• WordNet 3.6
    • n silicone any of a large class of siloxanes that are unusually stable over a wide range of temperatures; used in lubricants and adhesives and coatings and synthetic rubber and electrical insulation
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  • Bob Boschert
    Bob Boschert
    “Silicon Valley is like a person running around in front of a steamroller. You can outrun the steamroller on any given day. But if you ever sit down you get squashed.”
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    “Silicon Valley is a graveyard. Failure is Silicon Valley's greatest strength.”


In literature:

In like manner silicon-eisen, containing 9 per cent.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 586, March 26, 1887" by Various
Silicon mixed with oxygen makes silica or quartz.
"Young Folks' Library, Volume XI (of 20)" by Various
Silicon bronze can be furnished at prices far below those of the French manufacturers.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 508, September 26, 1885" by Various
This flashed in an atmosphere containing a vapor of a compound of silicon, became coated with silicon.
"Artificial Light" by M. Luckiesh
Chemistry told us that it was low in phosphorus, but very high in silicon.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
They were like Earth armadillos, except that they were silicon animals and not carbon like those of Earth.
"Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet" by Harold Leland Goodwin
As the silicon could not come directly from the carbon which surrounded the platinum, MM.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 365, December 30, 1882" by Various
The silicone animals live on the plants.
"Uller Uprising" by Henry Beam Piper, John D. Clark and John F. Carr
SILICON is a very widespread element (symbol Si), being an essential constituent of nearly all the rocks of the earth.
"The Working of Steel" by Fred H. Colvin
Formed from the predominant silicon of the planet, the creatures were living glass!
"Out Around Rigel" by Robert H. Wilson
Titanium will be referred to again in connection with silicon which it very closely resembles.
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Plenty of temperature to make silicones!
"Sand Doom" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
A silicon book-slate, eight inches by five inches.
"The Shadow World" by Hamlin Garland
That is, it is oxide of silicon.
"A Text-Book of Precious Stones for Jewelers and the Gem-Loving Public" by Frank Bertram Wade
About half of the rest of the atoms are of a kind called silicon.
"Letters of a Radio-Engineer to His Son" by John Mills
The water began rising in the walls of the hole, sealed into a shining shaft of fused rock and silicon by the laser beams.
"The Thirst Quenchers" by Rick Raphael
They're evidently a silicon rather than a carbon form of life.
"Jimsy and the Monsters" by Walt Sheldon
Of late years I have used with excellent results granite silicon plaster for ceilings and walls.
"Cottage Building in Cob, Pisé, Chalk and Clay" by Clough Williams-Ellis
It is oftenest found in combination with oxygen and silicon.
"Earth and Sky Every Child Should Know" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Hence the importance of having the silicon-content constant.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7" by Various

In news:

Silicon Valley-based startups raise, on average, a third more capital than those in other areas, the report said.
A recent clothing swap, it may have looked more like a Silicon Valley launch party because no one brought their old clothes, just their smartphones.
Buzzard , a popular author, speaker, and a pastor in Silicon Valley, offers advice to married men on wooing their wives in the same way they did during courtship.
Cubic Transportation Systems Inc received a $10 million contract to deliver the Clipper Card fare collection system to the Bay Area Rapid Transit District's (BART) expanded train service into Silicon Valley.
Former Microsoft programmer talks about his hometown, Silicon Valley.
Cyclic Silicone vs Volatile Silicone.
These really tailor-made silicone wristbands are plastic wrist bands created from 100Per cent silicon.
Larry Summers to join Silicon Valley venture firm.
The Founder of Robot Maker, Kiva , Couldn't Get Silicon Valley to Fund Him.
After all, the conventional wisdom is that only the Chinese produce cheap Internet knockoffs , while real Silicon Valley companies design products from scratch.
Some 70 multinational firms have opened, employing 20,000 skilled workers – Poles and foreigners alike – in Krakow , which some call a small Silicon Valley of Central Europe.
Woman Undergoes 100 Silicone Injections To Look Like Jessica Rabbit.
Woman Undergoes 100 Silicone Injections To Look Like Jessica Rabbit and new lips.
Lightweight, silicone-covered wire whisks ($8 at Anthropologie, 50 Rockefeller Plaza, nr 51st St. 212-246-0386) add color to your counter and whimsy to whipping up a recipe.
Silicones aren't made to run, but they are made to fly.

In science:

Type Ia supernovae show a clear silicon absorption line at 6700 ˚A while Type Ib supernovae show evidence of helium lines.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Because of their lack of hydrogen, observed silicon, and characteristic light curves, SNe Ia are generally believed to be the result of an explosion of a degenerate object, namely a white dwarf.
Rates and Progenitors of Type Ia Supernovae
Figure 3. Calculated energy band gap variation in the structures with P1 and P3 along the normal direction to the interface. The position of the topmost silicon of the substrate, shown in Fig. 2, is the set to be the origin of the distance.
Direct Observation of Site-specific Valence Electronic Structure at Interface: SiO2/Si Interface
The tracking system is made of several layers of silicon pixel and silicon strip detectors and covers the region j· j < 2:5.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Much of the endcap is covered by a preshower detector with two planes of silicon strip readout.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Silicon layers compatible with the muon tra jectory are then determined, and a region of interest within them is deflned to perform regional track reconstruction.
The CMS High Level Trigger
At Level-3, a muon must have more than 5 silicon hits in total from the pixels and silicon strips.
The CMS High Level Trigger
Silicon should be only slightly increased in stars with M > 40M⊙ (Fran çois et al.
The chemical evolution of the Milky Way: from light to heavy elements
Hedler, A., Klaumunzer, S. L. & Wesch, W. Amorphous silicon exhibits a glass transition.
Glass transition and random packing in the hard sphere system
Both options for the ILC central tracking detector, a high resolution TPC and a large lowmass tracker consisting of silicon strip detectors, are addressed in this activity.
Data Acquisition in the EUDET Project
We have similarly attempted to constrain temperatures from silicon lines arising from neighboring ionization stages, but this has proven difficult.
The magnetic Bp star 36 Lyncis, II. A spectroscopic analysis of its co-rotating disk
In the case of silicon, only two unblended Si III lines are strong enough to be visible.
The magnetic Bp star 36 Lyncis, II. A spectroscopic analysis of its co-rotating disk
Before the fins overlap, the thickness of the SiO is much less than that of the silicon and the structure behaves as a unilateral finline.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
We expect to measure the R.F. response of these detectors in the near future, demonstrating the operation of a finline transition on a silicon substrate for the first time.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
Formal verification techniques have been playing an important role in pre-silicon validation processes.
A Formal Verification Methodology for Checking Data Integrity