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6:39 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Not a telescope [ldcheap.com]

ok i need answers on two question:

1.What is this?
2.what is this used for?

url with exact answers will do i too but please try to answer first.

i hope that this gizmo was not yet in past gizmos.

Jon

6:53 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Is it a relative of a sextant?
6:56 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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i think not, at least it is not used on sea.
6:58 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Hi JonB,

Don't worry this is an original gizmo. Never saw it before anywhere.

Is it some kind of gauge used in some manufacturing process?

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Is it some kind of gauge used in some manufacturing process?
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"gauge" has 5 different interpretation in my english-slovene dict. so i am not sure about this but i think it is not gauge.

and it is not used in manufactoring process.

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Does it use any light or optics?

Are some wires or plugs missing from the unit?

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Does it use any light or optics?
you dont "look" into this,at least that is how i undertand from description.

Are some wires or plugs missing from the unit? i think that is all what is displayed.

7:28 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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Anything to do with laser?
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not laser, but to make it is placed between some source and some other thing.

i think it is a hard one(or no one is here) so i will help a little.

i am not 100% sure but i think it is not laser..there is noi mention of laser on that page but something other in form of ray.

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Does it have a medical use?
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korkus: no medical use.
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collimator:

  • a tube containing a convex achromatic lens at one end and a slit at the other with the slit at the focus of the lens; light rays leave the slit as a parallel beam

  • a telescope arranged and used to determine errors of collimation, both vertical and horizontal.

  • used for producing a beam of parallel rays

  • used for alignment or for X-ray lithography

    [edit]correct spelling[/edit]

    [edited by: coconutz at 8:05 pm (utc) on Dec. 28, 2002]

  • 8:02 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    coconutz i think all answers are : NO

    although maybe number one is somehow clsoe to describing object but not used for that purpose i think.

    [edited by: JonB at 8:04 pm (utc) on Dec. 28, 2002]

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    ok to make it more interesting and not waste too mcuh peoples time- the WHOLE package has soemthign to do with neutrons.
    8:08 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Epithermal neutron beam configuration 1998
    8:11 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    The BNCT interdisciplinary group in the Czech republic decided as a first priority to initiate the glioma clinical trial at the LVR reactor of NRI. The principal aim now is to prepare the Phase I trial, to establish maximum tolerated dose by healthy tissue when irradiating with BSH drug. The activity has been concentrated in this final stage also on improvement of the parameters of the beam. The treatment protocol was prepared and put forward to corresponding authorities for approval?

    Boron Neutron Cancer therapy?

    8:18 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    scott. i think it is incorrect.(as object or project) give me picture to judge, maybe it is the same thing but i think it is not .also i am not asking for what is WHOLE package but jsut this object.
    8:23 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Boron Neutron Cancer therapy?
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    i cant find any refernece to medicine on pages that have this object.
    8:23 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    [nri.cz...]

    I guess the 'C' stands for capture..not cancer.

    8:26 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    scott, i think you dont have the right one.
    8:28 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    ok..to make it more easier...this is NOT detector but word "detector" is somehwere here,placed near this object ;)
    8:32 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    [phy.duke.edu...]

    www.phy.duke.edu/resources/ shop/image05.jpg

    Shadow cone

    Used to minimize the direct illumination of a neutron detector by placing it between a neutron source and the detector. This method allows for an accurate background determination, i.e., the scattering of neutrons from the floor, ceiling etc. into the neutron detector can be measured and subtracted off from the counts measured in the neutron detector without the Shadow Cone in place.

    8:32 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    particle accelerator for neutron radiography: a beam of particles penetrates the target, and the shadow of the device is captured.

    sometimes used to inspect nuclear reactors?

    8:34 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Actually the actual picture in reference is here:

    [phy.duke.edu...]

    8:36 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    FINALLY - i was starting to worry now :) ...after mentioning "neutron" and then "detector" all you had to do was search for "neutron detector". pic in page 2 at google image search.

    scott you win! congratulations!

    url:
    [phy.duke.edu...]

    btw, first i wanted to use Space Star Neutron Detector Array but i was afraid that it is too easy to guess...

    lgn

    8:37 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    [www-old.phy.duke.edu...]

    I think this is the correct url, they must be
    updating the website as the picture keeps changing.

    [edited by: lgn at 8:39 pm (utc) on Dec. 28, 2002]

    8:38 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    congrats ScottM
    8:43 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    Sweet! Now what happens? I've never won before. Is it like winning the powerball lottery? What's my take after taxes and can I take it in a lump sum? :)

    lgn

    8:44 pm on Dec 28, 2002 (gmt 0)

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    I joined this one near the end, after all the
    easy hints. Wasn't this supposed to start at
    10:00 PM GMT.

    O well missed again.

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    ign,originaly planed 7 pm...then somethign came up..i said 10 pm but then "that something" went away and i saw how much dissapointed "i-forgot-his-nick" was - so i put it back to 7:30 .sorry for this.
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