Surface Area Formulas   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In general, the surface area is the sum of all the areas of all the shapes that cover the surface of the object.
In words, the surface area of a cube is the area of the six squares that cover it.
In words, the surface area of a rectangular prism is the are of the six rectangles that cover it.
www.math.com /tables/geometry/surfareas.htm   (565 words)

  Surface - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In mathematics (topology), a surface is a two-dimensional manifold.
Implicit surfaces are surfaces defined as the locus of zeros of a general equation.
This notion of a surface is distinct from the notion of an algebraic surface.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surface   (956 words)

 SURFACE - LoveToKnow Article on SURFACE   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The line meets the surface in a certainnumber,of points, and, as already mentioned, the order of the surface is equal to the number of these intersections We have through the line a certain number of tangent planes of the surface, and the class of the surface is equal to the number of these langent planes.
A plane may meet the surface in a curve having (I) a cusp (spinode) or (2) a pair of double points; in each case there is a singly infinite system of such singular tangent planes, and the locus of the points of contact is the curve, the envelope of the tangent planes the torso.
Geodetics on Surfaces of Revolution.In all such the geodetics are the curves given by the equation r sin 4,=const, r being the perpendicular on the axis of revolution, 4~ the angle at which the curve crosses the meridian.
22.1911encyclopedia.org /S/SU/SURFACE.htm   (7266 words)

 Surface Warfare Badge - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Surface Warfare Badge is a military badge of the United States Navy which is issued to those Naval personnel who are trained and qualified to perform duties aboard United States surface warships.
The Surface Warfare Badge was first proposed in 1972 and, by 1980, several classes of the Surface Warfare Badge had been approved for issuance.
The Staff Surface Warfare Badges are most often granted to staff personnel permanently assigned to afloat naval commands, such as the medical department onboard an aircraft carrier.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surface_Warfare_Badge   (988 words)

 Surface Metrology Guide - Surfaces and Profiles   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Surface geometry and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing are large subfields of metrology which parallel or exceed surface finish in scope and complexity.
Surface texture is the combination of fairly short wavelength deviations of a surface from the nominal surface.
A filter (for purposes of surface finish measurement) is an electronic, mechanical, optical, or mathematical transformation of a profile to attenuate (remove) wavelength components of the surface outside the range of interest for a measurement.
www.predev.com /smg/intro.htm   (2223 words)

 Surface Tension
Surface tension is typically measured in dynes/cm, the force in dynes required to break a film of length 1 cm.
The surface tension of water is 72 dynes/cm at 25°C.
For example, the molecules of a water droplet are held together by cohesive forces, and the especially strong cohesive forces at the surface constitute surface tension.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/surten.html#c4   (660 words)

 Surface Tension
Surface tension is a measurement of the cohesive energy present at an interface.
The measurement of surface and interfacial tension as performed by a tensiometer is based on force measurements of the interaction of a probe with the surface of interface of two fluids.
As the surface is brought into contact with the probe your Sigma 70 will notice this event by the change in forces it experiences.
www.ksvinc.com /surface_tension1.htm   (1403 words)

Surface, considered within the fine arts, and most emphatically in painting, is that part of the artwork most often denied in illusory art--it is that part of the painting that we see through, to get at subject matter, narration and figuration.
The surface of the artwork is a critical point, then, in modernist art, as painting moves away from the hegemony of illusion and perspective that dominated painting from the Renaissance into the modern period.
Surface reasserts itself in 19th century painting, after its long suppression during the reign of naturalism, first visible in landscape paintings, such as those of the Barbizon School, where the transparent, slick, "licked" surfaces of the academy give way to richly textured impastos, apparent in painters such as Turner and Corot.
humanities.uchicago.edu /faculty/mitchell/glossary2004/surface.htm   (1206 words)

 Surface - Definition of Surface by Webster Dictionary
the upper face; superficies; the outside; as, the surface of the earth; the surface of a diamond; the surface of the body.
printing from a surface in relief, as from type, in distinction from plate printing, in which the ink is contained in engraved lines.
To rise from the depths of a liquid to the surface; as, the submarine surfaced to recharge its batteries.
www.webster-dictionary.net /definition/surface   (308 words)

The composition of a surface assemblage can be defined in two ways, (1) implicitly, by specifying that the surface assemblage is in equilibrium with a solution of fixed composition or (2) explicitly, by defining the amounts of the surfaces in their neutral form (for example, SurfbOH).
In contrast, during a reaction calculation, when a surface assemblage (defined as in example 1 or example 2 of this section) is placed in contact with a solution with which it is not in equilibrium, both the surface composition and the solution composition will adjust to reach a new equilibrium.
In reality, the charged surface plus the diffuse layer surrounding it would be electrically neutral and both should be removed when the surface is removed from solution.
wwwbrr.cr.usgs.gov /projects/GWC_coupled/phreeqc.v1/html/phqc_44.htm   (1410 words)

T = 1 gives a harmonic surface (no maxima or minima are possible except at control data points).
Tension may be used in the interior solution (above equation, where it suppresses spurious oscillations) and in the boundary conditions (where it tends to flatten the solution approaching the edges).
surface will complain when more than one data point is found for any node and suggest that you run blockmean, blockmedian, or blockmode first.
gmt.soest.hawaii.edu /gmt/doc/html/surface.html   (1339 words)

 ArtLex's Su-Sz page
surface - The outer or topmost boundary or layer of an object.
Colors on any surface are determined by how incident rays of light strike it, and how a surface reflects, scatters, and absorbs those rays.
The material qualities of a surface, as well as its form and texture further determine how it is seen and felt.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/Su.html   (3103 words)

 oneword.: surface   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On the surface of the crater-scarred face of the moon the planet looked dismal as the face of the teenager with head hung low with the zit scarred cheeks and I am looking up at the moon surface and that just came to surface.
The surface is defined as the outward or inward area of an object.
The surface of the sun is the kind of stupid thing that people since the dawn of time have wanted to land upon, colonise and all around make like they own it.
www.oneword.com /mt/archives/000788.html   (5453 words)

Surface has developed a technology first performed in Europe.
Surface Pointe Lifts are a non-surgical alternative to traditional surgical lifts but without the cutting, stitches, and recovery time.
Surface Medical Spas are the only medical clinics anywhere that offer both Thermage, FeatherLift, and Pointe Lifts.
www.surface-med.com /a/facelifts.htm   (645 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Hurricanes Work"   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This exchange of heat from the surface creates a pattern of wind that circulates around a center.
Converging winds at the surface collide and push warm, moist air upward.
This rising air reinforces the air that is already rising from the surface, so the circulation and wind speeds of the storm increase.
science.howstuffworks.com /hurricane2.htm   (514 words)

 Surface TV Show - Surface Television Show - TV.com
“Surface” is an expansive drama and undersea adventure that centers on the appearance of mysterious sea creatures in the deep ocean -- and tracks the lives of four characters.
“‘Surface’ is entertainment for all ages in the tradition of ‘E.T.’ and ‘Close Encounters,’” said Josh and Jonas Pate, the series’ creators and executive producers.
“Surface” is from NBC Universal Television Studio and was created by Josh and Jonas Pate (“Dragnet”), who also serve as executive producers.
www.tv.com /surface/show/32412/summary.html   (928 words)

 The Surface of Mars as Seen by Viking
The summer of 1976 was filled with excitement for planetary scientists as the Viking landers touched down upon the surface of the red planet.
The rocks have rough surfaces and are pitted from wind carried particles.
Viking Lander 2 is far enough north that frost deposits form on the surface during winter.
www.solarviews.com /eng/marssurf.htm   (1229 words)

 Particle-Surface Resources on the Internet   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Surface Measurement Systems of London, UK manufactures gravimetric adsorption systems for the characterization of particulate materials.
The Surface Physics Group homepage at TU Wien describes the research of W. Hofer, M. Schmid, P.
The UK Surface Analysis Forum Site provides a wealth of information and links of use to those with interests in electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis, SIMS, and surface science in general.
chaos.fullerton.edu /mhslinks.html   (5363 words)

 Surface Features of Mars
Mars has many interesting geological features on its surface that first became apparent with Mariner 9, were subsequently studied by the Viking missions, and many of which now are visible from the Hubble Space Telescope.
On the Earth, as crustal plates move over subsurface chambers of molten rock the lava tends to come to the surface in a line of places, producing strings of volcanoes (for example, volcanic island chains like the Hawaiian Islands).
The atmosphere of Mars is thin (about 1/200 of the pressure of the Earth's atmosphere), but this atmosphere supports high velocity seasonal winds that are correlated with solar heating of the surface and that produce duststorms that lead to a lot of surface erosion.
csep10.phys.utk.edu /astr161/lect/mars/surface.html   (673 words)

 The Planets - Astronomy for Kids   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Its surface has many thousands of impact craters as a result of being bombarded by objects since the solar system's early days.
Since Mercury has no protective atmosphere, the temperature on the surface ranges from extremely hot on the side facing the Sun to extremely cold on the side that faces away from the Sun.
This is one of those cases where beauty is only skin deep, though, as the surface of Venus is a very unpleasant place featuring very high temperatures, winds that blow hundreds of miles per hour and an atmosphere of sulfuric acid.
www.dustbunny.com /afk/planets   (711 words)

 Surface Science Western   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Supporting these services is a facility with advanced surface and microscopic analytical equipment and a staff of fourteen scientists and engineers.
Surface Science Western also has supporting research and programs in corrosion science, thin film deposition and surface analysis.
Surface Science Western and Surface Interface Ontario held a SIMS Workshop on October 19, 2005.
www.uwo.ca /ssw   (160 words)

 Elsevier.com - Surface Science (including Surface Science Letters)
Surface Science deals exclusively with fundamental theoretical and experimental studies in the physics and chemistry of surfaces.
It covers topics contributing to a better understanding of basic phenomena occurring on surfaces; the word “surface” being interpreted to include all interfaces between solids, polymers, biomaterials, nanostructures, soft matter, liquids, gases and/or vacuum.
A special feature of the journal is the periodic inclusion of proceedings of topical issues and proceedings of symposia and conferences on aspects relevant to the study of the physics and chemistry of interfaces.
www.elsevier.com /locate/susc   (268 words)

 ESA Science & Technology: Solar Surface
Images and data from the surface, concerning sunspots and magnetic fields, are vital for interpreting what goes on in the overlying solar atmosphere.
The visible surface is also the source of the rays that light and warm our planet.
It measures magnetic fields, too, across the visible surface, producing the best maps and movies of solar magnetism ever made.
sci.esa.int /science-e/www/object/index.cfm?fobjectid=30852   (277 words)

 Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal is a record of the lunar surface operations conducted by the six pairs of astronauts who landed on the Moon from 1969 through 1972.
The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal was inspired by the work of New Zealand historian J.C. Beaglehole, the 20th Century's foremost authority on the European exploration of the Pacific and, particularly, on the voyages of Captain James Cook.
Unauthorized commercial use of the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal is prohibited; and the commercial use of the name or likeness of any of the astronauts without his express permission is prohibited.
www.hq.nasa.gov /office/pao/History/alsj   (602 words)

 APOD: 2003 April 27 - Venus' Once Molten Surface   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Magellan found many interesting surface features, including the large circular domes, typically 25-kilometers across, that are
Venus' surface is so hot and hostile that no surface probe has lasted more than a few minutes.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap030427.html   (91 words)

 TV Squad
So we've already told you that Surface is the best new show of the season, and why you should be watching it.
Laura and Rich are on the run from the agents who broke into their hotel room, Miles' transformation is progressing (bad timing too, as a girl likes him), and the monsters are starting to attack and kill more and more...
I'll be blunt: Surface is not only the best of the new sci-fi/horror series, it's the best new show, period.
www.tvsquad.com /category/surface   (1767 words)

 USATODAY.com - You may be scared silly by NBC's 'Surface'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Easily the most insipid of the season's sci-fi crop, this sea-serpent soap was written, created, directed and produced by brothers Jonas and Josh Pate, who do all four jobs poorly.
There isn't a moment of wonder or suspense in Surface, or a single performance or character that is even remotely involving — and that includes the slimy, electrically charged, amphibious monsters.
And that's not the direction in which Surface should be heading.
www.usatoday.com /life/television/reviews/2005-09-18-surface_x.htm   (377 words)

 Microsoft Surface Video - Touchscreen, Multi Touch Coffee Table - Behind the Scenes - Popular Mechanics
Behind the scenes with the coffee table that will change the world.; Microsoft Surface; computers; microsoft; touch computing; Behind the scenes with the coffee table that will change the world.
One of Gattis's consumer pain points is the frustrating mess of cables, drivers and protocols that people must use to link their peripheral devices to their personal computers.
Surface has no cables or external USB ports for plugging in peripherals.
www.popularmechanics.com /technology/industry/4217348.html   (1589 words)

 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement - Home page
OSM’s Technology Development and Transfer supports and enhances the technical skills that States and Tribes need to operate their regulatory and reclamation programs and to effectively implement the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
On August 3, 1977 the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) was signed into law to provide national environmental standards for the regulation and reclamation of surface and underground coal mines.
Congress created the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) to develop a collaborative relationship between federal and state agencies to carry out the regulatory and AML programs in coal mining states and on Indian and Federal lands.
www.osmre.gov - http: //www.osmre.gov   (486 words)

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