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burster

[′bər·stər]
(astronomy)
A celestial source of radiation, such as x-rays or gamma rays, that is very intense for brief periods of time and whose nature has not yet been established.
(botany)
An abnormally double flower having the calyx split or fragmented.
(computer science)
An off-line device in a computer system used to separate the continuous roll of paper produced as output from a printer into individual sheets, generally along perforations in the roll.
(ordnance)
An explosive element used in chemical ammunition such as bombs, mines, and shells to open the container and disperse the contents.

burster

A mechanical device that separates continuous paper forms into cut sheets. A burster can be attached to the end of a collator, which separates multipart forms into single parts.


A Digital Printing Plant
These Model 2140 digital printing presses from Oce Printing Systems feed paper to the trimmer (middle) and then to a burster (left), which separates and stacks the pages. (Image courtesy of Oce Printing Systems USA.)
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Note references on g-ray bursters (GRB's) are numerous.
Sheet fed document bursters, which can handle a form with 3 IRDs, currently cost several thousand dollars.
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Rate limiting is particularly useful for Web hosters, ASPs and ISPs to prevent high bursters from blocking access to other clients' applications.
They're baaaaaack Face huggers, chest bursters, warrior aliens, queen aliens - and ruthless corporate shills.
But an old, never-before-detected population of neutron stars scattered throughout the Milky Way might account for the uniform distribution of bursters -- as well as some of the unidentified sources found by ROSAT.
Following the trails of neutrinos back to their point of origin allows for much greater insight into phenomena such as colliding black holes, gamma-ray bursters, the violent cores of distant galaxies and the wreckage of exploding stars.
Evolution within a binary system results in some of the most exotic inhabitants of our Galaxy, such as Type I supernovae, novae, X-ray binaries, black hole binaries, binary pulsars, and perhaps even some gamma-ray bursters.
The telescope will be capable of unsupervised, fully autonomous operation for many nights of observations and is ideally suited to monitoring many hundreds of variable astronomical objects such as supernovae, gamma-ray bursters, and cataclysmic variable stars.
5 pounds of VX nerve agent in addition to the normal fuzes, bursters, activators, and charges.
We are also currently evaluating additional trenchless technology products including pneumatic and hydraulic pipe bursters, pneumatic pipe rammers and electronic cable locators," adds Jake.