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fertile material

[′fərd·əl mə′tir·ē·əl]
(nucleonics)
A material, such as thorium-232 or uranium-238, which is capable of being transformed into a fissionable material by capture of a neutron.
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Moreover, Stanev notes that this barrage of the senses was neither simple, predictable, nor tractable--a fluid pattern that made sensory experience fertile material for representation on London's stages.
More than 30 years after "The Right Stuff" Philip Kaufman's 1983 movie based on Tom Wolfe's tome devoted to the Mercury 7 space program, "The Astronaut Wives Club" seems like inordinately fertile material for a primetime soap.
Obviously there's a lot of fertile material to play with, so things that happen on the show have been ending up on our list of stories to tackle for a couple years now.
It is used literally in reference to the finite range of the works discussed in the present essay; and it is a shaded allusion to the (symbolic) points of the compass, pointers to the journeys that have provided (and continue to provide) the artist with rich and fertile material for her equally rich and fertile creative imagination.
At least one herbarium voucher with fertile material was collected per locality.
The libraries and information science is not far from these affairs as the information specialist in the modern age become a fertile material for scientific studies and attention in order to qualify and develop his/her abilities to be able to deal with the world of knowledge and its requirements.
As far back as John Hershey in the 1940s, others have found fertile material in Hiroshima's barren ashes, but Charles Pellegrino has found new angles on this most controversial event of the war.
Jade Goody , the G20 and even Josef Fritzl have all provided fertile material recently.
The use of thallus fragments to produce plantlets by vegetative growth (asexual reproduction) removes the need for fertile material and spore production.
Alcyona has developed a writing and arranging style that pays great attention to subtle musical colours and textures, and gives, I imagine, a lot of fertile material to improvisers.
Adam, whose choreography is known for its gorgeous distortion of classical vocabulary, has fertile material to work with: "Curtain" is a bittersweet narrative that explores themes of loss and raw human interaction.