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SPINs

Stands for Standard & Poor's 500 Index Subordinated Notes.

Spin

To attempt to present a situation in the best possible light. For example, a political operative may attempt to spin a situation in which a candidate who took a bribe by saying it was a gift or donation. The term is somewhat derogatory, but is common in business as well as politics. See also: Jawboning.
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This is called "spin current" and unlike other concepts of harnessing electrons, the spin current can transfer information without generating heat in electric devices.
Spin imbalance in nature is difficult or impossible to study.
In a rotating frame of a frequency [omega], an effective magnetic field on the neutron spin is represented as [H.
Another early yet short-lived certification standard required airplanes operating in the Acrobatic category to be recoverable from six-turn spins in not more than four additional turns after releasing all of the controls.
and Luc Berger of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh independently proposed a novel twist on the phenomenon: If electron spins are aligned within an electric current flowing through a magnet, they might exert torques large enough to reorient the magnetization of that magnet.
Electron-proton coincidence events are counted as a function of the neutron spin state to extract a measurement of D.
The up-down [gamma]-ray asymmetry relative to the neutron spin direction in the reaction [[right arrow].
He says that, with improvements, it might even detect the far weaker spins of individual atomic nuclei in a molecule.
Bonus-eligible players have a 10-second countdown to participate in a wheel spin, once another player has pressed the Spin button.
Key words: cold neutrons; neutron spin rotation; nucleon-nucleon interaction; parity-violation; spallation neutron source; weak hadronic interaction.
In 1986, mathematician Joseph Keller, now an emeritus professor at Stanford, proved that one fair way to toss a coin is to throw it so that it spins perfectly around a horizontal axis through tile coin's center.
Both mice feature hyper-fast scrolling with a revolutionary alloy wheel -- the MicroGear(TM) Precision Scroll Wheel -- that spins freely for up to seven seconds, spanning hundreds of pages with a single flick of the finger and setting a new benchmark in scrolling efficiency.