He breathed deeply, more interested in detecting the faint smell of the warlord.
His gaze traveled over her face, detecting something that touched his mouth with a slight smile.
Hertz then devised a wave detecting apparatus called a resonator.
Macpherson is said to have sent Johnson a challenge, to which Johnson replied that he was not to be deterred from detecting what he thought a cheat by the menaces of a ruffian.
The imperfections of the thermopile, with which he began his work, led him, about 1880, to the invention of the bolometer, an instrument of extraordinary delicacy, which in its most refined form is believed to be capable of detecting a change of temperature amounting to less than one-hundred-millionth of a degree Centigrade.
ELECTROSCOPE, an instrument for detecting differences of electric potential and hence electrification.
But the essential narrowness and timidity of his general outlook prevented him from detecting and estimating latent forces, either in politics or in matters strictly intellectual and moral; and this lack of understanding and sympathy accounts for his distrust and dislike of the passion and fancy of Shelley and Keats, and for his praise of the half-hearted and elegant romanticism of Rogers and Campbell.
But in the mode of detecting these swarming bodies, a typical change was made on the 22nd of December 1891, Max Wolf.
It is a vast mine of experimental observation on the symptoms of poisoning of all kinds, on the appearances which poisons leave in the dead body, on their physiological action, and on the means of detecting them.
Until means are devised for detecting aurora during bright sunshine, our knowledge as to the hour at which these causes are most frequently or most powerfully in operation must remain incomplete.
He advanced towards the modern view of elements as the undecomposable constituents of material bodies; and understanding the distinction between mixtures and compounds, he made considerable progress in the technique of detecting their ingredients, a process which he designated by the term "analysis."
Recourse is still had to dreams as a means of detecting, crime.
The phenomena of chromatic polarization afford a ready means of detecting doubly refracting structure in cases, such as that produced in isotropic bodies by strain, in which its effects are very minute.
The accuracy of his measurement, by which he established within 2% the above law, was only limited by the sensibility, or rather insensibility, of the pith ball electrometer, which was his only means of detecting the electric charge.2 In the accuracy of his quantitative measurements and the range of his researches and his combination of mathematical and physical knowledge, Cavendish may not inaptly be described as the Kelvin of the 18th century.
Many of these curious modifications may, it is true, be due to other causes than climate only, but they serve to show how powerfully and mysteriously local conditions affect the form and structure of both plants and animals; and they render it probable that changes of constitution are also continually produced, although we have, in the majority of cases, no means of detecting them.
As a scientific explanation of the myths the theory is of no value, but it affords fine scope for the exercise of Bacon's unrivalled power of detecting analogies in things apparently most dissimilar.
Then we started hearing all this nonsense about Byrne until it got us wondering if there might be something to it, so we did a little detecting ourselves.
To employ the electroscope as a means of detecting radio-activity, we have first to test the leakage quality of the electroscope itself.
From the above instances we see that an instrumental appliance that polarizes a beam of light may be used as a means of detecting and examining polarization.
Hence devices for detecting the oscillations in the antenna are merely very sensitive forms of ammeter and voltmeter.
Klaproth and Vauquelin also investigated this earth, but without detecting that it was a complex mixture - a discovery reserved for C. G.
To this lofty quality of intellect he added a rare sagacity in perceiving analogies, and in detecting the new truths that lay concealed in his formulae, and a tenacity of mental grip, by which problems, once seized, were held fast, year after year, until they yielded up their solutions.
He ascertained the distribution of electricity among several spheres (whether equal or unequal) placed in contact in a straight line; and he measured the distribution of 2 In 1878 Clerk Maxwell repeated Cavendish's experiments with improved apparatus and the employment of a Kelvin quadrant electrometer as a means of detecting the absence of charge on the inner conductor after it had been connected to the outer case, and was thus able to show that if the law of electric attraction varies inversely as the nth power of the distance, then the exponent n must have a value of 2 t Isua.
He belongs distinctly to the romantic school; his forte is vivid and picturesque description, the lively presentation of scenes and actions, characters and states of society, not the subtle analysis of motives, the power of detecting the undercurrents or the generalizing faculty.
For the rest of his life Walsingham was mainly occupied in detecting and frustrating the various plots formed against Elizabeth's life; and herein he achieved a success denied him in his foreign policy.
Branly of Paris devised an appliance for detecting these waves which subsequently proved to be of immense importance.
It led at once to the construction of the galvanometer as a means of detecting and measuring the electric current in a conductor.
For full accounts of methods used in detecting minute traces of arsenic in foods, &c., see "Report to Commission to Manchester Brewers' Central Association," the Analyst, 1900, 26, p. 8; "Report of Conjoint Committee of Society of Chemical Industry and Society of Public Analysts," the Analyst, 1902, 27, p. 48; T.
This instrument was devised for the purpose of detecting counterfeit coin, especially guineas and half-guineas.
The definition of life must really be a description of the essential characters of life, and we must set out with an investigation of the characters of living substance with the special object of detecting the differences between organisms and unorganized matter, and the differences between dead and living organized matter.
He thought his poetry too imitative, detecting not only the truthful severity of Crabbe, but a "slight bravura dash of the fair tuneful Hemans."
There is not much difficulty in detecting the difference tone by a resonator if it is held, say, close to the reeds of a harmonium, and Helmholtz succeeded in detecting the summation tone by the aid of a resonator.
Have nominated individuals been made responsible for detecting, investigating and correcting unsafe behaviors?
Alastair McCartney presented a paper on new technologies including molecular methods for detecting airborne inoculum.
This gadget was for detecting meteors entering the Earth's atmosphere, or something like that.
This includes extensive considerations for deleting mail, detecting shared files on a filesystem, and ` common peculiarities ' like consistent misspellings.
The survey using this fast, highly sensitive, system at Parkes is detecting one new pulsar for each hour of observation.
The family of genes that encode the olfactory receptors responsible for detecting smell provide an extreme example.
But if you're detecting spam, please don't neglect - or forget - that which is not.
Therefore, lack of genetic variation can not be the explanation for not detecting evolution of higher virulence.
Optical Optical alarms are more effective at detecting slow-burning fires, like overheated electrical wiring.
Since the time of these early experiments, various other modes of detecting the existence of electric waves have been found out in addition to the spark-gap which he first employed, and the results of his observations, the earliest interest of which was simply that they afforded a confirmation of an abstruse mathematical theory, have been applied to the practical purposes of signalling over considerable distances (see Telegraphy, Wireless).
They have become extremely adept at finding out duplicates and hidden texts, detecting and punishing the search engine spammers.
You can also try your hand at metal detecting, archery, and miniature quad racing.
But if you 're detecting spam, please do n't neglect - or forget - that which is not.
You can place a movement detecting pad under the crib mattress, and you can pick up your baby's sound through the receiver.
It's extremely difficult to miss the signs of a cat in heat, but detecting a feline pregnancy is a bit more difficult.
Intrusion Detecting Systems - These systems will regularly check your computer for intruders who are looking to steal your information.
The most basic system involves installing the infrared motion detecting unit outside your home.
Combining flexible sigmoidoscopy with annual FOBT can increase the chance of detecting a growth.
Services run the gamut from detecting sleep apnea to CPAP problems.
Flex Family technology is designed to improve the patient's comfort by detecting the onset of inhaling and exhaling, and adjusting itself accordingly.
There were some problems with collisions and detecting ledges.
The EyeToy wasn't very reliable in detecting hand movements because the motion sensor technology needed good lighting and near-perfect timing.
Meetings usually cover important topics such as detecting fraud, ways to care for your special items, and current values.
Blood chemistries are also useful in monitoring the effectiveness of treatment for all types of cancer and in following the course of the disease and detecting recurrences.
This method can determine gains and losses in DNA in the region of the tumor, detecting alterations that have caused the cancer.
It assists with dating the pregnancy, determining the number of fetuses, detecting fetal anomalies, following the growth and development of each fetus, and serves to monitor the length of the cervix in anticipation of preterm labor.
Blood tests can aid in identifying an infectious agent by detecting the presence of antibodies against it or providing samples for growth of the organism in a culture.
Diagnostic x rays are useful in detecting abnormalities within the body.
Bone scans also are helpful in detecting stress fractures.
However detecting language delays or abnormalities in bilingual children can be difficult.
Women at risk for asphyxia neonatorum pregnancies should receive focused prenatal care from an obstetrician skilled at preventing and detecting problems such as anemia that may contribute to asphyxia neonatorum.
Laboratory tests are not 100% accurate at detecting targeted conditions, nor can every possible fetal condition be tested for.
This test is useful in detecting disorders of the middle ear.
X-ray films can be helpful in detecting abnormal findings of the hip joint.
Diagnosis is most often made by detecting the characteristic "machinery" heart murmur heard by a doctor through a stethoscope.
Ultrasound waves utilized in detecting the FHR and for the BPP are painless and safe because this method employs no harmful radiation.
There are no laboratory tests as of 2004 for detecting the cold virus.
Fact Plus pregnancy tests have a 99 percent accuracy level in detecting average hormone levels.
Some of the brand-name tests were better than Equate at detecting low levels of HCG.
Blood tests are much more sensitive in detecting the hormone at low levels than home pregnancy tests.
The second most sensitive in detecting the pregnancy hormone is E.P.T. at 40 mIUs.
Some women claim to be able to know after just a few days by paying attention to early pregnancy signs, although this isn't the most accurate way of detecting pregnancy.
Topics range from detecting a multiple pregnancy to delivering multiples.
Thong/G-string Bikini - For all of the exhibitionists at heart and those with a daring spirit, a thong or G-string body paint bikini can look so real you may have trouble detecting the actual paint.
At first, researchers thought that the equipment was detecting interference from other electronics in the room, but even after removing anything that could cause interference, the anomaly remained.
Just as diagnosis can be challenging in girls, detecting AS in adults can be particularly tricky.
Detecting the mouse location is one thing; determining what to do with it is another.
He was beginning to doubt his superlative detecting skills when it dawned on him that she might be using a maiden name.
Add "honing detecting skills" to the to-do job list for sheriff.
assay in human lymphocytes may not be sufficiently sensitive or appropriate for detecting smoking induced mutations.
Techniques For Plastics Current methods for detecting residual stress in plastic moldings include birefringence, layer removal, hole drilling and chemical probe techniques.
Within the UK, there are several ways in which the Inland Revenue's role in detecting bribery could be enhanced.
The PSA test, although imperfect, remains our best means of detecting prostate cancer at a stage when it can still be cured.
This suggests that we have specialized mechanisms for detecting cheats.
Wax content - determined by capillary column gas-liquid chromatography (GLC) for detecting the addition of solvent extracted olive pomace oil.
The psychology of testing will be discussed; detecting faults versus proving correct.
Publications: Boakes, E. and Wang, J. (2005) A simulation study on detecting purging in inbreeding depression in captive populations.
detecting abnormalities leads to such severe distress that many have questioned the value of such tests.
Only one of the two commercially available Elisa tests was capable of reliably detecting the response of these birds to Avian Pneumovirus virus.
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Major improvements in concept, componentry and information exaction continue to make radar more capable in detecting and identifying targets.
During part of 1989 I carried out research into a practical method of detecting explosives concealed in aircraft baggage.
It usually means a break glass fire alarm system with or without the means of detecting devices which are required in certain circumstances.
By detecting the gamma rays produced, it is possible to measure the electron velocities in the sample under review.
detecting gravitational waves is, unfortunately, almost impossible, and current attempts have failed.
gyroscope technology, detecting your movements and automatically taking you where you want to go.
The example shown is deploying an underwater hydrophone for detecting Harbor Porpoise movements.
That was not to say Fred had given up on amateur detecting.
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