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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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Spin current in space: A spin current moves along a difference in temperature: a magnetic signal is transferred from, for example, hot to cold.
By the end of Spin's first summer, several therapists were bringing their clients - children with spinal injuries or autism - to spend time with the sheep at the Bachrachs' farm.
The main problem is that the spin orientation in the electrons can easily be lost at room temperature, since it is sensitive to disruptions from its surroundings.
As early as 1990, Spin execs had talked about (http://www.nytimes.com/1990/07/02/business/the-media-business-advertising-spin-hopes-to-challenge-rolling-stone.html) overtaking Rolling Stone in young readership, but that coup never manifested, and the advent of digital media has left a market for multiple music magazines seem ever more improbable.
Spin, therefore, is an excellent diagnostic for assessing a black hole's recent history of mergers versus accretion.
The Bola spin machine at the ICC Global Cricket Academy in Dubai.
"The environment is typically destructive for the spins," says Fabian, who authored an accompanying commentary in the same issue of Nature.
The measured electron spectra [N.sub.i.sup.[up arrow]] ([E.sub.e]) and [N.sub.i.sup.[down arrow]] ([E.sub.e]) in the two detectors (i = 1,2) for neutron spin up and down, respectively, define the experimental asymmetry [A.sub.i.sub.exp] as a function of electron kinetic energy [E.sub.e]
Blyth ends the book with "6 Secrets the Spin Sisters Won't Tell You," a fascinating summary of her hardback.
Pierre Luc Gagnon: A really low, out of control spin like you're never gonna make it around, but somehow you find a way to kick turn out of it and make it!
By harnessing the quantum property spin direction of electrons as well as the charge, MRAM allows for the electrons to exist in several states at once.
Spintronics uses the spin of electrons to store and relay information.