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Skillful use of the hands in moving body parts, as reducing a dislocation, or changing the position of a fetus.
(science and technology)
Use of the hands in the performance of a task.



(1) A movement of the hand or of both hands related to the performance of certain processes (for example, the handling of some mechanism); a complex procedure in hand labor requiring great precision.

(2) A clever swindle, a contrivance, a juggle with facts for the sake of achieving an unseemly goal; the same as a machination.

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This paper presents the work on developing an intuitive interface for manipulating particles through OT with the use of VR (Virtual Reality).
Roman Kaiser, director of the natural-scents research unit for the Geneva-based company Givaudan, favors studying, rather than manipulating, floral fragrances.
I think we'd be able to go higher and lower by further manipulating the genetics," says MIT chemist Kristi D.
Unlike previously proposed methods, their so-called sticker model offers a way of storing and manipulating data, encoded as strings of 0s and 1s, using DNA molecules of fixed length and identity.
The really stunning thing here is that manipulating just one molecule can perturb such complicated behavior," Yin says.
Deliberately manipulating cigarette recipes to provide smokers with what manufacturers knew to be a pharmacologically active, addictive substance would amount to selling a drug, Kessler said.
PITTSBURGH -- PA Early Stage Partners, a family of venture funds that makes investments in early stage life sciences and technology companies, announced today that it has made a Series A investment in Cellumen, a systems cell biology company focused on measuring and manipulating proteins and coding and non-coding RNA in cells.
Although eventually the enzymes would become more efficient, he and his colleagues hope to make them work faster and process more kinds of contaminants by manipulating the bacteria in the laboratory, "If we can understand the mechanism, then we may be able to improve the activity," he says.
com; (ii) that Kott and his associates were manipulating the Company's stock price by engaging in a classic "pump and dump" scheme; and (iii) that Mamma.
In the past, interferometers accomplished their precise measurements by manipulating electrons, neutrons or light.
Anecdotally, many indicators might lead one to conclude that XQuery is poised to revolutionize the way enterprise software applications are built - consider the unprecedented level of co-operation among competing software vendors in the XQuery standardization effort, the burgeoning growth in XQuery-enabled software products, widespread adoption of XML technologies, and most importantly, the industry's clear need for a standard technology that addresses querying and manipulating XML data.
Photonic devices resemble electronic devices, but work by manipulating photons and light beams instead of electrons and currents.