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canopy

Ecology
The above-trunk portion portion of a forest or plant community.
 
Occupational medicine
An overhead protective structure covering a mining machine workstation.

Sports medicine
The cloth and suspension lines of a parachute which support the person or payload.

canopy

the branches and leaves of a woody plant, particularly trees, forming the uppermost light-restricting area some distance above the ground.
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Testing was done to determine how long it would take to expand and collapse the canopies and move them into and out of position on a 15 per cent grade.
Thousands who moved into tent cities put up days after the earthquake still live under canopies with no expectation of moving back home anytime soon.
Made with highly recycled content, the canopies are also seismically approved.
Air Force may give it the nod later this year to make replacement canopies for 500 46-lb canopies for the T-38 type trainer jets, as well as canopies for the new F/A-22 jet.
The plane captain had asked the chief, using sign language, whether the boarding ladder was clear so he could close the canopies.
In forests with very dense canopies, the understory plants are often adapted to dealing wit very-low-light environments," she says.
Rinker, a high school biology teacher who has studied canopies in Africa.
of India, a pioneer of canopy ecology, is helping develop a canopy crane to provide access for people of all ages into the amazing world of forest canopies.
ShadeFX Canopies represent a big step toward a green and sustainable home," said Ostrowski.
The resulting manufacturing processes will also make it possible for the Air Force to design aircraft canopies with a high degree of confidence in canopy conductivity requirements.
Unlike conventional shade sources, ShadeTree modular canopies are equipped with a patented, adjustable spring-release locking device that will allow the canopies to tolerate high wind conditions without damage -- a common problem with umbrellas and retractable awnings," Williams explained.
Ampaspace will produce the windshield, front and rear canopies, and blast barrier at its Casaletto Vaprio, Italy, facility, near Milan.