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  • I'd say this is the first really good episode, even if there is some hokiness surrounding the double and the crystal's ability to mimic people, for crying out loud.

    Stargate SG-1 Watchathon - 'Cold Lazarus'

  • When the rays hit the crystal's atoms they are scattered, making millions of dots on a CCD detector.

    The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2009 - Illustrated Presentation

  • He then made the startling discovery that far from contaminating the wafer, it passivated the crystal's surface and protected the transistor junctions from outside contaminants.

    The Planar Process

  • Imagine a beautiful stack of oranges (a stack that goes on forever and whose units are a couple hundred-millionths the size of a piece of fruit) and you'll get a feel for a crystal's internal structure.

    Volcanic ash and cotton candy share molecular characteristics with glass

  • In crystals this source is a phonon, which is a bundle of energy resulting from vibrations in the crystal's lattice and which has a large momentum.

    Photovoltaics

  • ┬áThe processes involved leave their scars etched on the silver crystal's facets in a language that we are too uneducated to read completely.

    Excerpt from "Change" where a 1963D Quarter is followed for a hundred years.

  • It will take all of her abilities to elude the mercenaries and discover the black crystal's secrets before it's too late.

    Books in the Mail (W/E 07/11/2009)

  • It is assumed that these laws fully determine the crystal's structure.

    Morphic Resonance

  • When the cloud passed, either the contrast of having the crystal's light back was enough to show her what it rode on, or in thinking about its undulating motion she had realized what must be there to see.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • In bright daylight, Spinello could hardly see the flash of light that showed the crystal's activation, but he couldn't miss the image of the mage that formed in it.

    Rulers of the Darkness

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