Bien loin de son coéquipier en difficulté, Lyrhya pilotait de manière intuitive en s’efforçant d’oublier les risques encourus à la moindre erreur de trajectoire. Son vaisseau spatial louvoyait entre les buildings parsemant la planète. Parfois, son pilote lui faisait traverser sciemment des nuages bas, chargés de pollution, pour mieux voler sous le seuil des radars. Son plan s’avérait incroyablement simple et totalement audacieux... pour ne pas dire complètement dingue ! Il aurait plu à Kogard, son partenaire de mission adepte des actions irréfléchies et suicidaires.
Une seconde plus tôt, les deux agents photoniques dormaient paisiblement, enlacés. La seconde suivante, ils bondissaient sur leurs pieds, tels deux jumeaux réagissant à un stimulus. Avant même de songer à couvrir leur nudité, le duo s’empara de leurs armes de prédilection. Bien leur en prit ! L’unique porte explosa soudain. Balayés en arrière par le souffle et le nuage de débris générés par la déflagration, les amants perdirent un instant leurs moyens défensifs. Ce laps de temps permis à plusieurs individus armés de s’engouffrer dans la pièce. À peine deux picosecondes plus tard, l’enfer se déchaîna dans la chambre. Des tirs de laser percutèrent les murs, les transperçant par endroit. Les meubles volèrent en éclats pour certains et s’enflammèrent pour d’autres. Malgré leurs aptitudes développées par leur long entraînement, les agents photoniques furent vite débordés par le nombre de leurs adversaires comme par le manque cruel de voie de repli.
With about 200,000 entries, StarBriefs Plus represents the most comprehensive and accurately validated collection of abbreviations, acronyms, contractions and symbols within astronomy, related space sciences and other related fields. As such, this invaluable reference source (and its companion volume, StarGuides Plus) should be on the reference shelf of every library, organization or individual with any interest in these areas. Besides astronomy and associated space sciences, related fields such as aeronautics, aeronomy, astronautics, atmospheric sciences, chemistry, communications, computer sciences, data processing, education, electronics, engineering, energetics, environment, geodesy, geophysics, information handling, management, mathematics, meteorology, optics, physics, remote sensing, and so on, are also covered when justified. Terms in common use and/or of general interest have also been included where appropriate.
High Field Science
High Field Science is a proceedings volume from a meeting at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, and contains papers from the top experts in the fields of ultraintense laser technology, laser fusion energy, high energy laser electron acceleration, bright X-ray sources by lasers, laboratory laser astrophysics, and applications to relativity, high density and high energy physics.
Radiation Ionization and Detection in Nuclear Medicine
This book will serve as the definitive source of detailed information on radiation, ionization, and detection in nuclear medicine. It opens by considering fundamental aspects of nuclear radiation, including dose and energy, sources, and shielding. Subsequent chapters cover the full range of relevant topics, including the detection and measurement of radiation exposure (with detailed information on mathematical modelling); medical imaging; the different types of radiation detector and their working principles; basic principles of and experimental techniques for deposition of scintillating materials; device fabrication; the optical and electrical behaviors of radiation detectors; and the instrumentation used in nuclear medicine and its application. The book will be an invaluable source of information for academia, industry, practitioners, and researchers.
Nuclear Forensic Analysis Second Edition
Now in its second edition, Nuclear Forensic Analysis provides a multidisciplinary reference for forensic scientists, analytical and nuclear chemists, and nuclear physicists in one convenient source. The authors focus particularly on the chemical, physical, and nuclear aspects associated with the production or interrogation of a radioactive sample. They consolidate fundamental principles of nuclear forensic analysis, all pertinent protocols and procedures, computer modeling development, interpretational insights, and attribution considerations. The principles and techniques detailed are then demonstrated and discussed in their applications to real-world investigations and casework conducted over the past several years. Highlights of the Second Edition include: A new section on sample analysis considerations and interpretation following a post-detonation nuclear forensic collection New case studies, including the most wide-ranging and multidisciplinary nuclear forensic investigation conducted by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory to date Expanded treatments of radiologic dispersal devices (RDDs) and statistical analysis methodologies The material is presented with minimal mathematical formality, using consistent terminology with limited jargon, making it a reliable, accessible reference. The broad-based coverage provides important insight into the multifaceted changes facing this recently developed science.
Cell Therapy: cGMP Facilities and Manufacturing is the source for a complete discussion of facility design and operation with practical approaches to a variety of day-to-day activities, such as staff training and competency, cleaning procedures, and environmental monitoring. This in-depth book also includes detailed reviews of quality, the framework of regulations, and professional standards. It meets a previously unmet need for a thorough facility-focused resource, Cell Therapy: cGMP Facilities and Manufacturing will be an important addition to the cell therapy professional’s library. Additional topics in Cell Therapy: cGMP Facilities and Manufacturing...Standard operating procedures - Supply management - Facility equipment - Product manufacturing, review, release and administration - Facility master file.
Advances in Solar Sailing
This book presents the best contributions of the the Third International Symposium on Solar Sailing Glasgow, 11 – 13 June 2013. It is a rapid snap-shot of the state-of-the art of solar sail technology in 2013 across the globe, capturing flight programs, technology development programs and new technology and application concepts. The book contains contributions from all of the leading figures in the field, including NASA, JAXA, ESA & DLR as well as university and industry experts. It therefore provides a unique reference point for the solar sail technology. The book also includes key contributions from the prospective users of solar sail technology, which will allow the technology to be considered by the user in this unique context.
In a world plagued by war and disaster, Toroop, a mercenary, is given the task of escorting a mysterious young woman from Russia to Canada, only to discover that his charge is carrying a mutant embryo that could change the world.
Mysteries of Atlantis Revisited
The sixth in a ten-book series dedicated to interpreting the writings of American occultist Edgar Cayce reveals new evidence of the remains of the lost civilization of Atlantis and draws parallels between Atlantis and our society. Reprint.