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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.
In the general case of two bends, the planes of linear polarizations will be rotated by the bend angle.
This article describes a waveguide bend system that preserves amplitude and phase for all polarizations over a very wide frequency range.
Spectators are amazed when they see Nomin back bend effortlessly to form a triangle as Ulziibayar (Ulzii for short) balances on top of her body in a one-handed split.
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.
Closed loop adaptive forming works because the bend angle can be measured from the outside of the part, in real time, using a combination of a mechanical sensor and an "expert" database of information.
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.
Visit the Corning Cable Systems exhibit (booth #115) at the 2009 BICSI Spring Conference & Exhibition May 10-13, in Baltimore for a demonstration of the optimized bend performance of the Pretium Low-loss OM3 Jumpers with ultra-bend performance.
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.
With SolidWorks 2001, the creation of tabs, corner treatments, and Excel-based bend tables is easy and fast.
The iPhone In Canada blog pointed out that the problem goes back in 2012 when bend tests showed the iPhone 5 had the same weakness.