Science / Biology / Appendix: Blind sac at the end of the large intestine that usually ruptures during final exams; a vestigial organ in humans.

Tide Predicting Machine

Science / Tides and Currents / Tide Predicting Machine: A mechanical analog machine especially designed to handle the great quantity of constituent summations required in the harmonic method. William Ferrel's Maxima and Minima Tide Predictor (described in MORE

Fourier Ring Correlation (FRC)

Science / Spiders / Fourier Ring Correlation (FRC): a measure of statistical dependency between two averages, computed by comparison of rings in Fourier space [Saxton and Baumeister, 1982]. As the Differential Phase Residual, the FRC is used to establi MORE


Entertainment / Literature / Excursus: (1) A detailed analysis of a particular point or argument--epecially when added as an appendix at the back of a book. (2) A scholarly digression or an additional discussion. MORE

Large Intestine

Science / Biology / Large Intestine: Consists of the cecum, appendix, colon, and rectum; absorbs some nutrients, but mainly prepares feces for elimination. MORE