Beam may refer to:

  • Beam (structure), a construction element
  • Beam (nautical), the most extreme width (or breadth) of a nautical vessel, or a point alongside the ship at the midpoint of its length
  • A narrow, propagating stream of particles or energy:
    • Bessel beam
    • Gaussian beam
    • Light beam
      • Laser beam
    • Particle beam
      • Charged particle beam
        • Cathode ray, or "electron beam"
      • Molecular beam
  • Beam Inc., a spirits company
  • Beam (music), a connection line in musical notation
  • Balance beam, a piece of gymnastics equipment
  • BEAM robotics, an automatically moving machine based on analog electronics
  • Beam search, a search algorithm
  • Beam Software, a computer game developer
  • BEAM.TV, a global distribution network
  • BEAM Channel 31, a free television network in the Philippines
  • Blaster Beam, a musical instrument
  • BEAM, an aggressive chemotherapy regimen involving the use of BCNU (Carmustine), Etoposide, Ara-C (Cytarabine), and Melphalan
  • Brain electrical activity mapping, or neuroimaging
  • BEAM, the virtual machine at the core of the Erlang programming language
  • Beam, operate the Transporter in the fictional Star Trek series

Other articles related to "beam, beams":

I-Beam (nightclub) - End of The I-Beam
... The I-Beam closed in 1994 after a long battle with neighbors over sound issues ... First Foremost 80's Dance Party, presented its "Just Can't Get Enough" event at the I-Beam on the last night of the I-Beam's operation, July 23, 1994 ... After the I-Beam closed, the Park Masonic Hall, its former location, remained vacant for 10 years, was torn down, and an apartment house with retail at street level was constructed there in ...
Charged Particle Beam
... A charged particle beam is a spatially localized group of electrically charged particles that have approximately the same position, kinetic energy (resulting in the same velocity), and ... The high energy and directionality of charged particle beams make them useful for applications (see Particle beam#Usage and Electron beam technology) ... Such beams can be split into two main classes unbunched beam (or coasting beam), which has no longitudinal substructure ...
Railway Bridges - Types of Bridges - Structure Type - Beam Bridges
... Beam bridges are horizontal beams supported at each end by substructure units and can be either simply supported when the beams only connect across a single span, or continuous ... The earliest beam bridges were simple logs that sat across streams and similar simple structures ... In modern times, beam bridges can range from small, wooden beams to large, steel boxes ...
Burglar Alarm - Sensor Types - Microwave Barriers
... This type of device produces an electromagnetic beam using high frequency waves that pass from the transmitter to the receiver, creating an invisible but sensitive wall of protection ... When the receiver detects a difference of condition within the beam (and hence a possible intrusion), the system begins a detailed analysis of the situation ... need sterile perimeter line because trees, bushes or anything that blocks the beam would cause false alarm or lack of detection ...

Famous quotes containing the word beam:

    How can one beam alone support a house?
    Chinese proverb.

    It was at that moment, just after Krug had fallen through the bottom of a confused dream and sat up on the straw with a gasp—and just before his reality, his remembered hideous misfortune could pounce upon him—it was then that I felt a pang of pity for Adam and slid towards him along an inclined beam of pale light—causing instantaneous madness, but at least saving him from the senseless agony of his logical fate.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)

    Why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
    Bible: New Testament Jesus, in Matthew, 7:3.

    From the Sermon on the Mount.