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synonyms for detector

  • radar
  • discoverer
  • locater
  • pointer
  • spotter
  • warner
  • revealer
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After bouncing off tissue and blood, the particles of light return to detectors that measure oxygen levels.
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To do that, you have to find your own way toward hope—there’s no better insincerity detector than a little kid.
OUR FRAGILE OPTIMISMSUSANNA SCHROBSDORFFJANUARY 17, 2021TIME
The bollards and the metal detectors at every door didn’t stop them.
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Terpenoid detectors might cue an octopus to quickly grasp something it touches before it swims away — or to let go and keep searching.
TOUCHING ALLOWS OCTOPUSES TO PRE-TASTE THEIR FOODJONATHAN LAMBERTJANUARY 4, 2021SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
Sensed by the IceCube detector in Antarctica, the neutrino carried 200 trillion electron volts — about 30 times as much energy as that of a proton accelerated by the Large Hadron Collider.
THESE SCIENCE CLAIMS FROM 2020 COULD BE BIG NEWS IF CONFIRMEDCASSIE MARTINDECEMBER 23, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
In 1988, he was a spokesman for a collaboration of about 350 physicists, preparing a detector called ALEPH, for the CERN electron-positron collider then under construction.
JACK STEINBERGER, NOBEL LAUREATE IN PHYSICS, DIES AT 99MARTIN WEILDECEMBER 17, 2020WASHINGTON POST
You can also control the faucet from an app, with a motion detector on the front of the spout, or by lifting the handle as you would with any old sink.
THE 100 GREATEST INNOVATIONS OF 2020POPULAR SCIENCE STAFFDECEMBER 2, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
A three-hundred-ton chemical brew forms the core of the detector—which flashes on the extremely rare occasion that a neutrino interacts with the liquid.
WE STILL DON’T REALLY KNOW WHAT’S INSIDE THE SUN—BUT THAT COULD CHANGE VERY SOONCHARLIE WOODNOVEMBER 30, 2020POPULAR-SCIENCE
Hubble’s operators worried that the bright star would fry the telescope’s detectors.
BETELGEUSE WENT DARK, BUT DIDN’T GO SUPERNOVA. WHAT HAPPENED?LISA GROSSMANNOVEMBER 29, 2020SCIENCE NEWS
If they can come up with enough ways to sense the invisible — like checking whether it tickles different types of detectors, or whether it nudges starlight, warms planetary cores or even lodges in rocks — its ghostly influence could show up anywhere.
THE SEARCH FOR DARK MATTER IS DRAMATICALLY EXPANDINGCHARLIE WOODNOVEMBER 23, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
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