2016年7月13日 星期三

unsuspecting, stealth, algae, algae bloom, granule,

  An algae bloom in southeast Florida has grown so large, it's visible from space.

An algae bloom in southeast Florida has grown so large it’s visible from space. A NASA satellite snapped an image of the algal bloom in early May as it fes

 Trained as a botanist, Anna Atkins developed an interest in photography as a means of recording botanical specimens for a scientific reference book, British Algae: Cyanotype Impressions. This publication was one of the first uses of light-sensitive materials to illustrate a book. Instead of traditional letterpress printing, the book's handwritten text and illustrations were created by the cyanotype method. Atkins printed and published Part I of British Algae in 1843 and in doing so established photography as an accurate medium for scientific illustration. 


Sneaky Judges Find Their Pianist

The Polish musician Rafal Blechacz was chosen to receive the $300,000 Gilmore Artist Award, given every four years to an unsuspecting pianist deemed worthy of a great career.


Writing laws to catch patent trolls, individuals who buy up lots of vaguely worded patents and then use them to extract cash from unsuspecting victims, without endangering everyone else is hard. Having tried once before, America's Congress is having another go. The Innovation Act looks set to become law by the end of the year http://econ.st/1iDMzSa



A Sophisticated Instagram Alternative

Maybe Instagram's privacy blunder took the bloom off the rose, but that's no reason to stop sharing photos through social media as Instagram alternatives like Tadaa continue to emerge.



A Stealth Tax Subsidy for Business Faces New Scrutiny

Many companies are borrowing money for projects using tax-exempt bonds called qualified private activity bonds, costing federal taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars.

U.S. Aides Believe China Examined Stealth Copter

Officials believe Pakistan let Chinese engineers photograph the remains of a helicopter used in the Osama bin Laden raid that was equipped with classified technology.

American Airliner Tries Out Biofuel

Biofuels have gotten a bit of a bad reputation. They take away valuable
agricultural products that could be used to fill empty stomachs and can be
difficult to deliver to market. Could a biofuel made from algae change

The DW-WORLD Article

Sapphire Energy
, which says it's producing the chemical equivalent of gasoline from algae, has come out of stealth mode, announcing that it raised $50 million from investors including Arch Rock Ventures and Venrock.

Tourists playing Wednesday along the shore in Qingdao, which has been hit with a near-record bloom of green, stringy algae the Chinese call
With Surf Like Turf, Huge Algae Bloom Befouls China Coast


Qingdao, one of China's biggest seaside destinations, has been hit with a near-record algae bloom, leaving its popular beaches covered in a green, sticky muck.

To Save Olympic Sailing Races, China Fights Algae
In the city of Qingdao, thousands of people are mobilized to clean up an algal bloom choking the coastline and threatening to impede the competition.

    1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
    2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
    3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done: a butcher's block.
    4. Such a piece upon which persons are beheaded.
    5. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
    6. Printing. A large amount of text.
    7. Sports. A starting block.
  1. A stand from which articles are displayed and sold at an auction: Many priceless antiques went on the block.
  2. A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed: a hat block.
  3. A substance, such as wood or stone, that has been prepared for engraving.
    1. A pulley or a system of pulleys set in a casing.
    2. An engine block.
  4. A bloc.
  5. A set of like items, such as shares of stock, sold or handled as a unit.
  6. A group of four or more unseparated postage stamps forming a rectangle.
  7. Canadian. A group of townships in an unsurveyed area.
    1. A usually rectangular section of a city or town bounded on each side by consecutive streets.
    2. A segment of a street bounded by consecutive cross streets and including its buildings and inhabitants.
  8. A large building divided into separate units, such as apartments.
  9. A length of railroad track controlled by signals.
  10. The act of obstructing.
  11. Something that obstructs; an obstacle.
    1. Sports. An act of bodily obstruction, as of a player or ball.
    2. Football. Legal interference with an opposing player to clear the path of the ball carrier.
  12. Medicine. Interruption or obstruction of a physiological function: nerve block.
  13. Psychology. A sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression. Also called mental block.
  14. Slang. The human head: threatened to knock my block off.
  15. A blockhead.

v., blocked, block·ing, blocks. v.tr.
  1. To shape into a block or blocks.
  2. To support, strengthen, or retain in place by means of a block.
  3. To shape, mold, or form with or on a block: block a hat.
    1. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct: block traffic.
    2. To shut out from view: a curtain blocking the stage.
    3. To stop the passage of (a motion or bill) in a legislative assembly.
  4. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out: block out a plan of action; block out stage movements.
  5. Sports. To impede the movement of (an opponent or the ball) by physical interference.
  6. Medicine. To interrupt or obstruct the proper functioning of (a physiological process), especially by the use of drugs.
  7. Psychology. To fail to remember.
  8. To run (trains) on a block system.
  1. Sports. To obstruct the movement of an opponent.
  2. To suffer a mental block. Often used with on: I blocked on his name.
phrasal verb:
block out
  1. To cover over so as to be illegible: block out sensitive information from a document before releasing it.
  2. To repress (a traumatic event, for example) from conscious memory.
go on the block
  1. To be offered for sale.
out of the blocks
  1. From a starting position, as in a race or contest: The company has in the past been slow out of the blocks to adapt to consumer tastes.
put on the block
  1. To offer for sale.
[Middle English blok, from Old French bloc, from Middle Dutch.]
blocker block'er n.
SYNONYMS block, hide, obscure, obstruct, screen, shroud. These verbs mean to cut off from sight: a tree that blocked the view; a road hidden by brush; mist that obscured the mountain peak; skyscrapers obstructing the sky; a fence that screens the alley; a face shrouded by a heavy veil. See also synonyms at hinder1, obstacle.


Pronunciation: /ˈalɡə/ 


/ˈaldʒiː/ /ˈalɡiː/)

plural noun
very simple, usually small plants that grow in or near water and do not have ordinary leaves or roots


(blūm) pronunciation
    1. The flower of a plant.
    2. Something resembling the flower of a plant: “Her hair was caught all to one side in a great bloom of frizz” (Anne Tyler).
    1. The condition of being in flower: a rose in full bloom.
    2. A condition or time of vigor, freshness, and beauty; prime: “the radiant bloom of Greek genius” (Edith Hamilton).
  1. A fresh, rosy complexion: “She was short, plump, and fair, with a fine bloom” (Jane Austen).
    1. A waxy or powdery whitish to bluish coating on the surface of certain plant parts, as on cabbage leaves or on a plum or grape.
    2. A similar coating, as on newly minted coins.
    3. Grayish blotches or streaks on the surface of chocolate produced by the formation of cocoa butter crystals.
    4. Chemistry. See efflorescence (sense 3).
  2. Glare that is caused by a shiny object reflecting too much light into a television camera.
  3. A visible, colored area on the surface of bodies of water caused by excessive planktonic growth.

v., bloomed, bloom·ing, blooms. v.intr.
    1. To bear a flower or flowers.
    2. To support plant life in abundance: rains that made the yard bloom.
  1. To shine; glow.
  2. To grow or flourish with youth and vigor.
  3. To appear or expand suddenly: White vapor bloomed from the side of the rocket's fuel tank.
  1. To cause to flourish.
  2. Obsolete. To cause to flower.
[Middle English blom, from Old Norse blōm.]
bloomy bloom'y adj.
SYNONYMS bloom, blossom, efflorescence, florescence, flower, flush, prime. These nouns denote a condition or time of greatest vigor and freshness: beauty in full bloom; the blossom of a great romance; the efflorescence of humanitarianism; the florescence of Greek civilization; in the flower of youthful enthusiasm; in the flush of their success; the prime of life.

bloom2 (blūm) pronunciation
  1. A bar of steel prepared for rolling.
  2. A mass of wrought iron ready for further working.
[Middle English blome, lump of metal, from Old English blōma.]

gran·ule (grăn'yūl) pronunciationn.
  1. A small grain or pellet; a particle.
  2. Geology. A rock or mineral fragment larger than a sand grain and smaller than a pebble, between 2 and 4 millimeters in diameter.
  3. Astronomy. One of the small, transient, brilliant markings in the photosphere of the sun.
  4. Biology. A cellular or cytoplasmic particle, especially one that stains readily.
[Late Latin grānulum, diminutive of Latin grānum, grain.]


━━ n. 【冶】塊鉄.


--> ━━ n. ((集合的)) 花; 開花期, 花[真っ]盛り; (顔の)健康色, サクラ色; (果実・葉などの)蝋粉(ろうふん).
come into bloom 咲き出す; (才能などが)花開く.
in (full) bloom 花が開いて[満開で].
in the bloom of …が真っ盛りで.
out of bloom 盛りを過ぎて.
take the bloom off …のつや消しになる, だいなしにする.
━━ v. 咲く[かせる]; 栄える.
bloom・er ━━ n. 〔俗〕 =boner; 花の咲く植物; 最盛期にある人.
bloom・ing ━━ a., ad., n. はつらつとした; 〔英話〕 途方もない; 花の咲いている; 最盛の; 途方もなく; 【電子工】焦点ぼけ; 【物】反射防止膜.

blue-green algae Show phonetics
plural noun
a poisonous type of plant that grows on the surface of lakes in warm weather

noun [U]
movement which is quiet and careful in order not to be seen or heard, or secret or indirect action:
These thieves operate with terrifying stealth - they can easily steal from the pockets of unsuspecting travellers.
It would seem that some politicians would prefer to use financial stealth rather than legislation to produce change.
The weapons had been acquired by stealth.

stealthy footsteps

"My mother knows I shy away from posing for photos, so she stealthily snapped this shot while I crossed the river, one careful step at a time."

"A valet, of stealthy step, thence conducted me, in silence, through many dark and intricate passages in my progress to the studio of his master." — Edgar Allan Poe, "The Fall of the House of Usher"

stealth·y (stĕl'thē) pronunciation
adj., -i·er, -i·est.
Marked by or acting with quiet, caution, and secrecy intended to avoid notice. See synonyms at secret.

stealthily stealth'i·ly adv.
stealthiness stealth'i·ness n.


Pronunciation: /ʌnsəˈspɛktɪŋ/
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  • (of a person or animal) not aware of the presence of danger; feeling no suspicion:anti-personnel mines lie in wait for their unsuspecting victims