BALSA


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AcronymDefinition
BALSABlack American Law Students Association (est. 1968)
BALSABayesian Algorithm for Local Sequence Alignment
BALSABay Area Life Sciences Alliance (est. 1996; California)
BALSABrown Algorithm Simulator and Animator (Brown University)
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3A Composites adds that it is the world's largest producer of balsa wood, and owns and cultivates thousands of acres of FSC-certified balsa plantations in Ecuador.
As for the flower of balsa wood, this insect-plant interaction arouses debate.
Historically, foam and balsa wood have been the only materials that major surfboard manufacturers could use to achieve the proper density ratios for their boards.
Arnie continued with the development of this product in Australia and soon had a new composite material using a hardwood veneer bonded onto each side of end grain balsa.
Steelhead expert Jim Butler provides a complete 'how to' introduction for novice anglers in "Steelhead Float Fishing" that includes the history of float fishing, the aquatic behaviors of steelhead, 'reading' water, the various float fishing techniques and strategies, natural and artificial baits, float reels and how to cast them, building balsa floats, and a great deal more.
SEAWORTHY: ADRIFT WITH WILLIAM WILLIS IN THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAFTING tells of a sixty-year-old who set out across the pacific Ocean on a homemade balsa raft with only a parrot and cat for company--in the heart of typhoon season.
The range includes foamed plastic sheets, foamboards and balsa wood.
In the Gees' presentation, which they've also done at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History, they bring out a fleet of their balsa and Japanese tissue-paper crafts, which include biplanes, a helicopter and a ``ornithopter'' that flies by flapping its wings.
Balsa Foam blocks can be carved effortlessly and yield beautiful prints.
In two articles published since 2001, Balsa and McGuire (2001, 2003) have used the language and tools of economic theory to examine several phenomena that can influence doctors' decision making during clinical encounters that patients and result in racial disparities in health care.
Students also apply their scientific knowledge and technology skills in constructing and operating musical instruments, robots, rubber-band-powered airplanes, catapults, and balsa wood structures based on precise design criteria and performance specifications.
The floor, like the C5, makes use of a glass-reinforced composite that employs balsa wood panels.