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It ended with the double hypothesis: either the attraction of the moon would draw it to herself, and the travelers thus attain their end; or that the projectile, held in one immutable orbit, would gravitate around the lunar disc to all eternity.
One single hypothesis of the observers of Long's Peak could ever be realized, that which foresaw the case of the travelers (if still alive) uniting their efforts with the lunar attraction to attain the surface of the disc.
"Young men," said he, "come up to that throw if you can, and I will throw another disc as heavy or even heavier.
All manner of discs had to be tried, some smaller and thinner than a dime and others of steel boiler-plate as heavy as the shield of Achilles.
Slide in a compact disc (CD) or digital versatile disc (DVD).
Prior to the introduction of the notebook-use disc drive, Panasonic will ship samples of the half-height (41.3-mm) desktop version in October and start volume production by January 2006.
These discs offer 50 times the storage capacity of a DVD or 460 times that of a CD, but they are the same size as the old 5.25-in.
"Blu-ray Disc (BD) is on schedule for companies to introduce BD-ROM players, drives and prerecorded software to consumers beginning in late 2005," said Maureen Weber, general manager of HP's Optical Storage Solutions Business.
An upright piano, with all possible covering removed, was backed up to a horn, and the sound was literally "funneled" to a diaphragm attached to a needle apparatus, which "etched" the sound waves onto a rotating wax disc or cylinder.
(This is about a third as long as a regular golf course.) Each disc golfer takes a turn throwing a disc.
A CD-ROM disc should be able to read from any session recorded on a disc (older drives fail this standard; multisession readability did not become popular until Kodak started putting 35mm film on CD-ROM).
Table 7 shows the disc fatigue and the tube fatigue of three kinds of PET fibers having the same level of adhesion.