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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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After the complete development of the embryonic egg, it splits into two through the lateral hatching line with the help of the egg burster. The hatching line which goes through the middle of the micropylar ring is separated into two (Fig.
(1) Gamma ray bursters have been traced to their sources 9-12 billion light years away.
The astronomers still don't know what caused this particular immense burster. One conjecture compares it to what you get when a black hole swallows up a neutron star, but that's all pure speculation so far.
The hydraulic pipe renewal system TERRA-EXTRACTOR X 400 is a cable burster (wire burster) which replaces old pipes from 1 1/2 inches up to 10 inches.
The original Chest Burster that emerged from John Hurt in the 1979 cult film, went complete with controls for gills, arms, saliva and jaws.
The final task is to install an "Air Burster" compressor system onto the pumps that will backblow against the screens to eliminate algae, leaves or other debris that might collect on them.
"When you think of the concept of the chest burster you start to feel strangled," she says.
'We've treated him the same way as our Play Games, who also used to be a burster. Maybe we could market the cure when we retire from training!'
This stellar system made headlines in 1975 when the Astronomical Netherlands Satellite revealed it as the first known X-ray burster in the heavens.
The 2.7V6 twin-turbo (same as the XJ Diesel) is an absolute burster of an engine, but Jaguar have excelled themselves in making the oil-burning XF remarkably refined and quiet, thanks in no small measure to the silky six-speed auto, which gives thumping urge in Sport mode or cathedral-quiet cruising in Drive.
Coupling pressure during the dehydration process was recorded with a DMS load cell (Type 8416-5500, range 0 - 500 N; amplification with an inline amplifier for DMS, Type 9235; Burster, Gernsbach, Germany) between the AE transducer and the screw of the acrylic resin clamp.
The system includes a quiet-running hydraulic power pack, pit-launch burster, rods, pipe splitting arrow, expanding cones and pipe towing head.