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bistable

1. having two stable states
2. Computing another name for flip-flop

bistable

[¦bī¦stā·bəl]
(science and technology)
Capable of assuming either of two stable states.

bistable

Pronounced "bye-stable." With regard to electronics, it refers to technologies that maintain their binary state without power, although they require power to change it. For example, non-volatile storage, such as flash memory, maintains its 0 or 1 state without power. A flip-flop is a bistable circuit, and E Ink and cholesteric LCDs are bistable display technologies. See non-volatile memory, future memory chips, flip-flop, E Ink and cholesteric LCD.
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On the contrary, we could not provide evidence of bistability for Air-CCAPR1-Like[DELTA]105 when incubated with all-trans retinal.
The asymmetry, suggesting the two sides of the torus are not equal in the average, is unexpected for the long sample period so either occurs because of very long time scale bistability or because the model is not sufficiently well aligned with the flow.
It was proposed that the electrically controllable bistability originated from the metal filament formation (ON state) and breakdown (OFF state) between two electrodes, which will be discussed in detail in Filament Formation in Polythiophene Memory Materials section.
This phenomenon, called "growth bistability," occurred as quantitatively predicted by the researchers' mathematical models, in terms of both the dependence on the drug dose, which is set by the environment, and on the degree of drug resistance a strain possesses, which is set by the genetic makeup of the strain and is subject to change during evolution.
A lot of research in NMMs have been done including demonstrations of frequency generation [26,27], parametric amplification [28,29], self-phase modulation and bistability [30, 31].
Hence, the bistability of magnetization can be achieved by changing the contribution of the orbital angular momentum term.
Cutoff solitons and bistability of the discrete inductancecapacitance electrical line: Theory and experiments // Physical Review E.
z] may boost the nonlinear effects if the MNG material has Kerr-type nonlinearity, which facilitates the realization of an optical bistability with low threshold.
By setting the right fitness reward for approaching and avoiding objects, neurocontrollers show monostability or bistability in their autonomous dynamics in the long run.
Auditory and visual alternations share common principles of perceptual bistability (these common principles are implemented at least partly independently across sensory modalities).
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