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Charged (album)
Charged is the second full-length album by stoner rock band Nebula. It was released in 2001 and was the band's last album on Sub Pop records before switching to Liquor And Poker. This is also the last album featuring former Fu Manchu bandmate, Mark Abshire, on Bass. The third track Giant was featured in Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 4

Charger
Charger may refer to:*NATO code name for the Tupolev Tu-144 supersonic transport*Convair Charger prototype light attack and observation aircraft which competed unsuccessfully for role filled by OV-10

Charging (ice hockey)
Charging is a minor penalty in ice hockey. Rule 41 of the NHL rulebook dictates that charging "shall mean the actions of a player or goalkeeper who, as a result of distance traveled, shall violently check an opponent in any manner

Chariot (Chinese constellation)
The Chariot mansion is one of the Twenty-eight mansions of the Chinese constellations. It is one of the southern mansions of the Vermilion Bird.-Asterisms:

Charisma (elm hybrid)
The elm cultivar Charisma was derived from a crossing of two hybrids grown at the Morton Arboretum, Accolade and Vanguard . Charisma is similar in stature to the American Elm, and has glossy, deep-green foliage

Charisma (film)
is a 1999 film directed by Japanese director Kiyoshi Kurosawa. The film is about a dispute between a number of people about a unique but possibly toxic tree growing in an un-named forest.

Charity
-Concepts and practices:* Charity , the practice of benevolent giving and caring* Charity , the Christian theological concept of unlimited love and kindness* Principle of charity in philosophy and rhetoric

Charity (name)
Charity is an English feminine given name derived from the English word charity. It was used by the Puritans as a virtue name. An earlier form of the name, Caritas, was an early Christian name in use by Romans.

Charity (play)
Charity is a drama in four acts by W. S. Gilbert that explores the issue of a woman who had lived with a man as his wife without ever having married. The play analyses and critiques the double standard in the Victorian era concerning the treatment of men and women who had sex outside of marriage, anticipating the "problem plays" of Shaw and Ibsen

Charity (practice)
The practice of charity means the voluntary giving of help to those in need who are not related to the giver.- Etymology :The word "charity" entered the English language through the Old French word "charité" which was derived from the Latin "caritas".Originally in Latin the word caritas meant preciousness, dearness, high price

Charivari
Charivari is the term for a French folk custom in which the community gave a noisy, discordant mock serenade, also pounding on pots and pans, at the home of newlyweds. The loud, public ritual evolved to a form of social coercion, for instance, to force an as-yet-unmarried couple to wed

Charlas
Charlas is a commune in the Haute-Garonne department in southwestern France.-Population:-References:*

Charlatan
A charlatan is a person practicing quackery or some similar confidence trick in order to obtain money, fame or other advantages via some form of pretense or deception.

Charlatan (disambiguation)
A charlatan is a trickster or con artist.Charlatan may also refer to:* The Charlatan, a student newspaper at Carleton University in Ontario, Canada* The Charlatan , a 1917 film directed by Michael Curtiz

Charlemagne (disambiguation)
Charlemagne was King of the Franks from 768 and Emperor of the Romans from 800.Charlemagne may also refer to:-People:* Peter II, Count of Savoy , called "the Little Charlemagne"

Charlemagne (wine)
Charlemagne is a little used Appellation d'origine contrôlée at Grand Cru level for white wine in Côte de Beaune subregion of Burgundy. The vineyards that can use this AOC are located within the communes of Aloxe-Corton and Pernand-Vergelesses

Charlene
Charlene may refer to:* Charlene , people with the given name Charlene* "Charlene" by Anthony Hamilton* "Charlene ", a song by Stephen And The Colberts

Charlene (given name)
-Nonfiction:* Charlene, Princess of Monaco , South African swimmer and wife of Albert II, Prince of Monaco* Charlene , American R&B singer

Charlene (song)
"Charlene" is an R&B–soul song written by American singer-songwriter Anthony Hamilton and songwriter/producer Mark Batson for Hamilton's second studio album, Comin' from Where I'm From

Charleroi
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. , the total population of Charleroi was 201,593. The metropolitan area, including the outer commuter zone, covers an area of and had a total population of 522,522 as of 1 January 2008, ranking it as the fourth most populous in Belgium

Charles
Charles is a given name for males and is borrowed from the French form of the Latin Carolus Charles is a given name for males and is borrowed from the French form of the Latin Carolus

Charles (disambiguation)
Charles is a given name.Charles may also refer to:*Charles *Charles , a lunar crater*"Charles" , a short story by Shirley Jackson*Charles, Providence, Rhode Island, a neighborhood in Providence, Rhode Island

Charles (short story)
"Charles" is a short story by Shirley Jackson, first published in Mademoiselle in July 1948. It was later included in her 1949 collection, The Lottery and Other Stories, and her 1953 novel, Life Among the Savages

Charles's law
Charles' law is an experimental gas law which describes how gases tend to expand when heated. It was first published by French natural philosopher Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac in 1802, although he credited the discovery to unpublished work from the 1780s by Jacques Charles

Charleston (song)
"The Charleston" is a jazz composition that was written to accompany the Charleston dance. It was composed in 1923, with lyrics by Cecil Mack and music by James P. Johnson, who first introduced the stride piano method of playing. The song was featured in the American black Broadway musical comedy show Runnin' Wild

Charley horse
A charley horse is a popular North American colloquial term for painful spasms or cramps in the leg muscles, typically lasting anywhere from a few seconds to a few hours. Also known as a "Tommy Horse"

Charlie (Melt-Banana album)
Charlie is the third album by Melt-Banana. This album was the first release on their own label, A-Zap.Charlie marks a change in Melt-Banana's sound, the songs have gotten longer and a more "poppy" sound which would be further developed on the next few albums is present.

Charlie (song)
"Charlie" is a song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It is the third track on the first disc of their double album Stadium Arcadium. Kiedis has stated in interviews that the song is about a person's imaginative spark or inspiration.-Music video:

Charlie and Lola
Charlie and Lola are characters created by author Lauren Child. The siblings were originally introduced in a series of books that were later made into a television series. Despite being primarily aimed at children aged 3–7, the books and shows are popular with adults, due to humorous and relatable storylines

Charlie Brown (American Football League player)
Charles Edward Brown is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears. He played college football at Syracuse University, and in 1968, he played for the American Football League's Buffalo Bills

Charlie Brown (boxer)
Charlie "Choo Choo" Brown is a former professional boxer in the lightweight division.- Pro career :

Charlie Brown (football player)
Charles Brown Charles Brown Charles Brown (born October 29, 1958 in Charleston, South Carolina is a former professional American football wide receiver in the National Football League for six seasons for the Washington Redskins (and helped win Super Bowl XVII in his rookie season) and Atlanta Falcons

Charlie Brown (Indiana politician)
Charlie Brown is an American politician who is a Democratic member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He has represented the 3rd District since 1982.-Background:

Charlie Brown (song)
"Charlie Brown" is a popular Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller song that was a top-ten hit for The Coasters in the spring of 1959 . It went to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles charts, and was the first of three top-ten hits for the Coasters that year

Charlotte (Amtrak station)
The Charlotte Amtrak Station in Charlotte, North Carolina is served by three passenger trains. The street address is 1914 North Tryon Street, about to the northeast of downtown Charlotte.

Charlotte (band)
was an oshare kei rock band with their concept based around "school"; their official homepage titled "Yokohama Charlotte School" and their visual style consisting of school uniforms. This was reflected in their music which was light hearted punk rock.- History :

Charlotte (sloop)
The Charlotte was a sloop sunk in 1808 off the coast of New South Wales, Australia.The Charlotte was built in Sydney and registered at 16 tons on 19 December 1803

Charlotte (song)
"Charlotte" is a single by Bournemouth-based alternative rock band Air Traffic. Taken from the band's debut studio album Fractured Life, the track was released through Tiny Consumer, a record label division of EMI. "Charlotte" was first released as part of the band's debut single, a double a-side with "Just Abuse Me", on July 17, 2006

Charlotte (sternwheeler)
The Charlotte sternwheeler was built in 1896 by Alexander Watson for the Northern British Columbia Navigation Company. The partners of the NBCNC were Stephen Tingley, Senator James Reid and John Irving

Charlottetown
Charlottetown is a Canadian city. It is both the largest city on and the provincial capital of Prince Edward Island, and the county seat of Queens County. Named after Queen Charlotte, the wife of George III, Charlottetown was first incorporated as a town in 1855 and designated as a city in 1885

Charlottetown (disambiguation)
Charlottetown is the capital city of Prince Edward IslandCharlottetown may also refer to:- Communities :In Canada* Charlottetown , Newfoundland and Labrador, a town in Labrador

Charlottetown (soil series)
Charlottetown soil series is the name given to a deep fine sandy loam soil which has developed under forest vegetation on glacial till. This series occurs only on Prince Edward Island, where it is widespread and so important for agriculture that it has been designated as the Provincial Soil.This soil is an Orthic Humo-Ferric Podzol in the Canadian soil classification system

Charlton (hundred)
Charlton was a hundred in the English county of Berkshire. Like all hundreds, although never abolished, it effectively ceased to function after 1886.

Charm
Charm, charms, charmed or charming may refer to:* A Spell or incantation** any "lucky charm" such as amulets , touch pieces and painted pebbles,*** Italian charm bracelet

Charm (album)
Charm is the critically acclaimed third studio album from American rapper/record producer Danny! and the first of his records to be released commercially

Charm quark
The charm quark or c quark is the third most massive of all quarks, a type of elementary particle. Charm quarks are found in hadrons, which are subatomic particles made of quarks

Charmant
Charmant is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.-Population:

Charmed
Charmed is an American television series that originally aired from October 7, 1998, until May 21, 2006, on the now defunct The WB Television Network. The series was created in 1998 by writer Constance M

Charmer
Charmers were English practitioners of a specific kind of folk magic, specialising in supernatural healing. Other folk magic traditions include those of the cunning folk, the toad doctors and the girdle-measurers.

Charmer (Farthing Wood)
Charmer is a resident of White Deer Park and the daughter of Fox and Vixen.Charmer is a very attractive young vixen. She had a sister, Dreamer, who was killed at a young age by Scarface, an enemy of the family, and two brothers, Friendly and Bold.

Charmer (song)
"Charmer" is a song by American rock band Kings of Leon, and is the third single released from their 2007 album Because of the Times. It is the second track on the album.

Charmer (Strawbs song)
"Charmer" is a song by English band Strawbs featured on their 1976 album Deep Cuts.The song was written by Dave Cousins and Chas Cronk. The single version has some additional overdubs compared to the version on the album.-Release history:

Charmes
Charmes may refer to the following places in France:* Charmes, Aisne, a commune in the department of Aisne* Charmes, Allier, a commune in the department of Allier* Charmes, Côte-d'Or, a commune in the department of Côte-d'Or

Charnel house
A charnel house is a vault or building where human skeletal remains are stored. They are often built near churches for depositing bones that are unearthed while digging graves

Charnel House (publisher)
Charnel House is a horror fiction publishing house, specializing in limited edition books noted for their craftsmanship. Examples being The Regulators which featured bullets protruding from the front board and Last Call which featured endpapers made from untrimmed sheets of American dollar

Charon
Charon may refer to:Ancient world*Charon , in Greek mythology, the ferryman who ferried the dead to the underworld*Charon of Lampsacus, ancient Greek logographer

Charon (Marvel Comics)
Charon is a fictitious Marvel Comics villain who made his sole appearance in the 1993 X-Factor Annual #8.- Early life :The real identity of Charon is Charlie Ronalds. As a young boy, Charlie witnessed his parents' death at the hands of a mutant . Enraged, Charlie flung himself at the mutant, threatening to kill him

Charr
Charr may refer to:* Certain fish in the genus Salvelinus* Henri Charr, Assyrian filmmaker* USS Charr , a United States Navy Balao-class submarine- Entertainment :* Chaar, a fictional planet in Transformers

Charrm
Charrm was a British record label based in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK operated by the company Charrm Limited. It was founded in 1989 and ceased trading in 2002

Chars
Chars is a commune in the Val-d'Oise department in Île-de-France in northern France.-References:** -External links:* *

Chart
A chart is a graphical representation of data, in which "the data is represented by symbols, such as bars in a bar chart, lines in a line chart, or slices in a pie chart"

Charta
Charta is a town and municipality in the Santander Department in northeastern Colombia.

Charter
A charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified

Charter (disambiguation)
A charter is the grant of authority or rights.Charter may also refer to:* Project charter, a statement of the scope, objectives and participants in a project

Chartered
Charter or Chartered might refer to different things:* Charter, a legal document conferring rights or privileges* Chartered , a professional credential* Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, a manufacturing company

Chartreuse
Chartreuse may refer to:* Chartreuse * Chartreuse * Chartreuse Mountains, France* Grande Chartreuse, a monastery in the Chartreuse Mountains** Any Carthusian monastery, in the French language

Charybdis
Charybdis or Kharybdis was a sea monster, later rationalised as a whirlpool and considered a shipping hazard in the Strait of Messina.-The mythological background:

Charybdis (disambiguation)
Charybdis may refer to:*Charybdis, a sea monster in Greek mythology*Charybdis , a genus of crabs*Charybdis , a fictional character in DC Comics*Six ships of the Royal Navy that have been named HMS Charybdis

Diorite
Diorite is a grey to dark grey intermediate intrusive igneous rock composed principally of plagioclase feldspar , biotite, hornblende, and/or pyroxene. It may contain small amounts of quartz, microcline and olivine. Zircon, apatite, sphene, magnetite, ilmenite and sulfides occur as accessory minerals

Dioscorea opposita
Dioscorea opposita is a type of yam that may be eaten raw.

Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds
Dioxins and dioxin-like compounds are by-products of various industrial processes, and are commonly regarded as highly toxic compounds that are environmental pollutants and persistent organic pollutants . They include:

Dioxygen difluoride
Dioxygen difluoride is a compound with the formula . It exists as an orange solid that melts into a red liquid at −163 °C It is a strong oxidant and decomposes into and oxygen even at −160 °C .-Preparation:

DIP switch
DIP switches are manual electric switches that are packaged in a group in a standard dual in-line package

Diphenhydramine
Diphenhydramine hydrochloride is a first-generation antihistamine possessing anticholinergic, antitussive, antiemetic, and sedative properties which is mainly used to treat allergies. Like most other first-generation antihistamines, the drug also has a powerful hypnotic effect, and for this reason is often used as a non-prescription sleep aid

Diphtheria
Diphtheria is an upper respiratory tract illness caused by Corynebacterium diphtheriae, a facultative anaerobic, Gram-positive bacterium. It is characterized by sore throat, low fever, and an adherent membrane on the tonsils, pharynx, and/or nasal cavity

Diple
Diple, dvojnice, or dvojanke are a traditional woodwind musical instrument in Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian music.-The flute:

Diplock courts
The Diplock courts were a type of court established by the Government of the United Kingdom in Northern Ireland on 8 August 1973, in an attempt to overcome widespread jury intimidation associated with the Troubles. The right to trial by jury was suspended for certain "scheduled offences" and the court consisted of a single judge

Diploma of Higher Education
A Diploma of Higher Education is a higher education qualification in the United Kingdom. It is awarded after two years to three years' full-time study at a university or other higher education institution

Diplomacy
Diplomacy is the art and practice of conducting negotiations between representatives of groups or states

Diplomatic immunity
Diplomatic immunity is a form of legal immunity and a policy held between governments that ensures that diplomats are given safe passage and are considered not susceptible to lawsuit or prosecution under the host country's laws

Diplomatic mission
A diplomatic mission is a group of people from one state or an international inter-governmental organisation present in another state to represent the sending state/organisation in the receiving state

Dipole
In physics, there are several kinds of dipoles:*An electric dipole is a separation of positive and negative charges. The simplest example of this is a pair of electric charges of equal magnitude but opposite sign, separated by some distance. A permanent electric dipole is called an electret.*A magnetic dipole is a closed circulation of electric current

Dipole antenna
A dipole antenna is a radio antenna that can be made of a simple wire, with a center-fed driven element. It consists of two metal conductors of rod or wire, oriented parallel and collinear with each other , with a small space between them. The radio frequency voltage is applied to the antenna at the center, between the two conductors

Dipolog City
The City of Dipolog is a 1st class city and the capital of the province of Zamboanga del Norte on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao

Dipper
Dippers are members of the genus Cinclus in the bird family Cinclidae, named for their bobbing or dipping movements. They are unique among passerines for their ability to dive and swim underwater.-Description:

Dir (clan)
The Dir , or Theyr bin Abdalla as mentioned in the book "Futuh al-Habasha", is a Somali clan. Its members mostly live in northwestern Somalia and Djibouti, in addition to southern and central Somalia and the Ogaden.

Dirac comb
In mathematics, a Dirac comb is a periodic Schwartz distribution constructed from Dirac delta functions

Dirac delta function
The Dirac delta function, or δ function, is a generalized function depending on a real parameter such that it is zero for all values of the parameter except when the parameter is zero, and its integral over the parameter from −∞ to ∞ is equal to one. It was introduced by theoretical physicist Paul Dirac

Dire Straits
Dire Straits were a British rock band active from 1977 to 1995, composed of Mark Knopfler , his younger brother David Knopfler , John Illsley , and Pick Withers .Dire Straits' sound drew from a variety of musical influences, including jazz, folk, blues, and came closest

Direct debit
A direct debit or direct withdrawal is an instruction that a bank account holder gives to his or her bank to collect an amount directly from another account. It is similar to a direct deposit but initiated by the beneficiary

Direct democracy
Direct democracy is a form of government in which people vote on policy initiatives directly, as opposed to a representative democracy in which people vote for representatives who then vote on policy initiatives. Direct democracy is classically termed "pure democracy"

Direct Energy
Direct Energy is a North American retailer of energy and energy services. The company was founded in 1986. With over six million customer relationships in Canada and the United States, it is the largest energy and home services retailer in North America. The current President and Chief Executive Officer of the company is Chris Weston

Direct Rail Services
Direct Rail Services is a freight operating company created by British Nuclear Fuels Limited. The company started rail operations in 1995 using five heavily refurbished Class 20/3 diesel locomotives. Since then it has expanded greatly, and has acquired many more locomotives, most bought second-hand and subsequently refurbished

Direct-ethanol fuel cell
Direct-ethanol fuel cells or DEFCs are a subcategory of Proton-exchange fuel cells where the fuel, ethanol, is fed directly to the fuel cell.-Advantages:

Direct-Shift Gearbox
The Direct-Shift Gearbox , commonly abbreviated to DSG, is an electronically controlled dual clutch multiple-shaft manual gearbox, in a transaxle design - without a conventional clutch pedal, and with full automatic, or semi-manual control

Directed acyclic graph
In mathematics and computer science, a directed acyclic graph , is a directed graph with no directed cycles. That is, it is formed by a collection of vertices and directed edges, each edge connecting one vertex to another, such that there is no way to start at some vertex v and follow a sequence of edges that eventually loops back to v again.DAGs may be used to model

Directed-energy weapon
A directed-energy weapon emits energy in an aimed direction without the means of a projectile. It transfers energy to a target for a desired effect. Intended effects may be non-lethal or lethal

Directional antenna
A directional antenna or beam antenna is an antenna which radiates greater power in one or more directions allowing for increased performance on transmit and receive and reduced interference from unwanted sources.

Directional boring
Directional boring, commonly called horizontal directional drilling or HDD, is a steerable trenchless method of installing underground pipes, conduits and cables in a shallow arc along a prescribed bore path by using a surface launched drilling rig, with minimal impact on the surrounding area. Directional boring is used when trenching or excavating is not practical

Directional drilling
Directional drilling is the practice of drilling non-vertical wells. It can be broken down into three main groups: Oilfield Directional Drilling, Utility Installation Directional Drilling Directional drilling (or slant drilling) is the practice of drilling non-vertical wells. It can be broken down into three main groups: Oilfield Directional Drilling, Utility Installation Directional Drilling Directional drilling (or slant drilling) is the practice of drilling non-vertical wells. It can be broken down into three main groups: Oilfield Directional Drilling, Utility Installation Directional Drilling (or H.D.D

Directory Opus
Directory Opus is a popular file manager program, originally written for the Amiga computer system in the early to mid 1990s

Dirk Benedict
Dirk Benedict is an American movie, television and stage actor, perhaps best known for playing the characters Lieutenant Templeton "Faceman" Peck in The A-Team television series and Lieutenant Starbuck in the original Battlestar Galactica film and television series.-Early life:Benedict was born Dirk Niewoehner in Helena, Montana, the son of Pricilla

Dirk Hartog
Dirk Hartog was a 17th century Dutch sailor and explorer. Dirk Hartog's expedition was the third European group to land on Australian soil. He was the first to leave behind an artifact to record his visit, the Hartog plate. His name is sometimes alternatively spelled Dirck Hartog or Dierick Hartochsz

Dirk Hartog Island
Dirk Hartog Island is an island off the Gascoyne coast of Western Australia, within the Shark Bay World Heritage Area. It is about 80 kilometres long and between 3 and 15 kilometres wide and is Western Australia's largest and most western island. It covers an area of 620 square kilometres and is approximately 850 km north of Perth

Dirk Pitt
Dirk Pitt is a fictional character, the protagonist of a series of bestselling adventure novels written by Clive Cussler. The name Dirk Pitt is a registered trademark of Clive Cussler.-Character information and the supporting cast:

Dirksen Senate Office Building
The Dirksen Senate Office Building is the second office building constructed for members of the United States Senate in Washington, D.C., and was named for the late Minority Leader Everett Dirksen from Illinois in 1972.-History:

Dirt road
Dirt road is a common term for an unpaved road made from the native material of the land surface through which it passes, known to highway engineers as subgrade material. Dirt roads are suitable for vehicles; a narrower path for pedestrians, animals, and possibly small vehicles would be called a dirt track—the distinction is not well-defined

Dirt track racing
Dirt track racing is a type of auto racing performed on oval tracks. It began in the United States before World War I and became widespread during the 1920s and 30s. Two different types of racecars predominated—open wheel racers in the Northeast and West and stock cars in the South

Dirty Diana
"Dirty Diana" is a song by American songwriter and recording artist Michael Jackson that is featured on Jackson's seventh studio album, Bad. The song was released by Epic Records on April 18, 1988 as the fifth single from Bad. The song presented a harder rock sound similar to that of "Beat It" from the album Thriller

Dirty South (album)
Dirty South is the debut solo album by Rasheeda. The album features the hit single "Do It". Dirty South was not well received and she was released from her contract with Motown Records.

Dirty War
The Dirty War was a period of state-sponsored violence in Argentina from 1976 until 1983. Victims of the violence included several thousand left-wing activists, including trade unionists, students, journalists, Marxists, Peronist guerrillas and alleged sympathizers, either proved or suspected

Disability Discrimination Act 1992
The Disability Discrimination Act 1992 was an act passed by the Parliament of Australia in 1992 to promote the rights of people with disabilities in certain areas such as housing, education and provision of goods and services

Disaccharide
A disaccharide or biose is the carbohydrate formed when two monosaccharides undergo a condensation reaction which involves the elimination of a small molecule, such as water, from the functional groups only. Like monosaccharides, disaccharides form an aqueous solution when dissolved in water

Disc brake
The disc brake or disk brake is a device for slowing or stopping the rotation of a wheel while it is in motion.A brake disc is usually made of cast iron, but may in some cases be made of composites such as reinforced carbon–carbon or ceramic matrix composites. This is connected to the wheel and/or the axle

Disc jockey
A disc jockey, also known as DJ, is a person who selects and plays recorded music for an audience. Originally, "disc" referred to phonograph records, not the later Compact Discs. Today, the term includes all forms of music playback, no matter the medium.There are several types of disc jockeys

Discalced Carmelites
The Discalced Carmelites, or Barefoot Carmelites, is a Catholic mendicant order with roots in the eremitic tradition of the Desert Fathers and Mothers

Discant
Discant was a style of liturgical setting in the Middle Ages, associated with the development of the Notre Dame school of polyphony. It is a style of organum that includes a plainchant tenor part, with a "note against note" upper voice, moving in contrary motion

Disco ball
A disco ball is a roughly spherical object that reflects light directed at it in many directions, producing a complex display

Discocactus
Discocactus is a genus of tropical cactus. The name comes from the ancient Greek "diskos" because of its shape. Discocactus plants are endemic to southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia, and northern Paraguay. These species are in the risk of extinction in the wild.The plants have a slightly flattened spherical shape. Areoles bear sharp spines

Discodermolide
-Discodermolide is a recently discovered polyketide natural product found to be a potent inhibitor of tumor cell growth. The molecule's carbon skeleton is made up of eight polypropionate and four acetate units with 13 stereocenters.-History:

Discount rate
The discount rate can mean*an interest rate a central bank charges depository institutions that borrow reserves from it, for example for the use of the Federal Reserve's discount window.

Discovery
Discovery may refer to:* Discovery , observing or finding something unknown* Discovery , a character's learning something unknown* Discovery , a process in courts of law relating to evidence- Devices :

Discovery Bay, Washington
Discovery Bay is:* A small bay adjoining the Strait of Juan de Fuca on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State; this body of water was also historically called Port Discovery

Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel is an American satellite and cable specialty channel , founded by John Hendricks and distributed by Discovery Communications. It is a publicly traded company run by CEO David Zaslav

Discovery Records
Discovery Records was a United States-based record label known for its recordings of jazz music.Discovery was founded in 1948 by jazz fan and promoter Albert Marx

Discovery World
Discovery World is a museum located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, at 500 N. Harbor Drive. When the museum moved to Milwaukee's lakefront in 2006, it changed its name to Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. It formerly was located at 815 N. James Lovell Street.

Discrete-time Fourier transform
In mathematics, the discrete-time Fourier transform is one of the specific forms of Fourier analysis. As such, it transforms one function into another, which is called the frequency domain representation, or simply the "DTFT", of the original function . But the DTFT requires an input function that is discrete

Discretization
In mathematics, discretization concerns the process of transferring continuous models and equations into discrete counterparts. This process is usually carried out as a first step toward making them suitable for numerical evaluation and implementation on digital computers

Discrimination
Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. It involves the actual behaviors towards groups such as excluding or restricting members of one group from opportunities that are available to another group. The term began to be used as an expression of derogatory racial prejudice in the 1830s from Thomas D

Discus (fish)
Discus are a genus of three species of cichlid freshwater fishes native to the Amazon River basin. Discus are popular as aquarium fish and their aquaculture in several countries in Asia is a major industry.-Taxonomy:

Discus macclintocki
The Iowa Pleistocene snail, also known as the Pleistocene disk, scientific name Discus macclintocki, is a very small air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk.

Diseases of Canaries
Diseases of Canaries is a book by Robert Stroud. It was originally published in 1933. The author was well known as "The Bird Man of Alcatraz", Robert Stroud. He wrote this book while serving a life sentence

Diseases of poverty
Diseases of poverty is a term sometimes used to collectively describe diseases and health conditions that are more prevalent among the poor than among wealthier people. In many cases poverty is considered the leading risk factor or determinant for such diseases, and in some cases the diseases themselves are identified as barriers to economic development that would end poverty

DiSEqC
DiSEqC , pronounced "Die-Sec", is a special communication protocol for use between a satellite receiver and a device such as a multi-dish switch or a small dish antenna rotor

Dish Network
Dish Network Corporation is the second largest pay TV provider in the United States, providing direct broadcast satellite service—including satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services—to 14.337 million commercial and residential customers in the United States. Dish Network has approximately 24,500 employees, most of which are located within the U.S

Dishwasher
A dishwasher is a mechanical device for cleaning dishes and eating utensils. Dishwashers can be found in restaurants and private homes.Unlike manual dishwashing, which relies largely on physical scrubbing to remove soiling, the mechanical dishwasher cleans by spraying hot water, typically between at the dishes, with lower temperatures used for delicate items

Disk image
A disk image is a single file or storage device containing the complete contents and structure representing a data storage medium or device, such as a hard drive, tape drive, floppy disk, CD/DVD/BD, or USB flash drive, although an image of an optical disc may be referred to as an optical disc image