Discovery Day


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Discovery Day a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Discovery Day same as Columbus Day, above.
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  • Henry David Thoreau
    “We should come home from adventures, and perils, and discoveries every day with new experience and character.”


In literature:

With these Parisian neighbours, whose day of discovery antedated mine by several years.
"A Village of Vagabonds" by F. Berkeley Smith
Within a few days after this discovery, on October 10, a satellite of Neptune was discovered by Laselle.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
One day, however, in the year 2132, a great discovery was made by a man called Zarentzov.
"The Coming of the Ice" by G. Peyton Wertenbaker
Elizabeth let her go, thinking guiltily that there would be less danger of the discovery she seemed to be ever fearing these days.
"The Wind Before the Dawn" by Dell H. Munger
The discovery of letters and manuscripts may some day remove the mystery.
"William Shakespeare" by John Masefield
This led me to a discovery I made one day.
"Masterpieces of Mystery In Four Volumes" by Various
The day had not arrived, and this led to the discovery of the plot.
"Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak" by Harriette McDougall
But Lepas started off on a voyage of discovery one day, and not only invaded his compound, but actually entered his house.
"Tales of the Malayan Coast" by Rounsevelle Wildman
So the day following his unpleasant discovery, Tom Soher directed his steps towards the old woman's cottage.
"The Silver Lining" by John Roussel
On the tenth day after my discovery of the nest with its trio of eggs I went out as usual, for I could not abandon hope.
"A Bird-Lover in the West" by Olive Thorne Miller
Then, too, we were foot-sore in flesh and spirit, and after the day's experiences welcomed this haven as a genuine discovery.
"The Van Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
This great discovery is, we believe, due to the abolitionists of the present day.
"Cotton is King and The Pro-Slavery Arguments" by Various
Nine days after its discovery it was again invisible to the naked eye.
"A Popular History of Astronomy During the Nineteenth Century" by Agnes M. (Agnes Mary) Clerke
I remained ten days in the island, and went over all my former ground, but succeeded in making no further discoveries.
"The Cruise of the Betsey" by Hugh Miller
In spite of his fatigue from the trip, he stayed awake late into the night, going over in his mind the discoveries of the day.
"Deathworld" by Harry Harrison
The Panama Canal was not first proposed in our day; the scheme is as old as the discovery of the isthmus.
"Great Men and Famous Women. Vol. 6 of 8" by Various
Who knows but what he may surprise us with a wonderful discovery some day.
"The Banner Boy Scouts Snowbound" by George A. Warren
In a flash the whole man was plain to her, and her second great discovery of the day was made.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
Before Dr. Kingly, the head of our laboratory, died a few days ago, he made a very peculiar discovery.
"The Eyes Have It" by James McKimmey
So one fine day, this Lion set out on a voyage of discovery.
"The Talking Thrush" by William Crooke

In poetry:

Mangled hands
Tales of the Old Days
Discovery of the Sacred Pool
Mute-handed stillness baby cry
"The New Creatures" by James Douglas Morrison
And each party searched in a different way,
But to their regret at the end of the day;
Most unfortunately no discovery had been made,
Then they lost hope of finding him, and began to be afraid.
"The Tragic Death of the Rev. A.H. Mackonochie" by William Topaz McGonagall

In news:

The discovery of four bodies outside a Los Angeles home quickly led to the arrests of four people some 300 miles away and a day later in Las Vegas, police said.
In the old days, human beings got drunk on unsanitary, bacteria-ridden, fermented pulp provided by agricultural negligence and elated discovery.
Recently, kids who love the outdoors joined the Refuge Ranger for Discovery Day Camp at the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge.
Press Photos/Jon M Brouwer Renata Acuna, left, and Rachel Kramer, right, both 8, try to identify the rocks while at Blandford Nature Center's Summer Discovery Day Camp with a theme of Diggin' Geology'.
However, the holiday weekend itself gave me even more, thanks to a few culinary discoveries made in the course of turkey-day dinner, using up leftovers and kicking off the Christmas season.
Ho Holiday Giveaway Day 10: Discovery Kids Space Ship Laser Tag.
Eventful 15-Day Mission for Shuttle Discovery Ends.
2, "If You Want Me to Stay ( for a While )," the bluesy, boozy garage-rock jam off Mount Pleasant fourpiece Shark Week's self-titled debut EP, is scheduled for release Aug 10, two days before Shark Week begins on the Discovery Channel.
The sector generally remains depressed these days, even though researchers announced in June that they had decoded the human genome -- a landmark scientific discovery.
Watson expanded the boundaries of science writing to include not only the formal, public face of Nobel-winning discoveries but also the day-to-day life of working scientists—both inside and outside the lab .
Independence Day liftoff for Discovery.
Students from Discovery and Clark elementary schools and from the Center for Dance in Preston perform a dance Oct 3 to depict the life and return of salmon, in the Festival Spectacle show at Veterans Memorial Field during Salmon Days.
Four days after the discovery of two bodies and a car in a ditch in Hardeeville, the police chief said Tuesday there were a lot of leads to follow.
This past weekend I ushered in Fall with a three day paddle trip in the San Juan Islands with Discovery Sea Kayak, the premiere kayak outfitter on San Juan Island.
Seven astronauts aboard space shuttle Discovery completed three spacewalks over six days to replace the telescope 's worn and outdated equipment, including its failing gyroscopes, and perform several maintenance upgrades.

In science:

In the recent announcement (McArthur et al. 2004) of the discovery of a Neptune-sized planet on a 2.8 days orbit in the ̺1 Cnc system (which brought the number of planets in the systems to a total of four), H ST /FGS astrometry played again an important role.
Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets: A Review
If future discoveries of fainter Cepheids will decrease the mean period to say 20 days (hlog P i = 1.30) the galaxy distances will decrease by 0.06 mag on average.
The Hubble Constant: A Summary of the HST Program for the Luminosity Calibration of Type Ia Supernovae by Means of Cepheids
In the radio SN2004dj was detected only a few days following the optical discovery.
Radio Supernovae
The first is a HESS discovery (which the owners like to have written as H.E.S.S., though Astronomy and Astrophysics doesn’t always cooperate), and the second came from MAGIC (M.A.G.I.C. if you wish, though the day we saw it, there were more sand grains than periods flying around).
Astrophysics in 2006
In terms of selling the physics these days, one tries to sell physics as ”paradigm-changing” discoveries.
Round Table Discussion at the Final Session of FPCP 2008: The Future of Flavor Physics and CP
Discovering them at the LHC will be rather like looking for a needle in ∼ 100000 haystacks! Hence, big LHC discoveries will not occur on the first day of highenergy collisions, but will require the patient accumulation of integrated luminosity and good understanding of the detectors.
Physics Beyond the Standard Model
Recently, Lorimer et al. (2007) reported a discovery of a strong millisecond extragalactic radio burst with peculiar properties and estimated that the cosmological rate for this radio burst is ∼ 50 Gpc−3 day−1 which is in correspondence with the statistically estimated rate of hyperflares.
Diffuse high energy neutrinos and cosmic rays from hyperflares of soft-gamma repeaters
Gaia discovery space for planets of given mass and orbital radius compared to the present-day sensitivity of other indirect detection methods, namely Doppler spectroscopy and transit photometry.
Gaia and the Astrometry of Giant Planets
The observations of GRBs, made possible by the large flotilla (see Fig. 9) of space observatories in the gamma-ray, X-ray and visible energy ranges as well as by Earthbound telescopes in the visible and radio energies, has led to the discovery of a GRB almost every day.
Fundamental physics from black holes, neutron stars and gamma-ray bursts
Two XMM-Newton observations of SN 2011dh performed ∼7 and 11 days after the discovery revealed that the X-ray spectrum changes significantly at about 10 days after the explosi on.
Observations of the post shock break-out emission of SN 2011dh with XMM-Newton
The second, very-long-period (∼320 days)-system was discovery serendipitously in the H.E.S.S. survey, being one of the very few point-like (<2(cid:48) ) unidentified sources.
TeV Astronomy
Strong evidence for periodic X-ray variability with a very long period of 321±5 days has been reported [108], implying the discovery of a binary for the first time on the basis of TeV observations (see also Fig. 9).
TeV Astronomy
In those pre-QCD days some ideas emerged which were just awaiting the discovery of this theory to jump to the forefront.
Blois V: Summary Talk
We should however note, that lack of contact binaries among B-type MS has been signaled, although always with a recognition that it might be due to severe selection effects against discovery for periods close to 1-2 day.
Contact Stars in Microlensing Surveys
Fig. 1 shows the (O-C) (= ’observed minus calculated’) diagram for all observed turnons since the discovery of the source. ’Calculated’ turn-ons are based on a constant period of 34.85 days - a horizontal line in Fig. 1.
Variable precession of the neutron star in Her X-1