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see decompression sicknessdecompression sickness,
physiological disorder caused by a rapid decrease in atmospheric pressure, resulting in the release of nitrogen bubbles into the body tissues. It is also known as caisson disease, altitude sickness, and the bends.
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bends

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bends

i. A condition of pain in the extremities and joints resulting from nitrogen bubbles forming in the blood, tissues, and joints following reduced atmospheric pressure. See aeroembolism and decompression sickness.
ii. VOR (very high frequency omnidirectional radio-range) bearing error because of the distortion of propagation over uneven terrain. Also called scalloping.
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Conversely, successful, permanent bends in solid wood require that the elastic limit be exceeded.
After bending, the work required to produce each bend was calculated and comparisons were made.
A successful bend is one in which permanent deformation is achieved without obvious wood failure.
The girls simply have an incredible range of motion -- their bones, muscles, and other body tissues work together to help them bend farther, arch higher, and stretch more (much more) than most of us can.
When you bend over to touch your toes, the filaments that make up your hamstrings and calf muscles slide past and away from each other.
The Easy-form determines the position of the ram based on the actual bend angle being produced with respect to the differences in tensile strength, rolling direction, and thickness of material.
As the measurement is carried out on the outside of the angle on a straight section of material, the measurement is not affected by material thickness or bend radius.
Building Security-The Bend Sensor([R]) can be configured and printed into relatively large arrays or mats that can be placed at the entrances of buildings.
Counting Switch is a very basic application of the Bend Sensor([R]).
Selective Fold and Unfold Feature - allows users to selectively unbend a flange, perform operations such as designing a cut across the flat bend, and then bend the flange back to its original shape after the cut has been made.
A Wall Street analyst, Walter Piecyk, tried for himself to bend an iPhone 6 Plus at an AT&T store.
Dan Riccio, Apple's engineering lead, acknowledged, "The bottom line is that if you use enough force to bend an iPhone, or any phone, it's going to deform.