Plastic Ball

Plastic Ball

[′plas·tik ′bȯl]
(nucleonics)
A large gamma-ray detector used at colliding-beam accelerators, and consisting of about 1400 lead-glass elements for recording photons that completely surround the point of collision.
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Some of the more unusual scout activities are zorbing, which involves rolling down a hill inside a giant bouncy plastic ball, and grass sledging, where participants travel down a grass slope in a wheeled sledge.
It was the first time we played with a plastic ball, it
The BB guns are capable of firing steel and plastic ball bearings over long distances.
Proskanzer and Ritter are involved in one of the two original LBL-suggested experiments, which is known as the Plastic Ball experiment, after a particular piece of detecting equipment.
The red plastic ball, which deflected a shot past Liverpool keeper Pepe Reina in a 1-0 victory for Sunderland last month, was donated to the museum by greengrocer Kevin Barlow after his winning bid of 411.77 pounds.
The new craze involves being strappedinto a giant, see-through, plastic ball with a pal and rolled down a hill.
A Gwynedd County Council spokesman described the toy as a coloured plastic ball, with spikes,filled with a glutinous liquid,attached to a stretchy length of thick rubber which is fixed to a ring which is placed on the finger.
Realistic-looking imitation guns and air weapons which shoot small plastic ball bearings are also easy to buy over the internet, and have been known to be converted if they fall into the wrong hands.
The 64-year-old Hungarian professor has come up with a puzzle called 360, which is a clear plastic ball holding six small balls of different colours.
Yo-balls are a weighted plastic ball attached to a length of rubber that can stretch 8ft.
RSPCA officers picked up the runaway rodent on the M6 as he dodged speeding cars in his plastic ball.