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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.
When they telescopically spotted the galaxy associated with the burster it turned out to be one of the most distant objects ever identified, some 18 billion light-years away.
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We've seen pulsars and we've seen bursters, but never together in the same source," says codiscoverer Chryssa Kouveliotou of the Universities Space Research Association (USRA) and NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
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Following the coordinator's visit to a NASA/AAVSO workshop at Huntsville, Alabama in 2000, a challenge was issued to our patrollers to image optical counterparts of Gamma Ray Bursters, which was achieved by several observers.
In addition to the cranial outlines, dorsoventral landmarks included: cervical sensilla, origin of the coronal suture, egg bursters, dorsal mandibular articulations, origin of occipital suture, corneal lenses (17) one, two and three (18), anteromaxillary margins, cervical notches, and tentorial pits on the venter.
Field trials showed that standard bursters were too small to disseminate GA due to the low volatility of the agent.
Because of its robotic capability, the telescope will be able to react instantaneously to detection of gamma-ray bursters by satellite and, within seconds,gather optical data to investigate these remarkable objects in unprecedented detail.
Gamma ray bursters are the most violent explosions since the Big Bang but scientists are baffled as to what causes them.
In addition, four new operating divisions have been formed under the NASSCO umbrella: International Pipe Bursters Association (IPBA), International Chemical Grout Association (ICGA), North American Grout Marketing Association (NAGMA) and the Trenchless Equipment Manufacturers Association (TEMA).