Nexus ("bond, hub, or center of a network") may refer to:
Nexus is an Australian-based bi-monthly alternative news magazine. It covers geopolitics and conspiracy theories; health issues, including alternative medicine; future science; the unexplained, including UFOs; Big Brother; and historical revisionism. The magazine also publishes articles about freedom of speech and thought, and related issues. The magazine is or has been published in over 12 languages and is sold in over 20 countries. When including digital editions, Nexus has approximately 100,000 Australian readers and 1.1 million readers globally. It is owned and edited by Duncan Roads.
Nexus is an American comic book series created by writer Mike Baron and penciler Steve Rude in 1981. The series is a combination of the superhero and science fiction genres, set 500 years in the future.
Nexus is a Toronto-based percussion ensemble that performs standard percussion ensemble repertoire, ragtime music, world music, contemporary classical music and as a group, has performed as soloist with some of the top orchestras around the world.
The ensemble was originally made up of percussionists Bob Becker, Bill Cahn, Robin Engelman, Russell Hartenberger, John Wyre and Michael Craden. Founding member Michael Craden died of liver cancer in 1982. John Wyre died in 2006 and was replaced by long-time professional colleague Garry Kvistad. Robin Engelman resigned from the group in December 2009 due to vision difficulties and died on February 26, 2016.
The group formed in 1971 and debuted with a concert of entirely improvised music. In the mid-1970s the group recorded two albums with New Age music pioneer Paul Horn: Paul Horn and Nexus (1975) and Altura Do Sol (1976).
Nexus played on the soundtrack of the 1974 film The Man Who Skied Down Everest, and appeared in the 1975 National Film Board movie Musicanada.
In 1982 the group released Nexus and Earle Birney, a triple-album collaboration with noted Canadian poet Earle Birney.
The group recorded an album for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Dance of the Octopus, in 1990 with harpist Judy Loman.
In 1990, Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu wrote a concerto for percussion ensemble and orchestra entitled From me flows what you call time for the group. Dozens of other composers have written music specifically for Nexus and for individual members of Nexus, and the group's members are also composers and arrangers, writing for Nexus and, on occasion, for others.
Russell Hartenberger is on faculty at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Music (Dean, Chair of Graduate Education, and Professor, Percussion). Robin Engelman was also a long-time staff member at the University of Toronto, where he mainly taught and conducted the percussion ensemble and the contemporary music ensemble.
The NEXUS reusable rocket was a concept design created in the 1960s by a group at General Dynamics led by Krafft Arnold Ehricke. It was intended as the next leap beyond the Saturn V, carrying up to eight times more payload. Several versions were designed, including 12,000 and 24,000 short ton vehicles with payloads of one thousand and two thousand short tons respectively. The larger version had a diameter of 202 feet (61.5 metres). It was never built.
NEXUS (frequent traveler program)
NEXUS (formerly frequent traveler program and currently part of Trusted Traveler Program) is a joint Canada– United States program designed to let pre-approved, low-risk travelers cross the Canada–U.S. border quickly. Members of the program can avoid long waits at border entry points by using self-serve kiosks at airports, reserved lanes at land crossings, or by phoning border officials when entering by water. The program is operated by the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. A NEXUS membership card is a valid document under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative.
Nexus (Argentine band)
Nexus is a progressive rock band from Argentina. They were founded end of the 1970s, but released their first album in 1999.
The Band is known all around the entire world, have performed many shows in different countries (Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, USA, Chile, Panama) and have experienced good sales, reception and reviews of their albums.
A Nexus is a place equidistant from the five elements as explained in the TV series Charmed that is a source of great power and often a battleground for good and evil. There are several Nexus points of power scattered throughout the Charmed world, though rare, and the original most powerful Nexus was referred to as "The All". The one used by the Halliwell family in the Charmed series was located under Halliwell Manor, accessed via the basement, and was one of several "ultimate powers" seen in the course of the television series. A Demonic Shadow, called the Woogyman (or Woogy), sought the power of Halliwell Manor Nexus and was subsequently trapped within it by Patty Halliwell. Phoebe Halliwell and Wyatt Halliwell, the only two people to be born in Halliwell Manor, were both strongly influenced by evil, with Phoebe becoming Queen of the Underworld and Wyatt becoming a concentrated source of evil power, enslaving the World in an alternate future.The Nexus is located in the basement of the Halliwell Manor and various demons tried to steal its power, including Cole Turner and Zankou. Each attempt is thwarted by the Charmed Ones, and it is eventually banished at the end of season 7 along with the destruction of Zankou.
Nexus (Estonian band)
Nexus was an Estonian pop band formed in 2003 which split up in 2006. It consisted of the singers Janne Saar, Merlyn Uusküla and Helen Randmäe. The first two albums had mostly an electronic up-tempo and general pop sound, though their last album had some rock influences. Their live band featured drummer Boriss Hrebtukov, bassist Viljar Norman and guitarist Kristjan Kaasik.
Nexus (Another Level album)
Nexus is the second and final studio album by English boyband Another Level, released on September 13, 1999 in the United Kingdom by Northwestside records. The album includes the theme from Notting Hill, " From the Heart", released by the band in May 1999. The album includes the singles "Summertime" and "Bomb Diggy", which became the band's final single. The album peaked at number 7 on the UK Singles Chart. A limited edition version of the album (limited to 10,000 copies) with a bonus disc was made available on the day of release.
Nexus (student magazine)
Nexus is the weekly free students' magazine of the Waikato Students Union (WSU) at the University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Nexus (data format)
NeXus is a common data format for neutron, x-ray, and muon science. It is being developed as an international standard by scientists and programmers representing major scientific facilities in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America in order to facilitate greater cooperation in the analysis and visualization of neutron, x-ray, and muon data.
While in principle organisation of data within a NeXus file can be mapped into many different container formats the preferred and best supported backend is HDF5. XML is used for demonstration purposes mainly.
NeXML stands for "XML tools for NeXus", and is also the name of the automatically generated XML Schema for NeXus.
Nexus (Greek band)
Nexus was a Greek industrial rock band formed by vocalist/keyboardist Mike Pougounas. He was joined by guitarist Lefteris Strouggaris, drummer Vangelis Papachristopoulos, and bassist Costas Spanos. Pougounas and Strouggaris were fresh off of membership with The Flowers Of Romance, a pioneering Greek gothic rock band.
Nexus built on The Flowers Of Romance’s innovations; they were the first industrial group of the Greek rock underground. While Nexus had a more mainstream sound than the Flowers Of Romance, Nexus continued The Flowers Of Romance’s tradition of incorporating countless musical styles into one base style. Nexus received critical and fan acclaim across the European and U.S. underground industrial scenes, making Nexus the second consecutive Mike Pougounas-formed group to become internationally renowned.
Nexus (Gene Harris album)
Nexus is an album by American jazz pianist Gene Harris recorded in 1975 and released on the Blue Note label.
Nexus (Argent album)
Nexus is the fifth album by British rock band Argent. Released in 1974 on CBS Records (USA: Epic Records KE 32573).
Nexus (Sarah Fimm album)
Nexus is the third album released by American singer-songwriter Sarah Fimm.
(We Are) Nexus
(We Are) Nexus is an American Electro-Pop act consisting of composer/producer Nick Gunn and lyricists/vocalist Carmen Rainier. The group officially formed in late 2012 in Chicago, IL.
Nexus (ClariS song)
"Nexus" is a pop song by the Japanese duo and idol unit ClariS, written by Kz. It was released as the unit's third single on September 14, 2011, by SME Records. The song was used as the theme song for the ninth volume of the Oreimo light novels and the opening theme of the Ore no Imōto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai Portable ga Tsuzuku Wake ga Nai video game. A music video was produced for "Nexus", directed by Kazuaki Nakamura. The single peaked at No. 5 on Japan's weekly Oricon singles chart.
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
n. 1 a form of connection 2 a connected group 3 the centre of something
n. (context philosophy rare nonstandard English) (plural of nexus English)
n. (context philosophy rare nonstandard English) (plural of nexus English)
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nexus \Nex"us\, n. [L.] Connection; tie.
Man is doubtless one by some subtile nexus . . .
extending from the new-born infant to the superannuated
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
1660s, "bond, link, means of communication," from Latin nexus "that which ties or binds together," past participle of nectere "to bind," from PIE root *ned- "to bind, tie" (see net (n.)).
n. the means of connection between things linked in series [syn: link]
a connected series or group
Usage examples of "nexus".
We do not turn from it--no, we enter into it freely, as the alembic of our own Transformation, the power nexus of our change.
The cruel incongruity of that stab of angelic joy in the midst of the pain of dying is the emotional nexus linking the autobiographical vignette to the nightmarish fantasy.
Then, even before the Hegira, you moved your bubble memories and servers and core storage nexus to a cluster of asteroids in long orbit around the sun, far from the Old Earth you planned to destroy .
Impatiently the Krang waited for further orders from the activation Nexus.
The captain flattened the propulsion fields and slewed the ship sideways at a right angle to the course line, then even before the frigate was reoriented, pulsed the de-energizers twice more on the nexus linch point between the shields of two towers.
Lord of the Nexus drove the wedge of his magic inside the sigla, forced them apart.
He traced the sigla for his father and then his father was a bloody, mangled body and then his father was the Lord of the Nexus, whipping Haplo with the cane of the rosebush.
In a cortical nexus lying under the weight of pain and blurry not-pain, the remains of his mind and spirit picked over the few scraps of sensory data that impinged upon the living corpse that his body had become.
Judith had informed him, at the Class Four home of a certain Brose Cashdan, an administrator of the intercontinental stat nexus.
His experience before the Revolution had been that of a surveyor and land agent, and in this business he had apparently gone below the surface and had thought over that great nexus of social, political, and economic questions that centre on that of the proprietorship of the soil.
I told you that the Synod had identified you as a nexus in the reticulum, a critical junction.
A favorable line of occurrence, indeed, but that was Torve for you: a nexus.
Capitalist System as it was called, came to disaster in the second and third decades of the twentieth century because of the disproportionate development of its industrial production, the unsoundness and vulnerability of its monetary nexus, and its political inadaptability.
I could now, that that man driving a European sports car rather too fast through the main highway nexus was probably a supporter of the Citizens of Vados, and that consequently the long-faced Amerind lighting a candle and crossing himself before the wall shrine in the market was prepared to hate him on principle.
Develop the nexus region at the outset, then develop the Anchors in sectors until we have a working ecosystem in each.