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Beacon,

city (1990 pop. 13,243), Dutchess co., SE N.Y., on the E bank of the Hudson River; settled 1663, inc. in 1913 when Fishkill Landing and Matteawan villages were united. Beacon's textile, printing, and other industries have declined, but the opening of Dia:Beacon, the world's largest museum of contemporary art, has stimulated a revival of the city. The Newburgh-Beacon Bridge connects the city with Newburgh on the west bank. An incline railway ascends Mt. Beacon, site of a monument to Revolutionary soldiers who built signal fires to warn of the coming of the British.

beacon

[′bē·kən]
(navigation)
A light, group of lights, electronic apparatus, or other device which emits identifying signals related to their positions so that the information so produced can be used by the navigator or pilots of aircraft and ships for guidance orientation or warning.
A structure where such a device is mounted or located.

beacon

1. a hill on which such fires were lit
2. a lighthouse, signalling buoy, etc., used to warn or guide ships in dangerous waters
3. a radio or other signal marking a flight course in air navigation
4. short for Belisha beacon
5. a stone set by a surveyor to mark a corner or line of a site boundary, etc.
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2) Backcountry skiers seach for a buried avalanche beacon in a mock rescue situation.
In fact, if Dia is understood to embody a unifying aesthetic vision, then it is because the shared character of much of the work that has been assembled at Beacon is premised on a distinct experience of space and time--specifically, on an encounter in real space from which a slow, ultimately attenuated experience of temporality is drawn.
MacDonald of the University of California, San Diego, suggested that free sodium atoms located in a layer from 90 to 100 km above Earth's surface and excited by a laser could serve as just such a beacon.
These forward-looking statements reflect Beacon Power Corporation's current views about future events and financial performances.
Crowning Beacon Tower will be a unique exterior lighting fixture--a beacon--designed by Fisher Marantz Stone, which will emphasize the sculptural forms at the top of the building.
For more information about the Solution Beacon or the Solution Beacon Foundation and the book, go to www.
Founded in 1989, Beacon Partners has quickly evolved as a leader in both the United States and Canada, in the IT, strategic, and operations consulting practices within the healthcare industry.
The Beacon Council will be presenting the second Chairman's Award, sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida, to the Carnival Center of the Performing Arts, the state-of-the-art facility that features the beautifully designed Ziff Ballet Opera House and the Knight Concert Hall, a versatile Studio Theater, private lounges and public plazas.
To support the evaluation, a detailed model was created to compare the indirect emissions of CO2 for one of Beacon Power's planned 20-MW flywheel plants versus the three major conventional power generation technologies (coal, natural gas, pumped-storage hydro) used today to perform frequency regulation.
Buddy Beacon also lets Helio members send out an SMS message asking their friends to flip on their Buddy Beacons.
Based on DOE-monitored and validated performance data collected thus far, the two Beacon Power demonstration systems are meeting what Beacon Power considers to be the most important requirements for frequency regulation services.
Beacon also plans to expand production to achieve its goal of 10 to 20 megawatts of revenue-generating service by the end of 2008.