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Speed

1. In mortgage-backed securities, the estimated rate at which homeowners will pay off the underlying mortgages of an MBS. The equivalent of the coupon on a mortgage-backed security is a percentage of the interest and principal paid on the mortgages backing the security. A risk associated with mortgage-backed securities is that too many homeowners will pay off their mortgages with too much speed, depriving the holder of the MBS from future interest payments.
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If the speed of light and gravity did once vary, it would have left distinctive signatures on the cosmic microwave background - the residual radiation from the Big Bang.
Since the current, they say, travels at the speed of light, in time [DELTA]t = [DELTA]x/c they obtain a passage of charge [DELTA]Q along the top conductor, given by,
(2008), although relatively imprecise in comparison with the interference methods (see James et al., 1999), enables direct measurement of the speed of light in the university/school physics laboratory.
He contacted the Celtic Roads Group who told him they are planning to get the Speed of Light up and running again soon.
How it works: Altering the refractive index of a photonic crystal waveguide alters the speed of light through the chip.
The controversial finding is turning up the heat on an already simmering debate, especially since it is based on reanalysis of old data that has long been used to argue for exactly the opposite: the constancy of the speed of light and other constants.
Although the technology to conduct remote meetings exists, and has for some time, it is still relatively immature and thus unlikely to have a major impact in the near term, according to Sustainability at the Speed of Light. The use of videoconferencing, audioconferencing, webconferencing, and computer collaboration to replace business travel is growing, but barriers to its widespread proliferation remain.
The large delay in sharing files over long distances is actually caused by the speed of light coupled with the synchronous nature of the protocols.
The lead article in the annual Buyer's Guide of the American Institute of Physics features five pages of values of the fundamental physical constants, such as the speed of light, the Newtonian constant of gravitation, the Planck constant, the fine-structure constant, and energy-unit conversion factors.
A NEW Nato force to help provide security in still-tense Macedonia has been approved and will be deployed with "the speed of light, " alliance spokesman Mark Laity said yesterday.
And yet I still might prefer the relatively contained proportions of even the twelve-foot-long diptychs Full House--Speed of Light and Voyager--Speed of Light, both 2001, to the vastness of The St owaway Peers Out at the Speed of Light, 2000, the forty-six-foot-long work that dominates this show.
By opening a second and third `window' on his computer screen he conducts simultaneous conversations with correspondents in Los Angeles and India--global communication, at the speed of light and all for the price of a local phone call.