A Flicker of Light

He watches me for three blinks, a variety of thoughts moving across his face like the flickering light of a campfire. I don't recognize any of them, his thoughts. I can't read them. “You were up three or four times during the night.

Author: Katie Powner

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493433768

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Secrets are like pennies. Everybody's got one, even the poorest among us. For generations, the Jensens have raised their families in the small Montana town of Moose Creek, where gossip spreads faster than the wind. Yet some secrets need to be told. When twenty-one-year-old Bea discovers she's pregnant on the heels of her husband losing his job, she's forced to admit she needs help and asks her dad for a place to stay. But past resentments keep her from telling him all that's going on. Mitch Jensen is thrilled to have a full house again, though he's unimpressed with Bea's decisions: dropping out of college, marrying so young--and to an idealistic city kid, of all things. Mitch hopes to convince Bea to return to the path he's always envisioned for her, but she's changed since her mom died. And he refuses to admit how much he's changed, too, especially now that he might be losing his mother as well. Grandma June is good at spinning stories, but there's one she's never told. Now that her mind is starting to fade, her time to tell it is running out. But if she reveals the truth before her memories are gone forever, the Jensen family will never be the same. "Powner will be the next big star in Christian fiction."--Library Journal starred review

Tempt The Pteron Chronicles 2

As soon as I stepped into the room, I noticed a flicker of light in the left most corner. I followed tentatively. Once again, I was following a light, and I really hoped Troy was right about lights being good things for me.

Author: Alyssa Rose Ivy

Publisher: Alyssa Rose Ivy


Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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Some flames are eternal... As if being one of the few female Pterons wasn’t hard enough, now Hailey is a hybrid. She doesn’t have time to even accept her new lightness nature before she’s tasked with saving the only world she’s ever known. Wyatt will do anything to help Hailey— that is if he can adjust to major changes of his own. With the fate of humanity hanging in the balance they must accept a challenge beyond any they have ever faced. *New Adult Paranormal Romance*1

Psychobiology of Stress

Neurophysiological effects of flicker Most people are not aware of the pulsations in the light from a fluorescent lamp because the pulsations are too small and too rapid to be seen . The pulsations may nevertheless affect the brain .

Author: Stefano Puglisi-Allegra

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780792306825

Category: Medical

Page: 274

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From a historical point of view the first studies on the response of the organism to stressful situations in general, and on the psychobiology of stress in particular, are probably those of Cannon and de la Paz, the physiologists who showed in 1911 that the adrenal medulla and the sympathetic system are involved in emergency situations. Cannon noted that the venous blood of cats frightened by barking dogs contained adrenaline, a response of the organism which was prevented by adrenalectomy or by section of the splanchnic nerve innervating the adrenal medulla. Cannon suggested that the adrenal medulla was acting in concert with the sympathetic nervous system, so that both systems were activated during stress. The role of the sympathetic system in response to stressful events was later emphasized by the experiments carried out by Maickel et al. (1967) and by Mason (1968): these authors clearly showed that stressors activate the sympathetic system causing it to release adrenaline and noradrenaline. This line of research may be contrasted with that carried out by Hans Selye, centered on of the adrenal cortex in the stress response. Selye's findings and theories originated the role the so-called hypothalamic - pituitary - adrenal cortex (HPA) model of stress: in short, during stress adrenocorticotropic hormone is released from cells of the anterior pituitary and elicits secretion of glucocorticoids from the adrenal cortex.

Flicker Ember in Space Book One

It was a mystery—until the first flickers were born. They described the soul as a flickering light, something that held a person's past and future, like DNA. I guess the name stuck.” He grinned, the shadows from the window crossing his ...

Author: Rebecca Rode

Publisher: Diamond Patch Press



Page: 212

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A girl who sees the future. An empire bent on using her. Can Ember take them down before she becomes their deadliest weapon?

Mosquito Ecology

Care is consequently needed in interpreting behavioural responses in terms of just spectral emission, because mosquitoes could also be responding to flicker and decay characteristics of the light source. In recent years 'apparent ...

Author: John B. Silver

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140206666X

Category: Science

Page: 1477

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The Third Edition of this popular reference work describes the methods and rationale for sampling mosquitoes. Originally written by Professor M. W. Service, the book has been updated by John B Silver. More than 1,000 new references have been added and out-of-date material has been removed. The book emphasizes the ecology and behavior of those species that play a role as vectors of human and animal diseases and infections. Designed to serve as a practical reference for field entomologists and mosquito control specialists, it describes sampling methods and trapping technologies and tools for the collection of mosquitoes from egg to adult.

Safety and Health for Engineers

For best vision, the eyes must adapt to each new light level. ... For some people, flickering light sources are distracting or disturbing. ... The flicker fusion frequency is on the order of 15–18 frames per second for most people.

Author: Roger L. Brauer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119802318

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 678

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SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR ENGINEERS A comprehensive resource for making products, facilities, processes, and operations safe for workers, users, and the public Ensuring the health and safety of individuals in the workplace is vital on an interpersonal level but is also crucial to limiting the liability of companies in the event of an onsite injury. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported over 4,700 fatal work injuries in the United States in 2020, most frequently in transportation-related incidents. The same year, approximately 2.7 million workplace injuries and illnesses were reported by private industry employers. According to the National Safety Council, the cost in lost wages, productivity, medical and administrative costs is close to 1.2 trillion dollars in the US alone. It is imperative—by law and ethics—for engineers and safety and health professionals to drive down these statistics by creating a safe workplace and safe products, as well as maintaining a safe environment. Safety and Health for Engineers is considered the gold standard for engineers in all specialties, teaching an understanding of many components necessary to achieve safe workplaces, products, facilities, and methods to secure safety for workers, users, and the public. Each chapter offers information relevant to help safety professionals and engineers in the achievement of the first canon of professional ethics: to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The textbook examines the fundamentals of safety, legal aspects, hazard recognition and control, the human element, and techniques to manage safety decisions. In doing so, it covers the primary safety essentials necessary for certification examinations for practitioners. Readers of the fourth edition of Safety and Health for Engineers readers will also find: Updates to all chapters, informed by research and references gathered since the last publication The most up-to-date information on current policy, certifications, regulations, agency standards, and the impact of new technologies, such as wearable technology, automation in transportation, and artificial intelligence New international information, including U.S. and foreign standards agencies, professional societies, and other organizations worldwide Expanded sections with real-world applications, exercises, and 164 case studies An extensive list of references to help readers find more detail on chapter contents A solution manual available to qualified instructors Safety and Health for Engineers is an ideal textbook for courses in safety engineering around the world in undergraduate or graduate studies, or in professional development learning. It also is a useful reference for professionals in engineering, safety, health, and associated fields who are preparing for credentialing examinations in safety and health.


The first series of experiments which were carried out dealt with a measurement of the frequency of flicker which ... When the subject was exposed to a light flickering at the same frequency as his EEG , the subjective effects were no ...





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A Flicker in the Dark

I feel my palms go slick with sweat, the panic setting in as it inches closer and closer into view. A flickering light illuminating it with a sick glow. WELCOME TO BREAUX BRIDGE: CRAWFISH CAPITAL OF THE WORLD I'm going home.

Author: Stacy Willingham

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 1250803837

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 757

A New York Times Bestseller “A smart, edge-of-your-seat story with plot twists you’ll never see coming. Stacy Willingham’s debut will keep you turning pages long past your bedtime.” —Karin Slaughter When Chloe Davis was twelve, six teenage girls went missing in her small Louisiana town. By the end of the summer, her own father had confessed to the crimes and was put away for life, leaving Chloe and the rest of her family to grapple with the truth and try to move forward while dealing with the aftermath. Now twenty years later, Chloe is a psychologist in Baton Rouge and getting ready for her wedding. While she finally has a fragile grasp on the happiness she’s worked so hard to achieve, she sometimes feels as out of control of her own life as the troubled teens who are her patients. So when a local teenage girl goes missing, and then another, that terrifying summer comes crashing back. Is she paranoid, seeing parallels from her past that aren't actually there, or for the second time in her life, is Chloe about to unmask a killer? From debut author Stacy Willingham comes a masterfully done, lyrical thriller, certain to be the launch of an amazing career. A Flicker in the Dark is eerily compelling to the very last page.