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Ejecta

Ejecta are particles ejected from an area. In volcanology, in particular, the term refers to particles including pyroclastic materials that came out of a volcanic explosion and magma eruption volcanic vent, or crater, has traveled through the air or under water, fell back on the ground surface or on the ocean floor. In volcanology, ejecta is a result of explosive eruptions. In an explosive eruption, large amounts of gas are dissolved in viscous lava. Sometimes in such an event a lava plug or volcanic neck forms from lava that solidifies inside a volcano's vent, causing heat and pressure to build up to an extreme with no way to escape; when the blockage breaks and cannot sustain itself any longer, a more violent eruption occurs, which allows materials to be ejected out of the volcano. Ejecta can consist of: juvenile particles – cognate or accessory particles – older volcanic rocks from the same volcano accidental particles – derived from the rocks under the volcanoThese particles may vary in size.

In planetary geology, the term "ejecta" includes debris ejected during the formation of an impact crater. When an object massive enough hits another object with enough force, it creates a shockwave that spreads out from the impact; the object breaks and excavates into the ground and rock, at the same time spraying material known as impact ejecta. This ejecta is distributed outward from the crater's rim onto the surface as debris. If enough ejecta are deposited around an impact crater, it can form an ejecta blanket; the size of this impact crater along with the ejecta blanket can be used to determine the size and intensity of the impacting object. On earth, these ejecta blankets can be analyzed to determine the source location of the impact. A lack of impact ejecta around the planet Mars's surface feature Eden Patera was one of the reasons for suspecting in the 2010s that it is a collapsed volcanic caldera and not an impact crater. In astrophysics or heliophysics it refers to material expelled in a stellar explosion as in a supernova or in a coronal mass ejection

General Assembly (Unitarian Universalist Association)

General Assembly is an annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists of the Unitarian Universalist Association. It is held in a different city in the United States every year; the last GA held outside the United States was in Quebec in 2002, after which congregations belonging to the Canadian Unitarian Council separated from the UUA. Member congregations send delegates and conventioneers to participate in the plenary sessions, regional gatherings, public witness events, worship services. In recent years, attendance at each General Assembly has reached over 5,500; the General Assembly opens with a parade of banners borne by members of and representing member churches and associated organizations. General Sessions of General Assembly consist of discussing and voting on Study Action Issues and Statements of Conscience. A Synergy Bridging ceremony is held to congratulate graduates of individual churches' Religious Education programs. In addition, the event is keynoted by the Ware Lectures, which are offered by individuals selected by the President in consultation with the General Assembly Planning Committee.

Previous Ware Lecturers have included Martin Luther King, Jr. Jesse Jackson, Kurt Vonnegut, Sister Simone Campbell; the most recent Ware Lecturer was Brittany Packnett, Brittany Packnett is vice president of national community alliances for Teach for America, a co-founder of Campaign Zero, a member of President Barack Obama's 21st Century Policing Task Force. Delegates of the General Assembly passes a number of statements and guidances for social justice issues. Statements vary upon the description of weight for each statement: Statement of Conscience: An SoC is a statement, ratified by the General Assembly after three years of study and reflection (during which it remains in the stage of a Congregational Study/Action Issue, with a fourth year dedicated to implementation. SoCs hold the weight of endorsement from the UUA at large. Action of Immediate Witness: An AIW is a statement which only holds the weight of endorsement by delegates for a single GA iteration. Actions taken at GA meetings have included the 1984 decision to approve religious blessing of same-sex marriages, making the UUA the first major church to have done so.

At the 2007 General Assembly the Unitarian Universalist Association announced the new five year Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign entitled: "Now Is The Time: a Campaign to Grow Our Faith". The campaign funds will support programs that will encourage growth of Unitarian Universalism as a whole; these programs fall under the following categories: Growing Our Numbers, Growing Our Diversity, Growing Our Witness, Growing Our Leadership, Growing Our Spirit. *Future General Assemblies General Assembly Online Now Is The Time Campaign Information

Donglei Fan

Donglei "Emma" Fan is an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering of the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin and the principal investigator in its Nanomaterial Innovation Lab. In 2014, her team built a nanomotor, smaller and longer running than any designed; the techniques that they developed have been referred to as a "breakthrough technology". The achievement was noted as a highlight of 2014 in Science Year by Year. Fan attended Nanjing University as part of an honor program for gifted youth, the Department of Intensive Instruction, as an early admitted student, waived the National College Entrance Exam and awarded the Freshman Merit Scholarship, she received her bachelor's degree in chemistry from NJU in 1999. She attended Johns Hopkins University, from which she received two master's degrees, in materials science and engineering and in electrical engineering, she went on to receive her Doctor of Philosophy degree in materials science and engineering from JHU in 2007.

She was a postdoctoral fellow at JHU from 2007 to 2009. In 2010, Fan joined The University of Texas at Austin as an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering, she is the principal investigator in its Nanomaterial Innovation Lab. In 2012, Fan received the prestigious National Science Foundation CAREER Award. In 2013, Fan was one of sixty engineers from Europe and the United States who were invited to participate in the EU-US Frontier of Engineering Symposium in France, supported by the National Academy of Engineering. In 2014, Fan was selected to participate in the Arab-American Frontiers of Science and Medicine Symposium, organized by the National Academy of Sciences. In 2016, Fan was promoted to associate professor with tenure. In 2017, Fan received a Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering. Donglei Fan is on the editorial board of the Scientific Reports. Donglei Fan studies nanoelectromechanical systems, in particular the design and control of rotary NEMS or nanomotors.

She and her coworkers have identified fundamental interactions at the nanoscale level and developed novel mechanisms for manipulating nanoscale components to create and control nanomotors. The techniques developed have been described as a "breakthrough technology". While at Johns Hopkins University, she helped to develop a technique for moving and positioning nanosctructures using alternating and constant electric fields. Applied using lithographically patterned electrodes, the orientation of the nanowire is controlled by the alternating fields while the direction of translation is controlled by the constant fields; the technique has been referred to as "electric tweezers". At the University of Texas at Austin, Fan has used this approach to move components and construct and manipulate nanomotors. Fan's approach has enabled her team to design and build nanomotors that are smaller and longer lasting than previous nanomotors. In Nature Communications, they describe the bottom-up assembly of arrays of nanomotors.

Each nanomotor consists of only three parts: a quadrupole microelectrode for a stator, a nanomagnet for a bearing, a nanowire for a rotor. The resulting nanomotor is less than 1 micrometer in all dimensions, making it 1/500th the size of a grain of table salt, it is small enough to fit inside a human cell. It is able to spin at much higher speeds than previous nanomotors, it can run at speeds up to 18,000 rpm, comparable to the rate of a jet engine. The duration of rotation such nanomotor is as long as 15 hours. With a titanium nanobearing, one can run for as long as 80 hours with a total 1.1 million rotation cycles. Previous nanomotors could run at 500 rpm or less for minutes; the speed and direction of the nanomotor's movement through liquid can be controlled using electric tweezers. Experimenters were able to turn the nanomotors on and off and cause their rotation to occur in either a clockwise or counterclockwise direction, they were able to arrange the nanomotors in a pattern and direct their movements in a synchronized way.

Raman spectroscopy can be used to quantitatively monitor the placement of the nanomotors and their rate of rotation in real-time. Fan's nanomotor is the first to be capable of releasing a drug from its surface at a controllable rate; the surface of the rotor can be coated with a biochemical, which will be released in accordance with fluid boundary layer theory as the rotor spins. As the rotor moves faster, more of the biochemical is released, Potential applications as a controllable drug delivery mechanism include moving through the body to deliver insulin in diabetes, attacking individual cancer cells. Fan has applied for a number of patents relating to this technology, several of which have been granted. Fan is involved in studying microscale step-motors, chemical sensing, control of energy transfer in quantum dots using Förster resonance energy transfer, three dimensional nanoporous materials. 2017, Robert & Jane Mitchell Endowed Faculty Fellowship in Engineering 2014, Ranked third of ten "discoveries that will shape the future", BBC Focus magazine, British Broadcasting Corporation, for her work on bottom-up assembly of inorganic nanomotors 2012, National Science Foundation CAREER Awards, National Science Foundation one of 24 finalists for the Beckman Young Investigators Award

Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise

Act IV: Rebirth In Reprise is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Dear Hunter, was released on September 4, 2015 through Equal Vision Records. The album is the fourth part in a six-act story; the story follows the conclusion of Act III: Life and Death, in which the protagonist assumes the identity of his deceased half-brother after the resolution of the First World War. On March 3, 2015, Casey Crescenzo made an announcement on The Dear Hunter website that Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise was in development. "I wanted to surprise our fans with this release, as it is my gift to you all, for supporting me over the years, never giving up on me. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your continued faith in The Dear Hunter. I want to humbly ask you all to share this letter. Word of mouth has always been the lifeblood of this music, the suggestions of good friends always outweigh a well placed banner ad. I leave you all now, scurrying back into my cave with my nose to the grindstone, preparing the next record for The Dear Hunter… It is coming along swimmingly, I can’t wait to share it with you all.

Please keep your eyes peeled for Act IV: Rebirth in Reprise, coming this year."On April 7, 2015, Casey began putting videos on YouTube regarding The Dear Hunter's 2015 Act II and III tour. These videos contained teasers for Act IV, he released eight videos, with the last video being uploaded April 24. On June 16, the single "A Night on the Town" became available for streaming on the band's official website, the album became available for preorder. On July 8, The Dear Hunter announced their forthcoming single "Waves", released the following day. Another single entitled "Wait" was released a month August 7The album debuted at #39 on the Billboard 200 selling 7,000 copies - both figures are career-highs for the band. All tracks are written by Casey Crescenzo

Busy Child

"Busy Child" is a breakbeat single by The Crystal Method from the album Vegas. It is one of the group's most recognizable works, reaching #17 on Hot Dance Club Play charts, remaining on ten years later; the "I guess I didn't know..." vocal in "Busy Child" is sampled from the song "Know the Ledge" by Eric B. & Rakim. The song features a vocal sample from the DJ Pierre-produced house track, "Summertime"; the sample was made to sound like "Get busy, child!", which makes the basis for the song's title. At least two music videos were made to promote the song; the original 1997 version was CGI. The second version is more recognizable and includes live concert footage interspersed with clips from the Lost in Space movie. "Busy Child" "Busy Child" "Busy Child" "Busy Child" Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics

Joe Thomson (footballer)

Joseph Alexander Thomson is a Scottish professional footballer, who plays as a midfielder for Dunfermline Athletic. Thomson started his senior career at Celtic and he has played on loan at Dumbarton and two spells at Queen of the South. Thomson has been capped for Scotland at every age level from under-15 to under-21. Thomson was played for Gleniffer Thistle Boys Club, he attended Williamwood High School, East Renfrewshire before attending the Celtic school project at St Ninian's High School, Kirkintilloch. Thomson played for the Celtic Development Squad and featured in the first-team squad versus Villarreal C. F. PSV Eindhoven, FC Den Bosch, Stade Rennais and Sparta Prague who he scored against in the Maspalomas Cup. On 22 August 2015, Thomson made his first-team debut when he appeared as a substitute during the second half of Celtic's 3–1 victory at Tannadice versus Dundee United, he left Celtic at the end of the 2017–18 season season. Thomson joined Scottish Championship club Dumbarton in August 2016, for the first half of the season.

He scored his first senior goal in a 2–2 draw with Dunfermline Athletic on 29 October 2016. Thomson departed the Sons on 31 December 2016. On 1 January 2017, Thomson subsequently joined fellow Scottish Championship club Queen of the South for the second half of the season, scoring on his debut against St Mirren on 7 January 2017. Thomson returned to his parent club, Celtic at the end of the 2016–17 season. At the start of August 2017, Thomson was sent out on loan to Livingston for six months to gain first-team experience, but was recalled back to his parent club in early September 2017, due to a disagreement between the clubs regarding the handling of the player, having only played three league matches for the West Lothian side. On 29 December 2017, Thomson joined Queen of the South for a second spell on loan, he joined on an emergency loan deal, although he remained with the side until the end of the season. On 20 March 2018, Thomson scored twice in the club's first league victory at Tannadice since 1933, in a 3–2 win versus Dundee United.

On 16 June 2018, Thomson signed for Scottish Championship club Dunfermline Athletic. He made his debut starting in a 3–0 win versus Peterhead in the Scottish League Cup on 17 July 2018, scored his first goal in a league match against Dundee United on 4 August 2018. Thomson was voted Fans Player of the Year in his first season with Dunfermline. In March 2017, Thomson made his debut for the Scotland Under-21 team in a friendly versus Estonia; as of 8 March 2020 Joe Thomson at Soccerbase Joseph Thomson at the Scottish Football Association Player profile at The Celtic Wiki