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1.a. The act of beating or pounding. b. Law. The unlawful and unwanted touching or striking of one person by another, with the intention of bringing about a harmful or offensive contact.
2.a. An emplacement for one or more pieces of artillery. b. A set of guns or other heavy artillery, on a warship, for example. c.
Abbr. btry. An army artillery unit, corresponding to a company in the infantry.
3.a. An array of similar things intended for use together: took a battery of achievement tests. b. An impressive body or group: a battery of political supporters.
4.Baseball. The pitcher and catcher.
5.Music. The percussion section of an orchestra.
6.Electricity. a. Two or more connected cells that produce a direct current by converting chemical energy to electrical energy. b. A single cell, such as a dry cell, that produces an electric current.
[Middle English batri, forged metal ware, from Old French baterie, a beating, from batre, to batter.]
Two or more cells in a container that produces an electrical current when two electrodes within the container touch an electrolyte. In personal computers, batteries are used as an auxiliary source of power when the main power is shut off; as a power source for laptop and notebook computers (rechargeable batteries, such as nickel cadmium, nickel metal hydride, and lithium ion, are used); and as a method to keep the internal clock and the circuitry that is responsible for the part of RAM that stores important system information always powered up. See also lead ion battery, lithium ion battery, nickel cadmium battery, nickel metal hydride battery, RAM.
Battery, also electric cell, device that converts chemical energy into electricity. All cells consist of a liquid, paste, or solid electrolyte; a positive electrode; and a negative electrode. The electrolyte is an ionic conductor; one of the electrodes will react, producing electrons, while the other will accept electrons. When the electrodes are connected to a device to be powered, called a load, an electrical current flows.
Primary cells are cells that cannot be recharged. The most common form of primary cell is the dry cell or flashlight battery, invented by French chemist Georges Leclanché in the 1860s. Another widely used primary cell is the zinc-mercuric-oxide cell, more commonly called a mercury battery. It can be made in the shape of a small flat disk for hearing aids, photoelectric cells, and electric wristwatches. The fuel cell, another type of primary cell, is unique in that the chemicals are not contained within the cell but are supplied from outside.
The storage battery, or secondary cell, which can be recharged by reversing the chemical reaction, was invented in 1859 by French physicist Gaston Planté. Planté's cell was a lead-acid battery, the type widely used today in automobiles, trucks, aircraft, and other vehicles. Its chief advantage is that it can deliver a strong current of electricity for starting an engine; however, it runs down quickly. Another widely used secondary cell is the alkaline cell, or nickel-iron battery, developed by American inventor Thomas Alva Edison in the 1900s. This battery is used principally in heavy industry. Another alkaline cell similar to the Edison battery is the nickel-cadmium cell. A number of new types of batteries have been designed for use in electric vehicles. They still suffer the drawbacks of short range, high expense, bulkiness, or environmental problems. Solar batteries produce electricity by a photoelectric conversion process. The source of electricity is a photosensitive semiconductor. Solar batteries have very long lifetimes and are used chiefly in spacecraft as a source of electricity to operate the equipment onboard.
accumulation: magazine, battery,
armory, quiver, arsenal
causal means: dynamo, generator, battery, spark, energy
electronics: battery, storage battery, accumulator
stable: stall, cage, coop, henhouse, hutch, battery
exam: test, series of tests, battery
storage: battery, storage battery, dry battery, wet battery
formation: artillery brigade, battery
gun: battery, broadside
Ever Ready batteries, the first commercial dry cell batteries, are introduced by National Carbon Co.
A solar battery developed by Bell Laboratories makes it possible to convert sunlight directly to electric power.
"Then, as if a switch were being thrown, a great voltage will race through this finally synchronized and integrated circuit called humanity. The Earth itself will be illumined. A current charging both poles will race across the skies, connecting the polar auroras in a single brilliant flash. Like an iridescent rainbow, this circumpolar energy uniting the planetary antipodes will be instantaneously understood as the external projection of the unification of the collective mind of humanity. In that moment of understanding, we shall be collectively projected into an evolutionary domain that is presently inconceivable."
Arguelles - _The
Mayan Factor_, pp. 195-196.
1. BAFFLING BATTERIES OF BABYLON
In 1938, Dr. Wilhelm Kong, an Austrian
archaeologist rummaging through the basement of the museum made a find that
was to drastically alter all concepts of ancient science. A 6-inch-high pot
of bright yellow clay dating back two millennia contained a cylinder of sheet-copper
5 inches by 1.5 inches. The edge of the copper cylinder was soldered with a
60-40 lead-tin alloy comparable to today's best solder. The bottom of the cylinder
was capped with a crimped-in copper disk and sealed
with bitumen or asphalt. Another insulating layer of asphalt sealed the top
and also held in place an iron rod suspended into the center of the copper cylinder.
The rod showed evidence of having
been corroded with acid. With a background in mechanics, Dr. Konig recognized
this configuration was not a chance arrangement, but that the clay pot was nothing
less than an ancient electric
The ancient battery in the Baghdad Museum as well as those others which were unearthed in Iraq all date from the Parthian Persian occupation between 248 B.C. and A.D. 226. However, Konig found copper vases plated with silver in the Baghdad Museum excavated from Sumerian remains in southern Iraq dating back to at least 2500 B.C. When the vases were lightly tapped a blue patina or film separated from the surfaces, characteristic of silver electroplated to copper. It would appear then that the Persians inherited their batteries from the earliest known civilization in the Middle East.
Meucci powered telephones
taken from the ground through special earth batteries, and from the sky by using
large surface area diodes to draw static from the air. Eliminating the need
for employing batteries in his telephonic systems, Meucci first conceived of
a transoceanic vocal communication system. His notion was grand
and achievable. Marconi later employed methods pioneered by the forgottenMeucci.
Time to join minds and recharge the spiritual batteries. A serotonin drenched universe awaits. End or funs popin. Your mind morphs into A cybercraft hurtling thru the cosmic mirror on a mental spongle, surfing the decoded intergalactic highway of the imagination on a one way ticket to infinity. Holographic, geometric shifting surfaces oscillating between dimensions. Hallucination, one world tribe throbbing affirming magic is alive in hyperspace: the pleasure button is stuck on go...an endless loop of bliss. Weird highness, high weirdness. Dust stompers fluoronauts. Gravity dispersers, trancers and dancers, a zillion bom shankars.
Take us to your dealer.
- liner notes from 604 release _Feeling Weird_ CDbby The Infinity Project on TIP