Impact

Impact may refer to:

In science :

  • Impact (mechanics), a high force or shock (mechanics) over a short time period
  • Impact crater, a meteor crater caused by an impact event
  • Impact event, the collision of a meteoroid, asteroid or comet with Earth
  • Impact factor, a measure of the citations to a science or social science journal

In computing:

  • IMPACT (computer graphics), a computer graphics architecture for Silicon Graphics computer workstations

In film, television, and radio:

  • Impact, a BBC World News weekday programme presented by Mishal Husain or Lyse Doucet.
  • Impact (1949 film), a 1949 film noir starring Brian Donlevy and Ella Raines
  • Impact (TV mini-series), a 2008 television mini-series starring Natasha Henstridge and David James Elliott
  • Impact Wrestling, the primary weekly television program of Total Nonstop Action Wrestling

In literature:

  • Bath Impact, the student newspaper for the University of Bath Students' Union, England
  • Impact (action entertainment magazine), a monthly action entertainment magazine that focus on Asian action cinema and anime
  • Impact (EC Comics), a 1955 EC Comics comic book
  • Impact (Image Comics), an Image Comics comic book character
  • Impact (novel), a 2010 novel by Douglas Preston
  • Impact (student magazine), a student magazine for the University of Nottingham, England
  • Impact Comics, a DC Comics imprint
  • Impact Press, an Orlando, Florida-based magazine

In music:

  • Impact Records, an American record label
  • Impact, an album by thrash metal band Dew-Scented
  • Impact (Robbie Gold album), an album by Robbie Gold

Organizations:

  • IMPACT (organisation), a charitable organization focusing on public and preventative interventions to stop preventable disability
  • Impact! Miniatures, a company producing 28mm wargaming figures
  • International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats
  • Irish Municipal, Public and Civil Trade Union

In sports:

  • Montreal Impact, a soccer (football) team in Major League Soccer, the top tier of North American professional soccer
  • Montreal Impact (1992–2011), predecessor to the above team, that played in several second-level North American leagues during its history

Other:

  • Impact (typeface), a sans-serif typeface
  • Impact, Texas, a town in Taylor County, Texas, USA

Famous quotes containing the word impact:

    Television does not dominate or insist, as movies do. It is not sensational, but taken for granted. Insistence would destroy it, for its message is so dire that it relies on being the background drone that counters silence. For most of us, it is something turned on and off as we would the light. It is a service, not a luxury or a thing of choice.
    David Thomson, U.S. film historian. America in the Dark: The Impact of Hollywood Films on American Culture, ch. 8, William Morrow (1977)

    Too many existing classrooms for young children have this overriding goal: To get the children ready for first grade. This goal is unworthy. It is hurtful. This goal has had the most distorting impact on five-year-olds. It causes kindergartens to be merely the handmaidens of first grade.... Kindergarten teachers cannot look at their own children and plan for their present needs as five-year-olds.
    James L. Hymes, Jr. (20th century)

    As in political revolutions, so in paradigm choice—there is no standard higher than the assent of the relevant community. To discover how scientific revolutions are effected, we shall therefore have to examine not only the impact of nature and of logic, but also the techniques of persuasive argumentation effective within the quite special groups that constitute the community of scientists.
    Thomas S. Kuhn (b. 1922)