Star Wars Made Easy

Star Wars Made Easy

Han boasted that he made the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs. When a starship jumps to hyperspace, the stars streak into lines for one far-out lightshow. WAIT A PARSEC... A parsec is a real-world unit of astronomical distance ...

Author: Christian Blauvelt

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465474483

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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Don't know your Wookiees from your wampas? If the Star WarsTM saga has you stumped, we've got your back. Star Wars Made Easy gives you everything you need to get you around the galaxy. Star Wars is a global phenomenon and the Force has truly reawakened. So where to start if you have never actually gotten around to watching the movies? Or if you find yourself dating an avid Star Wars fan? Or your kids keep asking you tricky questions about the dark side? Don't worry! We have you covered. Star Wars Made Easy is aimed at Star Wars novices who want to get up to speed and make sense of the Star Wars references that permeate modern culture. This book will answer questions about the movies, the Star Wars universe, and much more! © & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Wait a Parsec

Wait a Parsec

AN ABSURDLY LONG WINDED REVIEW AND CRITIQUE OF THE GALAXY FAR FARAWAY BY A MAN THAT HAS SEEN THE MOVIES OVER 50 TIMES.

Author: Richard Hendry

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798716936164

Category:

Page: 122

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AN ABSURDLY LONG WINDED REVIEW AND CRITIQUE OF THE GALAXY FAR FARAWAY BY A MAN THAT HAS SEEN THE MOVIES OVER 50 TIMES.
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Star Wars Coding Projects

Star Wars Coding Projects

It has a block to keep track of how many parsecs you've flown, which will be your score. ... One parsec is 3.26 light-years (19 trillion miles or 31 trillion km). wait 20 secs Recharge: The script can't run again until this delay is ...

Author: Jon Woodcock

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465472076

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Learn to code games and use Scratch, guided by your favorite Star WarsTM characters! Star Wars Coding Projects is a step-by-step visual guide to coding fun projects in Scratch and shows you everything you need to know to create cool computer projects, animations, and games. Create your own sprites and use them in your projects. Build your own characters, navigate a spaceship through an asteroid belt, and go on a jetpack adventure. Learn essential coding skills, share your projects with friends, and challenge them to beat your scores. Each project consists of simple, numbered steps that are fully illustrated and easy to follow. Coding games has never been so easy or fun. © & TM 2017 LUCASFILM LTD. Used Under Authorization.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology Revised Edition

The Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology  Revised Edition

See also ASTROMETRY; PARSEC. parking orbit The temporary (but stable) ORBIT of a SPACECRAFT around a CELESTIAL BODY. It is used for the assembly and/or transfer of equipment or to wait for conditions favorable for departure from that ...

Author: Joseph A. Angelo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438109503

Category: Astronomy

Page:

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An alphabetical dictionary containing over 1,500 entries on topics dealing with space, space flight, and space technology.
Categories: Astronomy

Science Mysteries Explained

Science Mysteries Explained

You might have heard this word in a certain famous science - fiction movie , where a roguish space freighter captain claims he had made “ the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs . " a But wait , we're not done here .

Author: Anthony Fordham

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781615645190

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 509

BRAND NEW TOPIC AND TITLE IN FULL-COLOR Many people find science fascinating and there never seems to be an end to facts and figures that can be learned. Idiot's Guides: Science Mysteries Explained takes a question/answer-based approach to teach readers a variety of topics in Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, and Cosmology. Using helpful four-color illustrations and expert information, this book features 130 fascinating questions and answers to satisfy any armchair scientist.
Categories: Science

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy

Encyclopedia of Space and Astronomy

It is used for the assembly and/or transfer of equipment or to wait for conditions favorable for departure from that orbit. parsec (symbol: pc) A unit of distance frequently encountered in astronomical studies. The parsec is defined as ...

Author: Joseph A. Angelo

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438110189

Category: Science

Page: 753

View: 126

Presents a comprehensive reference to astronomy and space exploration, with articles on space technology, astronauts, stars, planets, key theories and laws and more.
Categories: Science

When the Sparrow Falls

When the Sparrow Falls

Who ParSec have been told, in no uncertain terms: 'hands off.' StaSec is handling this. ... And even if there were a job waiting for me in ParSec, I was not that desperate for money and prayed that I never would be.

Author: Neil Sharpson

Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781786184320

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 742

In the future, AI are everywhere - over half the human race lives online. But in the Caspian Republic, the last true human beings have made their stand; and now the repressive, one-party state is locked in perpetual cold war with the outside world. Security Agent Nikolai South is given a seemingly mundane task; escorting a dead journalist’s widow while she visits the Caspian Republic to identify her husband’s remains. But Paulo Xirau was AI; and as Nikolai and Lily delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding Paulo’s death, South must choose between his loyalty to his country and his conscience.
Categories: Fiction

High Performance Computing for Computational Science VECPAR 2012

High Performance Computing for Computational Science   VECPAR 2012

For two threads it took 7-15% of the overall execution time to wait at the barriers. ... On the one hand, we used the constructs for the barriers as described in Listing1.2, on the other hand, the PARSEC barriers were tested [2].

Author: Michel Dayde

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783642387180

Category: Computers

Page: 468

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 10th International Conference on High Performance Computing for Computational Science, VECPAR 2012, held in Kope, Japan, in July 2012. The 28 papers presented together with 7 invited talks were carefully selected during two rounds of reviewing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on CPU computing, applications, finite element method from various viewpoints, cloud and visualization performance, method and tools for advanced scientific computing, algorithms and data analysis, parallel iterative solvers on multicore architectures.
Categories: Computers

Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing

Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing

We used our adapter interface to manually document a set of queue and map implementations from the PARSEC benchmarks ... (2) while ((que—tbb-que—empty())&&(que—counto que—threads)) (3) {pthread_cond-wait(&que—empty,&que—mutex);} (4) if ...

Author: Mary Hall

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030346270

Category: Computers

Page: 193

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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 31st International Workshop on Languages and Compilers for Parallel Computing, LCPC 2018, held in Salt Lake City, UT, USA, in October 2018. The 14 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 26 submissions. Specific topics are compiling for parallelism and parallel compilers, static, dynamic, and adaptive optimization of parallel programs, parallel programming models and languages, formal analysis and verification of parallel programs, parallel runtime systems and libraries, performance analysis and debugging tools for concurrency and parallelism, parallel algorithms and concurrent data structures, parallel applications, synchronization and concurrency control, software engineering for parallel programs, fault tolerance for parallel systems, and parallel programming and compiling for heterogeneous systems.
Categories: Computers

The Observer

The Observer

The mother, fixing her son's hair, replied: — Parsec is hiding in the house somewhere. Sit down; Fermi made breakfast. ... Tell Angelicus that I appreciate the information and wait for me in front of the school. your hair?

Author: Eduardo Periotto

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665597869

Category: Fiction

Page: 452

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On a winter morning, an engineer invites his three children to descend with him into a deep diamond mine. On this trip, the youngest son finds a black-stained crystal. In adulthood, he donates his find to a city museum where it remains forgotten in a drawer for a century, gathering dust among many other mineral samples. Professor Adam Chonsp is a renowned astrobiologist who has been searching for evidence of life beyond Earth for decades. One day when he stops by the London History Museum to collect samples of asteroids rich in organic compounds that have recently arrived from Japan, he learns that someone with his maternal surname once donated a rare crystal filled with fossilized genetic memories to the museum. Curious, he finds where the gem is kept, opens the dusty drawer, and places the mysterious crystal in his pocket. After returning to the university, Chonsp embarks on a determined quest to analyze the crystal and learn more without any idea that he is about to make an amazing discovery that leads him down a path he never expected. In this exciting science fiction adventure, an astrobiologist and his students study an ancient crystal that may just hold the key to uncovering the mysteries of the universe.
Categories: Fiction