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sleep mode

A low power mode in a computer. Also called "standby mode," the screen and hard disks are turned off, but the memory (RAM) chips are continually refreshed in order to retain their contents. In addition, the CPU is throttled down to its lowest power state. The computer is immediately restored for use when the user touches a key or moves the mouse. For alternate power-down and hybrid sleep modes, see hibernate.
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In hibernation mode much of the spacecraft is unpowered; the onboard flight computer monitors system health and broadcasts a weekly beaconstatus tone back to Earth.
If Philae cannot be placed where it gets more light, it will go into hibernation mode until the comet orbits nearer the sun.
If that doesn't work, there are two other options for Philae: a) Go into hibernation mode and hope wait for sunnier times (which may occur as the comet gets closer to the Sun) - or b) Throw caution to the winds and drill into the comet - for science
Our weekend drive story gives you a few ideas for meandering through the county before winter puts some of us in hibernation mode.
Facility managers can utilize the communication tool to reduce energy consumption during peak demand by urging occupants to take action, such as setting computers to hibernation mode before leaving for a meeting.
With the introduction of DeepSleep hibernation mode to preserve battery life, the company has also improved the overall power management with this new launch for extended listen and talk times.
Plantronics has also improved the overall power management on this release with extended listen and talk times and the introduction of DeepSleep hibernation mode to preserve battery life.
Plantronics in a release says its has improved the overall power management on this release with extended listen and talk times and the introduction of DeepSleep hibernation mode that helps boosts battery life.
The development kit includes host and device USB cables, on-board debug interface, and a coin cell battery for low-power hibernation mode.
Being a great summer destination, the island vibrates during the summer months from May until early September; the island then goes into hibernation mode and clears itself of tourists.
Your body will react similarly to hibernation mode, consuming and storing as much as it possibly can to cope with the prolonged periods without fuel.
Construction sites and commercial real estate lending have both been very low in volume since 2008, as the commercial real estate sector went into a forced hibernation mode brought on by the financial crisis.