The thinnest possible spherical shell of metal, such as a sphere of insulator coated with gold-leaf, behaves as a conductor for static charge just as if it were a sphere of solid metal.
As the powers of the telescope were gradually developed, it was found that the finest hairs or filaments of silk, or the thinnest silver wires that could be drawn, were much too thick for the refined purposes of the astronomer, as p p they entirely obliterated the image of a star in the more powerful telescopes.
A bar of zinc, for instance, as obtained by casting, is very brittle; but when heated to 100° or 150° C. it becomes sufficiently plastic to be rolled into the thinnest sheet or to be drawn into wire.
Make the thinnest slices you possibly can.
This error diminishes as the diameter of the stem is reduced, but is sensible in the case of the thinnest stem which can be employed, and is the chief source of error in the employment of Nicholson's hydrometer, which otherwise would be an instrument of extreme delicacy and precision.
This is the case with gold, silver, copper, tin, lead and others, and especially with low carbon steel, which is first cast as an ingot, then annealed and rolled into plates as well as the thinnest sheets.
When it is considered that a parting of the clay, sufficient to allow the thinnest film of water to pass, may start the formation of a vein of porous sand in the manner above explained, it will be readily seen how great must be the attention to details, in unpleasant places below ground, and below the water level of the surrounding area, if safety is to be secured.
A bar of zinc, for instance, as obtained by casting, is very brittle; but when heated to 100Ã‚° or 150Ã‚° C. it becomes sufficiently plastic to be rolled into the thinnest sheet or to be drawn into wire.
But this Nous, or Mind, is not incorporeal; it is the thinnest of all things; its action on the particle is conceived materially.
Size: There may be smaller music players out there, but the iPod nano is by far one of the thinnest.
This process means that polarized polycarbonate lenses are the thinnest and lightest polarized lenses available.
The tablet is one of the thinnest on the market at less than one-inch thick.
As lips have the thinnest skin found on the entire body, they require protection from the effects of wind, heat and sun exposure.
Gloves: The formality of gloves is perfect for a wedding, and even the thinnest gloves add warmth for a winter event.
The thickest string is E, the next thickest string is A, the next thickest string after that is D and the thinnest string is G.
For example, the thinnest string is a G when it is played open.
Starting from the thickest string on the left and working over to the thinnest on the right, these notes are E, A, D, G, B and E.
A woman with a full hourglass figure can easily wear a belt as it draws attention to the thinnest part of her body.
These lenses which are perfect for people who have strong prescriptions because they're made from the lightest, thinnest lens material available.
The most densely-peopled provinces were Kutais and Tiflis, each with 80 inhabitants to the square mile; the thinnest the Black Sea government (202 per sq.
The Pro PK Kit contains the thinnest and most powerful magnet available-the Micro 5 PK magnet available-the Micro 5 PK magnet.
The editors at ZDNet are more positive, saying that the Droid X is "the thinnest, fastest, most eye-popping Android phone I've ever used.
The most common lower uterine segment incision is a transverse incision because the lower segment is the thinnest part of the pregnant uterus and involves less blood loss.
Imagine starting with a full one piece swimsuit and cutting away the extra fabric until you're left with the thinnest strips to cover your unmentionables.
Choose tops or dresses that cinch just beneath the bust, which is usually the thinnest part of an apple shape body's upper half.
These often fit snugly enough for even the thinnest calves since they're made small with the intent of stretching (they just may not stretch if you're extremely thin).
Measuring less than 5mm thick, Stiletto brand Citizen watches for women are the some of the thinnest in the world.
Invention of the world's thinnest mechanical watch movement remains Jean Lassale's greatest and most famous contribution to the watch making industry.
Using Robert Annen's small scale ball bearing techniques, Mathys created the world's thinnest hand-wind mechanical movement, which Jean Lassale placed inside the Caliber 1200.
During the 1980s, Blancpain once more made history by releasing several of the world's thinnest and smallest watches as well as the first self-winding Tourbillon watch with a one-week power reserve.
They're often seamless enough to give a streamlined appearance beneath the thinnest of shirts, so they make a beautiful alternative to lace or even satin bras that have even the slightest detailing.
Sometimes, even the thinnest long underwear is not thin enough and so something else is needed.
As many women are rightly concerned about the feeling of thongs (a.k.a. the wedgie), when shopping, look for the thinnest fabric available.
Nylon is also the thinnest material, which may be more appropriate for the warmer months, or for more casual wear.
Bras: You may be thinking, "I don't need a minimizer for my chest!" but what Spanx Shapewear does is hide back bulge around the bra straps that even the thinnest of us have.
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