Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Perimeter News From Around The World

Perimeter is probably the most used word in our everyday vocabulary. Whether dealing with enquiries and orders or liaising with our installers, it's rare to find the word perimeter missing from a conversation.

We wondered, therefore, how common a word 'perimeter' really is so we did a Google search in their News section. We were amazed at the variety of contexts in which the word is used. To demonstrate the point, here are three examples of very different news stories published just in the month of March 2017:

Neptun Deep Perimeter

Amongst the many applications for our security systems, a notable one is the supply of perimeter security for gas receiving stations. So this story immediately caught our eye. Signficant gas deposits have been discovered in what is called the Neptun Deep Perimeter - an area on the continental shelf of the Black Sea.

Black Sea

OMV Petrom and ExxonMobil are currently assessing the commercial potential of the gas field; their estimate so far of the gas deposits is no less than 100 billion m3! Given that the world's reserves of gas are becoming ever increasingly important, the press is not surprisingly picking up every word said about it.

Perimeter Buckets

This month saw an upturn in the fortunes of the Charlotte Hornets basketball team with a News report on their improvement in perimeter shots. If you're not familiar with the sport, a perimeter shot is firing the ball at the basket from or beyond a delineated perimeter line. If successful, a perimeter bucket as it's called gets the team 3 points (1 point more than for a shot inside the perimeter line). So when a team notches up a good number of perimeter buckets in a game, everyone is happy - and it even gets written about in the local press!

Perimeter Institute 

The Perimeter Institute is a world-leading centre for scientific research into foundational theoretical physics. Its mission is simple yet incredibly complex at the same time - to increase human understanding of the principles of the universe.The Institute holds a regular and very popular series of lectures, attracting attention from the scientific community around the world. In this month's lecture, an astrophysicist from NASA, Amber Straughn, spoke about the successor to the Hubble Space Telescope which is due for launch next year.

Here is the Perimeter Institute's own video which explains the principles of its work.

So there you have it. From researching the secrets of the universe to a local basketball game,  the word perimeter has an appeal for everyone :)