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Roger Revelle

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(1909–1991) American oceanographer

Born in Seattle, Washington, Revelle was educated at Pomona College, California, and at the University of California, where he obtained his PhD...

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Frederick Reines

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(1918–1998) American physicist

Born at Paterson in New Jersey, Reines was educated at the Stevens Institute of Technology and gained his PhD in theoretical physics at New York...

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religion and Science

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Religion and science are both so important and diverse that any attempt to encapsulate their interrelations is bound to fail. Their interaction is also a topic that attracts not only ...

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remote sensing

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The gathering of information without actual physical contact with what is being observed. This involves the use of radars, sonars, spectrosocopy, and the use of airborne and satellite...

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renewable resource

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Resource produced as part of the functioning of natural systems at rates comparable with its rate of consumption, e.g. food production by photosynthesis. Limits to renewable resources are...

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reservoir

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1 A surface body of water whose flow is artificially controlled by means of dams, embankments, or sluice gates in such a way that the water remains static until it is allowed...

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residual

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(in statistics)

The difference between the value a model predicts and the value observed in the data on which the model is based; it represents the error in a result.

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resolving power

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A measure of the ability of an optical instrument to form separable images of close objects or to separate close wavelengths of radiation. The resolving power of a microscope is usually...

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resonance

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(rez-ŏn-ăns)

the sound produced by percussion of a part of the body during a physical examination. See also vocal resonance.

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representation and technology

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This entry includes one subentry Imaging TechnologiesImaging techniques developed since the turn of the twentieth century have played a crucial role in Western conceptualizations of the...

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